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By Horvath Dermatology Associates
March 30, 2020
Category: Dermatology

Tired of having to pluck, wax, and shave every few days? Dealing with thick, dark and unsightly hair in visible areas such as the chin or shoulders? If so, a dermatologist can provide you with a more effective solution for getting rid of unwanted body hair faster and easier. The answer lies in laser hair removal.

Plucking and waxing can be painful and shaving can leave you with ingrown hairs and irritation. None of these methods are fun. Plus, you have to keep doing it every few days or every week if you want smooth skin. Why go through the hassle when a dermatologist can help you get rid of hair without ever having to lift a finger?

It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments. This procedure makes it easy to get smoother skin without having to deal with tweezing, shaving, or waxing. This non-invasive laser treatment can treat just about any part of the body; however, it’s most often used to treat the,

  • Chest
  • Upper lip and chin
  • Back
  • Bikini line
  • Underarm
  • Legs
  • Shoulder

Thanks to advanced laser technology, our dermatologist can provide patients with a safe, effective, and comfortable laser treatment to help them target and remove unwanted hair for the long term. Most laser systems offer a built-in cooling system to make treatment as comfortable as possible. Depending on the size of the treatment area, laser hair removal can take as little as 10 minutes for regions such as the upper lip or chin and as long as one hour (for a full back).

Since hair grows in cycles, you will need to get several laser hair removal sessions to ensure that our dermatologist removes as much of the hair as possible. The average person will get anywhere from 4-6 sessions. During laser hair removal, the handheld device will be directed over the skin to target and heat up the hair follicles to destroy them, preventing them from growing back. While laser hair removal will not permanently get rid of the hair, it will help the hair grow back fewer, finer, and lighter so they are far less visible.

If you think laser hair removal could help you feel more confident in your appearance, then your cosmetic dermatologist can give you the smoother results you want before summer hits.


A Message to Our Patients Regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Horvath Dermatology is open at this time for emergency and urgent appointments.  We are also available for teledermatology visits over the internet.

To schedule a live teledermatology visit using FaceTime or any internet connection with doxy.me, please call the office or make an appointment request on our website.

We are also available for remote online visits where you can upload pictures at your convenience, and then wait for our response, using our Dermatologist OnCall portal, which is available 24 hours a day.

 https://doc.dermatologistoncall.com/horvathdermatology.html

We will continue to to monitor information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), in order to maintain a safe environment for our patients and staff.

 

We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time, and we wish health and safety to you and your family.

 


A Message to Our Patients Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Horvath Dermatology is continuing to monitor information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), in order to maintain a safe environment for our patients and staff. 

Based on the recommendation of the Allegheny Health Department to limit elective procedures, Horvath Dermatology Associates will be closed for routine patient care starting on Friday, March 20 and lasting for at least two weeks.

During this time, we will be answering phones and available to see emergent issues, although our hours will be reduced and irregular.

Horvath Dermatology Associates continues to offer online teledermatology visits through our Dermatologist OnCall portal, which is available 24 hours a day.

https://doc.dermatologistoncall.com/horvathdermatology.html

We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time, and we wish health and safety to you and your family.


March 16, 2020
Category: Uncategorized
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During this time of uncertainty with the COVID19 coronavirus, Horvath Dermatology Associates is currently open and seeing patients.

We will also continue to offer online appointments through our Dermatology Oncall partners.  

Plesae use this link to start an online visit.

https://doc.dermatologistoncall.com/horvathdermatology.html


Horvath Dermatology Associates is open during this time, and will continue to provide essential medical services to our patients and community.

We ask that any person with fever, cough, or shortness of breath contact the office prior to any appointment, to discuss the necessity of their visit.  We also ask any person with recent travel to China, Europe, Iran, South Korea, Japan, California, New York, Washingon, or other areas with community spread of COVID-19 to contact the office before coming to their appointment.

We ask that, when possible, patients bring a maxium of one additional adult person to their appointment.

For any person concerned over meeting in the office, Horvath Dermatology Associates continues to offer online teledermatology visits through our DermatologistOncall portal.

https://doc.dermatologistoncall.com/horvathdermatology.html

We understand that this period has created challenges for all of us.  We will continue to provide safe and effective care to the greater Pittsburgh region.

Thank you,

Brian Horvath, MD MPH

Horvath Dermatology Associates