Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Eric Reynolds, DPM

Diabetic Wound Care Specialist & Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Jersey City, NJ

If you’re tired of constantly shaving, waxing, and tweezing, you can put away your razors and depilatories for good. Eric Reynolds, DPM, and his team of experts at Downtown Medspa in Jersey City, New Jersey, remove unwanted hair from your face and body with alexandrite and YAG lasers. You can benefit from a laser hair removal session whether your skin is dark or light, or your hair is fine or coarse. To find out if laser hair removal is right for you, book a free consultation by calling the friendly Downtown Medspa team or by using the online form.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a fast, efficient, nearly pain-free way to finally rid yourself of unwanted hair on your face and body. Your expert at Downtown Medspa uses lasers to remove some or all of your hair from:

  • Bikini area
  • Legs
  • Arms and underarms
  • Face, including sideburns
  • Abdomen
  • Chest
  • Shoulders
  • Back

If you’d like hair removed from more than one area at the same time, ask about our laser hair removal bundles.


How does laser hair removal work?

Your expert directs the energy from the alexandrite or YAG laser to the pigment in your hair shafts. A single burst of laser heat reaches into the follicles, where your hairs grow, and evaporates the hairs at the roots. The energy also damages the follicles themselves so that they can’t grow new hairs.


How many laser hair removal sessions do I need?

Your Downtown Medspa professional needs to target each of your hairs in their early growth stages for the best results. Because your hairs grow at different rates, you may need up to six one-hour sessions to treat all of your unwanted hairs.

What if I have coarse hair or light skin?

Dr. Reynolds and his team choose from either an alexandrite or YAG laser, depending on your skin tone and hair color. Even women and men with very coarse hair or pale skin can benefit.


Is laser hair removal permanent?

Laser hair removal eliminates about 80% of unwanted hair. Some of the hairs may grow back, but these tend to be finer and lighter than the hairs were before your laser treatment. Your Downtown Medspa expert recommends touch-ups every six months to a year to keep your skin smooth and silky looking.


Does laser hair removal hurt?

Laser hair removal feels like the snap of a rubber band. Your Downtown Medspa pro keeps you comfortable with numbing cream.


How do I prepare for laser hair removal?

The laser needs to target the roots of your hairs, so you should avoid tweezing, waxing, or electrolysis for at least two weeks before your treatment. Limit sun exposure for six weeks before your hair removal session.

Your aesthetic professional also recommends avoiding the sun and wearing extra sunscreen for six weeks after your treatment because your skin will be sensitive.

Get started on your hair removal today by booking a free consultation at Downtown Medspa by phone or online form.