Laser Treatment Specialist

Dr. Cook-Bolden and her dedicated team of experts are skilled in using advanced technologies in their Midtown East office, including laser treatment for hair removal, toenail fungus and other dermatology issues so her New York City patients can enjoy the widest array of treatment options.

Laser Treatment Q&A

Skin Specialty Dermatology

What do lasers do?

Lasers emit powerful energy beams that can be highly focused on small areas to treat an array of skin conditions, both medical and cosmetic. Different types of lasers emit energy at different wavelengths and frequencies, making them very versatile.

How are lasers used in dermatology?

Lasers have many applications in dermatology, from treating acne to tightening and resurfacing skin to treating toenail fungus and removing unwanted hair. While they can be ideal for many patients, they're not always the best choice. During your consultation, you'll learn more about laser treatments so you can decide if it's right for your needs.

Can lasers treat toenail fungus?

Yes, lasers can be very effective in treating nail fungus, which can be difficult to treat with other types of methods like topical medications. It also avoids the need for oral medications, which can cause liver damage when taken for a long period of time. The laser destroys the DNA of the fungus so it can no longer multiply or replicate. Treatment takes just 15 to 30 minutes, and it's painless so no anesthetic is needed. The laser treatment focuses solely on the fungus, leaving the rest of the nail and other tissue undamaged. Once treatment is complete, you can return to your regular routines.

How do lasers remove hair?

Lasers use intense, focused heat to destroy the hair at its root. Over time, successive treatments can significantly slow hair growth or prevent hair from regrowing. Most patients will have success with three to six initial treatments followed by follow-up treatments two to six time a year for a year or two. The number of treatments you need will depend on the amount of laser energy that is used during each treatment.

Major Insurance Plans Accepted

We participate with most insurance plans. Please notify us of your insurance plan when making an appointment and present your insurance information upon arrival to the office.

If your insurance plan requires you to have a referral, you must obtain the referral from your primary care physician PRIOR to your arrival at the office. Insurance plans which require a referral from the primary care physician will not allow us to treat you under your insurance without the proper referral.

If you have an insurance deductible, payment for visits is due until your deductible has been satisfied, at which time we will accept your insurance for services that are covered. All insurance co-payments are due at the time of your visit.

Please be advised that there is a returned check fee of $30.00.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
EmblemHealth
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
GHI
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
MagnaCare
Medicare
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
UMR
UnitedHealthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Cook-Bolden was warm and so knowledgable, exceedingly polite and thoughtful. I can see why everyone loves her and I hope I get a chance to see her again."

    Andrea D.
  • Yelp

    "I'm always more than satisfied by the level of care that I receive and with Dr. C-B's warm manner. She cured my persistent (and sometimes severe) acne."

    Stella J.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Cook-Bolden was warm and so knowledgable, exceedingly polite and thoughtful. I can see why everyone loves her and I hope I get a chance to see her again."

    Andrea D.
  • Yelp

    "I'm always more than satisfied by the level of care that I receive and with Dr. C-B's warm manner. She cured my persistent (and sometimes severe) acne."

    Stella J.
  • Yelp

    "As a man they've helped me out with razor bumps, discolorations, the cystic bumps along the jawline and with my ingrown hairs. "

    K. W.
  • Yelp

    "The office was more beautiful than any dermatology office I have ever been to before! It is an amazing center which specializes in skin of color"

    Marsha L.
Location
Skin Specialty Dermatology
150 East 58th Street, 3rd Floor of Annex Building
Midtown East

New York, NY 10155
Phone: 212-561-5450
Fax: 212-223-6598
Office Hours

Skin Specialty Dermatology
150 East 58th Street
3rd Floor of Annex Building
New York, NY 10155