While there are many at-home shaving kits and creams that claim to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal treatments provide the closest results that mimic a professional waxing treatment. The experts at the Glasgold Group perform laser hair removal in Princeton, New Jersey, to give patients long-lasting, smooth, hair-free results.
Laser Hair Removal for Effortless Beauty Benefits
Laser hair removal stands out as a modern, efficient alternative to traditional hair removal methods. Offering longer-lasting results with minimal discomfort, it’s suitable for both men and women seeking to remove unwanted hair from various body areas, including the face, arms, and chest. This technology not only thins hair growth but can also prevent regrowth in treated areas, making it a comprehensive solution for those dissatisfied with shaving or waxing.
Lasting Hair Reduction
Achieve smoother skin with significantly reduced hair regrowth.
Effective for various body areas, including sensitive facial regions.
Precision and Comfort
Target specific areas with minimal discomfort and downtime.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal ranks among the top choices for eliminating unwanted body hair. It uses a laser beam that targets and removes individual hairs at the follicle where they grow. This technology was developed in Japan, but the United States is currently leading the way when it comes to providing in-office procedures for patients who want a more permanent method for getting rid of unwanted body hair.
Good Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
Ideal candidates for laser hair removal are individuals, both men and women, who possess realistic expectations and desire the removal of unwanted hair from various areas of the face and body. Some patients, including those with darker pigmentation and sometimes those with blonde, white, or gray hairs, may not respond well to treatment.
Types of Laser Hair Removal
GentleLASE laser hair removal has become one of the most popular types of laser hair removal treatments in our Princeton, NJ, practice. This method targets hairs in their growth phase so they are more responsive to light and heat than during the resting phase. Unlike IPL/Photofacial methods, GentleLASE is less likely to burn your skin or cause redness following treatment.
This long-pulse, Alexandrite laser targets all colors of hair and skin, including the darker pigmented hairs. This is the only FDA cleared laser for treatment of tanned or darkly pigmented skin as well as white and gray hairs.
The diode laser is an effective treatment for all skin types including brown, black, and light skins. The darker your skin tone, the longer the recovery time after your treatment.
Preparation for Laser Hair Removal
If you’re considering laser hair removal, it’s important to know that changing your diet and lifestyle habits before the procedure can help you get better results. Your dermatologist may recommend changes such as abstaining from alcohol, applying sunscreen daily, or lowering your intake of salt or caffeine for a few weeks before treatments. Your doctor may also prescribe topical or oral medications to help prevent skin reactions, and you may need sunscreen or anti-itch creams if your skin is especially sensitive.
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The Laser Hair Removal Procedure
Not all hair is active at the same time, so the number of laser hair removal treatment sessions you may require for optimal long-term benefits depends on the areas of the body you wish to have treated, the hair density, and your hair’s growth cycle.
This procedure is often performed in a surgeon’s office-based facility and may be performed without any anesthesia. The duration of each laser hair removal session can vary, ranging from a few minutes to several hours, depending on the size of the treatment area. Multiple sessions are typically required to achieve maximum hair reduction.
Though some temporary swelling and redness can occur, laser hair removal involves virtually no downtime, and patients are usually able to immediately return to their normal activities. However, sun exposure will need to be limited to several days. There are generally few risks associated with laser hair removal.
During the procedure, you may feel a slight tingling sensation or an intense burning feeling. This sensation should only last for a few seconds and, in most cases, is accompanied by a loud snapping sound.
You’ll probably feel some dull pain and itching for the following two or three days after treatment. Your skin may look red and swollen when you leave your appointment, but this should dissipate within a day or so.
Risks or Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal has been performed by professionals for decades, and many have reported minimal side effects. However, some people believe that it may cause scarring and burns when performed improperly. To avoid any such complications, be sure to schedule a consultation with an experienced technician who will review your medical history before performing the procedure.
Should scars and burns occur, you may need to consult a physician for the removal of the burn area. Depending on your texture, hair/skin color, and skin sensitivity, laser treatments may be more or less effective in your specific case. If you have a darker complexion or thick hair texture, it will take longer to remove unwanted hair completely using this method.
Laser Hair Removal Aftercare
To help reduce the risk of side effects and to aid in the healing process, you should take several steps after your sessions. It is recommended that you do not rub or massage the treated areas for two days after treatment. You should also apply an over-the-counter pain reliever immediately if you feel discomfort.
Our high level of training and experience allows us to provide each patient with results that look natural and rapid recovery in the safest environment.
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Why Choose The Glasgold Group
Laser hair removal is a complex and custom procedure that requires a high level of skill and knowledge to perform properly. At the Glasgold Group, our surgeons have decades of experience while patients and peers alike respect them for the beautiful, natural-looking results they produce consistently. By choosing the Glasgold Group for your procedure, you can expect results of the highest caliber and the knowledge that your safety and satisfaction are top priorities.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold has an American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Certification.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold is a co-director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship Program of AAFPRS.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold has an American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Certification.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold is a co-director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship Program of AAFPRS.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold has an American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Certification.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold has an American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Certification.
Laser Hair Removal FAQs
Not every laser hair removal treatment is painful, but it can hurt more than waxing. I recommend taking ibuprofen before the treatment to reduce any pain and swelling that might occur after the procedure.
Overall, laser hair removal is safe. However, if you are a candidate for this procedure, be sure to tell your doctor about any medications or supplements that you are taking before treatment to ensure it is done safely and effectively.
Laser hair removal uses concentrated light to remove unwanted hair at the root. When applied in a controlled manner, this intense heat causes damaged cells (notably hair follicles) to die off and prevent new hairs from growing in their place.
Laser hair removal results typically last up to a year, but this can vary from person to person.
While there are some restrictions on who is qualified to get laser hair removal, most patients will not encounter any problems as long as they meet a few requirements. Generally, you have to be at least 18 years of age and your hair growth needs to be at least ¼” in length.
The cost of laser hair removal varies depending on the size and area being treated as well as the number of sessions you purchase.
If you live near Princeton, NJ, The Glasgold Group offers laser hair removal among its services and is conveniently located at 4390 US-1 #100, Princeton, NJ 08540.