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Laser Hair Removal

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Laser hair removal is an ideal procedure for those individuals that are not happy with shaving, waxing, epilation or any other method of hair removal. A highly concentrated light is beamed into the hair follicles. The light is absorbed by pigments in the skin and destroys the hair. This may seem like a straightforward procedure, but it should only be performed by trained vein experts in Ocean County.

Vein Clinics in Monmouth County offer laser hair removal because:

  • The hair removal is very targeted: lasers have the ability to selectively target dark coarse hairs but the surrounding skin remains undamaged
  • The procedure is relatively quick: one pulse of light is delivered in less than a second and each pulse can treat many follicles at the same time. This means that a small area such as the upper lip takes less than a minute to treat.
  • Laser hair removal is highly effective: around 90% of individuals experience complete hair loss after 5 sessions.

If you are planning to undergo laser hair removal, your Middletown vein specialist will advise you not to pluck, thread, tweeze or wax the area for up to six weeks before your treatment. This is because all these remove the hair follicle which is the target for lasers. Sun exposure also reduces the effectiveness of the treatment. You will therefore be instructed to avoid unnecessary exposure to the sun and use a sunblock where necessary.

During the procedure, you will be provided with eye shields to protect your eyes. The laser beam is delivered through a hand piece, sometimes producing the feeling of a rubber band snapping against the skin.

After the treatment you will be given ice packs to cool the area. Most centers will ask you to return after about 6 weeks for another session. Between the sessions you will notice that your hair will fall out. Very rare cases experience blistering, swelling, redness, and scarring.

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