Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures over the past decade. More and more men and women are opting for this permanent hair reduction technique. There are several methods of removing hair with various lasers and light-based energy devices.
- Downtime: Minimal
- Pain Level: Mild to Moderate
- Results Duration: Long-Lasting
Unwanted hair nearly anywhere on the face and body
Mild redness and discomfort immediately after treatment
The face and body
Patients typically need several sessions to achieve optimal results
Handheld device runs over the skin, sending energy into the hair shaft and follicles to eliminate unwanted hair
Topical anesthetic is available
Reduction in unwanted hair and future hair growth
Improvements are visible soon after the first session, but peak results appear once treatment is completed
In the past, methods of removal resulted in a temporary elimination of hair. These methods include waxing, shaving, plucking, tweezing, threading, and electrolysis.
Although electrolysis does result in permanent reduction, it is incredibly time consuming and may take many years to treat just an upper lip.
Laser hair removal may also be a good alternative in helping those who suffer from ingrown hairs and irritation from shaving.
Lasers remove hair by targeting the pigment in the hair. The light from the laser is absorbed by the dark pigment in the hair resulting in heat and destruction of the follicle which is responsible for hair growth.
It is important to note that laser hair removal will not work on white, gray or light hair because the laser light does not get absorbed if there is no pigment present.
We use the Cynosure Apogee alexandrite laser for hair removal and have seen very consistent results. We encourage patients to schedule a formal consult to see if this modality would be effective for you.
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Laser hair removal is a safe, effective method to permanently reduce unwanted hair on the face and body. If you would like to learn more about laser hair removal or any of our other cosmetic treatments, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.
OTHER COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY
Botox is a popular wrinkle reduction treatment that minimizes the appearance of fine lines and creases by temporarily paralyzing the muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkle formation.
Forma is the first auto-adjusting, non-invasive, thermal skin treatment for deep and uniform tissue stimulation.
Fractional Laser Resurface-Ablative CO2 Laser
This technology is radically different from the classic standard laser resurfacing, which removes the entire upper layer of skin.
Fractora is a fractional skin resurfacing and subdermal tissue coagulation device that bridges the gap between fractional lasers and surgical procedures.
Hyaluronic Acid (Juvederm®, Belotero®, Restylane®, Lyft®)
The most popular class of dermal fillers is based on hyaluronic acid (HA), a sugar compound that is naturally found in human skin.
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
This type of device was first introduced into the aesthetic market in the mid-1990s. Though IPL may look, sound and feel like a laser, it is not classified as a true “laser” because it uses multiple wavelengths of light whereas lasers use only one wavelength of light.
The LaseMD Ultra is a game-changing fractional laser device that works at a cellular level to gently treat various skin concerns due to the aging process or external influences like sun exposure.
Radiesse is a new breed of synthetic compounds that contain calcium hydroxyapatite, a substance that is found naturally in our bones.
SculpSure is an innovative treatment to reduce stubborn pockets of fat with minimal pain and downtime. Each treatment takes just 25 minutes, making SculpSure the perfect solution for individuals with busy schedules.
Sculptra is a volumizer to help restore youth by giving back the volume we lose due to loss of fat and bone in the face. Sculptra is Poly-L-lactic acid in suspension.
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The CDC has announced new mask protocols for vaccinated individuals, however as the announcement does not apply to hospitals or medical facilities, there will be no changes for our office protocols for patients, guests, and staff members. Masks are still a requirement for all patients, guests and staff at our offices.
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Sharon Scherl MD, Ana Cristina Laureano MD, and the entire staff of Scherl Dermatology