Laser Hair Removal Rockford Barrington Schaumburg Area
Did you know that laser hair removal has been practiced commercially for nearly 20 years and is one of the top 3 desired beauty treatments on the market today?
Because it is so popular, getting the proper treatment could mean the difference between perfect results and no results at all if you don’t chose a reputable laser operator.
The skill and experience of the operator is so important when considering laser hair removal as well as the laser technologies used during the procedure. Laser hair removal was found to be 60 times faster and more reliable than electrolysis as well as being less painful.
There are a few important things to know when it comes to laser hair removal:
- You can expect 80 percent of the treated hairs to be destroyed after a full series of treatments.
- Some hair may grow back, but the amount of hair that does return will be significantly lighter in color and finer in texture.
Hair cycles through stages of growth and dormancy, and lasers are only effective on hair that’s in a growth stage. Consequently, a series of approximately 8 laser hair removal sessions are necessary to achieve optimum results.
The laser targets melanin (color pigment) in hair, so it’s most effective on dark hairs. Lasers do not work well on blond, gray and white hair because they have less melanin. Our lasers are able to treat all skin types, however, it is not recommended to perform any type of laser on tanned skin.
Laser hair removal is not overly painful. The sensation is often described as the equivalent of a rubber band snapping against the skin. No anesthetic is usually required, but some doctors may recommend taking Tylenol prior to your appointment.
There is virtually no downtime with laser hair removal, although you will experience some redness and swelling following the procedure. An ice pack or other cooling medium can help with both. The treated hairs will fall out over several weeks. Be sure to use a good sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher) once you’re cleared to be out in the sun again.
Dr. Lydia Savic, MD