Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Park Medical Center

Rafath Humera, MD

Internist located in Clifton, NJ

If you’re tired of the inconvenience, hassle, and expense of traditional hair removal efforts, laser hair removal may be an excellent option. Rafath Humera, MD, of Park Medical Center in Clifton, New Jersey, is proud to offer an advanced laser hair removal platform that delivers impressive results. If you’re curious about what laser hair removal can do for you, schedule a consultation today. Booking is as simple as a phone call or a visit to the online scheduling function.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

Laser Hair Removal will be coming to our practice soon, please call our office for more information!

How does laser hair removal work?

Your body is covered in hair follicles, which are tiny sacs that contain a hair root and blood vessels that nourish that root. As hair cells are formed they stack in a column and eventually exit through your skin. Your hair cells are alive when they are beneath your skin’s surface but die before they exit your scalp.

That hair growth occurs in a cycle, and the hair on your head and body are at different phases of the cycle at any given time. Your hair might be in a growth, transition, resting, or shedding phase.

Laser hair removal works by directing concentrated beams of light that create heat when absorbed by the melanin, or pigment, in your hair. That heat damages the hair follicle and impedes or prevents regrowth. Because laser hair removal is most effective when your hair is in the active growth phase, you’ll need multiple treatments to achieve optimal results.

How many treatments will I need?

Dr. Humera can evaluate your hair growth and estimate the number of treatments you’ll need during your initial consultation. Some men and women are simply looking for less growth on their arms or legs, while others seek smooth, hair-free skin in certain areas.

You’ll likely need a series of treatments at first. Once you achieve your desired results you may need to come in for periodic maintenance treatments depending on how your body adjusts to treatment.

Isn’t laser hair removal painful?

Today’s laser hair-removal technology delivers impressive results without pain. Dr. Humera researched the available options before choosing the VectusⓇ laser from CynosureⓇ. This platform is reliable, effective, and powerful.

When asked to describe their experience with laser hair removal, many men and women report a sensation akin to the snap of a rubber band. Some, however, report virtually no sensation during sessions.

The system allows for adjustment, so if you find your treatment uncomfortable, the intensity of the laser can be dialed down. You can also use a numbing cream to reduce sensitivity prior to your session.

Overall, most people who come in for laser hair removal report that the effects are well worth any minimal discomfort. You might experience some minor redness, swelling, or sensitivity in the treatment area after sessions, but over-the-counter pain medication is all that’s needed, and your body will quickly adapt.

If you’d like to give laser hair removal a try, book an appointment today online or over the phone.