Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Comprehensive Family Practice Laser & Cosmetic Center

Yelena Kipervas, DO

Cosmetic Specialist & Family Practice Physician located in Stroudsburg, PA

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more than one million Americans underwent laser hair removal in 2016. Those men and women want a safe and effective means of dealing with unwanted hair, without the hassle of traditional efforts like waxing and shaving. If you live in or around Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, you have access to professional laser hair removal at Comprehensive Family Practice Laser & Cosmetic Center. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Yelena Kipervas, and prepare to toss your razor.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does laser hair removal work?

Virtually every part of your body has hair growth, and those hairs grow in indeterminate cycles. For laser hair removal to work, treatment has to occur during a growth phase in that cycle.

The process works by delivering a concentrated beam of light to a small portion of your skin. Even though you'll shave prior to your appointment, the pigment in the hair under your skin absorbs the light from the laser.

That light produces heat, which damages individual hair follicles. This slows or stops the development of new hair, and once treated, your hair follicles will not produce hair for anywhere from a few months to a few years.

Several treatments are required to yield optimal results, and most men and women choose to come in for "booster" laser hair removal sessions to extend the life of their smooth skin.  

What kind of laser hair removal system does Comprehensive Family Practice Laser & Cosmetic Center offer?

Dr. Kipervas uses the SharpLight™ line of lasers to complete laser hair removal. These innovative lasers are designed using advanced technologies and current research.

The SharpLight system offers numerous handheld treatment wands, powerful heat, and five different pulse settings. For laser hair removal to be successful, settings need to be adjusted for skin type and the color, thickness, and density of your hair. This allows Dr. Kipervas to customize each treatment session for your specific needs.

SharpLight is a well-established competitor in the laser hair removal industry. These systems have helped thousands of men and women reach their hair removal goals.

How should I prepare for my laser hair removal appointment?

Specific preparative steps will help you achieve optimal results from your laser hair removal treatment. These guidelines will help you maximize the returns on your laser hair removal investment.

  • Suspend use of any alpha hydroxy acid skin product several days before your appointment
  • Talk to your doctor about your prescription medications
  • Avoid sun exposure before treatment
  • Don’t schedule a day at the beach or pool for the week following your appointment
  • Don’t wax or pluck hair in the treatment area
  • Don’t wear lotions or perfumes to your appointment
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing that won’t irritate the treatment area

These simple precautions will help make your laser hair removal sessions successful. To get started, contact Comprehensive Family Practice Laser & Cosmetic Center in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, to make an appointment with Dr. Kipervas today.