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Beautiful, glowing skin is within your reach when you visit BodyCare MedSpa in Metuchen, New Jersey. We have more than five years of experience in providing laser treatment services to clients, so we know what it takes to treat you with utmost care.

Process of hair removal  | What to do prior to prepare (pretreatment)  | What to do after treatment (post treatment)FAQS

Laser Hair Removal

A non-invasive yet effective procedure, laser hair removal works by selectively concentrating light energy in hair follicles. This comfortable method can be performed in as little as ten minutes to one hour, depending on the areas treated. After each treatment, you can immediately return to your day-to-day routine without worrying about the effects.

Factors to Be Considered

The number of treatments you need is based on several factors. For one, we must consider the growth phase of your hair cells. Another factor is the coarseness of the hair in the area being treated. We must also think about the depths and densities of the follicles.

Technology With Infinite Potential

Lumenis LightSheer INFINITY is the most advanced laser hair removal platform. Lumenis comes with the gold standard in wavelengths 805nm for all skin types, and 1060nm, the optimal solution for tanned and dark skin types. Light Sheer Infinity also Gives three options in spot sizes Large Meduim and Small and offer Vaccum assisted technology HIT™  as well as the use of ChillTip™ applicators.

About the process of hair removal

Hair that will be removed during laser hair removal needs to be in its active growing phase which isn’t always growing. Usually, that is about anywhere from 10% up to 15% of the hair in the treatment area per treatment. Hair follicles in their active growing stage will die and fall out in 2 to 10 days. Typically we will wait 4-6 weeks until your next treatment. The amount of time in between until your treatment will give the remaining hair a chance to transition into the active growing phase. On average most clients will need 6 to 8 treatments to achieve maximum results.

What to do to prepare

There are a few things to consider before determining if Laser hair removal seems right for you.

• You must avoid any waxing, electrolysis, plucking or threading of the hair for at least 4 weeks prior to treatment. It is important that the hairs on the treatment are to be at skin level in order to effectively destroy the hair follicle.
• Avoid the sun exposure in area to be treated for at least 2 to 4weeks prior to treatment. Be sure to wear and SPF at all times before and after being treated.
• When being treated please be sure there are no traces of make-up, creams or lotions.

 • Make sure that you are not on medications such as Retin-A, or even Accutane at present or within the past 6 months. These medications, and several others, can make your skin susceptible to damage from the laser. If you were recently on antibiotics you need to be off of it for at least 10-14 days. If you are uncertain about any medicine or antibiotic or skin regimens please feel free to ask us.

 • If pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant please consult you doctor to see what they suggest.


 What to do after treatment

Avoid very hot water, Do not work out, take hot showers, use saunas or any activity that will raise your skins temperature to raise for the first 24 hours!

Do not shave the treated area for at least 2 days after treatment.

Avoid any irritating chemicals. Examples of these are Retin-A, Benzoyl peroxide, Glycolic Acid or astringents.

Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 2 weeks after treatment. Protect the area with a sunscreen of higher than 30 SPF or else the skin may develop hyper-pigmentation/hypo-pigmentation marks.

Do not wax, pluck, thread or use depilatories for the hair that grows back.

• After laser treatment, hair may continue to grow out as if it were never treated. Typically this will occur for about 2 weeks and then those treated hairs will simply begin to fall out.

 • Generally it is best to wait 4-6 weeks between treatments. The laser only targets hair in the growth phase. The growth phase lasts anywhere from 4-6 weeks so there is no advantage of accommodating your laser appointments closer together,

:• Pay attention area may become pink, red, inflamed, or even blistered within 30 minutes and in rare instances last several hours to several days. Regular application of ice, cooling gels, Hydrocortisone is important for relief. Remember every person is different



How does laser hair removal work?

With laser hair removal the laser targets the dark of the melanin pigment in the hair follicle. Since melanin is only produced in the growth phase of the hair, the laser in order to succeed must target the hair follicle during this cycle. At any given time, 10-15 % of the hair in a particular area may be in a growth phase. Therefore, more than one treatment needs to be scheduled, preferably at 4-6 week intervals in order to have a success rate of disabling most hair follicles


How many treatments are typically needed?

