Laila Farhat, MD
Internist & Obesity Medicine Specialist located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY
Many people prefer to have touchably smooth skin unhindered by body hair. At Jana HealthCare in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, internist Laila Farhat, MD, offers laser hair removal treatments to remove your bothersome body hair for good. To learn more about the treatment and find out if you’re a candidate, give the New York City clinic a call or book your consultation online today.
Laser Hair Removal Q & A
What is laser hair removal?
When it comes to removing your body hair for cosmetic purposes, you have many options. Plucking, tweezing, waxing, and shaving are all effective for a short period of time, but mere days later you’ll find yourself repeating the process.
With laser hair removal, you don’t have to continuously remove your body hair. Using innovative devices by Cynosure®, Dr. Farhat can remove the hair from areas all over your body, including:
- Bikini area
Rather than physically pulling out or cutting off each hair, laser hair removal uses a powerful beam of light to heat and vaporize the hairs.
The laser also disables the follicles so the hair doesn’t grow back immediately, leaving you with less hair growth in the targeted area after each session.
What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
Other hair removal methods may be effective in removing your hair, but laser hair removal has the advantage for many patients.
Patients abandon their tweezers, razors, and waxing kits because of these laser hair removal benefits:
- A permanent reduction in body hair
- Less work and maintenance on your part
- Predictable results
- Fewer ingrown hairs
- No razor bumps or burns
- No chance of bleeding
The treatment is typically comfortable, and most patients tolerate it well. Additionally, Jana HealthCare offers package deals to cover the multiple sessions you’ll need to see permanent results.
How should I prepare for my laser hair removal appointment?
To prepare your skin for laser hair removal and minimize your chances of complications related to the procedure, Dr. Farhat recommends taking these steps in the days or weeks leading up to your appointment:
- Staying out of direct sunlight
- Using sunscreen when you go outside
- Stopping your waxing or plucking regimen
- Avoiding medications that thin your blood
- Keeping your treatment areas shaved
At your consultation, Dr. Farhat asks about your medical history and which areas you’d like to treat. She also assesses your skin and hair to be sure that the treatment is effective for you.
Then, she’ll create your treatment plan to cover all of the areas you specified over the course of several sessions.
Your pursuit of smooth skin doesn’t have to take a lot of time and effort. To find out if you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal, call Jana HealthCare or use the online tool to book a consultation today.