Laser Hair Removal

“I have been a patient of Dr. Basuk for over 20 years. I am very happy with the laser hair removal treatments that I have received from Dr. Basuk.” – M.T., East Islip

If you have dark, unwanted hair growth, our Candela GentleLASE hair removal laser can provide the latest technology to remove those hairs.  The laser light literally goes under the skin, where its energy is absorbed by the dark hair follicles, destroying them.  The laser is safe on most skin types.  If you’ve recently tanned, you should wait for the tan to fade before starting hair removal.

As with all hair removal lasers, multiple treatments are required.  Usually 6 treatments, spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart, will be needed to reduce hair by 80%.  Multiple treatments are needed because hairs grow in cycles: not all the unwanted hair is present at all times.

There is usually some redness after treatment.  Hair falls out in 1 – 2 weeks.

Hair does not have to be grown out for a treatment, but there can be no waxing or plucking of hair during the 2 weeks prior to treatment.

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