“The Laser’s Edge”
Recent scientific developments have made the laser a popular tool in cosmetic procedures. Because it’s now possible to separate and purify laser wavelengths, wrinkles, un-wanted hair and even tattoos can be easily and safely vaporized. A numbing cream is applied over the area being lasered so that the treatment is almost painless. (We’ve been told that the procedure feels like a small rubber band is snapping against the skin.) Recovery can take anywhere from two hours to ten days, depending on the extent of the treatment.
Body hair: Laser beams can destroy hair follicles and inhibit regrowth. Dr. Mark Glasgold, a New Jersey cosmetic surgeon, explains that the hair being removed must be in a growing state. Because hair follicles sometimes are dormant, it can take three to five sessions for an entire area (such as the back) to be hair free. Body hair removal costs from $100 to $500 a session.
Because laser technology is new and constantly changing, it is important that you check out a doctor’s laser credentials before going under the beam.