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Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Did you know that the average woman spends anywhere from $10,000 to $23,000 on hair removal over a lifetime? Perhaps you’re tired of spending time and money shaving or waxing—or you’re experiencing excessive hair growth.

Women normally produce low levels of male hormones (androgens), and have fine hair above their lips and on their chin, chest, abdomen and back. However, if a woman makes too much of this hormone, she’ll have excessive growth of dark or coarse hair in a male-like pattern in these areas. This condition is called hirsutism. In men, excessive facial and body hair is due to high testosterone. Both sexes can also experience a condition known as hypertrichosis, an increase in the amount of hair anywhere on the body or only in specific locations. The hair may be fine, light-colored and down like or thick, dark and long.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Tired of the never-ending cycle of shaving, waxing, and plucking? Look no further than laser hair removal, a hassle-free and long-lasting solution for banishing unwanted hair. At The Art of Skin Dermatology, our skilled professionals can safely perform laser hair removal on various areas of the face and body.

Say goodbye to unwanted hair on your:

  •  upper lip
  • chin
  • chest
  • back
  • armpits
  •  legs
  • bikini line
  • down under

Achieve your desired aesthetic goals with ease and confidence through laser hair removal.

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

The laser hair removal services offered by The Art of Skin Dermatology cater to both men and women. While this treatment is effective for patients of all skin types and tones, individuals with dark hair and light skin typically achieve the most favorable outcomes. This is due to the laser’s ability to target the dark pigments in the hair, which creates a contrast in colors.

Nevertheless, Tania Cohen DMSC, PA-C, with her extensive experience, research, and practice, has developed specialized techniques to address more complex cases. She can personalize laser hair removal for redheads and safely treat individuals with darker skin tones.

To undergo this procedure, it is essential for all patients to be in good mental and physical health and willing to adhere to pre and post-treatment instructions. Additionally, patients should have realistic expectations for their results, which can be discussed during a private consultation with an Art of Skin Dermatology provider in Poughkeepsie, Fishkill, or New Milford.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal treatments utilize a specially designed laser device that emits concentrated light energy directly to the desired hair follicles. The melanin, which is the pigment responsible for hair color, eagerly absorbs this light energy.

As the light energy is transformed into heat, the hair follicles undergo damage. This carefully controlled heat-induced damage has the remarkable ability to significantly impede future hair growth for a prolonged duration.

What Should I Expect During Laser Hair Removal?

Experience the ultimate relaxation at our state-of-the-art medical practice in Poughkeepsie and Fishkill, NY, where we specialize in laser hair removal treatments. The duration of your procedure will vary depending on the size of the area being treated. For larger areas, you can expect an hour or more of treatment time, while smaller areas can often be completed in just a few minutes.

To ensure your safety and comfort throughout the procedure, we will provide you with eye protection to wear. If necessary, we will also shave the treatment area to optimize the effectiveness of the laser. It’s important to note that the areas being treated should not be tanned prior to the procedure. To minimize any potential discomfort, we can apply a topical anesthetic.

Once the treatment area is fully prepared, our skilled professionals will precisely direct the laser device to the targeted areas. To prevent any overheating, many of our laser devices are equipped with integrated cooling mechanisms on the tip. In cases where this is not available, we will use a cooling gel to maintain a comfortable temperature.

At our practice, we prioritize your relaxation and satisfaction. Trust us to provide you with exceptional laser hair removal treatments that will leave you feeling confident and rejuvenated.

What Should I Expect After Laser Hair Removal?

After undergoing laser hair removal, it is possible to experience some swelling and redness, although there is generally no significant downtime. To alleviate any discomfort, we recommend applying ice to the treated area and using specific skincare products.

For approximately six weeks following the procedure, it is crucial to avoid tanning beds and sun exposure. During this period, it is especially important to diligently apply sunscreen to protect your skin. Zinc Oxide sunscreen, such as Blue Lizrd, is an excellent choice for safeguarding your skin after and in between laser hair removal sessions.

To achieve the best results, it is typically necessary to undergo a series of six treatments, spaced six weeks apart. The duration between sessions may vary depending on the treatment site and your body’s natural hair growth rate, typically ranging from six to eight weeks.

