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.
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.
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.
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.