Having hair in unwanted places is an embarrassing but common concern. Options for hair removal involve tweezing, shaving, waxing, chemical depilatories, and electrolysis. These are painful, messy, or tedious, and all are temporary. Dr. Sean Bidic and Dr. Vinay Gundlapalli offer a more effective, efficient solution for women and men in New Jersey. Laser hair removal provides a safe, reliable hair reduction method for all skin types, including darker complexions.
If you're considering laser hair removal in New Jersey, choose the practice of a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience and results that exceed your expectations. Request your consultation online, or call (856) 362-8898 to schedule your appointment.
A Consultation That's All About You
Dr. Bidic gladly spends time with each patient to discuss the details, benefits, and other considerations of laser hair removal. By evaluating your skin type, hair, and goals, he will determine whether laser hair removal is the best option for you.
Your Laser Hair Removal Procedure
Prior to your treatment, you may receive a topical anesthetic, especially in more sensitive areas, but the procedure is usually well tolerated by most patients.
Dr. Bidic and Dr. Gundlapalli use the Lumenis™ LightSheer® diode laser, a proven, state-of-the-art device for hair removal. It emits highly concentrated light that targets the melanin (dark pigment) of the hair. The light heats the follicle, preventing hair from regrowing.
The system enables the surgeon to treat multiple hairs at once and effectively cover large areas relatively quickly. Depending on the size of the treatment area, the procedure can take several minutes to more than an hour.
What to Expect After Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment
You may experience post-treatment redness, skin sensitivity, and swelling around the hair follicle; these will fade. You should be able to return to your normal activities immediately after treatment. We will provide detailed care instructions.
Hair grows in different phases, and not all of our hair is in the growth phase at the same time. The treatment has the greatest effect on hairs in the growth phase because of their higher concentrations of melanin. You may require multiple treatments over a few months for this reason. Most people achieve the results they desire after 3 to 5 sessions, although this varies with individual factors.
If smooth, clear skin is your goal, you may also benefit from chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, or laser vein treatment.
View our Lumenis brochure about laser hair removal.