Procedures: Laser Hair Removal

Types: GentleMax® Pro, GentleLASE Pro

Laser hair removal utilizes lasers to target hair roots. Modern hair removal lasers can reduce dark hair on a variety of skin types and the procedure can be performed on any area of the body. Permanent hair removal typically requires a series of 6-8 treatments, but the actual number depends on the individual patient.

Success without risking patient injury requires the right equipment, physician skill, and sticking to an appropriate treatment regiment. There is a constant flow of new devices, and we continuously evaluate and use the ones that we consider promising in terms of their efficacy, patient comfort and minimized potential side effects. Over the years we have tried more more than a dozen different lasers for hair removal, and although we have seen some notable innovations in the field, our favorites remain the latest versions of two high-powered designs whose effectiveness has been established over the years. Our experience and the ability to make fine adjustments and customize treatment for each patient’s specific condition makes them our go-to devices. Read more information on laser hair removal in Dr. Chapas’s article on the Huffington Post.

Watch Dr. Chapas demonstrate laser hair removal on the Dr. Oz show here.

Why have Laser Hair Removal at Union Square Laser Dermatology?

Our laser hair removal procedures are performed by a board certified dermatologist that operates the device throughout the procedure and should not be compared to the laser hair removal services widely available in non-medical facilities from technicians with no medical training. The physician that will perform your procedure is trained to use the highest energy appropriate, and thus obtain the best results without exposing you to unnecessary risks. Your physician will also identify any medical issues that indicate against laser treatment in the first place. In the unlikely event of an adverse reaction, she is trained to quickly identify and manage any adverse effects.