KafkaCare knows that it can be frustrating to deal with unwanted hair – the shaving, tweezing, waxing, and hair removal creams can only do so much, and also can be very uncomfortable. Many people are looking for a longer lasting solution. Men and women choose laser hair removal at Dr. Nicole Kafka’s Upper West Side (NYC) New York, so they can enjoy smoother skin without the hassles of regular hair maintenance.
HOW THE PROCEDURE IS PERFORMED
Our laser is a LightPod Neo uses short bursts which make it low pain. The short bursts avoid thermal over-stressing of the skin, which eliminates treatment pain and diminishes the risk of any adverse effects commonly caused by the previous generation of long-pulse lasers. It is approved for all skin types. The laser treatment may feel like a mild sting for a fraction of a second. No anesthesia or pain medicine is required. Dr. Kafka also uses cooling gels and topical anesthetics as needed, to minimize the already low level of discomfort.
The light beam emitted from the laser hair removal device targets the pigment in the hair follicle beneath the skin surface. When the pigment in the hair follicle absorbs laser light, the energy is converted to heat, which results in thermal damage to the hair follicle. This thermal damage causes delayed re-growth of the hair as well as permanent destruction of the hair follicle.
You may have a little redness like a sunburn and/or small hive-like bumps in the treatment area for a short time following your laser hair removal treatment in our New York City (NYC) office. Avoid self tanning lotions for 2 weeks prior to your procedure. You must not pluck, wax, tweeze or have threading in the treatment area for 1 month prior to treatment, but it is OK to shave, trim or use hair removal creams.