From: KMR Communications
Published: Wed May 18 2005

With summer just around the corner, men and women are scurrying to do whatever they can to look their very best on the beach. This desire for the perfect beach look has contributed to the 51 percent increase of non-surgical procedures that has made laser hair removal one of the top five non-surgical trends. Dr. Oliver Zong is a Manhattan podiatrist who now offers laser toe hair removal as an alternative option to the traditional pedicure. "The ability to treat numerous hair follicles simultaneously enables toe hair removal to be a very quick process. Depending on the amount of hair present, all of the toes can be treated in about 5-10 minutes," explains Dr. Zong.

The ability to provide permanent reduction of unwanted hair is one of the enticing qualities found in using lasers for the removal of unwanted hair. "My patients usually see optimal results after six treatments," shares Dr. Zong. "Since laser destroys hair that is in the active growth phase, these repeat treatments are needed to target hair that was not affected at the time of previous treatments." Targeting the hair follicle pigment in its growth stage allows the light laser to destroy the hair shaft and root. The laser delivers a burst of light to the area through a handheld crystal, thus subsequent re-growth is finer and lighter. This process doesn’t actually remove the hair but instead, destroys it. The damaged hair falls out in one to two weeks. Since all hair grows in three stages, the targeted hair has some re-growth, but these hairs will be even finer and lighter than before. Toe laser hair removal is the perfect option for smooth tootsies to slide into your favorite sandals this summer!

Dr. Oliver Zong is a podiatrist in Manhattan’s influential Financial District. As one of the premier cosmetic foot surgeons in the country, he serves as the Director of Surgery at NYC FootCare and is on the Board of Directors at Gramercy Park Surgery Center. Besides traditional and cosmetic foot surgery, Dr. Zong is also an accomplished cryosurgeon and co-founder of the Podiatric Cryosurgery Center of New York. He is an attending physician at NYU Downtown Hospital, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Cabrini Medical Center, Gramercy Park Surgery Center and Fifth Avenue Surgery Center. Dr. Zong is in private practice with 2 office locations in Lower Manhattan and is co-owner of NY Serenity Day Spa in beautiful Scarsdale, NY. Dr. Zong is also featured as an expert columnist for, the nation’s largest online retailer of footwear.

Dr. Zong graduated as Valedictorian from New York College of Podiatric Medicine where he earned his degree, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). He went on to complete a 3 year residency in Podiatric Surgery and Medicine at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY where he earned the distinction as Resident of the Year.

An accomplished foot surgeon, Dr. Zong is credited with coining the terms, "Foot Makeover", "Foot Facelift", "The Toe Tuck", and "High Heel Feet". An expert in his field, he is often sought after by the media for quotes and advice pertaining to foot care and surgery.

Dr. Zong has appeared on national and local television news programs and has been featured in numerous health and beauty magazines and newspapers across the country. He has also been featured on nationally syndicated and local radio talk shows. Dr. Zong provides foot related advice as an expert columnist for

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