What Laser Hair Removal Can Do for You

Laser Hair RemovalSay goodbye to unsightly and unwanted hair with laser hair removal therapy.

There are many men and women who are dealing with embarrassing hair on either the face or the body that they want to get rid of. Even very fine, fuzzy hair can be enough to make someone feel self-conscious. If you want to get smoother skin without having to turn to shaving or waxing to get results, then our Wilmington, DE, dermatologist, Dr. Michael Saruk, can give you the results you want through laser hair removal.


How does laser hair removal work?

While this high-energy laser can be used to treat a variety of skin issues such as age spots, vascular lesions, and even blue veins, it can also eliminate unwanted hair. This laser works by safely penetrating the skin’s surface to heat up and destroy the hair follicles under the skin so they can’t regrow.

The GentleLase® system that our Wilmington, DE, cosmetic dermatologist uses has a built-in cooling system, which means that we can treat practically any area of the body safely with minimal side effects and no burning.


What areas can I treat with laser hair removal?

Just about any area of the body can be treated with laser hair removal including,

  • Back
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Groin
  • Underarms
  • Chin
  • Face
  • Shoulders
  • Chest


How many laser sessions will I need?

Since hair growth is cyclical, this means that it will require multiple sessions in order to see permanent hair reduction. The number of sessions required will depend on how much hair you have and the size of the area we are treating. Most patients will require anywhere from 4-8 sessions.


Does it hurt?

This laser treatment is non-invasive, so you won’t need numbing gel or topical anesthesia prior to treatment. Many patients describe the pulse of the laser as feeling like a rubber band snapping against the skin. It may sting and cause some minor discomfort, but it will go away quickly and be soothed with the GentleLase’s built-in cooling system.


Interested? Give us a call!

Are you thinking about getting laser hair removal in Wilmington, DE? Want to find out if you are an ideal candidate for treatment? If so, call Delaware Valley Dermatology Group today at (302) 478-8532.