Laser treatment impairs the growth of hair follicles when they are in the anagen (growth) cycle at the time of treatment. Unfortunately, not all hair follicles are at this stage at the same time. For effective reduction of hair removal, most people require approximately six to eight treatments to achieve the desired results. The number of sessions needed also depend on the treatment area you require and the condition of your skin and overall health.


Who performs the procedures?

All laser treatments are performed by fully certified and trained staff. We have years of experience in laser hair removal and specialist are certified by numerous industry authorities and laser device providers, including Alma, Cutera,  Cynosure, Candela, Solta and Lumenis


Are there any side effects?

To start off, there is no recovery or down time. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately. After the treatment you may experience a slight reddening of the skin similar to a light sunburn that will resolve within a few hours to days. In certain instances (especially in patients with darker complexions) temporary pigment changes may occur, but will disappear within a month. In saying that it is very important to take the advice of your trained specialist and follow their guidelines


Is the treatment painful?

Our lasers use a special cooling system that lowers the temperature of the skin at the treatment site before, during, and after laser exposure. Therefore, the treatment is generally not painful and is well tolerated.


Are the results permanent?

We like to refer to it as a permanent hair reduction. Results vary depending on skin and hair type and sometime even medical conditions. Studies have shown that many patients can achieve a hair reduction of up to 85-90% and remaining hair returns lighter and softer.


Does my hair need to be grown out for the treatment?

No! Actually we recommend that you shave the area to be treated. The only reason we sometimes recommend our clients to leave the hair long is so that we can identify the texture of the hair. This can be done easily by looking at the other body parts where there is hair. Waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or any other method that removes the hair must be discontinued at least 2 weeks prior to treatment.


Will I have to use any topical anesthetics before my treatment?

Absolutely not! In most cases it is not recommended to use any topical numbing preparations (prescription or non-prescription) prior to laser hair removal. The Cooling device that our laser is equipped with eliminates the need for any topical numbing preparations. Before every laser pulse, your specialist will allow the cooling device customers to sit on skin for a few seconds prior and after. This makes the treatment safer and more comfortable.


How long will the procedure take?

 When speaking of treatment time, times vary and with the use of Lumenis it has two different spot sizes and multiple features to make the treatments time efficient. This larger spot size coupled with more hertz (power), means a faster and more effective treatment. For example, Full legs can be treated in about 20-25 minutes.

Is laser a better option than electrolysis?

 With electrolysis, each hair is individually destroyed within each follicle. A laser has a much greater coverage area, and will penetrate several follicles with each pulse .While electrolysis can eliminate fine and light hairs, the result of a laser treatment is faster, less painful and more manageable 

Is it safe?

Laser treatments are very safe. Our lasers are FDA approved and use the best technology for delivering the safest treatment. All of our technicians are certified and experienced with providing treatments to fit your needs.

How long until I get results?

Treatment plans vary for hair removal but generally consist of 6-8 sessions for the shoulders and below, and 8-10 treatments for the neck and above.

How much does it cost?

 Our prices are based on size of area (Small, Medium, and Large) it is best for us to evaluate the area in person. We always offer free consultations, and cost will vary according to treatment plan, areas to be treated. Our clients have the option to pay per treatment, but we also offer package discounts and, we also often run specials.

Will I experience hair growth between my treatments?

Our goal is that you never have to shave again once you start your treatments. Generally, treatments are scheduled around growth cycles, so if you keep to your treatment schedules, you should never have to shave. Since treatment time could vary, you may see some growth between appointments. We can then try to adjust your treatments to give you the best result. It is important to note, however, that if you need to remove hair between treatments, shaving is the preferred method. Do not wax or tweeze the hair

Is it safe for darker skin types?

Yes. Every day we treat dark skin types with our YAG (1060 Wavelength) laser, which is gentler on darker tones. Laser technology has advanced in recent years, and is continuing to do so. In the past it was difficult or impossible for a client with darker skin to be treated. The Yag laser ensures that darker skin types, can receive effective and safe treatments.

Can any area be treated?

 Indeed the only time when a area can’t be treated is when there is a skin condition, or there has been use of medications, or simply the hair in the area is lacking pigment (Gray, Blonde). The laser is most effective on dark, course hair, as well as it's an excellent treatment for ingrown hairs. Our specialists will assess your areas of concern and help you achieve the results you want.

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