Below are frequently asked questions about our laser procedures and treatments in New Jersey. Since we use the LightPod Neo for a good deal of our procedures, many of the questions revolve around this revolutionary laser.
Q: How does your LightPod Neo laser work?
A: The Neo’s laser light is attracted to a combination of melanin, hemoglobin and water within the skin tissue. The laser energy passes through the epidermis and selectively targets specific tissue structures without affecting the surrounding skin. These factors are what make the laser so versatile, efficient, safe and gentle for all skin types.
Q: What can I expect before the laser treatment?
A: Your doctor will bring you in for a consultation to explain the laser procedure, patient expectations, pre- and post- treatment protocol and any follow-up visits that may be required.
Q: Is the procedure painful?
A: Most patients who have tried other lasers report that the Neo is much gentler and more pleasant. Patients experience a mild warming sensation on the skin. A slight redness of the skin, if it occurs at all, will typically fade within a few hours.
Q: Is there a recovery period?
A: No. LightPod Neo treatments are a quick outpatient procedure. You can return to your normal activities immediately, but you should avoid direct sun exposure and use sun block on the treated area.
Q: How long does the procedure take?
A: Depending on the type of procedure and area to be treated, the total treatment time can range from several minutes for most small area hair, vein or pigmentation removal and up to an hour for leg or back hair removal.
Q: Will my skin problem or hair growth come back?
A: The LightPod Neo is proven to deliver excellent clinical results for all skin types. Outcomes may vary depending upon your skin condition and various other factors. Your laser practitioner will review your skin’s characteristics and medical history to determine the most appropriate and effective treatment for you.
Q: Can the laser treat all parts of the body?
A: Absolutely! In addition to the Neo’s gentle pulse, the handpiece does not come in contact with the skin and there are no gels or sprays – unlike the mess and unhygienic aspects of other lasers. Bother private areas of the body and areas difficult to access, such as unwanted hair in ears and nostrils, can now be treated with the Neo.
Q: Is the procedure covered by insurance?
A: Most procedures are considered aesthetic and therefore health insurance does not typically provide coverage.
Q: How long has the LightPod Neo been in use?
A: Clinical research and development for LightPod technology has been constantly developing since 1996. The lasers have been commercially used since the early 2000’s.
Q: Is the LightPod Neo FDA cleared?
A: Yes. The LightPod Neo is FDA cleared for more than 30 medical and aesthetic applications.