Do you love summer? If so, you’re probably looking forward to lounging by the pool, swimming in the ocean, walking on the beach, or boating on mountain lakes. But you’re probably not looking forward to the work it takes to get you swimsuit ready for all those fun activities. Nobody likes the shaving, waxing, and plucking that stands between you and summertime fun.
Put the razor down. Cancel the waxing appointment. Toss the tweezers back into the medicine chest. Thanks to laser technology, you can have silky-smooth skin without all those annoying hair-removal rituals.
Here at Women’s Healthcare of Princeton in Princeton, New Jersey, our experienced care providers can turn you on to laser hair removal procedures that will get you excited about baring your summer skin. Read on to discover more about this safe, effective treatment.
Laser hair-removal treatment uses gentle, precise pulses of laser-generated heat into your skin, where it’s absorbed by the pigment in hair follicles. Laser energy prevents the hair follicles from effectively producing hair.
Because laser hair removal targets the pigment in hair follicles, it works best on darker hair.
You may want to consider laser hair removal if you have unwanted hair on your:
- Arms or armpits
- Bikini line
- Upper lip
Many of the women who come to Women’s Healthcare of Princeton simply want to spend less time and energy on shaving, waxing, and plucking. But we also provide hair-removal services to women struggling with excessive hair growth due to medical conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Women with PCOS may experience unwanted hair growth because of imbalances of male hormones in their bodies. Excessive hair growth occurs in 70% of women with PCOS, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
What to expect
At the start of your laser hair-removal treatment, you may receive a topical numbing cream to help reduce discomfort. Your procedure may last from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Afterwards, your skin may appear red for a couple of days. You receive full instructions on how to care for your laser-treated skin. An especially important instruction is to avoid sunlight and to apply sunscreen to the area.
During the following days and weeks, your treated hair will fall out. Depending on various factors, such as the type and amount of hair you seek to remove, you may require further treatments.
Our providers at Women’s Healthcare of Princeton offer laser hair-removal treatment for women in the New York City, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania areas. To make an appointment, call our office at 609-246-5541 or use our online booking tool.