Hair Reduction New York City

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) can target the hair follicles, providing a great way to reduce the hair on virtually any part of your body.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about IPL Hair Reduction:

 

Am I a candidate for IPL Hair Reduction?

This particular hair reduction method is not suited for all skin types. The ideal candidate is someone with dark hair and fair skin.

 

What do I need to do before my Hair Reduction?

  • Do not tweeze or wax area to be treated for 4 weeks prior
  • Hair reduction cannot be performed on sun burned or tanned skin. This includes tans from tanning beds. Self-tanner should be discontinued for at least 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • The area being treated must be shaved the day before
  • Discontinue any topical prescriptions (Retin-a, Differin, Triluma etc…) 5 days prior to treatment
  • Discontinue Accutane for a minimum of 6 months

 

How many treatments are required for optimal results?

We recommend 8 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart depending on the area being treated.

 

Do I need to have maintenance treatments?

Maintenance treatments are recommended at intervals of about once every 6 months, or as required.

 

Is it painful?

Most patients describe the hair reduction as a rubber band snap against the skin. Numbing cream may be administered prior depending on the area being treated.

 

To schedule your Hair Reduction treatments, click here or call 212-289-1851

 

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