Laser Hair Removal

“Serving Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Chicago and surrounding areas”

Using the latest technology, we are now able to remove unwanted hair. The FDA has cleared the Light Sheer for hair removal and permanent hair reduction.

Until now, the only options for removing unwanted hair were shaving, waxing, hair-removal creams, tweezing or electrolysis, and these are all temporary and painful. To achieve a satisfactory level of hair removal, 5-8 treatments are typically required. This technique is good for underarms, face, legs, back and most other skin surfaces.

The Best Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
The Light Sheer diode laser system safely and effectively treats all skin types (Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-VI) as well as tanned skin. For darker skin types and people with tans, appropriate intensities are generally lower and appropriate durations are generally longer to prevent damage to the skin. Using appropriate treatment parameters, however, people with all skin types can benefit from laser hair removal with the Light Sheer.

The Procedure
Laser hair removal is an outpatient procedure with no downtime. However, several treatments are needed because hair grows in three distinct cycles.

  1. First, the active or growth cycle (anagen); next
  2. 1.The dormant cycle (catagen) and, finally,
  3. 1.The fall-out or shedding cycle (telogen).

Laser hair removal is most effective during the anagen or growth cycle. Your hair is at different stages all the time, so the procedure must be repeated to “capture” hair when it is in the growth phase.

The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the laser light and converts the light to heat. The heat, in turn, damages the follicle and destroys its ability to re-grow. With our laser, your skin is compressed and cooled with a patented contact-cooling hand piece, the ChillTip (which helps protect the skin). So you can see that in the right hands and with the right tools, the procedure can be very effective.

It’s important to remember that not all lasers and not all practitioners are the same. If you routinely need to remove hair with an “old fashioned method” it is time to investigate laser hair removal. This may be the answer you have looking for.

Visit our plastic cosmetic surgery offices located in Oak Lawn and Orland Park, Illinois (IL). We are conveniently near the Chicago area.