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Unwanted hair can be a source of frustration, and many hair removal methods offer only fleeting solutions that result in irritation, stubble, and redness. In some cases, the discomfort caused by razor burn and bumps can outweigh the original issue of unwanted hair, leading to potentially embarrassing consequences.
Furthermore, traditional methods such as razors or waxing merely offer a temporary respite from unwanted hair, as it consistently regrows. At the Wise Center for Plastic Surgery, patients can find relief from the challenges posed by unwanted or unattractive hair through the transformative benefits of laser hair removal in New Jersey.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a highly effective method for eliminating unwanted body hair. It offers a preferable alternative to traditional shaving and waxing, allowing patients to avoid the nuisance of ingrown hairs and razor bumps. This safe and well-established procedure can be applied to various areas of the body.
The treatment involves using a laser to target melanin pigment found in the hair follicle, which is exclusively produced during the hair's growth phase. To achieve the best results, the laser must zero in on the hair follicle during this specific cycle.
Since, at any given time, only 10-20% of the hair in a particular area may be in the growth phase, it is recommended that patients come in for multiple sessions spaced at 4-6 week intervals. After undergoing a series of treatments, all hair follicles can be rendered inactive, leaving the patient with silky-smooth skin and no need for further shaving or waxing.
Laser hair removal proves most effective on dark, coarse hair and serves as an excellent solution for ingrown hairs. Our Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner at Wise Med Spa will assess your areas of concern and guide you toward achieving optimal results.
Where does Laser Hair Removal help?
Laser hair removal can be effective on virtually any part of the body where the patient has unwanted hair.
Some of the most common treatment areas include:
The face (particularly in the chin and upper lip areas)
Patients can now achieve the smooth, hair-free skin they have always wanted with laser hair removal. Reach out to us today to learn more.
Who is a candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is typically an effective option for patients of all ages and genders. However, its effectiveness can vary among individuals. The treatment's efficiency relies on the laser device's ability to target melanin within the hair follicle. As such, it is most successful in cases where dark hair contrasts with lighter skin tones.
The contrast between the hair and skin aids the laser device in pinpointing and treating the hair more effectively. Consequently, individuals with very light blonde or gray hair may not experience the same level of benefit as those with darker hair. Our Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner can help you ascertain whether laser hair removal in New Jersey is a suitable choice for your unique circumstances.
What does it entail?
Before starting the procedure, a numbing gel will be applied to the treatment area to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the process. The Laser Hair Removal treatment involves the gentle passage of a laser light beam over the areas with unwanted hair. This focused light precisely targets the hair follicles at their roots, effectively inhibiting further hair growth. You might experience a mild sensation of warmth during the procedure.
The laser treatment disrupts the hair follicles' growth while they are in their active growth phase, known as the anagen cycle, at the time of treatment. As not all hair follicles are in this stage at the same time, it is usually recommended that patients undergo four to eight treatment sessions in order to attain their desired results. The exact number of sessions also takes into account the unique characteristics of your skin.
At our practice, we use the GentleMax Pro Laser to achieve maximum hair removal. Widely considered to be the industry standard for hair removal, Candela Medical’s GentleMax Pro has a proven track record for success in reducing unwanted hair.
What should I expect?
The length of a laser hair removal session will ultimately depend on the size of the treatment area. Smaller regions, like the upper lip, typically require 30 minutes or less, whereas larger areas may extend the session to an hour or longer. Laser technology exhibits remarkable precision, ensuring that only the unwanted hair within the treatment area is affected, leaving surrounding tissues and adjacent hair unaffected.
Regardless of your unique skin or hair type, laser hair removal offers a path to attain the smooth and radiant appearance you desire. This treatment is generally well-tolerated and minimally discomforting. For patients who are more sensitive to discomfort, we offer topical anesthetic cream to help them feel comfortable and at ease throughout the procedure.
What is the recovery process like following Laser Hair Removal?
Side effects resulting from laser hair removal in NJ are typically quite mild and tend to dissipate after just a few days. Patients are advised to steer clear of extended exposure to direct sunlight, including tanning beds, for at least a few weeks following the treatment. An encouraging sign of the procedure's effectiveness is the gradual shedding of hair that you may observe.
Most patients are able to return to their regular activities almost immediately, with no need for extended recovery periods. This means you can effortlessly achieve the smooth, hair-free skin you've been longing for without having to request an extended hiatus from your work. When conducted by the skilled professionals at the Wise Center for Plastic Surgery, Laser Hair Removal is a swift and uncomplicated process.
Will any hair grow back after Laser Hair Removal?
After undergoing the recommended amount of treatments, patients can revel in being hair-free for extended periods, stretching from several months to even years. In rare instances, some patients might notice minor regrowth, which will require additional laser hair removal sessions to uphold their desired hairless look. It's important to keep in mind that any regrowth is typically thinner and lighter in color compared to the original hair, making subsequent treatments more of a maintenance measure than a restoration process.
Why choose Wise Med Spa?
Dr. Jeffrey Wise, alongside the dedicated team at the Wise Center for Plastic Surgery, always prioritizes the health, safety, and comfort of his patients. Our Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner possesses extensive experience in conducting successful laser hair removal procedures. Beyond that, our team is dedicated to staying up-to-date on the latest advancements in hair removal technology and techniques, ensuring that patients have an efficient and pleasurable experience that achieves their desired outcomes.
With Laser Hair Removal, patients can overcome the hassle of unwanted hair. The pain of unsightly razor burn, ingrown hairs, and other hair removal issues through methods like shaving, tweezing, and waxing are all things of the past. With laser hair removal in NJ at the Wise Center, patients can enjoy the smooth, hair-free skin they have always wanted.
Reach out to our office today to set up a private consultation and learn more about your treatment options.
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