Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Summit Medicine and Wellness

Aesthetics & Internal Medicine located in Hamilton, NJ & Ewing, NJ

Smooth, hair-free skin is possible without the hassle of tweezing, shaving, or waxing. At Summit Medicine and Wellness in Hamilton and Ewing, New Jersey, Neelima Vudarla, MD, and her team offer laser hair removal with the versatile Icon® laser. Schedule an appointment online or by phone today to find out more about how you can achieve permanent hair removal.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does Icon laser work for hair removal?

When the energy from the Icon laser is directed at your skin, it passes through the outer layers to heat the hair follicles beneath. The energy causes no damage to your dermis, while the pigment in the hair follicles absorbs the heat energy. This destroys their ability to grow hair in the future.

What areas can the Icon laser treat for hair removal?

Just about anywhere on your body where you have unwanted hair can be treated with the Icon laser. The technology features multiple handpieces to address all sizes of treatment areas.

The Icon laser is commonly used to remove hair from:

  • Chest and back
  • Bikini line
  • Upper lip and chin
  • Arms and legs
  • Underarms

Discuss your problem areas with Dr. Vudarla and she can help develop a customized treatment plan so you can achieve smooth, hair-free skin for good.

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

You generally see optimal results after three to seven sessions. Your exact treatment plan depends on your hair type, skin type, and the area being treated. Generally, you keep undergoing treatments until your hair stops growing.

Because your hair follicles are all in different stages of growth at any given time, multiple treatments are needed to effectively target all of them.

Most patients report experiencing minimal discomfort during laser hair removal. You’ll feel some prickling and warmth during the session, but the team at Summit Medicine and Wellness provides ice packs and cooling gel following your treatment to minimize redness and discomfort.

What should I do to prepare for laser hair removal?

For laser hair removal treatment to be effective, you want the targeted hair follicles to be intact. This means you can shave, but no waxing, plucking, or tweezing for about six weeks prior to your appointment.

You should also avoid sun exposure in the weeks leading up to your session as tan skin doesn’t respond as well to the treatment.

What should I expect following a laser hair removal session?

You don’t need any downtime following laser hair removal. You can go right back to your normal activities, including work. You may have slight redness or swelling in treated areas following a session, but this subsides within several hours.

Avoid sun exposure in the weeks following laser hair removal as your skin is temporarily extra sensitive to ultraviolet light.

To learn how you can achieve permanent hair removal and say goodbye to razors and wax for good, call Summit Medicine and Wellness or schedule an appointment at their offices in Hamilton or Ewing, New Jersey, today using online booking.