Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Dr. Goodnight's Everlasting Beauty

James W. Goodnight, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Bergen County, Ridgewood, NJ

You might not prefer to have body hair, but the constant upkeep and complications of shaving or waxing might begin to make you reconsider your hair removal routine. At Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty in Ridgewood, New Jersey, James Goodnight, MD, offers state-of-the-art laser hair removal for long-lasting hairlessness without the bumps or nicks. To learn more about laser hair removal, call Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty or request an appointment online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is the modern-day alternative to shaving and waxing. While many people choose to remove their body hair with these traditional methods, they’re often inconvenient and time-consuming, and yield results that are short-lived. 

With laser hair removal, you can remove large areas of body hair without having to repeat the process daily, weekly, or even monthly. In fact, much of the body hair that you remove with laser hair removal never grow back at all. 

How does laser hair removal work?

At Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty, Dr. Goodnight offers laser hair removal using a three-wavelength laser. The settings can be adjusted to accommodate your specific skin type. The laser light penetrates your skin and targets the follicle sacs that grow each of the hairs on your body. The heat from the laser kills the follicle to delay or stop future hair growth.

You’ll need 6-12 initial hair removal sessions booked 4-6 weeks apart to see a big difference in the amount of hair on your body. You can target any of the areas that you normally shave, wax, tweeze, or thread, including large and hard-to-reach areas. Most patients find the procedure to be pain-free and comfortable, but Dr. Goodnight has numbing cream on hand if you choose to have a strong, maximally effective treatment.

What are the advantages of laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal holds a number of advantages over waxing, shaving, and other hair removal methods. If they have the option, men and women alike often choose laser hair removal for these reasons:

  • Quick, 15-minute treatment times
  • Painlessness
  • No ingrown hairs
  • No nicks, cuts, or bleeding
  • Long-lasting results

You should sit down for a consultation with Dr. Goodnight to learn more about the treatment and decide if laser hair removal is a good fit for you. 

How do I prepare for laser hair removal?

Before you come in for a laser hair removal session at Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty, you must shave or trim the areas you’d like to target. Dr. Goodnight also recommends avoiding waxing prior to your treatment and staying out of direct sun and tanning beds to avoid skin irritation. 

If you love having smooth, hairless skin but get tired of the constant upkeep, call Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty or book an appointment online for laser hair removal today.