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If you have been looking to achieve smooth, hair-free skin, you need to explore the possibilities of GentleLase laser hair removal! Offeredlaser-hair-removal here at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, DE, laser hair removal can help patients of all ages, skin types, and colors permanently eliminate the need to wax and shave their bodies—and, because your board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Michael Surak, and his team, supervise this highly sought-after treatment, you know it's effective and safe!


Oh, that unwanted hair!

Upper lip, cheeks, chest, back, underarms, bikini line, legs—they take so much maintenance and fuss to remain smooth and hair-free! Plus, some people's sensitive skin reacts to the irritation of shaving with razor bumps and even minor infections, not to mention redness, soreness, and more.

Would you like to feel and look your best without the hassle? Laser hair removal, performed right here in our beautiful and modern Wilmington office, could be just what you need. Comfortable, quick, and creating no down-time, this FDA-approved service is most effective for people with dark, stubborn, coarse hair. Sound too good to be true? Here's how it works...


The hair removal process

First, you will contact us to arrange a cosmetic consultation. Then Dr. Surak or one of his professional colleagues will visually examine your skin, and in particular, the areas which you wish to have treated. Also, they will review your health history and any current medications. If laser hair removal is right for you, you will be scheduled for several treatments, typically two to six staggered over a few months to accommodate the hair growth cycles.

During treatment, you will wear protective eyewear and receive a numbing cream on your skin. The laser itself applies short bursts of focused light which effectively inactivate the hair follicles. Patients describe a mild stinging sensation during the treatments—nothing serious or requiring a numbing agent. After the procedure, you may immediately return to your normal activities, although you may notice some mild redness and tenderness.

You will return to the office for additional treatments, but when you finally finish, you'll be hair-free for years. If some hair does grow back, it will be much finer and lighter in color.


Find out more

Change how you look and how you feel about yourself by achieving the= smoothest skin possible. Please contact our Delaware Valley Dermatology Group for more information and to book your consultation: (302) 478-8532.

By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
February 11, 2019

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.

By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
November 03, 2017
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Shaving, plucking and waxing aren't the only ways to deal with unwanted hair. Laser hair removal gets rid of hairs painlessly and offers laser hair removallong-term results. Our Wilmington, DE, dermatologist, Dr. Michael Saruk of Delaware Valley Dermatology Group, LLC, discusses the laser hair removal process.

How does laser hair removal work?

Pigments in your hair give it its color. Short bursts of laser light heat the pigment, which damages your hair follicles and prevents hair from growing. Because laser light precisely targets the hairs, it doesn't damage your skin. Laser treatments often permanently prevent hair from growing, although some regrowth may occur. Regrowth can be easily managed with follow-up treatments in our office.

Is laser hair removal treatment painful?

If you don't like the pain of plucking or waxing, laser hair removal may be a good option for you. Although you'll probably experience a slight stinging sensation as the light penetrates the hair pigments, most people don't consider treatments to be painful. Before your treatment begins, you'll be given a pair of goggles, and a cooling gel will be applied to protect your skin and increase your comfort. Your skin may look a little red after your hair removal session, but that sunburned appearance will only last a day or two. Cold compresses can help decrease redness and warmth.

How many sessions will I need?

Three to seven sessions are generally needed to remove all of the hair from a particular part of your body. The length of time you'll spend in our Wilmington office depends on the amount of hair to be removed. Larger, hairier areas will require longer appointments. You'll need to avoid plucking or waxing your hairs for at least six weeks before your treatment session.

Results won't be immediately noticeable, as it usually takes a few weeks for your hair to fall out after treatment. Once it's gone, new hairs won't replace it.

What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal can be used to remove hair from many areas of the body, including:

  • The upper lip
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Forearms
  • Legs
  • Bikini line
  • Face
  • Chin
  • Shoulders
  • Eyebrows
  • Shoulders
  • Underarms

Interested in scheduling an appointment for a laser hair removal treatment? Call our Wilmington, DE, dermatologist, Dr. Saruk of Delaware Valley Dermatology, at (302) 478-8532 to schedule an appointment.

