About Laser Hair Removal
Not having to shave, wax, bleach, or pluck are all reason enough for choosing a longer-term solution like laser hair removal. Have you thought about treating yourself to a laser hair removal session? As one of the most popular elective treatments in America, laser hair removal is an effective option for the reduction of your hair follicles on your body and/or face.
Compared to other options, laser hair removal makes having hair-free skin that looks and feels smooth a possibility, which is very attractive to many men and women. Board-certified internal medicine physician Dr. Rosy Sandhu at Neem Medical Spa performs Lumenis LightSheer and Cutera excel HR laser hair removal services in the frequently needed areas like the legs, back, arms, face, chest, armpits, groin, and bikini area. If you would like to find out more information, please schedule a consultation at any of our three locations in Somerville, Lynnfield, or Winchester, MA.
"I drive from RI to see Dr. Sandhu in the Somerville location because she is AMAZING, as is her staff! Dr. Sandhu listens to my concerns and offers multiple ways to answer those concerns, all of which are a conservative approach, which I appreciate so much! Highly recommend!"- S.W. / Google / Oct 19, 2019
"If you love beauty products and pampering like I do, Neem is a MUST GO! I have lived in Somerville the past 3 years and have been going to Neem for the past two years. The ladies are all so welcoming and friendly. They offer EVERYTHING and the prices are unbeatable! They are my go-to spot for Facials, Fillers, and Weight Management, talk about RESULTS! As a Licensed Esthetician myself, I appreciate the professionalism, dedication, patience, knowledge, and genuineness. Dr. Sandhu is one of the kindest souls and one of the most passionate business woman I know. Keep it up Ladies!"- F.G. / Yelp / Oct 17, 2019
"What a lovely combination of great services (skin, hair, body), wide selection of products, and a wonderful team! I love this place! I had my coolsculpting very professionally done by Fran and I thoroughly enjoyed our time together, she made sure I was comfortable throughout the whole procedure, and even ordered me a smoothie from the Cafe next door. So sweet! My results were great. I also had the hair restoration treatment with ECM that was beautifully done by Dr Sandhu, painless! By the time I'd left, all my prewedding Bride jitters were gone and I walked out ready to thoroughly enjoy and shine at my wedding, that is just a few months away! A heartfelt thank you to wonderfully fabulous Dr Sandhu, Fran, and Amanda!"- L.H. / Yelp / Oct 17, 2019
"I can't say enough about Dr. Sandhu, Neem Med Spa and her staff. I have been going to Dr. Sandhu (Neem Medical Spa) for past three years. All of Neem Spas are beautiful, relaxing and super clean. This place is very accommodating, I enjoy my visits here. I have done several different treatment over the period of time. I'm delighted with my results from Kybella, Coolsculpting and couldn't be happier. Dr. Sandhu is very knowledgeable, informative, meticulous and a perfectionist. She takes her time to make sure she is delivering the best treatment possible. I completely trust her. The results have been wonderful. The staff is very friendly, fun and the office feels like a family. I never felt pressured and took my time in picking my desired treatments. I feel comfortable voicing any concerns, and she is always there to listen and fix any issues. I'll highly recommend."- P.V. / Yelp / Sep 26, 2019
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Laser Hair Removal Ideal Candidates
Reducing hair follicle growth with a laser is a safe process that is suitable for many patients. In your initial consultation, we will talk about your concerns, needs, and goals to decide if you should get this treatment. Men and women of all skin types are suitable candidates for laser hair removal. However, the most effective treatments work on brown or black hair. There needs to be visible pigment in the hair follicle for the laser to target the melanin. Lasers cannot target light blonde or red hair. Ideal candidates for laser hair removal treatments:
- Want to reduce hair on their face or body
- Want to stop using other hair removal methods (waxing, shaving, bleaching, depilatory creams)
- Have darker hair with lighter skin
- Are in good, overall physical health
Laser Hair Removal Treatment Technique
Before Your First Session
We ask that you stop all shaving, waxing, tweezing, bleaching, and plucking the skin you want to have laser hair removal. Before your laser hair removal sessions, do not wax or tweeze the area to be treated with the laser. For the treatment to work effectively, the root of the hair must be sustained so it must be left as natural as possible (we will ask you to shave 24 hours before your appointment). This will help prevent skin damage due to the laser heating the hair. Furthermore, shaving the area prepares the laser for easy insertion directly into the follicles.
Also, always protect your skin from direct sunlight (especially 2 – 3 weeks prior to the treatment). Do not use a tanning bed. If you must be out in the sun, remember to apply a sunscreen of at least SPF 50. Remember, you can always call our office for any laser hair removal questions or concerns.
Your Laser Hair Removal Session
On the day of your laser hair removal appointment, you will lie in a private treatment room as areas of your face and/or body being treated are washed to eliminate oil, dirt, and moisturizers. During the procedure, a team member will stretch out the area to create a clear pathway between the root of the hair follicle and the laser. The laser's energy will focus on and disable the follicle, which stops the hair from growing again. Usually, you will need to get 3 – 5 treatments over 3 – 4 weeks to see your ideal results. Your appointments are staggered to give the affected areas a chance to heal. It also allows time for follicles in the dormant phase to reach the phase of active growth so the laser can be effective. The state-of-the-art technology we use at Neem Medical Spa (the Lumenis LightSheer and Cutera excel HR) targets only the hair follicle to preserve the skin and other tissue in the area being treated.
During your appointment, please do not ignore safety regulations, which include wearing protective eyewear to reduce the risk of eye damage. We want you to relax and remember that you’ll be made as comfortable as possible throughout your experience. Streams of cooled air will be present to protect your skin to keep this treatment as pain-free as possible.
What to Expect with Laser Hair Removal
At home following your appointment, we suggest applying soothing creams, aloe vera, or ice packs to soothe any mild discomfort. We also ask that you do not shave the treated area until it has healed. If you experience redness or itching, try not to scratch it. Both may cause the area to heal slower and may lead to tissue scarring. Additionally, do not expose your treated area to extreme heat like hot baths or saunas. Stay out of all swimming pools for up to three days to reduce the risk of irritation. It is important to remember not to use aspirin or Ibuprofen as a means for pain relief as they cause a negative reaction after lasers procedures. Finally, avoid bleach, fragrances, and tight-fitting clothing on the treated skin for at least two days after the procedure. Lastly, do seek medical attention if you notice signs of infection, like the development of pus, swelling, and/or fever.
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Get the Hairless Skin You Want
If you are tired of spending energy, money, and time on shaving, plucking, and waxing, make an appointment to find out more information on laser hair reduction sessions at Neem Medical Spa at any of our three locations. Laser hair reduction by Dr. Sandhu will help you achieve skin that's smoother by treating unwanted follicles on the body and face.