Laser hair reduction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorbs the light, a process which destroys the hair. Before getting this treatment, you should consider some of the following pre-operative recommendations.

If you are considering laser hair reduction, you should limit plucking, waxing and electrolysis for six weeks prior to treatment. The reasoning behind this is that the laser works by targeting the hairs’ roots, which would be temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.

Avoiding sun exposure as best as possible for six weeks before and after treatment is also highly advisable.

Finally, keep in mind that pigmented skin tends to make laser hair removal less effective and could increase the risk of complications.

Board-certified physician Dr. Sharon Gertzman uses the most effective laser hair reduction tools on the market today, like the Sciton® Profile Laser MicroLaserPeel™. For more information about this or any other cosmetic procedure, contact our office located in Pennington.

You Might Also Enjoy...

How Laser Therapy Can Banish Those Spider Veins

How Laser Therapy Can Banish Those Spider Veins

Those tiny but oh-so-annoying spider veins on your legs or face are unsightly. But there’s a solution! Learn about how laser therapy removes spider veins for good and why it’s the go-to solution for those pesky veins here.

How to Prevent and Treat Sun-Damaged Skin This Summer

Who doesn’t want to bask in the sun's glorious warmth after a seemingly endless winter? It sounds wonderful, but you must proceed with caution when it comes to the sun. Learn how to halt sun damage in the coming months here.

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Lack of water makes a thirsty plant droop and shrivel — time has the same effect on your skin, which causes sagging and wrinkling. Here’s how dermal fillers revive your skin, as water helps that parched plant.

5 Popular Skin Perks of Microneedling

What if there were a skin treatment that could eliminate a host of problems comfortably and safely? There is! Here’s how combining microneedling and radiofrequency energy can help you look your best.
How to Tighten Skin Without Surgery

How to Tighten Skin Without Surgery

Droopy jowls, “turkey neck,” and crow’s feet are discouraging as you age. The culprit?  Reduced collagen production, the protein that maintains skin elasticity. Learn about a cutting-edge treatment that turns things around.