Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Arthur Dove, M.D. P.C. -  - Internist

Harlem Laser Center

Arthur Dove, M.D. P.C.

Internist located in Harlem, New York, NY

With so many different hair removal options, you might be wondering what’s best. If you want to save the precious time you spend tediously shaving, waxing, and plucking, experienced physician Arthur Dove, MD, PC, provides effective laser hair removal at Harlem Laser Center in Upper Manhattan, New York. Innovative laser technology like the Elite+® system allows you to eliminate unwanted body hair in quick and convenient in-office sessions. For smooth, hairless skin in all the right places, schedule over the phone, or use the online booking tool.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal works exceptionally well for removing unwanted body hair in target areas. The advanced laser technology uses concentrated beams of light to damage hair follicles, so they fall out and don’t grow back.

Laser hair removal with the Elite+® system is simple. Your physician usually applies a numbing or cooling gel and glides the laser device over your skin to deliver safe and precise laser energy to the target area. You need to wear goggles, particularly if the laser is used to remove hair on your face.

Laser hair removal can significantly decrease the amount of unwanted hair. Following your first treatment, your hair typically grows back normally, but it starts to fall out by itself in around two or three weeks. When the hair grows back, it’ll be noticeably lighter and less dense.

Laser hair removal works properly with multiple sessions since there are multiple stages of hair growth. Your physician recommends the appropriate number of Elite+ treatments for your skin and hair type.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Laser hair removal with Elite+ isn’t painful, particularly when compared to getting your hair waxed. Most people describe the sensation as a series of pinpricks. Laser hair removal is tolerable and efficient, but if you’re sensitive to pain, you should talk to your physician about available pain-relief options.

You might experience mild swelling and redness, but this usually subsides a few hours after your treatment.

Where on the body does laser hair removal work best?

Laser hair removal can be performed on different areas of the body, such as the:

  • Back
  • Bikini area
  • Chest
  • Face (except around the eyes)
  • Neck
  • Shoulders

Thanks to modern technological advances, laser hair removal effectively treats most parts of the body, and all hair and skin types.

How should I prepare for laser hair removal?

At least one week before and after your laser hair removal appointment, you should avoid sunbathing, other methods of hair removal, and blood-thinning medications.

Your physician gives you helpful information and instructions on how to prepare for your upcoming laser hair removal treatments.

Don’t waste any more time shaving, waxing, or plucking unwanted hair when there are revolutionary laser systems like the Cynosure Elite+. Schedule a visit with Arthur Dove, MD, PC, by calling or clicking to schedule online today.