413 Lakehurst Rd,  Ste 301, Toms River, NJ 08755
1301 Rt. 72 West, Suite 260, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

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Laser Hair Removal

Regular removal of excess hair can be a painful, expensive, and time-consuming process. Whether you wax, shave, or pluck, you no doubt experience regular discomfort and skin irritation. Even electrolysis requires many treatments, and each hair must be removed one by one. Laser Hair Removal allows for permanent reduction of large areas of hair in just a few treatments.

For women, the most commonly treated areas are the upper lip, chin, bikini line/Brazilian, legs, arms, and underarms.

Dr. Small frequently treats men as well who wish to rid their backs and shoulders.  Men who suffer regular facial irritation from shaving also often opt for laser hair removal of their beards and upper lips. Athletes, particularly bicyclists, have laser hair removal on their legs to make racing more comfortable.

The Laser Hair Removal Procedure

Laser hair removal does not work on all shades of hair. It is best suited to treat dark hair. If you have light blonde, white, gray, or light red hair, the laser will not work properly. The pigment in the hair absorbs more of the laser light so that the laser can destroy the hair follicle.

All hairs grow in cycles, but not all hairs are in the same cycle at the same time. The laser only works on the hair when it is in a particular cycle. For this reason, several treatments are required – usually 6-10 with a period of 4-6 weeks in between.

You can expect a reduction of about 20% of the hair from each session. The results take 2-3 weeks to begin to show after the first treatment.

While there may be regrowth after laser hair removal, the hair that grows will be much lighter and softer. If any darker hair begins to come in, you may wish to have a “touch-up” procedure now and then. Some people have a treatment annually to maintain the results.

Recovering from Laser Hair Removal

No downtime is required after laser hair removal treatments. You will feel and look like you have a mild sunburn, but this usually lasts for less than a day.

After-care instructions between your treatments will include careful cleaning of the area, avoiding sun exposure, wearing sunscreen when outdoors, and applying an ointment that Dr. Small will provide or recommend.

Before & After Gallery

Be sure to view our Before and After Photo Gallery of laser hair removal procedures to see real patient results from Dr. Small.

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Do you have unwanted hair on your face or body? Contact Ocean Plastic Surgery P.A. and Laser Center today to find out more about how laser hair removal can rid you of unwanted hair in even large areas. At our Toms River and Manahawkin locations, we serve patients from all over the New Jersey Shore and beyond, including Stafford Township, Barnegat, Lacey, Berkeley, Dover Township, Brick, Little Egg Harbor, Manchester, Jackson, Howell, Wall, Freehold, Manalapan, and Point Pleasant.

What Real Patients Say

  • "Thank you for being such a terrific surgeon and doing such a great job with my surgery... I waited a while before I spent the money on myself... putting it off because of the expense or not being sure how I felt about the surgery, but also because I didn't want to have to justify spending money on myself, it's so vain and pretentious but it's not. You can't put a price on how different I feel now... It's life changing. If people don't thank you enough they should."

    - N.S.
  • "I just wanted to thank you for making my first experience with surgery a comfortable and pleasant one. I can not thank you enough. You are an amazing doctor but an amazing person who cares greatly for his patients... You did an absolutely phenomenal job. I could not have asked for a better surgeon and I am so happy that I chose you."

    - C.U.
  • "Thank you for such an amazing job. Thank you for my smile."

    - Janice
  • "Thank you very much-you have been so accommodating... you did a great job."

    - U.J.
  • "Thank you for the excellent care you gave me and for doing a great job. You are the best."

    - A.L.

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stephen E. Small, serving Toms River, Manahawkin, Stafford Township, Barnegat, Lacey NJ, Berkeley NJ, Dover Township , Brick NJ, Little Egg Harbor, Manchester NJ, Jackson NJ, Howell, Wall NJ, Freehold, Manalapan, Point Pleasant, Colts Neck, Ocean, Eatontown, Long Branch, Red Bank, Middletown and the surrounding area.

Ocean Plastic Surgery P.A.
413 Lakehurst Rd
Suite 301
Toms River, NJ 08755

Ocean Plastic Surgery P.A.
1301 Rt. 72 West
Suite 260
Manahawkin, NJ 08050

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