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Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal is one of the most commonly requested aesthetic treatments in the United States among men and women of all ages. Lasers are an effective solution for more permanent loss of excess or unwanted body hair. 

Laser Hair Removal Overview

Laser Hair Removal is available at our 3 Chicago locations and our Wilmette location. Book an appointment with us today to get started.

What Laser Hair Removal does

The lasers we use for Laser Hair Removal emit light that is absorbed by the pigment, or melanin, in the hair therefore damaging the hair follicle and preventing future growth. We have a variety of lasers making this a safe and effective treatment for all skin types.

How to prepare for Laser Hair Removal

A close shave to the area is required for all laser hair removal treatments. It is best to shave the night before or the morning of your treatment. Avoid waxing or tweezing at least 3 weeks before your appointment. To be eligible for treatment you need to avoid sun exposure and self tanners for several weeks before treatment; it is important that your skin is not tanned at all. Discontinue use of retinoids and prescription topicals in the area 14 days prior to your treatment. Discontinue antibiotics 14 days prior. This treatment cannot be performed on pregnant or breastfeeding patients.

What to expect from Laser Hair Removal

The treatment only takes 15-20 minutes (or even less for small areas) and feels like a slight rubber band snap on the skin and any discomfort you feel will not linger. You may be slightly red or have minor welting in the area being treated which will usually subside within 24 hours. With each treatment you will notice the hair growing back much slower and finer. Eventually the hair will no longer continue to grow! Expect to need about 6-9 sessions to achieve 70-90% reduction.

Postcare notes

  • You may resume your workouts the next day.
  • Quick, cool showers are recommended. Hot baths are not advised for 24 hours.
  • Cold packs, aloe-vera, or any other cooling preparation may be used to ease temporary
    discomfort.
  • Makeup can be applied after treatment as long as the skin is not broken. Mineral makeup is recommended.

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