What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal involves the use of a cosmetic laser device. The device transmits laser energy to the targeted treatment area. The laser energy heats and destroys hair follicles to slow and prevent hair regrowth.
Laser hair removal can be performed throughout the face and body. Common treatment areas include:
- Bikini line
- Upper lip
Am I a Candidate?
Laser hair removal is most effective on patients with dark hair and light skin. This is because the laser can more easily target the pigment of the hair follicle when there is a significant contrast between it and the color of the skin.
However, with advancements in modern cosmetic laser devices, Dr. Ganchi can effectively treat patients of diverse skin tones and hair colors. Dr. Ganchi is meticulous in selecting the optimal laser for each unique patient.
Candidates must be realistic in their expectations for laser hair removal. Due to the nature of the hair growth cycle, multiple treatments are needed for optimal results.
Laser Hair Removal Procedure
Laser hair removal is performed in-office and does not require anesthesia. Most laser hair removal sessions take fifteen minutes or less.
To begin, the treatment area will be cleansed. Next, the laser device will be applied to your skin. The laser energy passes through the skin to heat the hair follicles. Some patients experience a pricking sensation during treatment. A cooling device or gel will be used to prevent damage to your skin.
Laser Hair Removal Recovery and Results
Laser hair removal is a minimal downtime procedure. You will be able to return to work and most activities immediately. It is important to protect the treatment site from sun exposure and/or tanning beds.
Treated hairs will fall out in the weeks following your laser hair removal session. Optimal results typically require six to eight treatment sessions. The number of laser hair removal sessions needed and the longevity of your results depends on factors like age, skin tone, diet, and weight.
Patients can enjoy their results for several months or years. Hairs that regrow are typically lighter in color and thinner. Periodic laser hair removal sessions may be needed to maintain your results.
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
The cost of laser hair removal varies based on the size of the treatment area and how many sessions are needed to achieve your desired outcome. You will receive complete pricing details prior to scheduling your laser hair removal treatment.
Schedule a Laser Hair Removal Consultation
With laser hair removal in New Jersey, you can free yourself from the inconvenience of constantly having to wax, shave, pluck, and bleach unwanted hair. Dr. Ganchi’s patients enjoy long-lasting results with this non-surgical treatment that leaves the skin smooth and beautiful.