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Choosing a Laser Hair Removal Provider

According the latest national statistics on aesthetics, laser hair removal is now the #1 non-invasive aesthetic service in the United States. It’s no wonder that so many men, women and teens turn to modern laser hair removal technology in Syracuse, NY in order to free themselves from waxing, shaving and tweezing. Lasers can be very effective.

Laser Hair Removal in Syracuse and CNYUnder the care and direction of a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Cosmetic Surgeon, Laser Hair Removal can be a safe, affordable and effective method at getting rid of unwanted facial hair and body hair for both men and women.

The most common body areas for laser hair removal are the upper lip, chin, bikini, underarms, legs, chest and back. In addition to these popular hair removal areas, virtually any body part can be treatment by a qualified and experienced laser technician.


In addition to the medical credentials of the facility that you consider for laser hair removal, you should also inquire about the lasers that each center uses. Many “laser spas” or “med spas” will advertise laser hair removal when in fact they use an older technology called Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) rather than a true aesthetic laser. IPL’s have their place in some skincare regimens, but there diffuse wavelengths are sub standard for effective hair removal.


In regards to true aesthetic lasers, there are a wide variety of makes and models and only certain wavelengths work well for safely and effectively removing hair. These lasers, when operated by an experienced New York State Licensed Aesthetician, Nurse, PA or MD can yield dramatic results. The key is to find a clinic that has such lasers and to make sure that they offer a variety of laser hair removal wavelengths to safely and effectively treat your skin and hair type.


The most commonly used wavelengths used in the United States and in the state of NY for laser hair removal are 755nm and 1064nm. However, just because two clinics have the exact same wavelength (or even the same laser) does not mean that you’ll necessarily get the same results. The protocols set forth by the Plastic Surgeon or Cosmetic Surgeon on staff is a key factor along with the experience level of the technician rendering the service to remove hair. Be sure to always ask who owns the facility, what credentials their medical staff has, where their medical staff is located (in case you need medical attention), how long they have been providing laser hair removal, how old their equipment is, what wavelengths they offer on their lasers and how much they charge per body area.


The level of experience and medical supervision often account for the difference in price that you may see between several laser hair removal clinics in the same area such as in Syracuse and Central NY. “Cheaper” clinics may have a high turnover in staff and inexperienced laser techs and have no doctor on staff whatsoever (this can often be the case in “chain stores”).

Consumers should also beware of non-medically owned clinics offering “buy 1, get 1,2,3,4 etc. free” deals. Such facilities often offer “cheap” prices to try to lure you in to their clinic, but in the long run the treatments often end up costing you more due to the inferior protocols, turnover of staff, etc. When in doubt, remember what the famous public speaker Zig Ziglar once proclaimed: “cheap things are seldom good and good things are seldom cheap!” Don’t fall into the “cheapest clinic” trap.


Being an educated consumer when you’re considering laser hair removal is a key factor in a successful outcome. To sit down one-on-one with an experienced Laser Professional for a Complimentary Consultation, call 315.632.4359 or Click Here.