WHAT IS Laser Hair Removal?
Hair removal utilizing advanced laser technology is quickly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in America. This technique is an effective method for the long-term reduction or removal of hair throughout the face and body. Laser hair removal frequently leaves the skin feeling and looking smoother and produces wonderful, lasting results when compared to other common hair removal options (such as shaving or waxing). Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino performs safe and effective laser hair removal treatments for both men and women in a number of areas, including the legs, arms, back, face, chest, armpits, and bikini area.
At Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, we utilize innovative technology to help women and men achieve their goals. For laser hair removal, our Doylestown, PA office uses the Cynosure Icon laser for effective hair removal.
"Dr. Tamburrino is outstanding! He’s extremely talented in his field and I can’t praise a doctor more. I suffered a dog bite to the nose 3 years ago and he was called into the ER to repair it. His bedside manner was calming and kind as he worked on my nose. The results were great and I was left without permanent scarring. Unfortunately, I didn’t follow his advise and I kept the dog. Six months ago the same Beagle attacked me again and the injury was worse. My nose was hanging off and I had a bite above my nose between the eyes. There were three bites in Al. This time. I again requested Dr. Tamburrino at the ER--the best thing I ever did because I knew what a good job he did the first time. He took a lot of time to reconstruct my nose and stitch it back together. Both of my nostrils were torn. I was a mess! The results? I look great. I seriously l think my nose looks better than it did before any of the bites. Dr. Tamburrino somehow put the nose back together so that the stitches were on the lower side of the nostril and the scars are not visible at all. The nostrils even look equal in size. I’ve had a couple follow up appointments at his office and his staff are super friendly and accommodating as well!"- K.M. / Yelp / Oct 11, 2021
"My experience and follow-ups with Dr. Tamburrino and his staff were extraordinary. I had a negative experience with prior surgeons, but when I saw him for a facelift revision, he set clear and reasonable expectations for what we could achieve together and showed an impressive understanding and expertise in assessing my past surgery. I worked with him to develop a game plan of other procedures that would achieve the results that would make me happy. I am grateful and can genuinely say that Prestige Institute treated me with care and understanding, and that Dr. Tamburrino is one of the best!"- C.N. / Google / Oct 05, 2021
"Dr. Tamburrino is top notch and the best of the best. From my initial consult with him and his team, I felt completely comfortable and at ease. They take so much time with their patients to make sure you are 100% comfortable with any procedure you are having done. They care about their patients and want you to have the best outcome possible as if you were family. If you are looking for the best Plastic Surgeon out there, look no further then Dr. Tamburrino and his amazing team . You will not be disappointed!!"- N.W. / Google / Aug 06, 2021
"I could not be happier with my experience with Dr. Tamburrino and his staff! They made the entire process of my procedure so smooth. Every question was answered and I was very comfortable with my decision to go with Prestige in comparison to my past experiences with multiple consultations at other practices. Dr. Tamburrino was very realistic and honest in addressing my concerns, and his extensive training, experience, certifications, and attention to detail proved that I was in the right place. The results of my procedure were absolutely amazing! Better than what I had imagined. I now look in the mirror every day and get so excited and proud of what I see! I can’t thank Dr. Tamburrino, Anna, Kristen, and all of the staff at Prestige enough for how kind and accommodating they were! I’ll never look anywhere else for any plastic surgery/med spa needs!"- M.W. / Google / May 25, 2021
"The doctor took a lot of time to clearly explain my options for major surgery following a cancer-related procedure. He is very thorough and very human. I felt extremely comfortable in his care. This is all in the past now, but looking back I know I chose the right physician."- H.G. / Google / Mar 22, 2021
who getS laser hair removal?
Hair removal with a laser is a gentle process that is effective for many individuals. At your consultation, you will talk about your concerns, needs, and goals so we can decide if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Ideal candidates for laser hair removal treatments are those who:
- Have unwanted hair on their face or body
- Are tired of other hair removal techniques (waxing, shaving, bleaching, depilatory creams)
- Have darker hair with lighter skin
- Are in overall, good physical health
HOW DOES HAIR REMOVAL WORK?
On the day of your appointment, you will be asked to relax in a private treatment room as the necessary areas of your skin are washed to eliminate oil, dirt, and creams. During laser hair removal, a team member will lightly stretch the skin to provide a direct path between the hair follicle root and the laser. The laser's energy will focus on and destroy the hair follicle, which prevents it from growing again.
On average, you will need 3 – 5 sessions over a period of 3 – 4 weeks to see your best results. Your treatments will be spaced out in order to give the treated areas a chance to heal. It also allows time for follicles in the dormant phase of growth to cycle into the active growth phase so as many follicles as possible are targeted and destroyed. The state-of-the-art technology we use at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa addresses each hair follicle on its own, preserving the skin and other tissue in the treated area.
What to Expect
While laser hair removal is mostly gentle in nature, the treated areas of your skin may look like it has a light sunburn for a period of time following your treatment. After your session, you will be free to resume all of your normal activities, but you should refrain from strenuous activity or extended time outdoors for at least 24 hours to let the treated areas recover. When you get home following your appointment, we suggest patients to use soothing creams or ice packs to treat any discomfort.
Laser hair removal FAQs
What kind of skin can laser hair removal treat?
Men and women with light skin and dark hair are ideal candidates for laser hair removal. This is because it's easier for the laser to "find" and treat the follicles. That being said, people with all kinds of skin tones and hair colors can be considered for treatment. Simply ask our team during your appointment.
What is downtime like after laser hair removal?
The good news is there's no downtime after laser hair removal! You can resume your routine as normal. However, your skin may feel sensitive and red, which is why we ask patients to avoid sun exposure on the treated skin. Our staff can provide ways to ease any discomfort at home.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Laser hair removal does produce long-lasting results, but they are not permanent. Treatment is considered semi-permanent because some follicles may continue growing. No matter what, our patients find that most hair will be gone once their treatment plan is finished. We can also schedule additional laser sessions as needed.
Rid Yourself of Razors
If you're tired of spending time, energy, and money on bleaching, plucking, shaving, and waxing, schedule a consultation to learn more about safe and effective laser hair removal at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Doylestown, PA. Laser hair reduction, performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino, can help you achieve smoother skin by efficiently targeting unwanted hair follicles throughout the body and face. If a longer-lasting solution to hair removal is what you're looking for, get in touch with a member of our team to schedule your one-on-one.