Laser Hair Removal for Men in Reading

Tame the beast

Unwanted hair body is frustrating and, sometimes, it can literally be a pain—constant shaving, waxing, or tweezing are uncomfortable at best. If you’re tired of hiding unwanted hair or battling hair removal tools every day, you may be interested in laser hair removal at Berks Plastic Surgery.

We offer two laser hair removal systems and will help you explore which option is the best for you.

Gentlelase Pro Laser System

The Gentlelase Pro Laser is a precise treatment that penetrates hair follicles to destroy them at the root without impacting surrounding skin. This laser is approved for long-lasting hair reduction and can be used safely and effectively on all skin types and tones—even those with a sun tan. Gentlelase Pro’s unique design, long wavelength, and innovative cooling allow us to provide extremely safe, successful, and long-lasting results.

Gentlelase pro can be used to remove hair from virtually anywhere on the body. Our male patients most often benefit from hair removal on the:

  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Legs

Your Gentlelase hair removal treatment in Reading

As the name implies, treatment with Gentlelase Pro Laser is quite gentle. Throughout treatment, the upper layers of your skin are soothed with a patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) that emits a blast of cryogen. You may experience a mild pinching or stinging feeling during treatment, but this discomfort is rare and typically so mild that no local anesthesia or pain medication is needed.

The specifics of your treatment will depend on the nature of the hair you are having removed, the area of your body being treated, and your age, though most areas require 3-6 treatments. This is because the Gentlelase Pro Laser impacts hair that is in its active growth phase. Various hair follicles will enter this active growth phase at different times, so additional treatments are often necessary to fully remove hair follicles in the treated area.

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CoolGlide Laser Hair Removal

The Cutera CoolGlide Laser is a great option for rapidly treating larger areas of unwanted hair without the limitations common with previous generations of lasers. This system uses a longer wavelength that makes it effective and safe for patients with light, dark, or even tanned skin. CoolGlide can be used anywhere on the body and can treat both fine and course hair.

What to expect during your CoolGlide treatment

If we thinking CoolGlide is a great fit for your needs, we’ll show you to a private room where we will mark out your treatment areas and begin the procedure. The CoolGlide laser hand piece will be precisely passed over the hair you want removed, targeting actively growing follicles for disruption. To ensure complete removal and that hair is targeted during all active growth phases, three to six treatments are often recommended for best results.

Treatment is very comfortable, as CoolGlide cools and soothes as it passes over your skin. Because of this, side effects should be minimal.

Taking Care of Your Skin After Laser Hair Removal

It’s normal for your skin to be slightly pink and swollen right after your hair removal treatment, but this side effects should resolve quickly. Within a week after your treatment, you may see what appears to be a regrowth of hair—but don’t worry! This is most often the result of the treated hair shedding, not regrowing.

Patients can resume most normal activity right away, though it’s important to avoid waxing, plucking, or bleaching the treated hair for at least four to six weeks. We also recommend protecting treated areas with liberal application of sunscreen.

To find out more about your options for getting rid of unwanted facial and body hair, contact us! We offer free consultations, and our friendly, licensed skin care aestheticians will help you plan a course of treatment.