Specialists in Laser Hair Removal Long Island NY - Soft Touch Laser & Skin Renewal Center
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Specialists in Laser Hair Removal Long Island NY - Soft Touch Laser & Skin Renewal Center
Soft Touch Laser & Skin Renewal Center
Experts in Laser Hair Removal and Skin Care for Men and Women
62 Bethpage Rd - Hicksville, NY 11801-1504 - 516/364-LASEr (5273)
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Unwanted Hair
Let's face it, excess body hair can be unsightly and embarrassing. Shaving, plucking, waxing and depilatory creams provide temporary fixes that are inconvenient, irritating, messy and only temporary. Electrolysis is time consuming, sometimes painful, and is useful only in removing hair from small areas.

Excess and unwanted hair is a common problem. Women frequently experience this condition on the face, especially the upper lip, in the bikini area, under the arms or on the legs. Men often wish to rid themselves of hair on their back or chest. They too may have unwanted hair between their eyebrows or on other parts of their face.

Advanced technology lasers and light sources are rapidly changing hair removal treatment, providing gentle, non-invasive and long-lasting solutions to unwanted hair.

What is unwanted hair
Unwanted hair is a problem shared by both men and women. In many cases the condition runs in families due to genetics. Race can also be a factor — whites are more prone to having excess facial hair than are Asians and Blacks. Some people experience unwanted or excess hair from the time they reach puberty; others find it to be a condition that gets worse with age. Some women experience additional hair growth during pregnancy or menopause. Women who experience sudden hair growth should consult with their physicians, as this may be a sign of other medical conditions.

Hair does not come in any one size or type. Follicles in different parts of the body produce differing types of hair. Hair can grow in thick, bushy patches or in long thin strands. In addition, hair is produced in follicles that can be found at different depths and densities — as close to the skin's surface as a millimeter or as deep as five millimeters or more. Until recently, this great variety in hair types and body locations made long-lasting hair removal a significant challenge.

Hair Growth Phases


Typical Treatments

Tweezing and Shaving: The most basic approach to removing unwanted hair has been the trusty tweezers — their use goes back to ancient Rome. The drawbacks of this approach are pretty obvious; in addition to being painful and time-consuming, plucking is only a short-term solution as the hair invariably grows back. Shaving unwanted hair is another quick, yet ultimately ineffective way to permanently rid oneself of excess hair.

Creams: Millions of dollars have been spent on messy chemical depilatory creams, which can cause redness and irritation, while having no permanent effect on unwanted hair. Consumers have found newer, "organic" hair removal creams to be less offensive to the skin, but they have not proved any more effective at getting rid of hair. Prescription creams often provide good results, but they must be used at least twice per day, and never provide a permanent solution.

Waxing: Waxing is quite popular, especially among women. This method only provides hair-free results for two to four weeks. Many people find the process painful, and waxing can cause skin irritation and ingrown hairs.

Electrolysis: Electrolysis is generally an effective means of hair removal, but this technique can be painful, time-consuming and expensive. During electrolysis, an electric current passes through a needle to destroy each individual hair root. It typically takes months and numerous visits to clear even small areas, such as the upper lip.

All lasers are not created equal!
Soft Touch Laser presents
 PolyLase LP® Non-invasive
Hair Removal Laser Therapy

NEWS as of 03/27/2006: We are proud to announce that we now have the latest
re-designed PolyLase LP®, and are honored to be the first in the Western Hemisphere to have it!  This ground-breaking state-of-the-art laser is now complimented with a color touch screen, motorized zoom lens handpieces, more energy, higher cooling, and improved reliability.
What does this mean to you?  You'll be treated with the very latest advancements in lasers which will yield you faster and safer procedures, for all skin types.
 If the manufacturer of this stellar unit respects us by bestowing Soft Touch Laser & Skin Renewal Center such an honor to allow us to premiere the unit in such a large geographical area, you should surely trust us with your Laser Hair Removal needs.
Don't put your body in the hands of out-dated antiquated equipment that can lead to burns and/or subpar results, or to practices not willing to continually invest in their technology and equipment!

What is the     DDC Technologies PolyLase LP® Laser
and why is it a safe treatment?
Lasers have been used for many years for a variety of medical cosmetic procedures including treatment of facial and leg veins, age spots and rejuvenating the skin on the face. The PolyLase LP® System is the newest advancement in laser aesthetics.  The system contains a revolutionary long-pulse high energy alexandrite laser (optimal wavelength of 755nm for lighter skin types) as well as an Nd:Yag laser (optimal wavelength of 1064nm for darker skin types).  This premier laser emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin to the hair follicle where it is absorbed. The laser energy is transformed into heat, which destroys the hair follicle leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. The skin is further protected during treatment by deep cooled air that is sprayed onto the skin cooling the upper layers and providing clients with increased comfort.  This ingenious system prevents hyper (lightening) or hypo (darkening) pigmentation problems as found with some other laser systems, and does not carry the possible side effects of other manufacturers cooling devices that may be too extreme.

What conditions are treated with the PolyLase LP®?
Traditional hair removal techniques, such as shaving, plucking, waxing and depilatory creams provide only temporary relief. Until now, the only recognized way to remove hair permanently has been by electrolysis - which can be tedious, time-consuming and uncomfortable. The PolyLase LP® System safely removes unwanted body hair without damaging the delicate pores and structures of the skin. Facial and bikini areas are usually completed in under ten minutes; legs, backs and larger areas can take longer. 

