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*Laser hair removal is a safe, gentle and FDA approved way to remove hair. There is no down time and virtually every part of the body can be treated. The laser produces a beam of light which is selectively absorbed by the hair follicles and minimizes damage to the surrounding tissue. The heat damages or destroys the potential for re-growth.
Hair follicles grow in phases. Laser hair removal targets those hairs in the active phase of growth. For optimal results, treatments must be repeated depending on the individual and the body area being treated. We are able to treat all skin color light to dark. We currently use one of the safest and most effective lasers for hair removal.
How to prepare for your laser treatment?
1. You should be your natural skin color in the area of treatment. No tans or burns.
2. You should not have waxed, tweezed or used hair removal creams prior to your treatment.
3. You should shave the area the morning or night before your treatment very well!
4. If you are using minocycline, doxycycline or any similar antibiotic you should postpone your treatment by two weeks after stopping the antibiotics. If you are using Retin A or any similar medications please stop before your treatments.
5. Blonde or white hairs will not respond to the laser.
6. For the bikini area and underarm we have anesthetic cream available to minimize any discomfort you may experience. If you would like this cream you will need to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, date of birth only AFTER you make your appointment.
Why should you choose Dr. Gambhir?
Dr. Gambhirs have performed thousands of cosmetic medical procedures. They have been in practice since 2005 and have received accolades from the cosmetic industry and patients alike. They have consistently been one of the top practices in the United States and in the Philadelphia area. All procedures are done in a comfortable yet professional environment with full respect to your privacy and your desires. We aim to please and look forward to seeing you!
Is laser therapy safe?
Yes, if done under the guidance of a trained physician with the proper equipment. The laser beam targets only the hair follicle, essentially sparing the remainder of the skin. This selective technology allows for the high level of safety in this procedure.
Are there any side effects?
You are able to continue with your normal day after treatment. Your skin may appear slightly red after the treatment.
Why is laser hair removal better?
Lasers are able to remove hundreds of hairs in less than a second. Electrolyisis treats one hair at a time, and all other techniques such as waxing, shaving or dipilotory creams are only temporary. Laser hair removal is a fast and safe solution for unwanted hair today.
How does the laser work?
The laser specifically targets the pigment in hair follicles. The heat generated from this process safely disables the hair follicles in the active phase of growth.
How much time does the procedure take?
The time it takes depends on the amount of area being treated.
Is laser therapy painful?
At worst, some patients describe a feeling of a rubber band snapping against their skin with laser therapy. At Gambhir Cosmetic Medicine we have a few ways of minimizing any discomfort to ensure a relaxing experience. Our lasers have a specialized cooling device built in, which makes the procedure much more comfortable. We also offer to prescribe topical anesthetic so not much discomfort is felt at all.
Why does it take multiple treatments for optimal results for laser hair removal?
Hair has several phases in its life cycle. The laser beam only disables those hairs that are in the active phase of growth. Only a certain percentage of your hair is in the active phase at any given point in time. Therefore, treatments must be repeated at varying time intervals for optimal results.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments vary with the body area and hair type being treated.
Can all skin and hair colors be treated with laser therapy?
All skin colors can be treated. Only pigmented hair can be treated. Blonde and white hairs cannot be effectively treated with laser therapy.
Is laser therapy affordable?
When compared to the long term costs of waxing, shaving, depilatory creams, makeup and the value of your time - laser therapy is very affordable. We price our services competitively. Our goal is to make our services available to all so you can lead a happier and more beautiful life.
Where are we located?
We have offices in King of Prussia and Exton Pennsylvania. We serve the greater Philadelphia area, but we draw patients from New York to Maryland to Harrisburg.