Cosmetic and Vascular Suite NYC -  - Cosmetic Specialist

James Silberzweig, MD

Cosmetic Specialist & Interventional Radiologist located in New York, NY

Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Laser hair removal uses the intense light of lasers to target individual hair follicles to help prevent hair growth while leaving surrounding tissue unharmed. Dr. James Silberzweig is a top provider of laser hair removal procedures in New York City, offering advanced techniques for patients at Cosmetic and Vascular Suite NYC.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

by James Silberzweig, MD

How does laser hair removal work?

Lasers are designed to create and emit highly focused beams or streams of energy, making them ideal for targeting tiny hair follicles and destroying unwanted hair. Laser hair removal uses a process called photothermolysis, a very precise method that focuses laser energy on the targeted area without damaging the surrounding tissue. Cosmetic and Vascular Suite NYC uses the CUTERA Excel HR laser system, a state-of-the-art system specifically designed for fast, safe, targeted removal of unwanted hair.

What happens during a laser hair removal session?

On the night before or day of each laser session, the hair in the areas to be treated should be shaved. Next, the laser will be adjusted to the patient’s skin and hair type and other factors for optimal results. The handpiece will be passed over the treatment area as the laser energy fires tiny bursts targeted at each follicle. A special cooling gel will keep the skin comfortable throughout treatment. Most patients report feeling no to very little discomfort, similar to that of a rubber band snapping against their skin. Some patients report mild redness or itching in the treatment area, both of which will resolve soon after treatment. The CUTERA Excel HR requires no downtime and patients can return to their regular activities right after their treatment.

How frequently do I need treatments?

Hair growth occurs in a cycle, and to eliminate future growth, the hair follicle must be treated at the right time during that cycle. As a result, most patients achieve optimal results with a series of treatments spaced apart to treat the follicles at the ideal stage of growth. 


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    "I will definitely continue coming to the Cosmetic and Vascular suite. I am extremely happy with the results and all of the procedures that are offered."

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    "The doctor is very professional and a great physician. When I first started he did my sessions and he was very gentle, kind and caring and answered all my questions."

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    "I've been going to Dr. Silberzweig for both laser hair removal and tattoo removal for almost a year now, and am extremely pleased with how both are progressing."

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    "The staff at the doctor's office was friendly and knowledgeable. The doctor explained the laser procedure in detail, and answered all of my questions."

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Cosmetic and Vascular Suite NYC
200 West 57th Street, Suite 407
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 646-746-8023
Fax: (212) 246-2053
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