What does the treatment include?
Depending on the amount of hair treated, the procedure varies from client to client. Generally, the treatment will include: Wearing safety eyewear to protect the practitioner and client's eyes from the laser light during the procedure. A small handpiece will be used that touches the skin to deliver the laser light. A light spray of chilled air on the skin will be felt during each laser pulse. A test area may be done prior to the entire treatment. Your full treatment may be done on the same day or up to two weeks later, depending on the skin reaction. Most clients experience little discomfort at the treatment site because of the cooling device. The degree of discomfort varies with each person, depending on his/her pain threshold. Topical anesthesia may also be requested based on individual preferences or tolerances. Be sure to discuss this with your practitioner in advance of the laser treatment. The procedure can take as little as 10 minutes or up to an hour, depending on the area treatment. The treated area may become pink or red within 30 minutes of treatment; this may last from a few hours to several days and is relieved with the application of ice or cooling gels.

What precautions should be taken before and after treatment?
Avoid the sun 4-6 weeks before and after treatment or until your practitioner allows it. You must avoid electrolysis, plucking or waxing hair for 6 weeks prior to treatment. If you have had a history of perioral herpes, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed. It is not necessary to shave, but it will quicken treatment time.  A shadow or stubble should be visible. You should discuss your desired results and the improvements you expect to achieve with your practitioner. Together you can decide if your expectations will be met and if this laser treatment is the best option.

How many treatments will I need?
Hair grows in cycles. The number of treatments required depends upon your skin color and coarseness of the hair. Everyone will require at least 4-6 treatments as the process is only effective on hair during the early growing cycle. Repeat sessions will be necessary to treat these follicles when they re-enter the early growth phase. Is this procedure covered by insurance? Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures.
 However, consult with your insurance carrier for more information. 

Does shaving encourage hair growth?
Some say it's an old wives tale, but we see it every day.  Just watch the clip below for proof.  ;-)

How much does it cost?

As you can see, Soft Touch Laser & Skin Renewal Center
can save you lots of time, pain and money.

Remember...Not all lasers are created equal.
Only Soft Touch Laser & Skin Renewal Center
can provide you with excellent results,
while significantly reducing discomfort,
with no burning, and with very competitive pricing!
Ask us how we can do this compared to other laser centers.

Don't delay...make your appointment today!


The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Press Release on Laser Hair Removal
U. S. Food and Drug Administration
Laser Facts
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
From Long Island Press
New York State Association of Laser Hair Removal Specialists, Inc.

Hair growth stages
PolyLase LP PDF Spec
Hair Chart
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Treatment Time
Cost per Time
Total Cost
Total Duration
SOFT TOUCH Laser (Permanent by FDA) Back Comfortable 45 minutes Once a month to six treatments $400 - $500 (very affordable only at Soft Touch Laser) $1,750 4 to 6 months
Electrolysis (Permanent) Back Painful 125 hours Once every three weeks $75 Average $9,375 5 to 7 YEARS!
Waxing (Temporary) Back Painful 1/2 hour Once a month to unlimited $45 Average $5,400 to $10,800+ FOREVER
Have you, or heard of a friend, that has had
Laser Hair Removal before, and have received burns, welts, blisters, and bleeding?

You won't get burnt at Soft Touch Laser & Skin Renewal Center, with our expertise, proven results, and our owned
FDA cleared equipment.

40% of our Client base has had treatments done at well-respected Dermatologists offices, Plastic Surgeons offices, and Laser Centers BEFORE coming to us, and are amazed that burning should NOT be considered the norm.
Call us today
to find out why.

We are here to HELP you, not hurt you!
Client Beware:

Many clinics advertise Laser Hair Removal using a device known as IPL (Intense Pulsed Light).  An IPL device is NOT truly a laser.  Its primary function is to provide a client with photorejuvenation (foto-facials).  While it may provide some hair removal, it can no way be compared to the effectiveness of a laser designed specifically for hair removal.  Don't let these clinics tell you that you will receive a (included) foto-facial when using this IPL device with the lower settings they try to use for hair removal.

Clinics that use IPL purchased their units specifically for photorejuvenation.  When they saw the increased demand and opportunity for hair removal, they began using their units outside of the devices original scope.  The people generally operating these IPL devices are typically not trained on the specific technicalities of hair removal.  Board Certified Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons are known for this faux pas.  You'll find IPL devices at offices of Dermatologists, Gynecologists, Podiatrists, Dentists, and Chiropractors, to name a few...professions not normally thought of for hair removal.

IPL devices are substantially less expensive than true lasers, which can allow a clinic to charge a lesser fee.  Don't give trust of your most valued personal appearance to a clinic based on price alone. 

We at Soft Touch use the premier laser available for hair removal, the PolyLase LP®, designed specifically for hair removal, and approved by the US FDA for this modality, and our staff are Certified Laser Specialists specifically trained in Laser Hair Removal.

Come to someone you can trust - Soft Touch Laser & Skin Renewal Center - Long Island's most adept center for Laser Hair Removal and Aesthetics.
Easy to understand facts about Laser Hair Removal
If you're a Medical Professional and would like to purchase a PolyLase LP for your practice, visit www.MediSpaLasers.com for more information.