Shaving can be such a chore. Plus, you only get smooth skin for about one-two days max before stubble comes back. Dr. Theocharides of Beginnings Aesthetic and Wellness provides quality laser hair removal in Ocean, NJ. Can laser hair removal solve your hair removal needs?
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal works by using light energy on the skin. We don’t want to remove the hair follicle, as hair follicles are important for maintaining healthy skin. The light from the laser is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicles and then converted to heat. This injurest the stem cell in the hair follicle, disabling hair production or making the hair finer and less visible.
How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Take?
To fully get the results you want, laser hair removal requires multiple treatments. The number of treatments you’ll need depends on your hair type and the area you want the hair removed from. For example, for the hair on the face, bikini line, and underarms, we recommend four treatments. The ears and the back of your neck, however, can take as many as ten treatments.
Multiple treatments are also needed because of the phases of hair growth. A hair cycle consists of growing, resting, and shedding. The laser is only able to detect hair that’s in the growing stage. The treatment will only be successful in hairs that are currently in the growing stage. Since only 10% of hairs on the ears and the back of your neck are in the growing stage at any given time, those areas need more treatments than others.
We schedule treatments six weeks apart from each other. We want to get the maximum amount of hair reduction every time we perform a treatment. This time frame gives us more of a chance to treat the hairs that weren’t in the growing stage the last time you were in for an appointment.
Our Laser Hair Removal Technology
Dr. Theocharides uses eMax by Syneron, a top of the line system for laser hair removal. eMax is for use on all genders and skin types, while other technology is incapable of removing hair on tanned or darker skin. eMax by Syneron also has the capability to treat varicose veins, tighten skin, and perform Fotofacial treatments.
Should I Prepare for Treatments?
Before you come in for treatment, you should shave 1-2 days previously. You should only have short stubble when we perform laser hair removal. We also recommend that you don’t wax or pluck for an absolute minimum of two weeks, though we would prefer four weeks. The laser can’t detect empty hair follicles, so those specific hairs won’t get treatment.
Laser Hair Removal in Ocean, New Jersey
Get the hairless skin that you desire and eliminate the need for shaving. Call us today or schedule an appointment online!