Intense Pulsed Light is used to target areas of unwanted hair growth. Over the course of a treatment series, the treated hair follicles are damaged, preventing them from growing new hair. Hair goes through different phases, and the treatment is most effective during the growing phase. As your hair grows at different times, it will take several treatments to permanently remove all of the hair. While this treatment works best on lighter skin tones and darker hair, we also have alternative laser hair removal options that are safe for all skin types.
Once the treatment area is cleansed, a protective lotion is applied to the skin. Each pulse of the laser feels like a light rubber band snap, and is generally comfortable to the patient. In between treatment sessions, you will find that fewer hairs grow in, and those that do grow are often lighter and thinner. In order to treat the hair during the target stage of growth, a full treatment series typically requires 5-10 treatments.
Patients are asked to come in with their skin clean and moisturizer-free. You may shave prior to the treatment. Do not pluck or wax before or during the treatment series.
During laser treatments, the hair follicle is altered by performing a series of laser pulses over the area, either permanently removing or replacing the unwanted hair with a vellus (fine, light-colored) hair. IPL laser hair removal can eliminate up to 85 percent of dark coarse hair. Almost any area can be treated with minimal discomfort and virtually no downtime.
Our laser hair removal service at Springhouse Dermatology offers numerous benefits:
Laser hair removal can treat any area of the body where you have unwanted hair. Common areas that receive laser hair removal include the face, bikini area, back, arms, legs, chest, and underarms.
Popular treatment areas on the face include the upper lip, chin, and sideburns. The only areas that are excluded are the head, eyes, and eyebrows.
Should you experience any discomfort, you can apply prescribed moisturizers or put a cold compress on the treated area. It is also suggested that you stay out of the sun and refrain from any physical activities that might irritate the treated skin area.
The side effects of laser hair removal are temporary and typically resolve within 1-3 days after treatment. These might include swelling or puffiness, redness, and/or discoloration. It could also feel like you had a sunburn. Patients can return to work and physical activities immediately with few restrictions.
Dr. Margo Weishar is recognized as a top 3% ExpertinjectorTM, and an award-winning, internationally recognized, and respected leader in the field of dermatology. Additionally, she developed New Visions, Springhouse Dermatology’s unique in-house skincare line suited for anyone who is looking for medical-grade, yet luxurious cosmetic treatment products for their skin.
Dr. Weishar is regarded by many as the best dermatologist in Montgomery County. Schedule an appointment today and let her help you get started on a smoother, more confident you! Don’t wait— fill in our online form or contact us at (215-542-0655) to book a consultation for the answer to all your laser hair removal needs.
There are many laser hair removal clinics and there will undoubtedly be one near your location. If you want to learn more about what a laser hair removal clinic can do for you or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Springhouse Dermatology at (215)542-0655 for more information.
The laser hair removal technique damages or destroys the actively growing hair follicle with heat sent by short intense pulses of light down the hair shaft causing it to shed. The skin pores then close afterward, leaving silky smooth legs. Destroyed hair follicles will not grow back again while damaged ones will eventually grow back with results lasting from between 2 – 6 years with regular maintenance sessions in between.
To prepare for laser hair removal, you’ll need to shave all treatment areas 24 hours before the appointment to avoid irritation. It is also strongly suggested to stop tanning 4 weeks before the time and to stop all other hair removal treatments 2 weeks beforehand such as waxing, tweezing, and chemical depilatories.
Laser hair removal is a relatively fast procedure. Upper lips and chins take about 5 minutes while larger areas such as the back or legs can take about 30 minutes. Several treatments spaced 4 – 8 weeks apart over are needed for permanent results.
The amount of laser hair removal treatments that may be needed is usually between 4 – 8 sessions spaced to get really good results. However, some patients might need to have more treatments, depending on their unique situation. Sessions are ideally spaced 4 – 8 weeks apart to allow for healing in between appointments.
Laser hair removal costs depend on what areas of the skin are being treated, the physician’s expertise, and where you live. Larger areas such as the back or legs can cost $600 or more per treatment while smaller areas such as the underarms or facial areas can cost between $175 – $350 per treatment.
Men are ideal candidates for laser hair removal with common areas treated such as beard line, neck as well as back and shoulders. Increasingly more of today’s modern men are opting for this treatment as it is more permanent and does not have the downside of shaving such as ingrown hairs or razor burn.
The full-body laser hair removal treatments consist of treating almost all parts of the body excluding sensitive areas such as the eye area. Treatments are divided according to sections such as the upper body including the face, upper lip, chin, jawline, neck, and shoulders.
The costs for full body laser hair removal depend on the areas treated, amount of treatments, and where you live. Each session can cost anything from $175 – $400 for smaller areas or $600 upwards for larger areas. Ask the clinic if they offer any full-body packages.