Laser Hair Removal
Dr. Cyrus Chess uses laser technology to comfortably remove unwanted hair, dramatically reducing the need to shave, wax, and pluck. Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to permanently reduce hair growth so you can enjoy smooth skin without the constant hassle and discomfort. Dr. Chess has been performing laser treatments for more than 35 years and uses the most advanced technologies at his Norwalk, CT, practice.
Our Laser Technology
Dr. Chess has created a practice using state-of-the-art technology. By offering a variety of lasers, he can better tailor treatments to meet each patient's individual goals and needs.
For laser hair removal, Dr. Chess offers three different lasers: GentleYAG®, IPL, and Aurora. Each of these lasers offers different benefits. Based on your goals and needs, he will recommend the laser that will provide you with the best results.
Each of these treatments can keep your skin smooth and hair-free for up to a year or longer.
The Candela GentleYAG® laser is a versatile system that Dr. Chess can use to treat a wide range of cosmetic issues. Because this system has a built-in cooling system, gels are not required, and patients experience a comfortable treatment.
The GentleYAG® laser can be used to help men and women of any age and any skin type. This laser targets pigmented hair only, so this treatment works best for patients with dark hair. It involves little to no downtime.
Intense pulsed light, or IPL, works similarly to other laser systems in that the laser energy penetrates the skin, targeting the hair follicle. The difference is that IPL delivers multiple wavelengths of light instead of just one constant wavelength.
IPL is suitable for patients with dark or moderately dark hair. It works best for men and women with fair skin, as IPL can cause changes in skin pigmentation for darker skin tones. Patients can return to work or other activities immediately following treatment.
Aurora combines the technologies of conductive radio frequency and IPL to target and destroy the hair follicles beneath the skin surface. It uses pulses of light and electrical energy with contact cooling technology to eliminate unwanted hair without affecting the skin or causing discomfort.
Treatment Timelines and Results
Treatment timelines vary, but most patients can expect to need anywhere from two to six treatment sessions. Though these treatments do not require downtime, you should protect your skin from the sun with at least an SPF 30 sunblock for a period following your treatment session.
All forms of laser hair removal offer long-term results. Hairs that are killed are gone permanently, but new hair growth may require maintenance treatments. Each of these treatments will keep your skin smooth and hair-free for many months. Regrowth will occur, but when it does, the hair will grow back lighter in color and finer in texture, making it far easier to manage at home. To maintain your results, we can perform periodic follow-up treatments as regrowth occurs.
Shaving and waxing are painful and inconvenient. Fortunately, laser technology can significantly reduce the amount of time needed to manage unwanted hair. To learn more about how we can help you dramatically reduce unwanted hair, please contact us online or call (203) 853-1191.
Wrinkles, sagging skin, and visible signs of aging no longer require complex and invasive surgical procedures. Rediscover your natural beauty and achieve the beautiful, smoother skin of your youth with noninvasive skin rejuvenation treatments.--Dermatologic Laser Center of Connecticut