Temper the cost of laser hair removal by maximizing the power of laser energy

Unwanted hair can be a real problem, requiring daily attention if the area is to be kept hair free. Rather than spend precious time out of each day tending to unwanted hair, many men and women have found a wonderful way to reduce hair permanently in any area of the body: laser hair removal. In just a few simple steps, it is possible to experience the silky smooth skin you desire. Following a few tips, our patients find they can offset the cost of laser hair removal in our office near Essex Fells by maximizing the power of laser energy.


Laser hair removal treatments can be facilitated with a number of different types of lasers. Dr. Jeanine Downie has chosen laser equipment very carefully, desiring the best results for her patients. Even with state-of-the-art lasers, each person’s skin may respond in a unique way to laser hair removal treatment, because each of us has our own specific skin type and needs. In most cases, laser hair removal is highly successful with very little, if any, side effects.

The most common side effect our patients experience after laser treatment is mild redness and a slight sunburned sensation. This sunburned feeling tends to last only a few hours, and it can be diminished with the application of cool compresses.

One of the greatest needs our skin has, on a regular basis, is hydration. Excellent hydration becomes especially important after laser hair removal. What is important at this time, however, is to consider the quality of the moisturizer used to nourish skin. Many products on the market designed to moisturize the skin and leave a nice scent can actually dry the skin. This is because fragrances added to many commercial lotions contain alcohol. When planning laser hair removal treatment, your dermatologist can recommend a prescription or high-quality commercial moisturizer that will alleviate dryness and give the skin a healthy, beautiful glow. You also must use sunblock with an spf 30 every day, rain or shine January through December regardless of ethnicity.

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Laser hair removal is a very precise treatment that focuses on hair within the follicles. Your dermatologist may suggest that shaving or other forms of hair removal cease throughout the course of treatment. The course of treatment may last for months to years, depending on the thickness of the individual patient’s hair.

One of the most important steps we can take in keeping skin healthy and attractive is to protect it from the sun. Especially during the laser hair removal process, sunscreen should be worn on the treatment area on a daily basis. If skin becomes tanned during the course of treatment, the effects of the laser may be reduced. We strongly recommend not tanning during the laser treatment sessions.

You can have the smooth, hair-free skin that you desire with laser hair removal. For more information about this treatment, call our office at (973) 509-6900 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeanine Downie.

Dr. Jeanine Downie is an experienced and popular dermatologist in Montclair. She possesses extensive experience and training in all aspects of dermatology, including cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. Dr. Downie provides modern and cutting-edge dermatology treatments to everyone in your family in a professional, competent and compassionate manner while ensuring that your individual and unique needs are met. Having received rigorous academic training, she completed her residency in Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and also served as Chief Resident. She continues to upgrade her skills set and share her knowledge through professional affiliations and lecturing assignments on behalf of several renowned medical societies such as The Skin Cancer Foundation and The American Academy of Dermatology, among others. She also frequently interacts with the public through popular television shows such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The Dr. Oz Show, to name a few.

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