Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Altus Medical Care

Internal Medicine located in Trenton, NJ

Laser hair removal is the ideal way to put an end to the hassle and discomfort of shaving, waxing, and other temporary hair removal methods. Rajnish Chawla, MD, and Rupinder Chawla, MD, of Altus Medical Care, are experienced internists who provide outstanding primary health care and offer state-of-the-art laser hair removal to patients in Trenton, New Jersey. Schedule your laser hair removal consultation by calling Altus Medical Care today, or use the online booking tool.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a permanent solution to the tedious and time-consuming task of removing unwanted hair. Using the power of light, you can painlessly achieve beautiful, smooth, hair-free skin on whatever part of your body you wish.

Laser technology focuses a beam of highly concentrated light into the hair follicles where the hair grows from, which the pigment in the follicle absorbs. As the pigment absorbs the light, it destroys the hair follicle, and once it’s dead, no new hair can grow.

What are the advantages of laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal has significant advantages over standard forms of hair removal, such as shaving, tweezing, waxing, epilating, or using depilatory creams.

The most obvious advantage is that none of these methods provides a permanent solution to unwanted hair, and whichever method you choose, sooner or later, you have to repeat the process. If you shave, you need to do it daily to avoid stubble, and methods that pull the hair out by the roots last a few weeks at best.

Shaving can also cause razor burn, an annoying red rash on your skin; or you may cut yourself. Pulling hair out by the roots by any method can be uncomfortable and often painful, and some people have reactions to products like waxes and depilatory creams.

Laser hair removal does away with all these problems, as it’s painless, safe, and once your treatment is complete, you won’t need to worry about unwanted hair again.

What happens during a laser hair removal treatment?

When you visit Altus Medical Care for your laser hair removal session, your provider welcomes you and makes sure you’re comfortable before starting the treatment.

Your provider trims your hair to the right length for the laser energy to pass into the hair follicle and sets up the laser treatment platform to the correct settings. Then they apply coolant to your skin to protect it and help the laser beam to penetrate deeply enough.

Small areas like the upper lip take just a few minutes to treat, whereas larger areas like the legs or back could take up to an hour. After a series of about 3-7 treatment sessions, you should find your hair is no longer growing back.

If you want to experience the benefits of laser hair removal, call Altus Medical Care today, or book an appointment online.