Laser Hair Removal Elgin
Plucking and waxing unwanted hair is time-consuming, painful, and the results are only temporary. Seeking a viable alternative, an increasing number of men and women use laser hair removal as a more comfortable, efficient and lasting solution.
Our goal at Dundee Dermatology is to provide you with the most effective hair removal treatments possible through the use of advanced laser technology. We will guide you through the process and determine a treatment schedule tailored to your specific needs.
While many clinics and spas throughout Suburban Chicago offer laser hair removal, the skin experts at Dundee Dermatology stay on the cutting edge of laser science and technology to bring you the very best results. The expertise of our providers and medical staff along with the full-service care you can expect when you visit us are what makes us truly stand out. We take the time to make sure patient results and safety are our top priorities.
Ready to get started with laser hair removal? Just call us at (847) 851-8888 or request a consultation online to come meet with us.
Laser Hair Removal Explained
Laser hair removal (epilation) is a medical procedure that uses a beam of laser light to target the brown pigment called melanin in each hair follicle. The laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle, destroying the follicle while minimizing damage to the surrounding skin. Laser hair removal is a quick, cost-effective way to rid yourself of unwanted hair in areas such as:
- Upper lip
In the past, lasers only worked on light-skinned individuals with darker hair. Modern laser science now allows us to treat a much wider range of skin tones.
Before considering treatment, your specialist will review your medical history and assess your options for hair removal. Our Chicago area patients are advised to prepare properly for their treatments. You should avoid tanning and using sunless tanning lotions, must use sunscreen 30 SPF or higher, and should not pluck, wax, or have electrolysis performed (though you may shave 1 to 2 days before treatment – not on the treatment day).
For patient comfort and protection, our lasers have built in cooling that automatically chills the skin moments before the laser pulse or vacuum-assist technology which allows for treatment of larger surfaces at lower energy levels. Like IPL in Chicago, laser hair removal is a convenient, quick in-office procedure that requires minimal downtime.
Hair in the active growth phase can be most effectively be treated by the laser. Since hair grows in cycles that means that some hairs in a treatment area may not be in an “active” growth mode when initially treated. As a result, a series of treatments spaced 4-8 weeks apart is required to achieve maximum hair reduction.
Our method of choice for laser hair removal is the Lumenis LightSheer DUET, an advanced laser system uniquely configured for aesthetic procedures. The first of its kind, it combines speed and comfort with its vacuum-assist technology, offering a faster, safer treatment.