At Geria Dermatology in Rutherford, New Jersey, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Aanand Geria provides laser hair removal services to patients of all skin types. It’s an ideal solution for anyone who is tired of shaving, waxing, plucking, trimming, or bleaching undesired hair. Safe, effective, and immensely popular, laser hair removal has helped countless people. To find out more, call or book your appointment online today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Laser hair removal is an advanced technology that works by sending short pulses of precision laser energy directly into active-growth hair follicles. When the pigments in the follicle absorb this heat, it deactivates the follicle, so it can no longer produce hair.
Noninvasive, gentle, and virtually painless, laser hair removal is a preferential treatment, which means it targets hair follicles without affecting skin cells or other nearby tissues.
Dr. Geria can safely and effectively treat patients of all skin types.
Dr. Geria can use laser hair removal on virtually any part of your body, including more sensitive areas like your face or the tops of your toes. Most people opt to treat one or more of the following areas:
Upper lip and chin
Side of the face and neck
Bikini area and legs
Chest, back, or shoulders
Laser hair removal is just as effective for large areas as it is for smaller places.
Laser hair removal is a quick and relatively comfortable procedure. As the handheld device passes over an active-growth hair follicle and transmits a pulse of energy, it feels something like a tiny rubber band snapping against your skin.
This brief, mild sensation is well-tolerated by most people.
Before the procedure, Dr. Geria cleanses the treatment area and gives you eye shields to protect your retinas and corneas from the laser.
During the treatment, he holds your skin gently taut as he systematically passes the laser, spot-by-spot, over the treatment area.
The entire process can last anywhere from a few minutes to about an hour, depending on the size of the area you’re treating.
Hair grows in three phases: Anagen, catagen, and telogen. Of these, the anagen phase is the only active-growth phase.
Because the laser only targets active-growth follicles, you’ll need multiple treatments to achieve complete results. To achieve optimal results, most patients require five to eight sessions, each spaced four to six weeks apart.
You can expect to see a 10-25% reduction in hair after your first laser hair treatment, further reduction with each successive treatment. Some people require occasional touch-up sessions to maintain their results.
Besides achieving smooth, hair-free skin, your skin is likely to be noticeably smoother and more uniform at the treatment site.
This place is fantastic, the office is seems to be brand new and extremely modern, the staff is very polite which is a hard thing to come by (usually staff at the front desk at most doctors offices are very rude, dismissive and unwilling to accommodate patients). Most importantly, the doctor. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable but he actually takes the time to delve deeper into my medical history to pinpoint exactly what might be contributing to my dermatologic issues. I will definitely continue to visit this practice in the future.
I’ve known Dr. Geria for several years. Not only is he an excellent doctor, he also has the best bedside manner and listens to my concerns. He had treated me for medical and some cosmetic treatments. I trust him completely. His staff is also amazing!
Dr. Geria is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced dermatologist. Making an appointment with his clinic is super easy via the online portal. His clinic is also very nicely done.
Amazing service. Amazing dermatologist . He spent a long time with me, talking about my needs and concerns. Dr Geria explained what he thought about my acne and scarring in detail. He wasn’t just in and out like some doctors can be. He took the time to analyze my skin and put together a plan of recommendations. Another bonus Hydrafacial – offered on site. Recommended by Dr Geria, my skin has never looked better. Amazing staff and a beautiful office. The prescriptions were sent over promptly also. 7 our of 5 stars.