Summer is just around the corner, which means it is time to get your body in top bathing suit condition. While shaving, tweezing and waxing may get rid of hair for a short time, a permanent solution exists: laser hair removal.

Are you looking for a permanent body or facial hair solution? Read on to find out if laser hair removal is right for you.

How it works: Laser hair removal works by emitting a beam of  highly concentrated light into hair follicles. The laser beam is  attracted to the dark brown pigment (melanin) in the center of the hair follicle. When the hair follicle is heated, the growth center of the hair is destroyed and the skin remains unaffected.  Because the laser is attracted to brown pigment, coarse dark brown and black hair is the easiest to treat. A person with light skin and dark hair has the ideal skin-hair color combination for laser hair removal. Hair can only be treated during its active growing phase, which means that multiple sessions are required to remove all of the hair in a given area.

What to expect: Specific lasers are chosen based on a patient’s specific hair type, hair color and skin color. The doctor will then perform a test dose of laser light to the treatment area and watch the area for several minutes to make sure the best settings were used and to observe how your skin responds to the laser. Then treatment will begin. Typically, small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the entire back or both legs, in only 15 to 20 minutes. Once the procedure is completed, you may be given ice packs, a topical cream, or a cold compress to ease any mild discomfort. It is common to have some mild pinkness and a mild sunburn sensation for up to several hours after treatment.

Lasting results: In the next month following each session, treated hair will fall out. Slowly, you will see new hair growth, but this will become less and less after each treatment and hair will become finer and more sparse. Hair may be shaved between sessions. Dr. Brunner encourages using sunscreen in between sessions to prevent tanning, as it can diminish the effects of the laser. Once all session are done, patients are left with smooth, bump-free skin.

Laser Hair Removal in Princeton, NJ

To learn more about laser hair removal or any of the cosmetic treatments we offer, we encourage you to contact us today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Brunner.  Our office is located in Princeton, and you can reach us directly at (609) 921-9497.  We look forward to meeting you!

Double Board Certified: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery & Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 10 years (2009-2019) in Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery

Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Most Comprehensive Skin Rejuvenation Laser Center in Central New Jersey

Thousands of Cosmetic Facial Plastic Procedures Performed

Patients' Choice Award for Favorite Physician

2010, 2011, 2016-2020

Compassionate Doctor

Town Topics Readers' Choice Awards

COVID-19 Update & Curbside Skincare Pickup

To our lovely patients and friends, 

We are beyond thrilled to announce that beginning today, our office is open and ready to see patients for all appointment needs, including cosmetic! 

The wait is over and we are happy that we will be able to see you all again! To ensure your safety, we will be implementing new protocols that will protect all of our patients while at our office: 

  • Prioritizing Cleanliness: All rooms and high touch areas will be disinfected frequently. Disinfectants, hand sanitizer, and related supplies will be available to staff and patients at all times.Staff will open doors for all patients, and wash hands between each patient interaction. 
  • No ‘waiting rooms’: Patients will be asked to arrive when it is time for their appointment to avoid waiting. 
  • Staggered Appointments: We will be staggering the appointments to ensure adequate time to wipe down spaces in order to maintain a safe and clean environment. 
  • Screenings: We will be screening patients over the phone and at the time of their appointment to ensure they are healthy
  • Reduced & Healthy Staff: Any of our staff who can work virtually will be working outside of the office, and all staff will be screened daily to ensure they are healthy
  • Protective Equipment: Our staff and patients with appointments will wear a mask and gloves at all times. We ask that all patients come to their appointment with a mask! Dr. Brunner will even be wearing a protective shield to ensure your safety! 

We will continue to offer Virtual Appointments for all of our patients. Additionally, we will continue curbside pickup at our office for all your skincare needs! Patients should call 609.921.9497 or email us at or regarding the products they are interested in, and Kim or Melisssa will coordinate a curbside pickup for you!

We ask everyone’s full cooperation as we prepare to open under very special circumstances.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our office and promise to take every necessary precaution to care for you in a safe environment.


Dr. Brunner and the Entire Team! 


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