WHAT IS Laser Hair Removal?
Hair removal utilizing advanced laser technology is quickly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in America. This technique is an effective method for the long-term reduction or removal of hair throughout the face and body. Laser hair removal frequently leaves the skin feeling and looking smoother and produces wonderful, lasting results when compared to other common hair removal options (such as shaving or waxing). Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino performs safe and effective laser hair removal treatments for both men and women in a number of areas, including the legs, arms, back, face, chest, armpits, and bikini area.
At Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery, we utilize innovative technology to help women and men achieve their goals. For laser hair removal, our Doylestown, PA office uses the Cynosure Icon laser for effective hair removal.
who getS laser hair removal?
Hair removal with a laser is a gentle process that is effective for many individuals. At your consultation, you will talk about your concerns, needs, and goals so we can decide if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Ideal candidates for laser hair removal treatments are those who:
- Have unwanted hair on their face or body
- Are tired of other hair removal techniques (waxing, shaving, bleaching, depilatory creams)
- Have darker hair with lighter skin
- Are in overall, good physical health
HOW DOES HAIR REMOVAL WORK?
On the day of your appointment, you will be asked to relax in a private treatment room as the necessary areas of your skin are washed to eliminate oil, dirt, and creams. During laser hair removal, a team member will lightly stretch the skin to provide a direct path between the hair follicle root and the laser. The laser's energy will focus on and destroy the hair follicle, which prevents it from growing again.
On average, you will need 3 – 5 sessions over a period of 3 – 4 weeks to see your best results. Your treatments will be spaced out in order to give the treated areas a chance to heal. It also allows time for follicles in the dormant phase of growth to cycle into the active growth phase so as many follicles as possible are targeted and destroyed. The state-of-the-art technology we use at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery addresses each hair follicle on its own, preserving the skin and other tissue in the treated area.
What to Expect
While laser hair removal is mostly gentle in nature, the treated areas of your skin may look like it has a light sunburn for a period of time following your treatment. After your session, you will be free to resume all of your normal activities, but you should refrain from strenuous activity or extended time outdoors for at least 24 hours to let the treated areas recover. When you get home following your appointment, we suggest patients to use soothing creams or ice packs to treat any discomfort.
Rid Yourself of Razors
If you're tired of spending time, energy, and money on bleaching, plucking, shaving, and waxing, schedule a consultation to learn more about safe and effective laser hair removal at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery in Doylestown, PA. Laser hair reduction, performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino, can help you achieve smoother skin by efficiently targeting unwanted hair follicles throughout the body and face. If a longer-lasting solution to hair removal is what you're looking for, get in touch with a member of our team to schedule your one-on-one.