Laser Hair Removal And Stretch Marks Specialist

Gail Zimmerman, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Gail Zimmerman, MD

Internal Medicine & Preventative Medicine Specialist located in Bay Head, NJ

Undesirable facial or body hair, stretch marks, and other skin imperfections can ruin your beautiful complexion. Aesthetic specialist Gail Zimmerman, MD, offers noninvasive cosmetic treatments at her practice in Bay Head, New Jersey. She uses Icon™ laser technology to restore your skin’s youthful appearance without pain, needles, or downtime. For laser hair removal and stretch mark treatment, schedule an appointment with Dr. Zimmerman over the phone or online today.

Laser Hair Removal and Stretch Marks Q & A

What is laser hair removal and stretch mark treatment?

Laser hair removal and stretch mark treatment at Dr. Zimmerman’s office uses innovative laser technology to get rid of unwanted facial or body hair and unsightly marks that may bother you. Laser technology can remove hair on your:


  • Back
  • Neck
  • Abdomen
  • Chest
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Bikini area
  • Face
  • Upper lip


Stretch marks are indented red, pink, purple, or skin-colored streaks. They might appear on your hips, breasts, abdomen, thighs, or buttocks after skin stretches. Although they are not a cause for concern, stretch marks and facial or body hair can make you feel self-conscious.

What happens during laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal with Dr. Zimmerman uses Icon laser technology to gently heat and destroy hair follicles to get rid of unwanted hair with minimal discomfort and without downtime. 


If you’re a good candidate for the procedure, she can numb your skin to make treatment feel comfortable. 


Dr. Zimmerman uses a handheld device to apply laser energy to your skin while you relax in a comfortable chair. While it can cause the feeling of a rubber band snapping or warm pinpricks, numbing cream diminishes these sensations. 


Each treatment can last just a few minutes up to an hour, and multiple sessions usually give you the best outcome. Over a period of days and weeks, hair begins falling out so you don’t have to worry about shaving, waxing, plucking, or electrolysis.

How are stretch marks treated?

Dr. Zimmerman examines your skin to determine which stretch mark treatment is best for you. Available options include:

Creams

Retinoid creams derived from vitamin A can increase collagen production and diminish the appearance of stretch marks.

Light and laser therapies

Dr. Zimmerman uses Icon laser technology to disperse pigment, increase collagen production, and reduce stretch marks without having to interrupt your life.

Exfoliation

Exfoliation sloughs off outer skin cell layers, boosts collagen production, and stimulates new cell growth to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Dr. Zimmerman offers chemical peel exfoliation, microdermabrasion, and more.


If you’re interested in laser hair removal or have stretch marks that make you self-conscious, schedule an appointment with Gail Zimmerman, MD, by phone or online to find out which treatment is right for you.