Laser Hair Removal In Chester & Hackettstown, NJ
Unwanted hair is a common skin problem that is treated by a dermatologist. In the past, electrolysis was the only treatment option. Today, laser therapy has become the go-to solution to reduce or remove unwanted hair. The Dermatology Specialists in Chester, and Hackettstown, NJ, provide a wide range of treatments including laser hair removal.
Goals of Laser Hair Removal
Hair removal and hair reduction are the two goals achieved with laser hair removal. Whether you achieve hair reduction or hair removal depends on hair and skin color.
Permanent hair reduction removes some hairs to decrease hair density, but the hairs will regrow. You will need ongoing laser treatments.
Permanent hair removal removes all hairs and they won’t grow back, so ongoing laser treatment is not necessary.
How Skin and Hair Color Affect Hair Removal
If you have:
Pale or white skin, burn easily, and dark hair, you will need 4 to 6 treatments every 4 to 6 weeks to permanently remove hair.
Pale or white skin, burn easily, and have fair hair, you may only achieve permanent hair reduction with 6 to 12 treatments a month apart.
Light brown skin, burn sometimes, and dark hair, permanent hair removal can be achieved with 6 to 10 treatments every 4 to 6 weeks.
Light brown skin, burn sometimes, and have fair hair, you will only achieve permanent hair reduction after 3 to 6 treatments a month apart.
Moderate or dark brown skin, don’t burn, and have dark hair, you can achieve permanent hair reduction with 6 to 10 treatments every 4 to 6 weeks. Maintenance treatments are needed every 3 to 6 months.
Moderate to dark brown skin and fair hair typically doesn’t respond well to laser hair removal.
How Lasers Work
Lasers use focused beams of laser light to damage the hair follicle, so hair doesn’t grow back. Lasers can reduce or remove hair from small or large areas of the body, including the legs, back, bikini line, underarms, sideburns, chin hairs, and upper lip hairs.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Laser treatment has many benefits compared to electrolysis, including:
- Increased comfort, because only the hair follicle is damaged, not the skin around it
- Safety, because lasers have been extensively tested in many medical disciplines, and are approved for use in hair removal
- Fast results, because each pulse of the laser is only a fraction of a second long
Want to Learn More About Laser Hair Removal?
To find out more about laser hair removal and how it can help you, call The Dermatology Specialists in Chester, NJ, by calling (908) 879-8800, or in Hackettstown, NJ, by calling (908) 452-5917.