Target Unwanted Follicles at the Root for Lasting Results in New Jersey

Shaving is a fact of life for many people, whether they routinely remove facial or body hair. Waxing and plucking are also common hair-removal strategies, but when it comes to lasting results, nothing beats laser hair reduction. New Jersey’s The Peer Group uses this light-based nonsurgical treatment to help patients get the bare and smooth results they want without having to worry about razor bumps, cuts, or routinely painful waxing sessions.

Every laser hair reduction session is performed by one of our board-certified physicians, so patients not only get the benefit of the power of light, but also years of focused medical education and practical experience devoted to providing beautiful and custom results.


Laser Hair Reduction


Contact The Peer Group about laser hair reduction in New Jersey. Request a consultation online, or call 973-822-3000.

What Is Laser Hair Reduction?

Every hair that grows emerges from a follicle, which holds the hair’s root. Shaving cuts the hair off at the surface of the skin, while waxing and plucking rip the hair out from the follicle. In any of these cases, the follicle continues to function by either helping a hair to grow longer or a new hair to grow.

Laser hair reduction takes a different approach. Sending a focused, single wavelength of light into the skin can actually damage the follicles by heating pigmented cells, disrupting normal hair-growing cycle. Hairs in the treatment area will soon fall out, resulting in smooth skin.

Just about anywhere unwanted hair grows can be treated with laser hair reduction. We use both Cutera Excel HR and the Nd:Yag lasers for this treatment, which means we can remove hair on the face and the body. Popular treatment areas include the eyebrows, upper lip, armpits, legs, bikini line, and back.

Laser Hair Reduction Details

After a consultation to go over which area or areas will be targeted for laser hair reduction, one of our physicians will perform the treatment, starting with applying a topical cooling gel to make the experience more comfortable. The laser light emitted by the device passes through the surface to generate heat in the pigmented cells of the follicle, causing a “snapping” sensation as it goes. The treatment can also cause a warm sensation to develop. Patients tend to tolerate this just fine, and are given protective eyewear for laser hair reduction treatments on the face.

Laser hair reduction sessions can last anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on which and how many areas are being treated.

Laser Hair Reduction Recovery and Results

Skin treated in a laser hair reduction session will be red and sensitive after the treatment, similar to the effects of a sunburn. Irritation and related side effects should fade in the following hours, and patients are free to return to work or social activities as they feel comfortable. Be sure to wear sunscreen and otherwise protect the treated skin against ultraviolet radiation damage.

There will be no visible change right away, but hairs will begin to fall out of the damaged follicles after a few days have passed. It is important to understand that laser hair reduction works only on follicles that are active at the time of the treatment, so not every hair will be impacted. Multiple treatment sessions are typically required to achieve “complete” hair reduction in a given area.










Can Light Be Used for Other Treatments at The Peer Group?

A laser’s ability to heat pigmented cells and trigger collagen production beneath the surface also makes it an ideal treatment for laser skin resurfacing, laser scar revision, and laser vein treatments. Similarly powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) can be used to reduce spots, lines, redness, and more. Talk to our team to discover how light-based treatments can help you to get the cosmetic results you want.

Ready to visit New Jersey’s The Peer Group? Reach out today!

Ready for laser hair reduction at New Jersey′s The Peer Group? Patients in Livingston, Morristown, the surrounding communities, and beyond can reach out today by requesting a consultation online or calling 973-822-3000.