Laser Hair Removal

Marina Medispa, P.C.

Aesthetics & Laser Clinic located in Edgewater, NJ

No matter how often you pluck, shave, or wax, unwanted hair on your face or body will eventually return. That’s why Dr. Marina Metelitsin and her team of doctors at Marina Medispa in Edgewater, New Jersey use laser hair removal to eliminate your unwanted hair for good. Call the office for more information, or book an online appointment today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses concentrated beams of light to destroy unwanted hair on the face and body. Various wavelengths of light can be used for treating any type of hair on any type of skin.

The laser directs a highly concentrated beam of light into the hair follicle. When the light heats the pigment in the follicle, it damages it, preventing it from regrowing hair. The laser treats a quarter-sized area of skin each second, and each laser pulse precisely hits several hairs at once, without damaging the surrounding skin.

What parts of the body can laser hair removal treat?

Whether you want to remove hair for health or cosmetic reasons, for comfort, or solely for convenience, the licensed professionals at Marina Medispa can treat many areas of your body successfully, including:

  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Full face (except around the eyes)
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Bikini line
  • Legs
  • Back

Women can also safely receive Brazilian-style hair removal with laser treatments.

What can you expect from a laser hair removal treatment?

Your medical aesthetician adjusts the laser for your skin type and the particular color, thickness, and location of your hair. For your safety and comfort, a cold gel is applied to the area beforehand.

Your treatment lasts 30 minutes or less, and you’ll receive ice packs, cold water, or anti-inflammatory cream to ease any discomfort afterward. For a day or two, you may feel and look as if you’ve been sunburned, but cool compresses and moisturizers can provide relief.

Because laser hair removal is only effective on hair that is in the active growth phase, you will typically need several treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart to remove all hair from the treatment area completely.

Smooth skin can be yours again without all of the annoying shaving, plucking, or waxing. Call Marina Medispa in Edgewater, New Jersey, or book an online appointment today.