Hair Removal


You can be candid about your unwanted face and body hair at Greenbush Skin Care Center in the East Greenbush, NY area. Our board-certified internist, Dr. Padma Sripada, performs Icon™ Aesthetic System laser hair removal treatments for patients in areas big or small. Don't be shy about where you would like your hair to stop growing. Many of our patients seek out laser hair removal on their face, neck, back, arms, chest, abdomen, legs, groin, and bikini area. It is an effective way for the long-term reduction or removal of hair follicles on the face or body for silky skin. We would be happy to have you in our office at Greenbush Skin Care Center to discuss how laser hair removal could benefit you. Call and set up a consultation today.


There really is no right or wrong answer to where you can have laser hair removal on your face or your body. When you come in for a consultation, Dr. Padma and our team will discuss where you would like to have laser hair removal. We will also make sure it is safe for you to have a laser treatment. During your consultation, we will go over your needs, concerns, and goals to decide if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Ideal patients for laser hair removal treatments:

  • Want to reduce facial or body hair
  • Are tired of other hair removal techniques (shaving, waxing, depilatory creams, or bleaching)
  • Have dark hair
  • Are in good overall health


On the day of your laser hair removal appointment, you will get settled into one of our private treatment rooms for your treatment. We will make sure that your skin is free of oil, dirt, and moisturizers. During the procedure, your laser technician will stretch out your skin where the Icon laser will target your unwanted hair. The energy from our Icon laser will destroy the hair follicles, which prevents growth in the future. Usually, you will need 3 - 5 sessions over a period of 3 - 4 weeks to get your ideal results. Your appointments will be spaced out in order to give the treated areas a chance to recover. This also allows time for follicles that were in the dormant phase to change to the active growth phase so they can be treated. The state-of-the-art Icon laser we use at Greenbush Skin Care Center zeros in on only the hair follicles, which preserves the skin of the area being treated.


Although laser hair removal is relatively gentle, the treated area of your skin may feel like it has a slight sunburn after being under the laser. When you leave our office, you are free to resume your daily activities, but you should limit how active you are and protect yourself from sun exposure to let your treated skin recover. When you get home following your appointment, we suggest applying soothing creams or ice packs to alleviate any discomfort.

You will have a series of hair removal sessions scheduled as follow-up appointments. This is the best way to capture hair that grows in after the first treatment.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.