Restoring Your Confidence

Unwanted hair is generally time-consuming or painful to remove while remaining stubble can be bothersome or cause embarrassment. At Concierge Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, we offer advanced laser hair removal treatments in Chicago to resolve this concern.

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Where Can I Have Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal can be applied almost anywhere on the body, including the following popular areas:

  • Legs
  • Underarms
  • Bikini area
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Stomach
  • Upper lip
  • Toes
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How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

This treatment is a non-invasive procedure that uses laser technology to remove unwanted hair. The laser device emits high-energy light that penetrates the skin and targets the hair follicles during their growth stage, destroying or disabling them and preventing further hair growth. Within a few days of the treatment, the portion of the hair shaft below the skin is pushed out, leaving the remaining damaged hair follicle inactive and empty. Several treatments over a period of time are required to address each follicle during the growth stage of the hair.

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Your Initial Consultation

If you're considering laser hair removal in the Chicago area, we suggest visiting any of our five locations for an initial in-person consultation. For your convenience, we also offer virtual consultations. During a consultation for laser hair removal, our team will evaluate your skin and hair in the desired treatment areas and discuss your goals for the procedure. We will provide information about the procedure, including what to expect during recovery and recommended aftercare. Our team may also perform a patch test on a small area of your skin to determine the best laser settings for your skin and hair type.

The Day of Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Shave the treatment area the day before laser hair removal, but do not pluck or wax the area. Laser hair removal will take 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and location of the treatment area. During the treatment, our team will use a laser device to target the hair follicles. The laser emits high-energy light to target the hair follicles, destroying them and preventing further hair growth. The procedure is relatively painless and usually well tolerated, with most patients reporting only mild discomfort. Many patients describe the sensation to be similar to having a rubber band snapped against the skin.

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Recovery and Results after Laser Hair Removal

The recovery period after laser hair removal treatments is quite minimal. Most patients can return to their regular activities immediately afterward. Some redness and swelling may occur in the treatment area, but this is expected and typically subsides within a few hours to a day. Patients may also experience mild discomfort, such as heat or tightness in the treatment area. This is easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication. To ensure the best possible outcome, do not expose treated areas to the sun or hot baths and showers during the first few days. Do not pluck or wax the area for several weeks after your procedure. Following your treatment, you can expect a significant reduction in hair growth in the treated area. Patients typically notice a visible decrease in hair growth within the first few weeks after treatment.

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Laser Hair Removal FAQ

Can laser hair removal be effective on all skin tones?

What are the advantages of choosing laser hair removal over other methods like waxing or shaving?

Are there any specific precautions or aftercare steps I should follow before and after laser hair removal?

Can laser hair removal be effective on all skin tones?

Laser hair removal technology has advanced significantly, allowing treatment on a wide range of skin tones. However, effectiveness can vary based on the contrast between hair color and skin tone. It's important to consult with a skilled practitioner who uses appropriate laser settings for your skin type to ensure safe and effective treatment.

What are the advantages of choosing laser hair removal over other methods like waxing or shaving?

Laser hair removal offers several advantages, including long-term reduction in hair growth, smoother skin, and reduced risk of ingrown hairs compared to shaving and waxing. It also saves time and money in the long run by eliminating the need for regular treatments and expensive shaving or waxing products.

Are there any specific precautions or aftercare steps I should follow before and after laser hair removal?

Before your treatment, it's advisable to avoid sun exposure and tanning beds to reduce the risk of skin irritation. After treatment, you should protect your skin from sun exposure, apply soothing creams recommended by your practitioner, and avoid activities that could irritate the treated area (like hot showers or vigorous exercise) for a few days.

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Why Choose Concierge Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery for Laser Hair Removal?

Concierge Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery is a luxury practice dedicated to patient safety and satisfaction. We provide a combined 30 years of experience to achieve the results our patients have come to expect. Our team of experienced aestheticians are highly trained in the most modern technologies and techniques, ensuring patients always receive the standard of care that makes Concierge Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery one of the most sought-after practices in Chicago and suburban areas. To learn more, please contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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