Laser Hair Removal
If you deal with unwanted hair, you’re incredibly familiar with the repeated process of shaving, tweezing, or waxing. Perhaps you’ve even tried the creams that guarantee results, only to leave you more frustrated than where you began. No one wants to take their shirt off or walk out in a bathing suit only to realize, “uh oh, I forgot a spot!” Hair is natural, but we can all agree there is a time and place for certain hair types. In Pennsylvania, Laser Hair Removal is one of the most common procedures in the state. Here at Pure by Alpha Dermatology, we specialize in the procedure to help our patients achieve smooth, attractive skin with hairless underarms, bikini lines, backs, and legs. During the treatment, beams of highly concentrated light are injected into hair-targeted follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorbs the light and permanently destroys the hair.
No more “hairy” situations, at both our premier locations in New Hope and Sellersville, we specialize in Laser Hair Treatment, and this page is dedicated to helping you learn more about this simple, life-changing treatment.
What Is Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair removal is a fast and effective way to eliminate unwanted hair. The treatment is designed to eliminate the need for shaving, and the pain of waxing. With today’s modern cosmetic advancements, laser hair removal has become a household name in aesthetics, with millions of people electing to get it done every year.
What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
Lasers are state-of-the-art technology, widely successful, and helpful in removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, chin, back, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas needed. At Pure by Alpha Dermatology, we have found that our Laser Hair Removal patients in New Hope, Sellersville, and surrounding areas can enjoy benefits such as:
- Long-lasting results
- Minimal side effects
- Quick procedure
- Precise targeting of specific hair
- Very safe
- Predictability (Most patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to seven sessions)
Laser Hair Removal
We find the best candidates for Laser Hair Removal are those who have pale skin and dark hair. The contrast between light skin and dark hair allows melanin (the substance in your body that produces hair) to be easily targeted. Lasers can get into smaller surface areas like facial or pubic hair, although it should be noted that larger areas, such as your arms and back, produce better overall results. Unfortunately, blonde or fine hairs cannot be targeted by lasers.
What’s the first step?
The first step for getting Laser Hair Removal at either of our locations in New Hope or Sellersville is to contact Pure by Alpha Dermatology and schedule a consultation. When you come in for this appointment, you will meet with a member of our technician team who will answer any questions or concerns you have with the procedure, as well as offer advice on the treatment and a recovery plan. Once you agree to the procedure, we can start the day of or schedule a future day that fits your needs.
If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking and waxing for six weeks before treatment as our laser targets the hairs’ roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking. You will also be asked to avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Exposure to the sun makes laser hair removal less effective and can lead to complications.
What to Expect on the Day of Laser Hair Removal
On the day of your Laser Hair Removal in Pennsylvania, we focus solely on your comfort. Pre, during, and post-treatment, our team will be there to make the process smooth, keeping you excited for the results. We start with our technician pressing a hand-held laser instrument to your skin. A cooling device on the tip of the instrument or a cool gel might be used to protect your skin and lessen the risk of agitation or redness.
When we activate the laser, the focused beam will pass through your skin and into the hair follicles. The intense heat from the laser beam damages the hair follicles, which inhibits hair growth. When this occurs, you may feel a warm pinprick, and you’ll likely feel a sensation of cooling from the device or gel following the laser. Different areas of your body will require more focus and time, as treating a larger area, such as the back, might take more than an hour.
Laser Hair Removal Recovery
Immediately following our Laser Hair Removal procedure, you may notice redness and minor swelling; this will only last a few hours and is natural after this type of treatment. We will likely advise you to apply ice to the treated area. If you have a skin reaction directly after laser hair removal, the technician may apply a steroid cream; this is very rare.
The treatments can last from ten minutes to an hour, and once complete, you are free to resume regular activities. We do ask that you avoid sunlight and don’t use a tanning bed for six weeks. Use a broad-spectrum SPF30 sunscreen daily to protect the treated area; the more protected, the better the results.
We aim for all cost factors to be met with clarity for our patients. The price of Laser Hair Removal in Pennsylvania is based on the surface area you are looking to treat. Different types of hair or parts of your body may require different pricing than others. After you speak with our skilled technician team, they will be able to create your treatment plan, and our Patient Coordinator can provide you with the full price breakdown for your procedure. Some average pricing for Laser Hair Removal at both our locations in New Hope and Sellersville can be found below:
- Small area: $225.00 each / package of 6 $1,215.00
- Medium Area: $350 each / package of 6 $1,890.00
- Large Area: $600 each / package of 6 $3,240
When it comes to understanding top-of-line technology like lasers, Carly Overland, PA-C has over a decade of dedicated knowledge. She enhances her skill by continuing to stay at the leading edge of the laser industry by regularly attending aesthetics lectures and training sessions, adding skills that can only be found here in Pennsylvania. Her dedication to detail runs through her entire team; rest assured that every single follicle will be treated with precision and determination to make your life easier with results that will restore your confidence. You don’t have to live in a big city to seek out the best-of-the-best treatments. Here in Pennsylvania, all you have to do is visit us at New Hope or Sellersville. You will be welcomed with open arms, open minds, and absolute professionalism in the form of our Laser Hair Removal treatments.
Schedule Your Consultation
Chances are, if you’re visiting this page, then Laser Hair Removal is for you. The journey can start now; this can be the year you say goodbye to the stress associated with your unwanted hair! To schedule your consultation at Pure by Alpha Dermatology, call our clinic at 267.498.7000 or request an appointment through this website. You’ll be greeted by a knowledgeable and skilled professional to help start your Laser Hair Removal today; all you need to worry about is when to throw away the razors when your treatment is complete.
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Awesome office staff and Carly, Drew and Dr Shrager are phenomenal! Highly recommend. My appointment this time was with Carly and I couldn’t be happier. Very professional, knowledgeable and you can tell she really knows what she’s doing. Alpha Derm is the best!
The results were amazing. I strongly believe that a good filler job means you can’t spot a filler job and she nailed it. I look like me, but more refreshed and younger!
Love the place! The team is wonderful, skilled and very calming. Dr. Shrager is my favorite! Oh, and the renovation looks amazing!
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- Carly Overland