Hair Removal Specialist

SkinScience and Wellness

Aesthetics located in Philadelphia, PA

Do you get tired of shaving, tweezing, and waxing? Are you looking for a more permanent solution for your unwanted hair? Max E. Mercado, MD, Jose A. Bossbaly, MD, and the team at SkinScience and Wellness will soon be offering aesthetic hair removal so you don’t have to shave, tweeze, or wax anymore. To learn more about the hair removal treatment, call the Philadelphia office today to schedule your free consultation.

Hair Removal Q & A

What are hair removal options?

When it comes to getting rid of unwanted hair, you have many options. Some you can do at home (shaving and tweezing) and others at your local hair salon (waxing). However, these hair removal options require ongoing care to maintain your smooth, hairless skin.

But there are treatments available that can permanently remove your unwanted hair so you don’t have to continue the time-consuming and uncomfortable beauty regimen. Your permanent hair removal options include:


Electrolysis uses radiofrequency energy to destroy hair follicles, preventing further hair growth. With electrolysis, each hair is treated individually with a special epilator device that transmits the energy.

Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal uses laser energy to destroy the hair follicle and prevent further growth. Unlike electrolysis, this method of hair removal can treat multiple follicles at one time.

When it comes to permanent hair removal, laser hair removal is generally more popular than electrolysis.

How does laser hair removal work?

During laser hair removal, the laser energy has the ability to target the pigment in the follicle under your skin. 

The energy heats the follicle, destroying it and preventing further hair growth. Laser hair removal is a safe and effective treatment for permanent hair removal and can be used to remove unwanted hair from many parts of your body, including:

  • Upper lip
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Legs
  • Bikini area

SkinScience and Wellness will soon be getting an advanced aesthetic system that can remove your unwanted hair using gentle laser energy. 

How do I prepare for hair removal treatment?

Because permanent hair removal treatments destroy the hair follicle, you get the best results when you don’t wax or tweeze the area you’re having treated for up to six weeks before your hair removal sessions.

These methods of hair removal often remove the follicle with the hair, which may affect your ultimate results.

You may also be asked to refrain from using tanning lotions and to avoid the sun prior to your treatment. 

Will my hair grow back?

Permanent methods of hair removal destroy the hair follicle to prevent further growth. However, hair grows in cycles, which means it’s possible to continue to experience hair growth in the treatment area. 

Usually, the hair that grows back is fine and light in color, but it’s not uncommon to continue hair removal treatment touch-ups after your initial hair removal sessions. 

To learn more about the upcoming hair removal at SkinScience and Wellness, call us to schedule your free consultation.

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