Jeremy Rothfleisch, MD PA
Board Certified Dermatologist located in East Brunswick, NJ
Shaving, plucking, and waxing are time-consuming and sometimes painful ways to get rid of unwanted hair. Fortunately, with advances in laser technology, Dr. Jeremy Rothfleisch can safely and effectively remove your unwanted hair in as few as two visits. For more information and to start the hair removal process, call his office in East Brunswick, New Jersey or make your appointment online today.
Laser Hair Removal
What are the different hair removal methods?
The most common ways to remove unwanted hair include:
Plucking is best for small areas of hair removal because this process can be time consuming and painful. The effects of plucking last up to eight weeks.
Hair removal creams are painless and fast-acting, but you risk superficial chemical burns and allergic reactions. So, before attempting this at-home method, it’s best to treat a small test area first. Once the hair is gone, expect to be hair-free for around six weeks.
Hot waxing at home or in a salon involves applying a layer of hot wax to your skin and then pulling it off to remove the hair. This method of hair removal has a reputation for being painful and messy. Results last up to eight weeks.
What is laser hair removal?
Dr. Rothfleisch offers laser hair removal with the innovative SHR™ beam from Alma. A typical treatment plan is 6 to 8 sessions, depending on location, spaced at least one month apart. Multiple treatments are required for optimal results because the laser works best on hair follicles in the new-growth stage.
During your treatments, short pulses of laser light penetrate deep into your skin, where the heat damages the follicles to prevent regrowth.
What happens after my laser hair removal treatment?
When you get home, avoid the sun for at least six weeks and expect the hair in the treated area to fall out over the next several weeks.
With touch-up appointments every six months or so, the effects of laser hair removal last from one year to forever.
For the best in laser hair removal treatments, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. Rothfleisch.