Laser Hair Removal
Since the mid-1990’s, laser hair removal has become one of the most popular non-invasive aesthetic treatments available. But not all hair removal lasers are created equal. Our Cutera® Laser System uses a long wavelength that penetrates deeper into the hair root which results in greater permanent hair removal, not just a temporary ‘stunning’ of the hair follicle. It also effectively removes unwanted facial and body hair in patients of all skin types – from the fairest to the darkest skin color. Many other systems cannot be used to treat dark-skinned patients. Our treatments are also more comfortable than many other hair removal lasers, in part because of the built-in cooling mechanism in the laser hand piece. Patients throughout the Capital District areas of Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga trust New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Lucie Capek to perform their laser hair removal. Many of our patients also travel from New York City, Vermont, Massachusetts and beyond to receive her skilled and compassionate care.
Patients can expect to see 15-20% less hair growth/density with each treatment. Therefore, 90% or more hair removal can be achieved with a recommended series of 6 treatments in most areas. The hair follicles that are destroyed are meant to permanently stay that way, but over time new hair follicles may develop due to hormone changes, medications and other factors. The final result is nevertheless a significant reduction of unwanted hair growth. Imagine a smooth bikini line and legs – no ingrown hairs and silky smooth skin all the time! And for the gentlemen, no shaving your back, chest or abdomen! Call us to set up a consultation and find out more.
Remember, if you are coming in for a treatment, shave the area the night before or that morning and avoid any self-tanners or bronzing cream for at least a week. Stop active tanning for at least 2 weeks. Avoid plucking or tweezing the area for at least 2 weeks prior to treatment.