Excess, unsightly hair growth on your arms, legs, neck or back can be embarrassing and negatively affect your self-image and confidence. At Plainsboro Princeton Medical Associates PC, Dr. Aruna Chakrala provides cutting-edge laser hair removal procedures at her practice’s office in Monroe Township, New Jersey. After a few short visits, Dr. Chakrala can fix trouble spots, like hairy arms or an entire back, leaving you with smooth skin. If you want to learn more, call or use the online booking tool and set up a consultation today.
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive technique that uses concentrated beams of laser light to get rid of your excess hair. Dr. Chakrala performs this treatment with either the xeo® or CoolGlideTM by Cutera. She uses a handpiece, attached to these innovative laser treatment systems, that emits a customizable laser beam that penetrates your hair follicles.
Typically, Dr. Chakrala recommends laser hair removal to get rid of unwanted hair on your:
Before your procedure, Dr. Chakrala cuts or shaves the hair in the treatment area and might apply a topical anesthetic to spare you any discomfort. The length of your treatment session depends on factors like the size of the targeted area and the amount of hair. You might feel some minor discomfort, a heating or stinging sensation during the first few seconds of the procedure that should subside quickly.
The results of laser hair removal are better than older hair removal methods because they last much longer. Laser hair removal treats actively growing hair and stops it from growing back. Older methods like plucking and waxing get rid of hair but don’t stop future growth.
After the recommended number of treatment sessions, which is usually four to six treatments performed approximately one month apart, the results of laser hair removal are nearly permanent and future hair growth is completely stopped.
If you have excess hair and would like it removed, you may be a good candidate for laser hair removal. During your initial consultation, Dr. Chakrala reviews your medical history and evaluates your overall health.
One common stumbling block to treatment is if you have light blonde or grey hair because the lack of pigment might be insufficient for laser hair removal to work. Dr. Chakrala will assess if this situation applies to you.
Laser hair removal is safe when performed by a trained professional like Dr. Chakrala. There are minor risks and you might experience some soreness or redness at the treatment sites, but that should subside quickly. Prior to treatment, Dr. Chakrala outlines the procedure step-by-step for you.
If you’re interested in laser hair removal, call or use the online booking tool and set up an initial consultation with Dr. Chakrala to learn more.