Laser Hair Removal

Getting Fuzz-Free is Now Fuss-Free with the Excel HR System


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, safety, and convenience.

Laser hair removal treatmentswith our Excel HR system can be performed on almost any area of the body, and 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 reduction, many people say they wish they had considered laser hair removal treatment in New Jersey sooner.

Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Robin Levin and the team of skin care specialists at South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center have a vested interest in cosmetic dermatology treatments such as laser hair removal for our Philadelphia and New Jersey patients. Click here to schedule an appointment or consultation, and we will get in touch with you shortly. If you prefer, you may also contact us directly at 856-810-9888.

Economical, Quick & Environment-Friendly

While laser treatment sessions may require an upfront cost that is higher than other hair removal methods, it is a much more economical solution in the long run, as the extent of reduction achieved translates into substantial savings on razors, wax appointments or at-home kits, and other hair removal tools.

Additionally, the return on investment from laser hair removal treatments extends beyond monetary value – all the time and mental energy you put into hair-related grooming can now be spent on more meaningful experiences. Shaving razors and wax strips out of your routine will also reduce your carbon footprint over time.

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, as its effectiveness is limited for light blonde or red hair colors.

Patients with certain hormonal imbalances are also advised to complete successful treatment for such conditions before moving forward with laser hair removal, as they could affect results. Speak to a member of our team for more information.

Typical treatment areas include:

  • the upper lip and chin
  • underarms
  • bikini or Brazilian areas
  • legs and arms
  • chest
  • fingers and toes
  • the back

Laser hair removal is not recommended for eyelids or the immediate areas surrounding the eyes.

Fitzpatrick Skin Types & the Excel HR System

The energy-efficient Excel HR laser hair removal system from Cutera combines a high-powered Alexandrite laser with a long-pulse Nd:YAG laser, making it a dual-wavelength system that can be used on all Fitzpatrick skin phototypes.

The Fitzpatrick scale, ranging from I to VI, is a classification system for skin based on the amount of naturally occurring skin color and sun-tanning ability. While both Excel HR lasers are safe to use on any skin type, the Alexandrite laser offers more effective hair reduction for skin types I through IV, while the Nd:YAG laser is more suitable for types V and VI.

As each patient is unique, a consultation with an experienced laser hair removal provider is necessary to determine realistic patient goals, the number of sessions required, laser settings, and other treatment details.

For patients of Fitzpatrick skin types I to IV who would like to reduce underarm sweat, odor, and hair long term, we offer the miraDry®/miraSmooth system.

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. The Excel HR system at our practice is equipped with sapphire contact cooling, has adjustable temperature settings and dual wavelengths (due to the dual-laser combination), and emits no CFCs (chloroflurocarbons) to maximize patient comfort and safety.

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 may need anywhere between three to 10 treatment sessions spaced several weeks apart in order to get the best results.

With the Excel HR system, most patients tend to achieve their treatment goals in four to five sessions. 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.

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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 appropriately licensed providers 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 who can gauge the appropriate settings and skillfully operate the device for the best possible results.

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.

Hair reduction results are often immediately noticeable after the first session, but it is important to attend all recommended sessions in a timely manner to ensure the best possible results. While a few small wisps of hair may persist after all sessions are complete, these tend to be few and far between, much finer, inconspicuous, and slower-growing than before.*

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*patient results may vary

If you are ready to learn more about laser hair removal at South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center, click here to schedule an appointment or consultation. If you prefer, you may also contact us directly at 856-810-9888.

*results may vary