By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
January 04, 2017
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Tired and embarrassed by unwanted hair? Find out whether laser treatment is the right approach.

Do you feel self-conscious about taking your shirt off at the beach because you have unwanted hair? Perhaps you are tired of having to laser hair removalshave or wax that bikini line and want an easy way to remove that unsightly and unnecessary hair. This is where our Wilmington, DE dermatologist, Dr. Michael Saruk, comes in. Discover the pros and cons to laser hair removal treatment.

What is laser hair removal?

This specialized laser uses heat energy to heat up strands of hair to kill the roots and follicles to stop it from producing new hair. It often takes multiple sessions to remove hair. While most hair will respond to treatment, thick dark hair tends to respond the best.

What are the benefits of getting laser hair removal in Wilmington, DE?

One major pro to getting laser hair removal is that it is faster than electrolysis and less time consuming. This means that you can get the results you want in a shorter span of time (we know you have a busy schedule; the less amount of time you can spend in our office the better for you!).

Laser hair removal is a safe way to remove hair when performed by a professional like our Wilmington skin doctor. It is also considered less painful than electrolysis or other ways of removing hair.

Those who go through laser hair removal treatment often experience long-lasting effects, meaning that hair won’t grow back. It’s also an effective method for removing hair from larger regions like your legs or back.

What are the drawbacks to treatment?

Currently, the FDA has only approved laser treatments for hair reduction and not hair removal. This means that some hair regrowth is possible even after treatment, but you will notice that the hair that does grow back will be much thinner and lighter.

There are some potential side effects to this treatment. After treatment, the skin may be red, swollen or itchy. Fortunately, these symptoms will only last for a couple days. And it’s rare to experience side effects like blistering, burning or an infection.

Those with dark hair will have the most success when it comes to their treatment and will find that they get better results than those with light hair since the purpose of the laser is to attack and kill the pigment in the hair.

While it might be difficult to imagine your beach body during the colder months, when you get laser hair removal in Wilmington, DE you’ll be happy to show off that body come springtime. Call Delaware Valley Dermatology Group today to find out if laser hair removal is right for you.

By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group
June 25, 2015
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

With experienced professionals at the helm, laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to permanently remove unwanted body hair.

For many people, body hair can be embarrassing and frustrating to conceal. There is no real function for hair that grows on the pubic Laser Hair Removal Treatmentarea, legs, abdomen, underarms or face, making it an unwelcome distraction. Shaving and plucking are temporarily effective, but they are both time-consuming and can cause skin irritation. For those who want a safe, permanent way to be rid of their body hair, Delaware Valley Dermatology Group of Wilmington suggests laser hair removal treatment.

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure performed at your Wilmington dermatologist's office that eradicates body hair with a light-producing device. These specialized lasers are designed to target the darkest area to which they are exposed; since hair is usually darker than the skin it grows from, the laser's heat targets the hair and its follicles, leaving the surrounding skin intact. With the follicles weakened, the hair cannot grow.

Is laser hair removal safe? 

In inexperienced hands, laser hair removal can cause burns, scars or permanent pigment changes. For this reason, having the procedure performed at a licensed dermatology practice is important to both your health and your satisfaction. The healthcare providers at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group have been highly trained in both aesthetic and medical techniques, which means you will achieve the best possible results with your health and safety as our main priority. 

During the procedure, many patients say that there is a momentary "rubber band snap" feeling associated with the laser. Your Wilmington dermatologist can apply a topical anesthetic before getting started with your treatment. Since your skin may be tender after your session, the application of ice packs or aloe gel is recommended.

The professional and skilled team at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group look forward to answering any further questions you may have about laser hair removal in Wilmington. Call today to set up a consultation!