Get Rid of Unwanted Hair with Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Stop waxing, plucking, and shaving and say goodbye to razor stubble, ingrown hairs, and red, irritated skin thanks to laser hair removal. NOVO Medical Aesthetics LLC offers expert laser hair removal treatments for men and women in Stamford and Wallingford. Using cutting-edge laser technology to achieve precise, effective results, we can help you remove unwanted hair in any area of your body, including the bikini line, legs, underarms, arms, face, and back. Quick and targeted, laser hair removal is a permanent hair loss solution that is easily tolerated by patients of all skin types with no downtime.
* Please Note: Individual results may vary.
Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Hair Removal
Below, please find the answers to some frequently asked questions about our laser hair removal treatments. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions or concerns!
What is laser hair removal? How does it work?
Using a high concentration of energy in the form of targeted light pulses, laser hair removal destroys unwanted hair follicles while preserving the healthy surrounding tissue. Laser hair removal makes it possible to remove dark, coarse hair without the bumps and irritation caused by shaving, waxing, or tweezing.
What areas of my body are safe for laser hair removal?
Lasers offer a permanent hair removal solution anywhere hair grows on your face or body. Lasering facial hair typically results in permanent hair loss for both men and women. As for your body, common areas for hair removal include your underarms, legs, back, buttocks, and bikini areas.
Is there downtime with laser hair removal?
You’ll be able to resume your regular daily activities immediately following treatment. You may experience some temporary redness, but this usually goes away on its own.
How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?
Permanent hair removal or reduction is possible with multiple treatments, leaving you with smooth, soft skin. Laser hair removal works only on active hair follicles. Since hair follicles aren’t consistently active, it takes multiple treatments to disable every targeted follicle. We usually recommend a series of 5-8 treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart to achieve your desired results.
Is laser hair removal painful?
Generally speaking, the level of discomfort depends on your skin’s sensitivity and the areas you’re treating. For most areas, patients have reported that treatment feels like the snapping of a rubber band. To alleviate discomfort, we offer the use of a numbing cream before the procedure.
How long will my results last?
Hormonal fluctuations can cause dormant hair follicles to reactivate, growing new hair. Follow-up treatments are recommended periodically to maintain your desired results. Contact us to schedule your consultation today!
IPL Photofacials Can Take Years Off Your Face
Laser technology also makes it possible to erase the signs of aging and take years off your face using a flash of light in what is commonly called an IPL (Intense Pulse Light) photofacial. This non-invasive procedure can correct areas of hyperpigmentation (brown or age spots), rosacea, freckles, enlarged pores, sun damages, fine lines, broken skin capillaries, and spider veins. An IPL photofacial at NOVO Medical Aesthetics can be an effective way to improve your skin’s tone, texture, and color.
Frequently Asked Questions about IPL Photofacials
IPL technology can treat your face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, and legs. Despite the power of IPL, you won’t have any real downtime from this treatment other than the look and feel of mild sunburn. You can wear makeup immediately and, within a week, any symptoms should be gone. Please find answers to frequently asked questions about IPL photofacials listed below.
How does IPL treatment work?
An IPL photofacial involves the use of broad-spectrum light that targets the lower layer of your skin. Emitting high-energy light waves below your skin’s surface allows us to target blemish spots, which will turn darker before eventually flaking off. This type of treatment removes damaged, photo-aged skin while stimulating new collagen production.
Why are multiple treatments necessary?
We usually recommend a series of 4-6 sessions for best results. By dividing the treatments into a series of 20-minute procedures, you should see gradual improvement with minimal risks. You’ll be able to resume your normal activities immediately after treatment. You should begin to notice results after the first 2-3 treatments.
Is there any downtime from an IPL photofacial?
Your skin may be sensitive after treatment and will need to be protected from the sun. Any swelling will be minimal and can be treated with cold compresses. Dark spots from the treatment should be cleared within a week. Be sure to protect your skin with moisturizers and sunscreen. Cold compresses and steroid creams may be used if necessary. Avoid irritating your skin and keep away from the sun for at least a couple of weeks.
Is IPL photorejuvenation safe?
One of the safest light-based facial treatments available, IPL photorejuvenation causes little to no discomfort for the patient. Many patients have compared the feeling of the light pulses to the light snap of a rubber band. The most common side effects include redness, minor swelling, and inflammation that usually go away within a few hours after treatment.
How long will my IPL photofacial results last?
As long as you take care of your skin properly following treatment, which includes wearing sunblock every day, IPL results should be permanent.
Am I a good candidate for an IPL photofacial?
If you’re bothered by sun or age spots, rosacea, or enlarged pores, you should respond well to the IPL laser treatment. IPL photofacials are ideal for men and women of all ages. Keep in mind that people with tanned or naturally dark skin sometimes experience changes in skin pigmentation after treatment. Additionally, if you’re taking Accutane, you should discontinue medication for a six-month period before treatment. You should also refrain from taking Retin A for two weeks and glycolic and alfa-hydroxy acid for a week before treatment. You cannot be treated if you have infections or sores in the area. Schedule your complimentary consultation at NOVO Medical Aesthetics to learn more about IPL photofacials!
