Laser Hair Removal

Patel Aesthetics

Niki Patel, MD, PC

Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician located in New York, NY & Bronx, NY

If you’re tired of the bumps, burns, and irritations that shaving or waxing leaves behind, Patel Aesthetics has your solution. Certified internal medicine physician and aesthetics specialist Niki Patel, MD provides laser hair removal services at his two locations in Suffern and the Bronx, New York. If you want smooth, hair-free skin without the hassles of shaving or waxing, call Patel Aesthetics or book an appointment online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A


How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal safely and effectively reduces unwanted body hair without bothersome side effects like razor burn or ingrown hairs. Dr. Patel uses laser technology to deactivate your hair follicles.

Since hair follicles cycle through active and dormant phases, this treatment requires several sessions to ensure full coverage. The number of treatments varies from person to person, but most people need two to six treatments spaced four to six weeks apart for ideal results.

Laser hair removal lasts much longer than shaving or waxing, but you may require touch-up treatments once or twice per year. When your hair does grow back, it’s lighter in color, finer, and more sparse than before.

What areas can laser hair removal treat?

Laser hair removal is safe for most parts of your body, including:

  • Face
  • Upper lip and chin
  • Back and chest
  • Neck and shoulders
  • Bikini area
  • Arms and legs
  • Underarms

How should I prepare for laser hair removal?

Before treatment, Dr. Patel provides you with information on how to best prepare for laser hair removal to optimize results. This may include:

  • Avoiding the sun for several weeks beforehand
  • Refraining from plucking, waxing, or electrolysis
  • Avoid using sunless tanning lotions

What should I expect from a laser hair removal treatment?

First, Dr. Patel performs a comprehensive physical exam and reviews your medical history to make sure you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal. He may ask questions about any skin conditions you have or medications you take.

During hair removal sessions, Dr. Patel starts by cleansing the treatment area. He may apply a numbing cream or gel to enhance your comfort throughout the process.

The amount of time it takes depends on the treatment area. Upper lips take only minutes, while a larger area, like your back, may last an hour or more.

Treatments aren’t painful, but you may experience a sensation similar to rubber bands snapping against your skin. There’s no downtime for recovery, so you can resume normal activities immediately after your appointment. Your skin may appear slightly red and swollen, but this should fade within a day or three.


To find out how laser hair removal can help you achieve silky smooth skin, call Patel Aesthetics or book online today.