Typical means for removing unwanted hair can be challenging. Shaving lasts one or two days and waxing lasts a few weeks. Only professional hair removal is the way to ensure permanent hair reduction.*
Permanent hair reduction is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments at our Hamilton, NJ office.* And this isn’t just for women’s leg hair – hair removal is ideal for embarrassing or annoying hair on almost any part of the body, of men or women. It is especially popular for woman’s leg and bikini hair and the removal of chest hair on men!
An ideal form of treatment for both men and women, IPL can be used on virtually any part of the body, including:
Chest, back, abdomen
Face and neck
Arms and underarms
Dr. Joseph Guarino offers a safe, effective, and long-lasting way to remove unwanted hair. Quick and easy, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) hair removal removes all hair in 4-6 treatments and usually takes about 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.*
Advantages of IPL hair removal include:
FDA approval for hair removal treatment
Safe and effective for a wider variety of skin types
Larger area can be treated at one time for faster, more comfortable treatment
Improve self-confidence and apperance
Quick & Effective
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Our med spa is conveniently located in Hamilton, New Jersey, easily accessible for patients in Trenton and Princeton. We offer expert level care and competitive pricing in a spa-like setting. All services are performed by our certified physician for your safety. Contact us today for a free hair removal consultation.
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Hair Removal What to Expect
IPL hair removal is safe, as it targets the hair follicles and leaves the skin generally untouched. The light is designed to affect only the hair follicles allowing the healthy surrounding skin to remain unaffected reducing downtimes and side effects.
Many people have IPL on their lunch breaks and return to work immediately following the procedure. Most patients will require 4-6 treatment sessions to fully remove unwanted hair. Convenient, and lasting, IPL hair removal will save patients time and money long-term, allowing them to enjoy smooth, hairless skin.
Dr. Guarino will require you to wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from the light. The handheld device will be used to target hair follicles. Patients typically experience little to no discomfort but may feel a mild pinching sensation as Dr. Guarino works.
After IPL hair removal you may experience:
Darkening of the skin, similar to a mild suntan or sunburn
Lightening of the skin
Pinching or stinging sensation during IPL treatment
Mild swelling, pinkness or redness of the skin
Side effects of IPL hair removal are temporary, lasting 2 – 3 days. In some cases, it may take several weeks for side effects to recover. Dr. Guarino will make personalized recommendations on how to properly care for your skin type after hair removal.
A benefit to IPL hair removal is that there is virtually no down time. Unlike laser hair removal, IPL attacks the hair follicles from the inside and leaves the outer skin completely unharmed, leaving no redness or visible damage.
There are some side effects which include:
Feeling of a mild sunburn on treated areas. This usually fades within a day or two
Skin pigment darkened by bright light, similar to a sun tan. This may happen in patches, but will eventually fade
On darker skin, care must be taken to ensure the skin does not overheat and result in blistering or pale patches
Most of these side effects can be avoided by consulting with your doctor before IPL hair removal treatment.
Although the two forms of hair removal are often used interchangeably, IPL is very different from laser hair removal.
Simply put, IPL is a light source, not a laser. During laser hair removal treatment, a laser delivers a single wavelength where IPL uses a broad spectrum of light. Both laser hair removal and IPL treatment work by heating and destroying the hair follicle for permanent hair reduction.*
Most patients report minimal discomfort, similar to the snapping of a rubber band against the skin. Others describe the procedure with a tingling or stinging sensation. Depending on your pain threshold, pain will vary, but IPL hair removal is no more painful than tweezing and most patients prefer it to waxing.
Because IPL uses light treatment, you should take caution not to sunbathe or use tanning beds before your treatment. IPL hair removal works best on pale skin.
In contrast to laser hair removal, IPL hair removal requires the hair to be short before treatment. Minimizing the length of the hair allows the light energy to be applied directly to the hair roots and minimize burning on the surface of the skin. This is ideal for those wishing to get rid of embarrassing hair.
In general, four to six sessions of IPL hair removal treatments are required to achieve permanent results. We recommend to follow up every 2 weeks but these can be scheduled anywhere from every week to once a month.
After your treatment, you should avoid:
Soap on treated area for 24 hours
Unnecessary sun exposure for 48 hours
If the treatment was on underarms, deodorants or antiperspirants for 2-3 days
If you wish, you may apply an unscented soothing lotion, ice pack or wet towel to cool the treated areas.