Laser hair removal is an FDA-approved, simple and painless procedure that effectively removes unwanted hair growth by targeting the hair follicles without irritating or damaging the skin.
Areas Treated for Hair Removal
Although laser hair removal can be performed on almost any body part with excessive hair growth, they are most commonly performed in the following spots:
- Upper lip
- Bikini line
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Compared to other hair removal methods like shaving, waxing, etc., the laser hair removal method offers several benefits to remove unwanted hair from our body effectively.
The benefits include the following:
- Precision:Lasers allow to selectively target dark, coarse hairs without irritating or damaging the surrounding skin.
- Speed:Laser hair removal is a relatively quick process. It is possible to treat small areas like the upper lip in less than a minute, whereas large areas like legs may take up to an hour.
- Predictable results: The results of laser hair removal treatment are predictable; most patients get effective permanent hair loss results after three to seven sessions.
How Laser Hair Removal Works?
Laser hair removal treatment offers the best results when there is a notable color difference between your skin and your hair.
During the procedure, a hand-held laser instrument is pressed to the skin. When the laser is activated, the beam removes hair by precisely targeting the pigment present in the root of the hair follicle. When laser heat energy is emitted, the hair absorbs it, annihilates the follicles, and stops them from regrowing.
Since the skin and hair pigment is different, the laser directly targets the hair without damaging the surrounding skin. Since there involve different phases to the hair’s growth cycle and laser works best with hair follicles during the new-growth stage, complete hair removal typically needs two to six sittings.
At Gold Coast MedSpa, we offer laser hair removal treatments for all skin types and skin tones. We use the CuteraⓇ CoolGlide YAG and SyneronⓇ GenleMax Alexandrite|YAG, permitting our staff to treat patients with dark and tan skin tones.
The patient may experience slight redness and swelling during the initial hours after the treatment. Applying ice to the treated area can reduce any discomfort and calm down the redness. During the course of treatment, avoid sunlight exposure. Also, use a broad-spectrum SPF30 sunscreen indoors and outdoors.
To know more about our cosmetic treatments, call us at (312) 664-2128 or visit our office at 233 E Erie, Suite 100, Chicago, IL 60611.