Unwanted Hair

Removing Unwanted Hair in Manhattan

Many clients come to Rejuve Clinic to address unwanted hair. Tired of shaving, waxing, nasty razor burns and the regular maintenance that body hair requires, patients look for more. Buying effective razors and the whole waxing/shaving process is expensive, messy and time-consuming.

Once people are tired of dealing with the hassle, they come to Rejuve Clinic where they find safe, effective laser hair removal. Different than medical spas, Rejuve Clinic is managed by a board-certified physician, Dr. Marina Gafanovich. Dr. Gafanovich performs and supervises all treatment. Going to a clinic that is run by a certified medical professional helps minimize the risks.

To forget about shaving — forever — or if you desire a permanent reduction of body hair, call today.  Our patients are satisfied with the results of laser hair removal and enjoy new smooth, soft and hairless skin[/su_note]

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A procedure for removing unwanted hair on the legs, back, bikini lines and underarms, laser hair removal also works on more delicate areas such as the chin and lip line. Laser hair removal is effective for razor bumps as well as ingrown hairs but is not recommended around the eyes as they are delicate and can be easily damaged.

While most effective for people with light skin and dark hair, laser hair removal can be used for all skin types including individuals with darker skin tones and lighter hair — although these may see less improvement

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work

A medical procedure using intense pulsed heat and light, laser hair removal removes undesirable hair on a variety of locations. The device delivers a focused beam of light on the hair follicle and targets melanin — the pigment — which gives hair its color. Since melanin is a great absorber of light, the hair follicle is destroyed by the head, and future hair growth is drastically slowed down. The process is called Selective Photothermolysis.

Requiring multiple treatments, it is important that laser hair removal procedures are scheduled far enough apart to avoid irritated skin. Laser hair removal does not permanently remove unwanted hair but is considered an effective technique for hair reduction. Following the initial treatment, a significant reduction of body hair will be noticed. Sometimes hair will begin to grow back, and maybe even gray hair will return in treated areas. These are all normal results and should not cause alarm.

While laser hair removal is minimally uncomfortable, the amount of discomfort depends on the sensitivity of the area being treated. For instance, the bikini line can be a sensitive area fo some while the legs are less sensitive. If pain is a concern, over-the-counter analgesics are available. If used the analgesic medication should be taken about thirty minutes before the scheduled appointment. Upon request, a topical numbing cream can also be used prior to treatment.

The technicians skill will help determine side effects. While rare, side effects can be minimized by visiting a clinic run by a medical doctor and avoiding the spas with unqualified or undertrained staff. Potential side effects include skin irritation, some temporary discomfort, redness and, possibly, swelling following treatment.

As with all laser treatments, there may be a temporary darkening of the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve itself. Rarer side effects include the possibility of blistering, crusting, scarring and changes in skin texture.

What to Expect During a Hair Reduction Appointment?

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The dedicated medical staff at Rejuve Clinical will first discuss your cosmetic desires and expectations for hair removal. During this initial consultation, the entire hair removal procedure will be explained, and any question will be answered.

Our number one goal is to ensure you are comfortable and informed about the procedure. You will be assigned a skincare specialist, and the will review your medical history, ask about any medications you may be taking and explore your history of sun exposure.

Recent sun exposure may affect laser therapy’s results, to be sure to avoid the sun for several weeks preceding your treatment. Since laser therapy targets hair follicles, plucking, waxing and electrolysis are not recommended prior to treatment. Shaving is not a risk factor since the hair follicles are not impacted in shaving.

When all your questions are answered, and the physician approves you as a good candidate, laser hair removal will start, and you will be given protective eyewear. It is vital to keep these on during to procedure, so your eyes are protected.

A trained technician will apply the laser to the designated skin patch, and the sensation might feel like a rubber band snapping and may be uncomfortable on sensitive skin areas. While the laser is triggered, the device will simultaneously emit a puff of cool are which minimizes discomfort.

The procedure will last between 10 and 90 minutes. The length depends on the treatment area. When the treatment is completed, you can apply a cooling, healing gel — like ale vera — to minimize discomfort and inflammation. Avoid sun exposure to avoid aggravated the skin and apply ice packs when you get home. You may notice hair falling out of the treated area over the next five to seven days. This is completely normal, to be expected and is not a reason for alarm.