Laser Hair Removal

In New Jersey

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Laser Hair Removal

Every woman knows that beauty is pain, but we still go through the steps to maintain our appearance. One of these preparation steps is shaving, which is more of an inconvenience than anything. With laser hair removal, you can remove this step altogether! You can achieve permanently smoother skin with an easy procedure that can eradicate hair follicles in a few quick treatments. If you are considering laser hair removal in the New Jersey area, come and us at Geria Dermatology. Our team understands how important it is to look and feel your best, safely and comfortably. 

Our practice is conveniently located to serve laser hair removal patients in Rutherford, Verona, Bergen, and Essex Counties.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) to remove unwanted hair on the body or face. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. During a laser hair removal treatment, a laser emits light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the tube-shaped sacs within the skin (hair follicles) that produce hairs. This damage inhibits or delays future hair growth. Common treatment locations include legs, armpits, upper lip, chin, and the bikini line. However, it’s possible to treat unwanted hair in nearly any area, except the eyelid or surrounding area. 

The most effective and common areas of laser hair removal treatment include: 

  • Upper lip
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Eyebrows
  • Bikini line
  • Legs
  • Arms

What are the benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

The benefits of laser hair removal in New Jersey are centered around inhibiting or preventing unwanted hair growth on certain areas of the body and face. Some of the benefits that our patients have been able to enjoy include:

  • Long-lasting results
  • Time-saving procedure
  • Precision on the target area
  • Reduced ingrown hairs
  • Less pain 
  • Versatility on body


For any other areas you might be considering utilizing laser hair treatment, speak with one of our specialists to consult whether this is the right option for you.

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Who are the best candidates for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser Hair Removal in New Jersey can be successfully used on all skin types. For patients with fairly common unwanted hair growth in the areas mentioned above, this treatment is ideal and can offer effective results. For patients who have tried numerous other routes of hair removal, including waxing, tweezers, or electrolysis with no luck, this could be the option that you have been looking for as many people see lasting results. If you have any underlying medical issues or skin problems, this may not be the right treatment, and we recommend speaking with our specialists to determine what is best.

What’s the
First Step?

The first step on the road to getting a laser hair removal treatment at Geria Dermatology is to book a consultation with one of our providers. During this session, you will discuss your goals and examine the problematic areas, which the provider can then assess. It is important to share any crucial medical history or health issues with our providers so that we can give you correct information regarding whether laser hair removal is right for you, and how it can benefit you. If you are interested in treating multiple areas, this is also a good thing to discuss during consultation. 

Once your personalized treatment plan is created, our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule your procedure date and provide you with instructions to follow that will help you achieve optimal results.

What to expect on the day of Laser Hair Removal?

Before booking your appointment, your assigned provider will recommend abstaining from shaving, plucking, or waxing the desired treated area for up to 6 weeks prior, so that the laser can effectively target the root of the hair follicle. 

When you arrive at our practice for your procedure, you will be taken into the treatment room. Your provider will walk you through the procedure so you understand the techniques they will be using. The first step is to apply a topical numbing medicine 20-30 minutes before the procedure to help with the sting of the laser pulses. The provider will also adjust the laser equipment according to the color, thickness, and location of your hair being treated, as well as your skin color. 

Next, they will do a test by targeting the skin being treated with a pulse of light and waiting for a few minutes, to ensure there is no adverse reaction to the laser. Once these settings are approved by the provider, they will begin to target all the areas where you are looking to eliminate or reduce hair growth. The exact amount of time will depend on the area being treated, but generally, each area is focused on for 3-5 minutes. 

Once the treatment is completed, your provider can offer an ice pack or anti-inflammatory cream to soothe the skin.

Laser Hair Removal Recovery

There is no downtime needed after a laser hair removal treatment but be advised it is very common to have red skin, irritation, or swollen skin after the procedure. Before leaving our practice, your provider will give you a list of instructions that will aid in your healing process and support your skin. The treated area will look and feel sunburned for 1-2 days. Cool compresses and moisturizers may help. Avoid direct sunlight, tanning beds, sun lamps, or any kind of indoor tanning equipment. Waiting 24 hours for makeup is advised, giving your skin time to heal.

How much?

How much does Laser Hair Removal cost in New Jersey?

The cost of laser hair removal in New Jersey can vary depending on a number of factors including the amount of areas of the body being targeted, the thickness of the hair, whether this is your first appointment or a follow-up, and the time it will take to effectively target all unwanted areas.

When you discuss your options with your provider during your consultation, they will assess your desired outcomes and intended areas of focus to give you a more accurate price. We offer financing options for all our patients to make this procedure more affordable and accessible. Please note the final cost of your treatment may be adjusted if you choose to combine it with another procedure.

Why choose us?

Why choose
Geria Dermatology?

Geria Dermatology is led by Aanand N. Geria, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology (ABD), a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), New Jersey Dermatological Society (DSNJ), and Skin of Color Society.

Since 2018, Dr. Geria has made the Castle Connolly list of “Top Doctors”, an honor awarded by his peers, and is frequently sought out for his input on the latest trends in dermatology as evidenced by his commentary in publications such as Allure, Fashionista, The Zoe Report, Business Insider, and Coveteur. Dr. Geria is one of only 15 dermatologists in the nation to be recognized in both the Medical and Cosmetic categories by Newsweek.

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To schedule your consultation with one of our providers, call us today at 201.623.8000. You can also use the contact form on our website to inquire about a procedure, and one of our patient coordinators will get back to you soon. Get in touch with Geria Dermatology and start your journey to beautiful, healthy, radiant skin.

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