Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Ohana Medical Spa

Darren S. Chin, MD

Aesthetic Specialist located in Scotch Plains, NJ

Unwanted body hair can irritate your skin and become a cosmetic nuisance, but it can also affect your body temperature and take up valuable time to shave that could be spent elsewhere. At Ohana Medical Spa, Dr. Darren Chin and his friendly team offer the advanced Vectus® and the Cutera Yag® laser hair removal systems that yield lasting results. To zap away unwanted body hair, call or book online and visit the Scotch Plains, New Jersey, office today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a procedure that’s noninvasive and non-surgical, using laser energy and highly concentrated beams of light to damage hair follicles. In your hair shaft, the pigment absorbs the light and generates heat. This heat damages the follicle and stops hair growth.

Dr. Chin uses the highly effective, innovative Cutera Yag® and Vectus® laser hair removal systems to provide high-volume, permanent hair-reduction for a range of hair and skin types.

The Vectus technology allows Dr. Chin to quickly treat large unwanted areas of hair — such as the back — in as little as five minutes.


How do I prepare for a laser hair removal appointment?

Prior to your appointment, it’s important you avoid anything that could remove the root of your hair, such as plucking or waxing. You should also stay away from:

  • Chemical peels
  • Collagen injections
  • Perfumes and deodorants
  • Sunbathing and tanning beds
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements

Laser hair removal is safe and effective for many different areas of the body; however, it's not suitable for areas around the eyes.

Some patients experience a mild, tolerable discomfort and many patients don’t experience any discomfort at all.

Dr. Chin takes time to discuss your goals and areas of concern and help you to decide if laser hair removal is right for you.


How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

You’ll likely need multiple treatments. On average, most people need three to six treatments to experience noticeable and lasting results.

Dr. Chin might also recommend occasional maintenance treatments in the future.

Will I be a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Dr. Chin uses the best laser hair removal technologies which work on different hair colors and skin types, so most people are suitable for the treatment.

If you have certain skin or medical conditions, you might not be a good candidate. Dr. Chin will help you to decide if laser hair removal is right for you.

What can I expect after laser hair removal?

After your treatment, you might have some mild swelling and redness in the area, and you might be given an antiseptic cream to help your skin heal.

You’ll be able to return to your daily activities, but you’ll need to avoid direct sun exposure for around one week.

To learn more about laser hair removal and embark on your way to smoother, hairless skin, call or click to book online today.