Laser Hair Removal in New Jersey For Men and Women
Laser Hair Removal (LHR) or Laser Hair Reduction is a procedure in which the hair follicles are destroyed using laser energy. This usually brings about a long-lasting reduction in the need for shaving, waxing, or other forms of hair removal. Laser Hair Reduction is commonly used in the bikini line area; on the face to eliminate chin, sideburn and moustache hairs; legs; and back, though any area with hair can be treated.
It is advisable to see a board-certified dermatologist for this service, as dermatologists are trained in the treatment of hair, skin, and nails, usually including specific laser training. Lasers can be dangerous. It is not suggested to visit a “medical spa” for laser services, including Laser Hair Removal. The credentials of the technicians cannot be assured. Laser Hair removal will often cost slightly more in a dermatologist’s office, but it is worth it to know you are being treated safely and effectively.
There are a number of different lasers used for Laser Hair Removal. Not all lasers are equally effective, and not all lasers should be used on all skin types. Commonly used lasers for laser hair removal are the long-pulsed alexandrite, the long-pulsed Nd:YAG, and diode. Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL, is also used for Laser Hair Removal, but is considered by many to be inferior to laser. Dark skin cannot be treated safely with an alexandrite laser and should only be treated with a long-pulsed Nd:YAG.
At SOMA Skin & Laser, we use the Candela GentleMAX for Laser Hair Removal. This device has both a long-pulse alexandrite (the GentleLase) and a long-pulsed Nd:YAG (GentleYAG), so that we can safely and effectively offer Laser Hair Removal to all skin types.
SOMA Skin & Laser offers Laser Hair Removal starting at just $110, depending on body area. We use the Candela GentleMAX laser, which includes both an Alexandrite laser (GentleLASE) and an Nd:YAG laser (GentleYAG), enabling safe and effective Laser Hair Removal on all skin types. Whether you are seeking Laser Hair Removal of a small area like the bikini line or a large area like a full back or legs, SOMA Skin & Laser has an affordable Laser Hair Removal package for you. Laser Hair Removal is for both men and women.
MiraSmooth for Hair Removal
The MiraDry system is approved for the treatment of unwanted underarm hair and the Reduction of underarm hair of all colors. This technology can be used on all skin types and all skin colors. Axillary hair reduction can be expected after only one or two treatments.
Contact SOMA Skin & Laser at 973-763-SKIN (7546) for a consultation.
Laser Hair Removal Pricing
At SOMA Skin & Laser, we have a simple laser hair removal pricing structure.
Step 1: Look up the body area you are interested in treating.
Step 2: Look in the 1X, 4X, or 6X column to find the number of treatments you are interested in.
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Neck, back of
Neck, front of
Beard area and front of neck
Face (upper lip, sideburns, chin, cheeks)
No-shows and cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are subject to a cancellation fee as follows: Level 1 through Level 3 appointment $30; Level 4 appointment $50.
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About Laser Hair Reduction and Laser Hair Removal
For both men and women, the removal of unwanted hair can be time-consuming, sometimes challenging, and uncomfortable. In Laser Hair Reduction (LHR), a laser is used to target the hair-producing follicles, decreasing or eliminating hair in that area. A laser is an intense beam of light. While passing through the skin, it heats the follicle, damaging it so that it can no longer produce hair. The unwanted hair can be anywhere, but common treatment areas are: legs, bikini, arms, back, upper lip, chin, and underarms. Laser Hair Reduction is also very useful for medical conditions such as chronic razor bumps.
Who can get Laser Hair Reduction?
Laser Hair Reduction works best in people with dark hair and light skin. This creates a clear “target” for the laser. However, people with dark skin and dark hair or lighter hair on light skin can still be treated with appropriate lasers and settings with proper consideration.
Is Laser Hair Reduction Permanent?
We use the term Laser hair Reduction and not Laser Hair Removal because permanent removal cannot be assured. Although the laser treatment slows hair growth and provides an extended period of reduced hair growth, it cannot be assured that hair growth will not recur in the future.
How many Laser Hair Reduction treatments are required?
Several treatment sessions of Laser Hair Reduction are required for a sustained result, typically 4 to 6 treatments spaced several weeks apart, but sometimes more. Maintenance treatments may also be required.
Is Laser Hair Reduction Safe?
Laser Hair Reduction is a medical procedure and should be performed under medical supervision. It is generally safe, but the following adverse effects may sometimes occur:
- The skin may get irritated, red, or crusted after Laser Hair Reduction.
- Pigment changes can occur, especially in those with darker skin types. Skin may be either darkened or lightened. This effect is usually temporary.
- Less commonly, laser hair removal may result in burns, blisters, scarring or changes in skin texture.
How should I prepare for Laser Hair Reduction?
First choose a physician to perform your service, one with a specialty in dermatology or plastic surgery. Laser Hair Reduction is a medical procedure and should not be entrusted to spas and salons. Your physician will first schedule a consultation to review your medical history, skin history, and previous cosmetic and laser treatments. Your physician will review with you the risks and benefits of the procedure, discuss the proposed treatment plan and associated costs, and take photographs for documentation.
After deciding on your course of care:
- Stay out of the sun for at least a week before your treatments. A tan, either natural or from sunless tanners or tanning salons, increases your risk of side effects such as burning or pigment changes.
- Do not pluck, wax or perform electrolysis on the area to be treated. These methods damage the follicle and can interfere with the effects of the laser.
- Shave the area a day or two before the treatment. Long hairs interfere with the laser, can singe, and will produce odor when hit by the laser.
What happens during the Laser Hair Reduction treatment?
On the day of your treatment, you will be brought to a procedure room and made comfortable. Sometimes an anesthetic cream will be applied to the area beforehand. Your physician will discuss this with you if it is necessary. Metal goggles will be placed over your eyes for protection. During the laser treatment, your physician will press the laser tip against your skin. Depending on the laser, there is also a cooling system to protect the upper surface of your skin from the laser. This may be a cool gel, a cold tip, cold blown air, or a cold spray before each laser pulse. With each laser pulse you may feel some heat and a stinging or snapping sensation. Even with goggles on you may perceive flashes of light. Depending on the size of the area treated, treatment may take several minutes to several hours.
What to expect after Laser Hair Reduction
Immediately after the procedure, the treated area may be red and small swellings may occur around the hair follicles. The area may tingle for a day or two. The treated area may become crusty over the first day or two after treatment. During this time just wash with gentle soap an water. Avoid picking at or manipulating the treated area. Do not tan during this period, and wear sunscreen.