Laser Hair Removal in Chicago
Laser hair removal is a great way to solve the problem of unwanted body hair. The ease and effectiveness of this procedure make shaving, waxing, and electrolysis obsolete. In addition, hair removal can address areas like the bikini line, back, chin, underarms, legs, and elsewhere.
YAG laser is the hair reduction treatment of choice for men and women. Its pulse wave enables its efficacy and makes it ideal for removing hair from larger areas like the abdomen, the chest, back, and legs.
It provides the latest technology for effective hair removal working well on all skin types. In addition, it penetrates deeper into the skin layers to reach the hair follicles, which most hair loss treatments fail to do.
Yag Laser Hair Removal in Chicago
Yag Laser hair removal uses a low-energy beam to affect actively growing hair follicles in specified areas. The energy disables the hair follicle and stops its growth. Depending on which (and how many) areas require treatment, the process can take just a few minutes or significantly longer.
The laser emits a powerful wavelength of light directly into the hair follicle, producing enough heat to destroy the cells and prevent new hair from being made. The laser energy is drawn to darker pigments; therefore, this laser hair removal is very successful when treating hair that is darker in color.
A comprehensive consultation with Dr. Dreyfuss and his staff will enable them to create an individualized treatment plan. Then, with excellent treatment protocols and aftercare regimens, a successful outcome for smooth, hair-free skin can be achieved.
Patients of all skin types can benefit from this procedure, but special considerations are related to persons with darker skin. Yag lasers are believed to be the safest choice for such skin types.
Recovery and Results
The Yag laser can provide permanent results if treatment is repeated multiple times. Each treatment affects roughly thirty percent of the hair follicles. Some patients experience slight redness afterward, which subsides after a few hours.
Hair Loss Treatment FAQs
During laser hair removal treatment, light energy is converted to heat, which destroys or damages the hair follicles that produce hair. When these follicles are destroyed, no future hair growth can occur. However, the follicle is often damaged and not destroyed, inhibiting future hair growth. But eventually, some of these damaged follicles will produce hair once more.
Yes. Laser hair removal is well worth the investment and time if you need a long-term solution for hair removal to quit waxing or shaving, or plucking unwanted hair. Patients who tend to get painful ingrown hairs from traditional hair growth methods also find it rewarding.
Laser hair removal offers a more tolerable option than plucking and waxing. Depending on the area treated, a laser treatment feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin.
We recommend shaving the day of your appointment or the day before to avoid unwanted body hair. However, you must be careful not to cause razor burns or irritations. For optimal outcomes from laser hair removal, a new razor will help ensure there are no bacteria.
After shaving, you shouldn’t touch the area before your treatment. This is to prevent skin irritation and help us see your skin clearly during treatment.
The exact number of laser hair removal sessions necessary depends on the size of the treatment area and the density of the hair needed to be removed. However, you should expect four to six sessions for optimal results.