Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Medical Cosmetics of Connecticut

Medical Spa & Aesthetic Specialists located in Northeastern Connecticut, North Grosvenor Dale, CT

Laser hair removal is the only way to eliminate most, if not all, of your unwanted body hair in just a few short sessions. Nita Chatterjee, MD, Arabinda Chatterjee, MD, and the team at Medical Cosmetics of Connecticut offer medically-supervised permanent hair removal. The skincare experts at this practice in North Grosvenor Dale, Connecticut offer free consultations to men and women who are considering laser hair removal. Schedule your evaluation by calling the office or using the online booking feature.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

Medical Cosmetics of Connecticut

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal involves using laser light to target unwanted body hair. Pigment in your hair follicles absorbs the laser energy, so surrounding skin and tissues aren’t affected. Once hair follicles absorb the laser’s heat energy, their growth process halts as follicles are vaporized.

While treated hair is destroyed on the spot, it doesn’t all fall out right away. Your skin naturally sheds the destroyed hair on its own, which can take up to three weeks. That's why it’s important to gently exfoliate your skin to help draw out loose hair each time you shower.

With each passing day, you should notice less hair growth in the treated area.

Am I a candidate for laser hair removal?

Years ago, laser hair removal was only effective if you had light skin and dark hair. But with advancements in laser technology, treatments are now effective for almost everyone. The team at Medical Cosmetics of Connecticut use the GentleLase™ laser made by Syneron Candela®.

This state-of-the-art laser hair removal uses 755nm Alexandrite laser energy and works for men and women who have:

  • Tanned skin
  • Naturally darker skin tones
  • Lighter hair colors
  • Finer hair textures

When you come into the clinic for your consultation, Dr. Chatterjee can let you know how effective laser hair removal treatments are likely to be for your specific needs.

Do I need more than one laser hair removal treatment?

Probably. Each patient responds differently to laser treatments, depending on your hair color and texture, as well as your skin tone. Most laser hair removal clients need at least three or four treatments before they start noticing a dramatic difference in hair growth.

To achieve your optimal results and get the smoother skin you want, you could need up to six or eight treatments or more. Because treatments are quick and virtually painless, you can easily schedule them during your lunch break. You should find out about how many treatments you’re going to need when you have your consultation.

Book your complimentary laser hair removal consultation at Medical Cosmetics of Connecticut by calling the office or using the online booking feature.