What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

Experience the transformative power of The Art of Skin Dermatology’s cutting-edge laser hair removal treatments, offering a multitude of advantages such as:

  • Embrace a cost-effective solution that surpasses the endless expenses on razors, creams, and waxing.
  • Witness a remarkable enhancement in the texture and tone of your skin, unveiling a radiant and flawless complexion.
  • Bid farewell to enlarged pores as our treatments effectively shrink them, leaving your skin refined and rejuvenated.
  • Indulge in the stimulation of collagen production, promoting a youthful and plump appearance.
  • Say goodbye to the nuisance of ingrown hairs, as our treatments ensure their eradication, granting you smooth and irritation-free skin.
  • Experience a significant reduction in skin irritation, allowing you to revel in the comfort and tranquility of a calm complexion.
  • Reclaim your precious time by eliminating the need for daily shaving rituals, as our short treatment time of 30 minutes or less guarantees efficiency and convenience.
  • Revel in the sensation of luxuriously smooth skin, exuding a touchable and velvety softness.
  • Witness a boost in self-image and self-esteem, as our treatments empower you to embrace your natural beauty and radiate confidence.

Laser Hair Removal Results

Each individual’s body is distinct, and the response to laser hair removal varies accordingly. Some patients experience long-lasting outcomes that endure for years, whereas others may require more frequent touch-ups.

It is important to note that immediate results should not be expected from laser hair removal. Instead, the treated hairs gradually shed over a span of several days or weeks. To enhance and maintain the achieved results, it is advisable to schedule follow-up sessions as recommended.

Laser Hair Removal: The Art of Skin Dermatology Difference

Renowned for her expertise and forward-thinking approach in the realm of aesthetics and skincare, Tania Cohen DMSC, PA-C offers treatments that are characterized by their unwavering attention to detail and groundbreaking innovation. By combining her innate ability to truly listen and comprehend a patient’s treatment aspirations and desired outcomes with her extensive knowledge of cutting-edge cosmetic enhancement technologies and techniques, she is able to craft remarkably precise and efficacious treatment plans tailored to each individual patient.

But Tania Cohen DMSC, PA-C’s commitment to her patients extends far beyond the confines of her office. Under her dedicated care, your journey towards optimal results does not conclude upon leaving her premises. She goes the extra mile by providing personalized recommendations for post-procedure skincare, ensuring that you can fully capitalize on the transformative effects of your laser treatment.

The Treatment

The Art of Skin Dermatology can help you look your best by removing unwanted hair with Gentle Hair Removal—a treatment that’s faster, more comfortable and more affordable than standard hair removal treatments. 

  • Targets hair follicles with intense laser light energy for thermal destruction to provide permanent hair reduction over the course of a few treatments—without damaging surrounding tissue
  • Delivers a more comfortable patient experience through its distinctive Dynamic Cooling Device, which sprays the skin before each laser pulse with a cooling burst of cryogen over the treatment area— providing a Cooling Protection Factor over 50% greater than contact or air cooling for optimal comfort 

Millions of people are affected by unwanted hair on the face and body. Laser hair removal can alleviate the inconvenience of unwanted hair, allowing you to look and feel your best with less effort. A longtime pioneer of non-surgical treatments for a multitude of conditions, board-certified dermatology provider  Tania Cohen DMSc, PA-C performs safe and effective hair removal procedures at the Art of Skin Dermatology medical practices  using state-of-the-art, non-invasive laser devices.

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There are many cosmetic issues that can impact the way you look and feel—including wrinkles, redness and port wine stains. Other cosmetic conditions can also be bothersome, such as:

  • Hemangioma – a common vascular birthmark, made of extra blood vessels in the skin
  • Pseudofolliculitis barbae – infected hair follicles in the beard area that appear as small red swellings where the hairs come through the skin
  • Onychomycosis – a nail fungal infection
  • Pigmented lesions – often involve melanin (brown pigment), resulting in small or large areas of the skin appearing brown, black or blue in color
  • Spider or leg veins
  • Venous lake – a  small blood vessel (vein) in the skin, which over time has become enlarged and wider or dilated


Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes excessive sweating—a person sweats more than necessary. While sweating cools the body, preventing us from overheating, people with hyperhidrosis sweat when the body doesn’t need cooling. Simply put, hyperhidrosis involves the hands, feet, underarms and face, usually unrelated to temperature or exercise.

Many people who have hyperhidrosis sweat from one or two areas of the body. While the rest of the body remains dry, one or two areas may drip with sweat. What causes hyperhidrosis? Certain nerves tell the body when to sweat. It’s possible that these nerves overreact, causing excessive sweating. Many medical conditions can cause excessive sweating. These include diabetes and gout. A tumor or injury also can cause excessive sweating.

Rule of thumb: while it’s normal to sweat when you’re nervous or too hot, if you sweat for no apparent reason, you may have hyperhidrosis. But you’re not alone—about 3% of people in the U.S. have excessive sweating.

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