Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Suffolk Face and Body

Body Sculpting & Cosmetic Specialist located in Port Jefferson Station, NY

If you’re sick of waxing, plucking, and shaving unsightly body hair, laser hair removal is the perfect solution for you. Christopher Sinclair, MD, at Suffolk Face and Body in Port Jefferson Station, New York, is an experienced neurologist who provides specialized cosmetic treatments designed to improve your appearance safely and efficiently. Call Suffolk Face and Body or schedule an appointment online to eliminate your excess body hair once and for all.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair treatment uses intense, pulsing light to eliminate unwanted body hair permanently. Instead of removing the hair itself, laser hair removal targets the hair follicle with heat to damage it. Once damaged, hair no longer grows.

Dr. Sinclair utilizes Cutera® laser technology, an industry leader in products and services designed for face and body medical aesthetics. The precision offered by their innovative technology provides effective treatment that doesn’t damage your surrounding skin.

Which parts of the body respond to laser hair removal?

Your entire body can benefit from laser hair removal, including:

  • Arms and underarms
  • Back and shoulders
  • Chest and areolas
  • Legs and thighs
  • Face and neck
  • Bikini area

Cutera’s laser treatments are completely customizable, making them an ideal option for all hair colors, locations, and skin types. They also allow quick and comfortable treatment for large and small areas (some areas like the chin or lip take only a matter of minutes).

What can I expect during my laser hair removal treatment?

The duration of your appointment depends on the treatment size of the area but can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour.

Before beginning, Dr. Sinclair cleans the treatment area and shaves any hair that’s present. He then applies a cooling gel and provides you with protective eyewear.

As the pulses of light are delivered from the handpiece to your hair follicles, you might feel a slight pinch or the sensation of a rubber band snapping against your skin.

It’s common for hair to fall out immediately during your treatment, with remaining hair falling out over a few weeks. You might experience redness in the area treated, as well as blistering or soft scabbing, but these side effects fade within a few days of treatment.

To damage your unwanted hair follicles permanently, you might need multiple sessions. If this is necessary, follow-up laser treatments are performed regularly with a few months to heal in between.

Dr. Sinclair works with you to develop an effective treatment strategy to achieve the best results. To learn how laser hair removal can permanently remove your unwanted body hair, call Suffolk Face and Body or schedule an appointment online.