Laser Hair Removal

Conveniently located to serve New Jersey

Conveniently located to serve New Jersey

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.

Our Laser Hair Removal Technology

The machine we use for our laser hair removal is the Primelase diode laser platform. It is one of the safest, fastest, and most powerful hair-removal systems on the market. Primelase provides safe and quick hair removal to patients.

Primelase uses a combination of diode laser and Solid State Laser (SSL) for hair removal. Thanks to Primelase’s Crystal Freeze contact cooling technology, laser energy can be delivered to the skin to heat hair follicles without causing damage to the skin’s surface. There may be a prickly sensation, but the procedure in itself is not painful.

Benefits of Primelase Laser Hair Removal

    There are several advantages of using the Primelase diode laser platform for laser hair removal:

  • It offers an ideal combination of ultra-short energy pulses and high-peak power for effective hair removal.
  • It is effective on all types of hair.
  • It is safe on all skin types.
  • Due to its ultra-short pulses, it can work with all spot sizes, meaning it can effectively treat large and small areas alike. This also helps it adapt to treatment of all skin areas and characteristics.
  • There are two operating modes available to suit the individual needs of each patient: static and dynamic mode.

  • Static mode is ideal for residual fine hair, especially in pale skin types. There is minimal risk to the epidermis, as the treatment is fast due to ultra-short pulses and high fluencies.
  • Dynamic mode is used for dense hair in darker skin types. It is especially useful for patients with a very low pain threshold.

Laser Hair Removal on Arms

Laser Hair Removal on Back

Laser Hair Removal

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
  • Eyebrow area
  • 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.