Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Sculpt MD

Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Shrewsbury, NJ

If your body hair is coarse, dark, or thick, you might find it essential to remove it. At SculptMD in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, aesthetic specialist Manolis Manolakakis, DMD, FACS, and his team make it easy to maintain hairless skin with laser hair removal services. To find out more about laser hair removal and see if it’s right for you, call SculptMD or book an appointment online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is one of several options that you have if you prefer hairless skin. While waxing pulls your body hair out by the roots and shaving cuts it off at your skin’s surface, laser hair removal stops your follicles in their growth cycle by heating and damaging them.

Lasers are beams of high-energy light that emit heat. During laser hair removal, the pigments in your hair follicles absorb the laser light and the heat damages them so they can no longer grow hair for a long period of time. You can target any part of your body where hair grows, including:

  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Chest
  • Stomach
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Bikini area

In the days following your treatment, your body hair starts to fall out. The team at SculptMD advises you to undergo several initial laser hair removal sessions to catch all of your hairs in their growth phase. 

What are the advantages of laser hair removal?

Compared to shaving, waxing, and tweezing, laser hair removal has some undeniable benefits. You might prefer laser hair removal over more traditional methods because:

  • The results are long-lasting
  • It’s easy to remove hair from large areas
  • You’ll have fewer ingrown hairs
  • There’s no razor burn
  • There’s no bleeding
  • You can target precise areas
  • You won’t miss a spot

Laser hair removal also requires less maintenance than its counterparts. You can wait months or even years between treatments instead of days or weeks. 

Does laser hair removal remove my body hair permanently?

The results of laser hair removal are not entirely permanent for most people. Everyone’s follicles respond to the treatments differently, but in general, you can expect to see some regrowth after your treatments. 

You can get continual treatments once you have a feel for how long it takes for your hair to grow back after each session. When your hair grows back after laser hair removal, it’s usually finer, lighter, and there’s less of it than before. These changes are permanent, but total hairlessness is usually not. 

To consult with an expert about adding laser hair removal to your aesthetic treatment plan, call SculptMD or book an appointment online today.