Laser Hair Removal
Messy, painful, and ineffective hair removal methods are now a thing of the past. Where electrolysis provides long term elimination of unwanted hair, it is uncomfortable and can demand years of treatment. Intense Pulsed Light treats unwanted hair with quick and safe bursts of light. Involving no downtime, you can continue with all your regular activities immediately after treatment. Best of all, this non-invasive and effective approach yields permanent hair reduction and long term hair removal – anywhere on the body.
During photoepilation, the pigment (melanin) within hair absorbs the light and converts it into heat. The hair transmits this heat into the hair follicle, which it destroys, without damaging the epidermis. Thus, the follicle cannot produce a new hair. Intense Pulsed Light is composed of uniquely shaped pulses of light that deliver heat only in the therapeutic range, precisely heating their target with little or no damage or discomfort. The result: safe, quick, effective hair removal that lasts.
Pain is an individual matter, however, most people tolerate Pulsed Light Treatment well and describe the sensation as a rubber band snap to the skin. The majority of patients require no anesthesia, though topical anesthetic is an option for more sensitive areas. Able to cover relatively large areas at high speed, Intense Pulsed Light treats numerous hairs with each light pulse. While this method allows for unusually rapid hair removal, the exact amount of time required is determined by the size of the area being treated. The underarm usually takes five minutes, while the legs may require 45 minutes.
All hair follicles go through periods of dormancy and growth. As Intense Pulsed light only affects hair follicles that are actively producing hair at the time of treatment, resting follicles must enter the growth phase before they can be effectively treated. This is the reason treatment must be repeated until all hair follicles have passed through the growing phase. Clinical studies indicate that three to six treatments are needed at intervals of between 1-3 months. Dr. Macri can advise you regarding the optimal number of treatments for you.
Men, women, and children of all skin colors have been successfully treated. For best results, Intense Pulsed Light hair removal treatments are customized according to skin color, hair texture, and body site.
Where electrolysis provides long term elimination of unwanted hair, it is uncomfortable and can demand years of treatment. Intense Pulsed Light (unlike electrolysis needles) treats numerous hair follicles at once. Shaving only lasts a few days and can irritate the skin. Waxing can treat large areas, but frequently leads to allergic reaction and inflammation. Unlike other traditional methods of hair removal, Intense Pulsed Light offers win/win treatment – enduring results of large body areas without causing irritation and no pain!
Call M.D. Aesthetics in Bergen County today to discuss Hair Removal using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). The consultation is complimentary!
Contact the MacriMD Liposuction and Laser Center of New Jersey to schedule a consultation today. You can call our Bergen Country office at (201) 358-2922 or you can submit our easy online contact form here.