Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Michael Sternschein, M.D., PA, FACS -  - Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon

Michael Sternschein, M.D., PA, FACS

Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon located in Ridgewood, NJ

Are you tired of religiously shaving and waxing body hair? Dr. Michael Sternschein, at his practice in Ridgewood, New Jersey, offers gentle laser treatments to eliminate areas of unwanted hair. Treatments are fast and virtually painless, and you can enjoy long-lasting results. Get ready to ditch the razors and throw out the wax for good. Schedule an appointment online or by phone to learn more about the benefits of laser hair removal.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does laser hair removal work?

Excess hair growth can be the result of genetics, hormonal changes, or certain medications. Laser treatments reduce this excess growth so that you can enjoy smooth and healthy skin.

Dr. Sternschein uses the Candela Gentle Laser to safely reduce unwanted hair growth on many areas of your body, including:

  • Legs
  • Face
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Bikini area

The laser technology targets the dark pigments of your hair follicles beneath your skin’s surface. The follicles absorb the intense beams of light and convert it to heat. This heat permanently destroys the hair follicles and eliminates the growth of new hair.

What can I expect during laser hair removal?

You may experience a slight stinging sensation, similar to the snapping of a rubber band on your skin. However, the laser hair removal system offers a cooling spray to keep you comfortable during treatment. 

Treatment times are fast and, besides some slight redness in the treatment area, there is no need for downtime or recovery.

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Because the laser technology targets dark pigments within the base of the hair follicle, you may not achieve the desired results if you have blonde or white hair.

Dr. Sternschein can determine if you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal based on a review of your hair type and skin tone.

How many treatments will I need?

Hair grows in cycles, so in order to reduce hair effectively, Dr. Sternschein must treat hair follicles when they’re in the active stage of growth. For this reason, you need several laser treatments to treat all hair follicles at the right time.

Dr. Sternschein will determine how many treatments you will need during your consultation. The number of treatments will depend on your hair type as well as the size and location of the treatment area.

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

You can enjoy more free time by no longer needing to rely on razors or waxing regimens to keep your legs and body hair-free.

Laser hair removal will usually reduce or even eliminate hair follicle irritation (folliculitis) and ingrown hairs.

Other benefits of laser hair removal include:

  • No downtime
  • In-office procedure
  • Custom treatment plan
  • Fast and painless treatment

Book your appointment for laser hair removal by using the online booking feature or calling the office directly.