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.
"After consultations with many plastic surgeons, Dr. Tamburino was by far the most knowledgeable and detailed. I’m so thankful I found him and I would recommend him over and over. Not to mention his staff is so welcoming and incredibly helpful. If you are thinking about a surgery/cosmetics this is the GUY to go to. Can’t say enough good things!"- M.M. / Google / Feb 05, 2021
"I was very reluctant to get a face/neck lift. I thought about it for a few years and it was seeing myself on video calls day after day that sealed the deal for me. I had heard from a friend that Dr. Tamburrino was an excellent plastic surgeon and decided that I would suck up the drive from South Jersey to Doylestown based on the recommendation. I am so glad I did! My neck and face have been restored to a much more youthful look and amazingly there are no tell tale signs of surgery. I feel a whole lot better about myself and my family and friends are very complimentary (and I think a few of them are now considering surgery for themselves). Dr. Tamburrino is a thorough , knowledgeable and accomplished surgeon who I put complete trust in and I'm forever glad I did!"- G.F. / Healthgrades / Jan 29, 2021
"The decision I made to put myself first and go see Dr. Tamburinno changed my life in the best way possible. I have never been more happy with myself and am grateful to him for being so knowledgeable and talented. From start to finish his staff is amazing and helpful beyond words ..... I have recommended him to many close friends and will continue to do so!! Lindsay Curtis"- L.C. / Google / Jan 29, 2021
"Dr. Tamburrino changed my life. After two failed breast implant surgeries after a double mastectomy, Dr. Tamburrino created beautiful breast and nipples that look amazing. He gave me back my life. I owe him everything and recommend him to anyone who needs reconstruction. And on top of that he has an amazing personality, I received amazing care. "- M.F. / Healthgrades / Jan 21, 2021
"Dr Tamburino is exactly who you hope for when faced with a difficult breast cancer surgery! He is a highly skilled surgeon, who is also caring and honest. He will tell you exactly what you need to know (though not always what you might want to hear) to get you through the long haul of surgery and reconstruction. I have had breast cancer with a bilateral mastectomy, chemo, radiation & expanders for reconstruction and have been going to Dr T for over a year. I feel now that he is the only plastic surgeon who was able to get me through my complicated journey. He always had my best interests at heart. I would recommend him to all my family and friends!"- M.D. / Google / Jan 08, 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.