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By Rockoff Dermatology Center
August 13, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective method for eliminating unwanted hair from the face and body. Available from Dr. Alan Rockoff here at The Rockoff Dermatology Center in Andover and Brookline, MA, laser hair removal has many advantages over shaving, waxing, and tweezing—read on to learn all about it!

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a long-term, non-invasive method for safely and effectively removing unwanted hair from the face and body. Laser hair removal can be used on all skin and hair types.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Works?

Laser hair removal treatment is performed by gently passing beams of light across the area of skin where hair is being removed. The laser removes hair by emitting gentle beams of light, which are then absorbed by the hair follicles in the skin. The hair follicles are then damaged as they absorb the light, thus stalling new hair growth. Hair grows in different stages and the laser only destroys hairs that are in the growth stage at the time of treatment.

How Many Laser Hair Removal Sessions are Needed?

Since hair grows in stages, several treatments will be needed to completely remove unwanted hair from a particular area of the face or body. The total number of treatments needed varies by individual. Darker hairs usually respond better to laser hair removal so fewer treatments are needed to achieve the desired result as compared to red, blonde, or gray hairs, which are often more difficult to remove. During a consultation at either our Andover or Brookline, MA, office, our dermatologist can determine how many treatments you are likely to need to achieve the results you want.

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

Laser hair removal treatments are generally comfortable and are well tolerated by most people. Some individuals might experience mild discomfort from the laser, however, most people do not.

What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

There are many benefits to laser hair removal, including long-term to potentially permanent hair removal. Other benefits of laser hair removal include:

  • Eliminating hair on the face and body
  • Being effective on a variety of skin and hair types
  • Delivering the longest lasting hair removal results
  • Preventing nicks, cuts, in-grown hairs, and other shaving concerns
  • Saving time by cutting down on daily or weekly hair removal routines

Interested? Contact Us

Laser hair removal is an effective way to achieve long-lasting hair removal without the hassle of shaving or the pain of waxing. For laser hair removal in Andover, dial (978) 475-9230, and for the Brookline office dial (617) 731-2390.

By The Rockoff Dermatology Center
December 06, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Thanks to laser hair removal, removing your unwanted hair is easier and less painful than ever. However, you may have some questions as to how exactly this procedure works and if it is right for you, as understanding the treatment can help you decide if laser hair removal is your best option. Learn more about laser hair removal and what it could mean for you by reading below, and if you are interested in undergoing treatment, contact Dr. Alan Rockoff at The Rockoff Dermatology Center with offices in Brookline, MA, and Andover, MA.

How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal uses light energy pulsed over the skin to remove hair. The hair absorbs the light’s energy, which then damages the hair follicle and prevents it from producing hair. The procedure is often described as feeling like a rubber band snapping on the skin, however, patients often report that, while slightly uncomfortable, their laser hair removal treatments are not painful. Laser hair removal requires several sessions to successfully prevent hair growth altogether.

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?
Since the laser used in the process uses the contrast of color between skin and hair, good candidates for laser hair removal are fair skinned and have darker unwanted hair. A good candidate for laser hair removal is also in good health and able to undergo the procedure. Candidates should understand that results vary from person to person and have realistic expectations for their end results.

Laser Hair Removal Treatments in Brookline, MA, and Andover, MA
If you think you can benefit from laser hair removal, you should ensure that it is the best treatment option for you by contacting Dr. Alan Rockoff at The Rockoff Dermatology Center. Call (978) 475-9230 to schedule your appointment in Brookline or (617) 731-2390 to schedule your appointment in Andover today!

By The Rockoff Dermatology Center
April 02, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Who wouldn't want to reclaim their time wasted in waxing, shaving and applying creams to eliminate unwanted body hair? Yes, women andlaser hair removal men alike wish to pursue better ways to have smoother, hair-free faces, shoulders, bikini areas, underarms and legs. Now The Rockoff Dermatology Center in Brookline offers innovative laser hair removal. Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Fening praise their GentleMax Laser for its excellent results, and patients love its quick and comfortable effectiveness.

What is the GentleMax Laser?

Right in the treatment room at The Rockloff Dermatology Center, your board-certified dermatologist will deliver two kinds of light wave pulses to areas of unwanted hair. The first targets literally scores of hair follicles at once, and then the second laser distributes a pulsing energy which cools down the treated skin. Yes, there are two lasers in one innovative machine.

Typically, GentleMax laser hair removal in Brookline is pain-free. However, some patients do notice a mild stinging sensation--much like a rubber band being snapped against the skin-- with each pulse. After the session, which can last from 10 to 30 minutes, patients have some limited redness and swelling and practically no discomfort at all.

