Laser Hair Removal in NJ

Laser Hair Removal is a proven effective and safe method of removing unwanted hair. The procedure is a quick and relatively painless alternative to waxing, tweezing, depilatories, and electrolysis.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal works when the laser targets the root of the hair, damages the hair follicle and disables its growth. Most people say that laser hair removal feels kind of like a rubber band snapping the skin. Our patients say the ouch factor is tolerable and well worth the results. Laser hair removal in NJ leaves patients very happy!

What Body Areas Can Be Treated with Laser Hair Removal?

We have different laser hair removal devices available at our New Jersey offices, which easily and safely allows us to remove hair from all parts of the body, including the face, legs, arms, underarms and back. We can also treat sensitive areas like the chest, nipples, and bikini line. The laser light, which gets absorbed by the hair’s pigment, works best on dark colored hairs.

What Do Laser Hair Removal Treatments Feel Like?

The laser handpiece cools and soothes as it glides along the skin. When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required; however, some patients may prefer to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.

How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Will I Need?

Most areas require 3 to 6 treatments. However, the number of laser hair removal treatments in NJ required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors, such as hair thickness, the area treated, and the hair’s growth cycle. Each individual hair on the body goes through distinct phases: growing, resting, and shedding. Laser procedures treat only hair in the active growth phase of the hair cycle at the time of treatment. However, several laser hair removal treatments are required to capture all hairs as they enter this active growing phase.

What Happens After my Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

Immediately following your treatment, the area may appear a bit red and swollen. Three to seven days after treatment, you may experience what seems to be regrowth of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment and are not regrowing.

What Are the Possible Side Effects?

Following the treatment, you can return to your normal activities right away. Although patients experience few side effects, the most common findings include temporary redness and swelling, similar to a sunburn. These effects typically last for several hours or less. In rare instances, blistering may occur. Your provider will discuss the potential risks, benefits, and alternatives at your consultation visit. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun.

How Does Laser Hair Removal in New Jersey Compare with Other Hair Removal Methods?

Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are temporary methods that must be repeated on a regular basis. Laser techniques can provide permanent hair reduction. Electrolysis is a tedious, invasive, and painful process that involves inserting a needle into each individual hair follicle, followed by the delivery of an electrical charge. Electrolysis often requires years of treatments at regular intervals. By delivering light energy to hundreds of hair follicles at a time, the laser effectively treats an area in just seconds that would take over an hour with electrolysis.

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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