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
Treatment only takes 15-20 minutes for small areas, 20-30 minutes for medium areas, and 30-60 minutes for larger areas. Treatment typically feels like a slight rubber band snap on the skin and any discomfort should not linger. You may be slightly red or have minor irritation in the area being treated which will usually subside within 24 hours. With consistent treatments, you will notice the hair growing back much slower and finer each time. Expect to need about 9-12 sessions to achieve 75-95% reduction.