Laser Hair Removal

in Albany, NY

What is Laser Hair Removal?

If you’re tired of painful waxing or constant shaving, laser hair removal can offer a more permanent solution to getting rid of unwanted body hair. With targeted laser energy, our laser system can safely destroy the hair follicle while protecting the surrounding tissue.

At K Plastic Surgery, we use the state-of-the-art Cynosure Elite MPX ( laser technology to deliver exceptional results. The Cynosure Elite MPX is effective and comfortable for all skin types, and it has the most advanced cooling handpiece (the Zimmer) and the latest multi-wavelength system, powered by MultiPlex technology.

Who is a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Anyone who has unwanted body hair that they would like permanently reduced or removed can benefit from laser hair removal. Laser hair removal can be used virtually anywhere you have hair including the face, underarms, arms, legs, back, and chest. Our Cynosure Elite MPX system is safe and effective for all hair colors and skin types. Because laser light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle, those with darker hair will have the most success with the least treatments. However, you can still find success if you have brown, blonde, and even red hair, it just might take a few more treatment sessions. During a consultation, Dr. Kayastha can determine if you will be a successful candidate and how many treatment sessions you can expect.

What Happens During Laser Hair Removal?

Prior to laser hair removal treatment, you will be given eye protection and a cooling gel will be applied to the treatment area to protect the skin. After mapping the treatment area and prepping the skin, the appropriate laser handpiece will be used, delivering quick bursts of laser light. Several passes will be made over the treatment area until all follicles have been effectively treated. Patients report a sensation similar to a rubber band being snapped on their skin, however, with the Zimmer cooling system, your discomfort is greatly minimized.

What Results Can I Expect?

In the days following your laser hair removal treatment, the treated area will appear red and swollen, similar to a sunburn. You will be instructed to apply an ice pack and use an anti-inflammatory cream to help with discomfort. In rare cases, the area may blister. It is important to wear sunscreen or avoid sun exposure in the weeks following your treatment to prevent pigment changes to the treated skin.

Over the next month, your treated hair will begin to fall out. Due to the natural growth phases of the hair, you will need several spaced-out treatment sessions to ensure all hair follicles are treated and to see optimal hair reduction.

Dr. Kayastha and our laser specialists can determine how many treatment sessions you can expect with your laser hair removal treatment. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation at K Plastic Surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does laser hair removal last?

Laser hair removal or more appropriately laser hair reduction is long lasting. Occasionally, patients will need sporadic maintenance treatments to target any hair that regrows

Should I shave before getting laser hair removal?

Yes. You should shave the night before laser hair removal so that the laser can more effectively target the hair follicle beneath the skin.

How long does it take to notice a difference with laser hair removal?

Hair will start to fall out and appear thinner after 1-3 weeks.

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Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who serves Albany, NY and the entire Capital Region. Dr. Kayastha completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated with distinction in all subjects. He then attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo he also completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Roswell Park. Following medical school Dr. Kayastha gained a much sought after position in the Michigan State-Grand Rapids integrated plastic surgery residency. After finishing residency training Dr. Kayastha completed a one year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. To round out his training before starting private practice Dr. Kayastha spent an additional 6 months learning from some of the best cosmetic surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Kayastha is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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