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.
What Are The Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal doesn't just get rid of unwanted body hair, it also provides a number of great benefits like:
- Offers longer-lasting to permanent hair removal
- Softens and smooths the skin
- Eliminates the need to regrow hair between treatments
- Treatments can be less painful than waxing or plucking
- Prevents ingrown hairs
- Treatments are fast and easy
- Saves time and money overall
"Eeep!! I was more than blessed to win the Valentine's Day Giveaway for free Restylane in my lips!! First off- the staff there are so welcoming, sweet, and helpful. The office is beautiful and very clean. During my experience, the staff and Dr. Tamburrino made me feel extremely comfortable with everything, as this was my first time getting Restylane in my lips. The process took about an hour and everything went smoothly. I did not have any complications with the Restylane after the injections. I saw my true results after two weeks. I iced my lips off and on for about a week, as I had some swelling and bruising- which is normal! I highly recommend Dr. Tamburrino :)"- B.F. / Google / Feb 25, 2022
"I recently had lip injections done by Dr. Tamburrino. Wow! Exceeded my expectations. This was my first time getting them done and now I’m sold. I will continue to get them done as I love the way they look so much."- C.N. / Google / Feb 24, 2022
"Dr. Tamburrino and his staff are so warm and welcoming! I received a hydro facial with Susan and it was such a great experience! Susan was kind, welcoming, knowledgeable and made sure I was comfortable my entire appointment. My skin has never felt more hydrated. She educated me and introduced me to the ZO Skin care line and I love all of the recommendations she had! Looking forward to my next appointment! Thank you guys again!"- E.O. / Google / Feb 01, 2022
"I was lucky enough to win the halloween “boo-tox” giveaway and I’m so happy I did!! I’ve had Botox done a couple times over the oast 2 years and I’ve never had results as fast or look as good! Dr. Tamburrino took his time to explain where he would be injecting and why and all the women in the office were super sweet! I’ll definitely be back!"- A.E. / Google / Jan 19, 2022
"I was lucky enough to win the halloween “boo-tox” giveaway and I’m so happy I did!! I’ve had Botox done a couple times over the oast 2 years and I’ve never had results as fast or look as good! Dr. Tamburrino took his time to explain where he would be injecting and why and all the women in the office were super sweet! I’ll definitely be back!"- A.E. / Google / Dec 21, 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.