Remove Unwanted Hair in Monmouth County, NJ
Let’s face it — removing unwanted hair is a pain, literally and figuratively. Waxing, plucking, and shaving are all painful endeavors and you have to do them again if a few days, or at best, a few weeks.
Laser Hair Removal Treatment Options:
The Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology is a laser hair removal approach that utilizes specific light wavelengths to remove hair directly from its follicles and different chromophores in the skin. The light used in the treatment is attracted to the hair pigment through its shaft. The light is then converted to heat, destroying the follicle and precluding future hair development.
IPL Vs. Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is different from IPL since laser treatments make use of coherent and monochromatic laser-generated light. Meanwhile, IPL treatments use broad spectrum light. While IPL is not technically a proper laser, it might still be referred to as a laser treatment in the cosmetic industry.
While IPL technology for hair removal has proven to be effective for many patients with fair skin and dark hair, it is less effective for patients with lighter hair and dark skin. As a solution to this, the ELOS technology was developed, integrating bi-polar radiofrequency with optical energy. By integrating radiofrequency energy into the laser hair removal treatment, individuals with light hair can also benefit from a permanent hair removal procedure, while those with dark skin can have less risk of having their surrounding skin affected by the treatment.
What To Expect From An ELOS Hair Removal Treatment?
Dr. LoBuono usually recommends a series of six to eight ELOS laser hair removal sessions to achieve optimal results in our Spring Lake office. Each consecutive session should be spaced four to six weeks apart. Patients say ELOS hair removal treatments have the sensation of a pinprick or a light flick on the skin. After the procedure, the patient may notice slight redness or swelling in the area, but this will disappear in one or two days.
What Our Patients Are Saying:
“Dr. LoBuono is a wonderful doctor. He is easy to talk to, and always listens to my concerns and offers effective recommendations” – Joanna W.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Patients tell us the sensation created when the ELOS system emits its short pulses is similar to the feeling of a small rubber band being snapped against the skin. This is followed by a cooling sensation.
How should I care for my skin after laser hair removal?
It’s a good idea to avoid extended sun exposure for a week or so after your session. Your skin is slightly more sensitive to the sun after IPL treatment. If you have any discomfort, cool towels, compresses, and aloe vera are helpful. Over-the-counter pain medications are all you’ll need. You shouldn’t have any additional laser skin treatments or chemical peels on the treated areas for at least two weeks after a laser hair removal session.
When will I see results?
When you return home after your session at Dr. LoBuono’s, you’ll still see your unwanted hair, and your skin will be slightly red. What? The hairs are not instantly gone, as with waxing or depilatory creams. But the vehicle for their growth is now damaged or destroyed. Without the follicle to anchor them, the hairs will begin to fall out over the following days. It’s best not to try and accelerate the process by scrubbing or plucking.
After a few days, you’ll notice a disconcerting thing — it looks as if there is new hair growth on the treatment area. Not to worry. This is a sign that the laser energy was successful in zapping the follicles. Hair that was down below the skin in the follicles is being pushed out and shed. That is what you’re seeing.
Remember, not all of the hair in the treatment area will fall out. The hair that was in the growth phase will, but other hairs that weren’t will still be there. Usually the affected hair will be about 20 percent of the total during that session. That’s why multiple sessions are necessary — to catch more and more hair in the growth phase.
Cost Of Laser Hair Removal
As each patient is unique, the cost of the laser hair removal treatment can vary. Factors that affect the cost include skin type, hair thickness, hair color, and the area to be treated. To discover what you can expect to pay for your treatment, we invite you to contact our Spring Lake office so our office staff can provide you with a customized quote.