Laser Hair Removal

Columbia Internal Medicine

Padma Sripada, MD

Internal Medicine & Medical Spa located in Castleton, NY

Temporary solutions for getting rid of unwanted hair are time-consuming, messy, and often unpleasant. At Columbia Internal Medicine in Castleton, New York, serving East Greenbush, Valatie, and surrounding areas, Padma Sripada, MD, a board-certified internal medicine specialist, offers men and women a more permanent solution with laser hair removal. Dr. Sripada uses the state-of-the-art Icon™ Aesthetic system to gently and effectively remove unwanted hair from virtually any area of your body. If you’re tired of shaving, waxing, and plucking, only to have hair grow back, call to schedule a laser hair removal appointment or book online.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What areas does the Icon laser hair removal system treat?

The Icon laser system is effective and gentle, so you can safely reduce unwanted hair from just about anywhere on your body, including:

  • Legs
  • Underarms
  • Arms
  • Bikini area
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Face

The advanced Icon Aesthetic System by CynoSure®, the leader in laser aesthetic technology, uses both laser energy and intense pulsed light (IPL) so it’s effective, yet gentle on your skin. It also has a built-in cooling system to keep the surface of your skin at a comfortable temperature, while destroying hair at the follicle so it can’t grow back. Unlike many other systems, the Icon laser is safe for all skin types and most hair colors, so you get outstanding results.

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

Your hair grows in stages and the laser is most effective when hair is actively growing. Most men and women get their desired results in just 3-6 laser hair removal treatments, but everyone is different. Dr. Sripada customizes a treatment plan based on your individual skin color, hair color, and hair growth so you get long-lasting results.

Multiple laser treatments ensure that the laser targets each hair follicle in its growth stage, so it can most effectively absorb the laser energy. Once this happens, the treated follicle no longer produces new hair growth. In many cases, you may not have to shave after completing your series of laser hair removal treatments.

What kind of results can I expect after laser hair removal treatments?

Most men and women see a visible difference in the amount of hair growth and its thickness as you complete laser hair removal treatments. If hair does grow back, it’s usually much less noticeable, too. Added benefits include a decrease in stubble, rashes, and instances of ingrown hairs.

Since Icon laser treatments are tough on hair but gentle on your surrounding skin, treatments are practically painless and very easy. Depending on the size of the area you’re treating, each session takes just 5-60 minutes. Your skin may be pink afterward, like a mild sunburn, but this usually resolves on its own with minimal discomfort, if any at all.

Results are long-lasting, too, since once your hair follicles are destroyed, they no longer grow new hair.

Are you ready to reclaim all that extra time you spend shaving and waxing so you can have smoother, hair-free skin? Call to schedule an appointment or book online today.