LASER HAIR REMOVAL
At Skin Ovations, we offer many methods of hair removal, including electrolysis, thermolysis, and laser hair removal. Laser has become the most popular method for several reasons. It is faster, more comfortable, and more effective than any other method of permanent hair removal. Laser hair removal requires a series of treatments, just like any other method of permanent hair removal. However, laser is faster and requires fewer treatments than most other methods. AND, laser is much more comfortable. Many patients sleep through appointments for large areas such as back, arms, and legs. That’s right: legs. Whether it is men or women, complete removal of hair on one’s legs can be accomplished in a single laser session. For example, a man’s back requires two hours, legs- 5 hours, face: one-half hour, underarms: one-half hour, bikini: one-half hour, buttocks: one hour. These amounts of time are per session. Most areas require three to six sessions.
The only side-effect from laser hair removal is a temporary one: redness, usually lasting one to two days. There is no discomfort during this period. The skin heals quickly and easily with little care. Areas that can be so bothersome to shave, such as underarms, bikini, or ears, can be rid of hair permanently , often in only three to five half-hour sessions. AND, laser hair removal is completely safe. There are no needles. Laser is non-invasive. It is simply a beam of light that shines on your skin surface, reacting with the pigment (or color) of your hair, resulting in hair follicles that no longer produce hair. The process simply results in smooth, hairless skin, in all areas of the body. The upper lip can be done in fifteen minutes, the entire face for a women in one-half hour.
The Staff at Skin Ovations is well qualified to answer your questions: consultations for laser treatment are free of charge, and allow you to experience the sensation of a laser so you can judge for yourself how fast and comfortable treatment can be. Our Chief Laserist, Dean A. Faiello, C.P.E., has a master of science in engineering from RPI, and has spent the last three years attending laser conferences throughout the U.S., specializing in treatment using Continuum Biomedical Lasers, which are in use in countries throughout the world. Dean Faiello has studied the use of laser in reducing and eliminating facial wrinkles, benign pigmented lesions, vascular lesions, tattoos, and permanent hair removal.
The Medical Director at Skin Ovations, Dr. William T. Keavy, has extensive experience in the use of cutaneous lasers. Dr. Keavy, specializing in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, has practiced medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City; Queen Victoria Hospital, England; NYU Institute of Reconstructive Surgery, New York City; NJ College of Medicine and Dentistry; and St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stamford, CT.
Dr Keavy, who is a Diplomate, American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and a Fellow, American College of Surgeons, is licensed to practice medicine in the States of New York, Connecticut, and California.