Laser Centers of New England


Hair Removal by Rosalind Finkelstein

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What Causes Unwanted Hair?

Superfluous hair growth can be caused by a number of factors: hormone imbalance, medication, heredity or pregnancy. Sometimes, temporary hair removal methods, like waxing, shaving, bleaching or use of depilatory creams even stimulate additional hair growth.

Our extensive medical background recognizes the special needs of women and adolescents with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). We network with other medical professionals to provide a team approach to treating the challenging hair removal and dermatologic needs unique to individuals diagnosed with PCOS.

Why Laser?

Laser hair removal is a non-invasive method of removing unwanted body and facial hair.
Using a gentle beam of light which passes through skin to the hair follicles, laser energy is transformed into heat which destroys hair without affecting surrounding skin. Laser hair removal treats larger areas in a much shorter time than electrolysis.

What to Expect

Prior to treatment, we interview you and evaluate the treatment site. We provide you with goggles to protect your eyes from the intense laser light. Prior to actual treatment, we will conduct a test in a small area.
The entire treatment may take a few minutes or longer, depending on the area to be treated. While the treatment may cause mild discomfort, topical anesthetics are generally not required, but are available.

How Many Treatments?

Hair grows in cycles and lasers treat only actively growing hair during their early growing cycle. While one laser treatment can affect thousands of hairs, additional treatments will be needed to reach maximum success. The number of treatments depend on skin type, color and coarseness of hair. Repeat treatments are necessary to laser follicles when they re-enter the early growth phase.


Whether you choose laser hair removal for medical or cosmetic reasons, you should know that Rosalind Finkelstein takes pride in treating each patient with the highest level of technical expertise and personal concern.

More detailed information will be provided during your complimentary consultation.