Laser hair removal has traditionally not been effective for people with blond or red hair because there is not enough pigment in the follicle to attract the laser. With new advances in laser technology, this is no longer the case. Our experts in Chicago can use a variety of lasers and special solutions to remove most colors of unwanted body hair for all skin types, with the exception of white hair.
How Does It Work?
Our trained technicians use a hand-held device and aim the laser at the unwanted hair. It is very precise and can target one hair such as on your chin or several hairs at a time on your back or legs. It may take two to six sessions to get the smooth skin you desire, depending on the size of the area being treated. Lighter hair will take more sessions, but it is possible and just takes time.
Dark, thick hair and fair skin is still the best combination for fast laser hair removal, but there are two new lasers that have been developed to use on darker skin.
How Long Does the Smooth Skin Last?
If you are getting tired of plucking, waxing, and shaving away unwanted body hair because it is a constant job, laser hair removal may be the answer. Once you have all your hair removed, it may take months for even a little to grow back. If you see a few pale, weak hairs growing back, you can shave them away until you have time for a touch-up laser job. Unlike waxing, you don’t have to wait for the hair to grow back. You can have it removed at any time. Laser hair removal is suitable for anywhere on your body except around the eyes.
Why You Need Several Treatments
Laser hair removal is only effective during the growth stage of hair. Since your hair enters different stages at different times, it isn’t all in the growth stage at the same time. After each treatment, you will see a definite decline in unwanted body hair until after the last treatment your skin is smooth and clear.
There is no longer any need to take hours each week to keep your unsightly body hair away. Visit our offices in Chicago and learn how laser hair removal can benefit you.
The Jon Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa is located in Naperville, IL.