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Afsheen Ather

Aesthetic Specialist & Medical Spa located in Leesburg, VA

Laser Hair Removal

Are you searching for an easy way to remove hair without needing to shave, wax, or pluck constantly? Get laser hair removal at Nova Derm Institute in Leesburg, Virginia, and enjoy the benefits of smooth skin without the hassle of constant upkeep. Afsheen Ather, MBBS, is a skilled aesthetics provider and medical spa owner with more than 10 years of experience. At Nova Derm Institute, you can get the results you want with comfort and confidence; just call or schedule a consultation online today to get started.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a procedure that uses a light-emitting laser to destroy the roots of hair follicles and reduce unwanted hair growth. Laser hair removal is the most popular procedure in medical spas throughout the United States.

Where can I get laser hair removal?

At Nova Derm Institute, Dr. Ather provides laser hair removal for both men and women. Laser hair removal can be used on all skin types since it’s UV-free and doesn’t damage skin or effect pigment.

You can get laser hair removal on your back, bikini area, chest, face – especially the lips and chin – neck, and shoulders. Laser hair removal is especially helpful if you want to avoid painful or unsightly razor burn after shaving.


What type of laser is used for laser hair removal?

Dr. Ather uses the Syneron Candela GentleMax® laser, which provides consistent results with minimal discomfort. The GentleMax laser includes a dual-laser system that emits two different light frequencies, which results in a faster treatment session than single-laser machines.

What happens during a laser hair removal session?

During your laser hair removal session, Dr. Ather uncovers the area of skin being treated and you wear a pair of light-blocking glasses to avoid eye irritation from the laser. Dr. Ather gently presses the handheld wand against your skin and pulses the laser on and off before moving to another spot.

You may feel a mild stinging sensation, like a small rubber band snap, on your skin when the laser is turned on. Dr. Ather pulses the laser on and off quickly so you only feel the sensation briefly.

Depending on the size of the treatment area, your session may last five minutes or up to an hour. In most cases, you need 2-6 treatment sessions to see results.

How long does laser hair removal last?

Laser hair removal results generally last for several months.* Once you begin to see regrowth, you’ll likely notice the hair is finer and thinner than it was before treatment.

If desired, you can return for a few additional sessions to remove the new hair growth. You typically need fewer follow-up sessions since your hair is finer after each visit.

Get long-lasting, fuzz-free skin at Nova Derm Institute. Call or schedule a consultation online now to get started.

*Individual results may vary.

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