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Laser Hair Removal

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Legs1Laser technologies are increasingly being used in the field of cosmetic surgery.  Lasers allow precise cosmetic correction without the invasive nature of surgery.  Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses laser energy to destroy the hair follicle, giving you longer lasting results than with shaving, waxing and other methods of hair removal.

What is PROFILE™?

The PROFILE™ laser system uses infrared energy to remove hair by damaging the hair follicle.  The PROFILE™ system is a safe, fast and effective way to remove hair from your back, underarm, legs and arms, and is even gentle enough for use on your face and bikini line.  The best part is that you remove hair without the discomfort of pulling hair out, such as what occurs with waxing.  For optimum results, you may need four to six treatments scheduled four to eight weeks apart.

The PROFILE™ laser system is safe for all skin types, including lighter and darker skin, as well as tanned skin.  The system is also effective for treating pseudofolliculitis, a condition that is caused by coarse or curly hair becoming ingrown.

What Happens During Hair Removal Treatment?

During your laser hair removal session, a special device is used to administer infrared energy to the treatment area.  The sensation of laser hair removal is similar to snapping your skin with a rubber band.  Most patients tolerate the treatment without discomfort, but you may request a topical anesthesia to numb the area.  You may also experience a mild sensation of heat followed by cooling as the PROFILE™ system works to damage the hair follicles.

What Should I Expect After Treatment?

The results are immediate.  Some of the hair may re-grow, but with additional sessions, the hair will eventually stop growing.  You may have some redness and mild swelling, depending on the area treated with the PROFILE™ system and the coarseness of the hair that is removed.

Will my insurance coverage treatment?

Unwanted hair is usually a cosmetic issue, so in most cases you should expect to pay for treatment. In the rare instances where treatment is considered medically necessary, insurance may cover the cost of treatment. It’s best to speak to your doctor, and your insurance company to clarify this question.

Additional Skin Rejuvenation Treatments

At Laser & Vein Center of North Jersey, Dr. Philip Seaver provides expert cosmetic procedure services to the patients from Northern and Central New Jersey, and NYC. By focusing on each client’s unique concerns and needs, our doctors provide personalized care with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a free cosmetic consultation, call 973-408-8346 to speak with our friendly staff.