Laser Hair Removal in Chicago
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Unwanted body hair can be an issue for both men and women. If you’re tired of painful, temporary methods of getting rid of this hair from your legs, back, face, and other areas, laser hair removal in Naperville, Chicago, or Schaumburg can be the right option for you.
This cosmetic procedure can be used to remove any unwanted hair by using intense pulsed laser energy. Through a series of treatments, this minimally invasive procedure leaves surrounding tissues and skin unscathed. It is a painless, safe, and convenient option for individuals who want to permanently remove hair from any body part. We use Sciton Clearscan laser technology to quickly and efficiently remove hair in a safe manner. This laser hair removal is considered the best of all hair removal systems.
Most people seek this type of hair removal for their chest, upper lip, underarms, face, neck, abdomen, back, legs, and bikini line, though it can be used anywhere there is excessive hair growth.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate?
Any individual who is unhappy with hair on any part of their body and want a long-term, easy solution can benefit from laser hair removal. This excessive hair growth can be caused by many factors, such as menopause, puberty, heredity, pregnancy, disease, or medication.
Even patients who have normal hair growth and no longer want to wax, shave, or pluck can get this procedure. Laser hair removal is typically most effective for those who have light skin and dark hair, although most patients can see results. Patients should be well-informed of potential outcomes to ensure their satisfaction.
The Laser Hair Removal Procedure
A topical anesthetic is used on the area to eliminate any discomfort or pain during the procedure. The laser will be moved over the target area using a handheld device that applies intense laser pulses in order to deactivate the hair follicles in the area. Patients may feel the sensation of a rubber band snapping against their skin during the process, but this is tolerable for most people.
We use several types of lasers for hair removal, including:
- Nd: YAG
- Light-based sources
We can recommend which type is most likely to offer the best results for your skin and hair types.
You may require multiple treatments to achieve the results you’re looking for. This is because hair growth cycles may make it impossible to target all hair follicles at once. In most cases, three to five treatments, when spaced four to eight weeks apart, are the most effective. The length and number of treatments needed depends on hair location and your unique response to the treatment. You may still need to shave in between treatments until you experience permanent hair removal, but no other temporary form of hair removal should be used during the process.
The Recovery and Results
After the laser hair removal process, you may experience redness and swelling in the treatment area. These symptoms typically resolve within a few days. You can go back to work and to your other activities immediately after each treatment. However, it’s best to avoid excessive sun exposure for a period of time.
The results you experience will be visible immediately, but some hair may grow until you complete the full course recommended. In some cases, the results may not be permanent, but they will last much longer than other removal methods. Through the use of multiple treatments, you will likely achieve long-term results.
Potential Risks and Complications
Overall, laser hair removal is a relatively safe procedure when performed by professionals. However, there are risks involved, especially if you choose a salon or spa with untrained staff and lower-quality equipment. These issues can include:
- Lightening or darkening of the skin
- Regrowth of hair
- Change in skin texture
- Incomplete removal of hair
For most people, regrowth is the most common complication. This issue may be resolved with the addition of more treatment sessions. However, if you choose a qualified provider using the best laser hair removal equipment in Chicago, Naperville, and Schaumburg, IL, you will reduce these risks.
To learn more about our Laser Hair Removal treatments, please call us today to schedule an appointment.