FAQs About Laser Hair Removal
posted: Jun. 29, 2022.
Tired of dealing with shaving and waxing to get rid of hair? Dr. Marc Meulener and the team at Choice Dermatology in Basking Ridge, Parlin, and Union, NJ offer laser hair removal treatments to help.
Common Questions About Laser Hair Removal in Basking Ridge, Parlin, and Union, NJ
Laser hair removal is a great cosmetic procedure for various areas of the body. If you’re thinking about scheduling a treatment session, take a look at some of the most common questions and answers about laser hair removal below.
What is the laser hair removal process like?
It’s a very simple procedure that begins with cooling gel being applied to the treatment areas. Your dermatologist then uses a handheld device to point laser light at the treatment areas.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Not in the way you might think. Laser hair removal is effective at damaging the hair follicle, which results in slower hair growth. You will experience less hair that takes longer to grow, but it won’t stay away forever.
Is there anything I need to do to prepare for treatment?
For about two weeks prior to treatment, you’ll want to start avoiding some activities. For instance, you’ll need to avoid sun exposure and tanning beds as well as other cosmetic procedures, such as Botox. You’ll also want to be sure that your treatment area is shaved, clean, and void of any fragrances, creams, moisturizers, and similar products.
Is there any downtime required?
No, you can return to work or most other activities immediately. You will likely experience a little redness and swelling, but it’s pretty easy to resume your life immediately after treatment. You will, however, need to avoid tanning beds and direct sunlight for a defined period after treatment. Dr. Meulener at Choice Dermatology will provide specific instructions before you leave.
How often should I have laser hair removal?
If you’re looking for the best results, you’ll want to have a treatment session about every four to six weeks until you achieve your goal. It’s best not to plan treatments prior to this time unless you get approval from your dermatologist.
Save yourself the time, money, and pain of shaving and waxing with laser hair removal with Dr. Meulener at Choice Dermatology. Schedule a consultation at the Basking Ridge location at (908) 766-7546, the Union location at (908) 355-0112, or the Parlin location at (732) 820-9602.