Enjoy Fewer Wrinkles with Erbium-YAG Lasers
NOVO Medical Aesthetics also offers Erbium-YAG “ablative” fractional resurfacing laser services to treat aging, photodamaged skin with reduced downtime and minimal risks when compared to traditional ablative lasers. If you’d like to see fewer wrinkles, smaller pores, and an improved skin texture or tone, this type of laser treatment may be the perfect match for you. This high-precision treatment is less invasive than chemical peels or dermabrasion and smooths mild-to-moderate lines and wrinkles. It’s often used to remove excess pigment (brown age spots, freckles, melasma) and diminishes scarring caused by acne, trauma, surgery, or burns to restore a luminous, youthful glow.
Frequently Asked Questions about Erbium-YAG Lasers
Emitting high-energy light that passes through the skin until it reaches live tissue, Erbium-YAG lasers provide highly effective, non-invasive treatment. Below, please find the answers to some of our frequently asked questions about this advanced laser treatment.
What areas of the body can benefit from Erbium-YAG laser treatment?
The Erbium-YAG laser can be used safely to improve skin on your face, neck, and chest.
What results can I expect?
You should notice an immediate collagen boost after one laser skin-tightening treatment. Because results are cumulative, we typically recommend 4-6 treatments to reverse photoaging and repair damaged skin for a healthy glow, improved skin tone, and smoother skin texture.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects from Erbium-YAG lasers are usually minor and may include redness that usually goes away within a few hours. Other possible side effects are milia (white facial bumps), contact dermatitis, acne exacerbation, and transient hyperpigmentation.
Why choose NOVO Aesthetics for Erbium-YAG laser therapy?
We strive to provide real solutions and superior results for our patients in Stamford and Wallingford. We do this by staying current on the latest technological advances in skin care, including laser skin rejuvenation. To find out more, please contact us and speak with a member of our knowledgeable staff!
LightPod Neo by Aerolase® for Superior Skin Rejuvenation
Restore your face to a youthful, healthy appearance by removing wrinkles, unwanted hair, rosacea, acne, or pigmented and vascular lesions thanks to LightPod Neo by Aerolase®. The unique combination of high power with a short pulse duration in LightPod Neo allows safe, gentle laser treatment for patients of all skin types, providing relatively pain-free treatments without the use of messy cooling gels or anesthetics.
The Gold Standard Laser Treatment for Various Conditions
The LightPod Neo offers the gold standard in laser treatment for various conditions, including:
Wrinkled, Dull, Sagging Skin
LightPod Neo offers a non-invasive skin tightening/rejuvenation treatment to stimulate healthy collagen production with a softening of the lines and pore reduction through a process known as neocollagenesis without any downtime.
Pigmented Lesions (Age Spots, Hyperpigmentation, Melasma)
The unique wavelength and short pulse duration of the Neo laser allow it to penetrate deeper into your skin’s dermis, affecting both deep and superficial layers of melanin for more effective clearance, resulting in an even, uniform skin tone.
Rosacea (With Diffuse Redness, Broken Capillaries, or Larger Vessels)
The Neo laser has the versatility to treat larger areas of diffuse redness in a quick, easy treatment. With the simple change of a lens, it can also target broken capillaries and larger vessels with higher fluences. The treatments are gentle and quick with no need for gels or skin cooling, resulting in clearer rosacea and vessels in 1-2 treatments.
Spider Veins and Angiomas
The Neo YAG 1064nm laser has established a new standard for efficacy and safety in treating spider veins. Any facial vessels or leg telangiectasias are treated with ease and little to no discomfort. Most are cleared in just one or two treatment sessions.
The highly powerful, yet gentle laser light superheats p. acnes bacteria in your skin’s sebaceous gland and the surrounding skin, effectively destroying the bacteria, reducing oil and sebum output, as well as swelling or inflammation. This offers patients immediate relief with significant clearance of active acne and visible acne scars.
With its revolutionary 650-microsecond pulse duration, the LightPod Neo laser offers a relatively pain-free way to get rid of unwanted hair. The laser-generated heat is effectively sealed within the hair follicle to provide more effective treatment for fair skin and lighter hair follicles when compared with the prior generation of lasers. It also results in much higher levels of safety and comfort, eliminating the necessity for skin cooling and without contact to the skin by the handpiece.
Nail Fungal Infections
Laser treatment for nail fungus is safe, quick, and highly effective, especially when compared to oral medications or topical creams. The Neo laser is capable of penetrating deep into the nail, into the nail matrix, heating the tissue in the nail bed with coagulation of tissue contaminated with fungus. Most patients are cleared of their infections with only one or two treatments. However, results are not immediate. It can take anywhere from 3-12 months for the new, non-infected nail to grow. After treatment, patients should be able to resume their daily activities as normal.
Call NOVO Medical Aesthetics LLC today to schedule a consultation regarding our many laser treatments in Stamford and Wallingford and get the results you deserve!