Unwanted hair can be frustrating, and most methods of removing hair can cause irritation, stubble, redness, and are only temporary. Sometimes razor burn and bumps can be worse than the hair itself, leading to embarrassing side effects. Additionally, razors or waxes only provide temporary relief from your unwanted hair, as it continues to grow back. You can alleviate your struggles with unwanted or unattractive hair by removing it with laser hair removal at the Wise Center for Plastic Surgery.
Laser hair removal involves the use of an intense beam of light to remove unwanted hair from the body. It is an effective alternative to traditional shaving and waxing – with no ingrown hairs and razor bumps.* The safe and effective procedure can be performed in many different areas of the body and has been around for many years.
The laser targets the darkness of the melanin pigment in the hair follicle. Since melanin is only produced in the growth phase of the hair, the laser must target the hair follicle during this cycle. At any given time, 10-20% of the hair in a particular area may be in a growth phase. Therefore, more than one treatment needs to be scheduled, preferably at 4-6 week intervals. With multiple treatments, all hair follicles can be disabled, leaving you with smooth skin and no need for shaving or waxing!
The laser is most effective on dark, coarse hair, and it is an excellent treatment for ingrown hairs. Dr. Wise, along with our technicians, will assess your areas of concern and help you enjoy optimal results.
Laser hair removal is can be effective on almost any part of the body where you have unwanted hair.
Some common treatment areas include:
Imagine the smooth, hair-free skin you’ve always wanted – and make it a reality with laser hair removal.* Contact us to learn more.
Generally, laser hair removal is an effective treatment for men and women of virtually any age. It is a very versatile treatment, but it may work better for some. The laser device targets the melanin in the hair follicle, so it works best when there is dark hair present in light skin. The contrast helps the device target hairs more easily. Therefore, some candidates with very blonde or gray hair may not benefit as greatly as someone with dark hair. Dr. Wise can help you determine if laser hair removal is right for you based on his many years of experience.
Before the procedure beings, you may be given a numbing gel to make the treatment more comfortable on sensitive areas. Laser Hair Removal treatment involves the passing of a laser light beam over your skin that has unwanted hair. This beam of light targets the hair follicles, where the hair begins. The follicle is effectively destroyed, hindering the further growth of more hair. You may feel a slight warmth during the procedure, which is normal and usually mild in nature.
Laser treatment impairs the growth of hair follicles when they are in the growth (or anagen) cycle at the time of treatment. Not all hair follicles are at this stage at the same time. Therefore, most people require approximately four to eight treatments to achieve the desired results. The number of sessions also depends on the condition of your skin.
The time needed to complete a laser hair removal session can vary based on the size of your treatment area. Small areas like the upper lip can take 30 minutes or less, while other larger areas can take an hour or more. The laser is extremely precise, so your unwanted hair can be easily removed without affecting the surrounding tissues or hair outside the treatment area.
No matter what your skin or hair type, laser hair removal can help you achieve the smooth, radiant look you desire. The treatment is generally not painful and is well tolerated. We use topical anesthetic cream for more sensitive areas to make your experience a pleasant one.
Side effects from your NJ Laser Hair Removal are usually very mild and will diminish over the 1 to 3 days following your procedure. You should avoid extended periods of direct sunlight — including tanning beds — for a couple weeks after your treatment. You may notice hair beginning to fall out, which is an indication that the treatment worked!
Most patients return to work right away, so you can get the smooth and hairless skin you’ve been wanting without a long recovery or time off from your work or other activities. Laser Hair Removal is quick and easy when performed by the professionals at the Wise Center for Plastic Surgery.
After your recommended number of treatments, you will be free of hair for many months or even years. In some cases, patients occasionally experience some regrowth of hair and may require additional laser hair removal sessions to maintain their hairless appearance. However, it is unlikely that your hair will grow back with the same thickness and color as before, so subsequent treatments will simply be maintenance.
Dr. Jeffrey Wise and the technicians at the Wise Center for Plastic Surgery in New Jersey are committed to patient health, safety, and comfort. We have performed countless successful laser hair removal procedures and are well-versed in the latest hair removal technology and methods to make your experience pleasant and quick.
Don’t be bothered by unwanted hair any longer. Shaving, tweezing, and waxing can leave unflattering razor burn, ingrown hairs, or other problems, but you won’t need to worry with that after laser hair removal. Smooth skin awaits you at the Wise Center in New Jersey!