Laser Hair Removal for Philadelphia & New Jersey Women and Men
While body hair is a part of life that everyone will contend with at one time or another, it doesn't have to be difficult to manage. If you're tired of shaving, waxing, plucking, and using harsh chemicals, you should consider laser hair removal. Our Philadelphia and South Jersey patients love the treatment due to its effectiveness.
A laser hair removal treatment at our South Jersey practice is most commonly used on a person's face, legs, underarms, bikini line, back, and other areas that have unwanted hair. While a series of treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal hair removal, many people say they wish they had considered laser hair removal treatment in New Jersey sooner.
Laser Hair Removal Explained
Laser hair removal at South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center consists of a laser light of a specific wavelength to target melanin in the hair follicle. The laser passes through the skin and attacks each hair follicle with an intense but extremely focused heat, which is absorbed by the pigment there. The goal is to stop the follicle from growing hair permanently, so the best candidates for this treatment are individuals with dark hair.
The laser pulses can treat up to a quarter-size area every second. The duration of your laser hair removal procedure at our New Jersey practice will depend on the size of the area of unwanted hair.
Common treatment areas include:
- the upper lip and chin
- the bikini line
- the back
Laser hair removal is not recommended for eyelids or the immediate area surrounding the eyes.
Laser Hair Removal Details
During the laser hair removal procedure, a numbing gel can be placed on the treated area to help with any potential discomfort.
Several laser hair removal sessions may be necessary due to the fact that this treatment destroys follicles for hair that is actively growing, but not all of your hair is actively growing at the same time. You will need to catch all of the unwanted hair in a particular area at the right time in order to inhibit its future growth, so you will likely need to schedule six to nine sessions spaced several weeks apart in order to get the best results.
Meet Dr. Levin
Meet Dr. Levin
Board-certified Dr. Robin Levin and her team at South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center provide a comprehensive service offering of clinical and cosmetic dermatology. Learn more about Dr. Levin or request a consultation today!
You will be asked to refrain from any tweezing, waxing, or other similar activities that can alter a follicle prior to each laser hair removal session. Since the laser targets this specific part of the hair, it must be fully intact at the time of the treatment.
Also, since the laser hair removal technology is pigment based, light-skinned people should avoid tanning in the days leading up to a treatment.
Remember: A laser is a powerful precision instrument, so it is important to come to a board-certified expert trained in its use and knowledgeable about a variety of skin and hair types. Laser hair removal should always be done in the hands of a thoroughly educated professional.
Laser Hair Removal Results
Not only does laser hair removal provide a more convenient and confidence-inspiring solution to unwanted body hair, but it will save you a great deal of time and money in the long run on various shaving and trimming applications. Best of all, laser hair removal can be performed on virtually any part of the body, making it a simple and versatile treatment. Laser hair removal patients from Philadelphia and New Jersey are experiencing the care and knowledge only a board-certified dermatologist can provide with outstanding results.
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