Learn About the Pros and Cons of Laser Hair Removal

By: Dr. Carolyn DeLucia


Laser hair removal is a popular alternative to methods like shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams. But before scheduling an appointment at The Secret Orchid, it's important to learn what to expect throughout the process. Dr. Carolyn DeLucia can provide information about our advanced Vectus® laser technology during an in-office consultation.

Call our Hillsborough Township, NJ clinic to book an appointment, or read below to learn the pros and cons of laser hair removal. We understand that everyone's needs are different, and we strive to offer personalized solutions for long-term hair reduction.

Pro: Laser hair removal is versatile

It's common for people to shave in some areas while waxing others. Laser hair removal removes this inconvenience since it targets not only large areas of the body like the back and legs but also delicate places such as the face and bikini line. Patients achieve a uniform appearance that's much easier to maintain than with other methods.

Con: Laser hair removal is not considered permanent

Laser hair removal targets the melanin in each hair follicle, disabling it so that it cannot produce new hair. Although results are long-lasting, the effects of laser procedures are not permanent. Patients may still need to manage stray hairs as they regrow over time. The good news is that new hairs are significantly less noticeable because they are finer and lighter in color.

Pro: Treatments are relatively quick and comfortable

Some people are concerned about the pain associated with laser treatments in Hillsborough Township, NJ. However, our Vectus laser device comes with a cooling technology that protects the epidermis and ensures your comfort throughout the procedure. Depending on the size of the area being treated, appointments may take less than an hour and require little downtime afterward.

Con: Laser hair removal is not suitable for everyone

A consultation with Dr. DeLucia is the best way to determine whether this treatment is right for your needs. Factors like skin color, hair texture, and health status can influence the safety and effectiveness of this procedure. Patients with lesions, sunburns, or rashes in the treatment area should wait until their skin has healed before undergoing any hair reduction procedure.

Pro: Laser hair removal can protect skin health

Daily shaving and frequent waxing cause skin irritation, redness, and ingrown hairs that damage your skin. Laser hair removal reduces your risk of trauma because it's a gentle way to remove unwanted hair and exfoliate dead skin cells at the same time. Plus, patients who are prone to razor burn or waxing-related bumps often experience smoother results from laser treatments.

Con: Laser hair removal requires several sessions

Although most patients see smoother skin after their first session with our team, laser hair removal does require several visits over the course of a few weeks. The number of appointments required depends on the amount of hair being treated. Dr. DeLucia will evaluate your needs and create a custom plan that fits into your schedule.

Ask about hair reduction through the Vectus laser

Now that you understand the pros and cons of laser hair removal, it’s time to book your consultation with Dr. Carolyn DeLucia at The Secret Orchid. Our trained team is standing by to provide information about Vectus technology and answer any questions about laser treatment. Call our office in Hillsborough Township, NJ for an appointment and get started on the path toward smoother, virtually hair-free skin.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.