Also, they see how smooth and bare the treated areas are, and they're able to return to work and other activities right away. There's no downtime with laser hair removal from The Rockoff Dermatology Center in Brookline, making it extremely lifestyle-friendly.

Who qualifies for laser hair removal?

Most healthy adults do well with GentleMax Laser treatments. The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology says that laser hair removal is very easy compared to earlier hair removal methods, and patients tolerate it very well.

People of all skin tones qualify, including individuals with darker pigments. The American Academy of Dermatology says most people need four to six treatments each year; they can be repeated as needed as the hair does regrow, though more sparsely and with a lighter color.

Come to The Rockoff Dermatology Center

And, say goodbye to your razor and torturous waxing. Count on the professionalism of Dr. Rockoff and Dr. Fening for excellent and comfortable results. Call for a consultation, won't you? In Brookline,  MA phone (617) 731-2390, and in Andover, MA call (978) 475-9320.

By The Rockoff Dermatology Center
July 03, 2017
Category: Dermatology

Removing unwanted hair is a regular hassle for men and women everywhere. While shaving and waxing remove the hair in question, they laser hair removalcannot remove them permanently, allowing the hair to grow back in and requiring ongoing attention. Luckily, laser hair removal can remove unwanted hair long term in just a few treatments. Find out more about laser hair removal with The Rockoff Dermatology Center in both Brookline, MA and Andover, MA.

Am I a candidate for laser hair removal? 
Unlike other hair removal systems, the GentleMax hair removal system used by Rockoff Dermatology Center is suitable for all skin tones, from fair to dark. A good candidate for laser hair removal is in good general health and is at a low risk for complications. Patients should have realistic expectations for their treatment and understand that they will need more than one session to achieve the desired results. Patients who are pregnant or suffer from inflamed or infected growths near the treatment area may not qualify for laser hair removal.

What can I expect during a laser hair removal treatment? 
Though some patients report that their laser hair removal treatment was painless, many others describe it as feeling a slight sting with each laser pulse as though a rubber band is being popped onto the surface of the skin. Your doctor may use creams or ointments to cool or numb the treatment area prior to the procedure. You may notice some redness or swelling after your procedure which should resolve itself within a day.

Laser Hair Removal in Brookline, MA, and Andover, MA
Most patients require 4-6 laser treatments over the course of about a year for permanent results. Some patients also choose to have touch-up appointments to maintain their results. Laser hair removal is safe and effective with the right dermatologist. For more information on hair removal and what it can do for you, please contact Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Feningat The Rockoff Dermatology Center with locations in Brookline, MA, and Andover, MA. Call (617) 731-2390 to schedule your appointment at the Brookline location and (978) 475-9230 to schedule your appointment at the Andover office today!

By The Rockoff Dermatology Center
January 25, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

This day in age, looking great is toward the top of more and more peoples’ to-do lists. However, this task often takes the expertise of your laser hair removaldermatologist. Hair removal can help you save time and effort and keep you looking and feeling great about the way you look. Learn more about the best hair removal procedure for you with Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Fening at The Rockoff Dermatology Center in Andover and Brookline, MA.

Where can I use laser hair removal? 
Most women remove their unwanted hair by shaving or waxing. However, these methods can become inefficient and time-consuming, forcing you to shave or wax every few days or weeks. Unlike other methods, the type of laser hair removal used at The Rockoff Dermatology Center is permanent, effective and suitable for all skin types. This non-invasive procedure works on any area of the body, including:

  • legs
  • bikini line
  • face
  • arms
  • back
  • stomach
  • chest

How does hair removal work? 
Laser hair removal targets the hairs using the contrast in color between them and the skin. In the past, lasers only worked on fair skin with dark hair. However, thanks to recent advances, The Rockoff Dermatology Center’s lasers can help those with any skin or hair type. Laser hair removal is often described as feeling like a rubber band snapping onto the skin and has no downtime or recovery period.

Your dermatologist aims the machine’s laser at the skin in question and slowly moves it over the hair. Hair removal sessions usually last only a few minutes and most patients require several sessions before seeing the expected results.

Laser Hair Removal in Andover and Brookline
Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair from various parts of the body. After your session, your skin may appear red or feel irritated. This is normal and nothing to worry about. Moisturizer given to you by your dermatologist and cool compresses can help decrease the severity of these side effects until they resolve themselves.

For more information on laser hair removal in the Andover and Brookline, MA area, please contact Dr. Rockoff and Dr. Fening at The Rockoff Dermatology Center. Call to schedule your appointment today!



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