Stop spending your time and money on buying razors and shaving, waxing or plucking away your unwanted body hair. Our hair removal treatments give you the freedom to live confidently without a second-guess. For more than 20 years, Dr. Promila Banerjee has been helping men and women in Illinois meet their ultimate aesthetic goals. At Halo Laser & Aesthetic Medicine, we are happy to offer treatments for unwanted hair to men and women in Glenview, Schaumburg, Evanston, Northbrook, and the neighboring communities of Illinois.
What Areas Can Be Treated with Laser Hair Removal?
At Halo, we use BBL (BroadBand Light) laser hair removal to treat a variety of areas. Laser hair removal can be used on areas like the:
• Under arms
• Bikini area
Treatments are non-invasive, gentle and safe. There is minimal to no discomfort because the treatment uses a state-of-the-art cooling system to minimize pain during treatment. The skin is actually protected with a cold sapphire crystal.
However, some patients may be more sensitive and may prefer a topical anesthetic. You can talk to your Halo team member about whether topical anesthetic is right for you.
You’ll wear safety shields or glasses to protect your eyes. A clear gel is applied to the skin by your Halo team member. The light energy is delivered by a cooled applicator. During the treatment, you could feel warmth or a slight stinging feeling.
These treatments can take one minute in the case of treating the upper lip to a half an hour when doing the whole back, depending on the size of the area you are having treated. Your Halo team member can tell you more about how long the treatments will take.
There are three phases of hair growth—anagen, catagen, and telogen. Only hairs in the active growth phase, anagen, can be successfully treated. Because of these stages, hair removal clients need to be treated from five to six times at intervals of 6 to 8 weeks.
There is virtually no downtime with this procedure, meaning in most cases patients can return to normal activities right away. Many patients do the procedure on lunch breaks or on the way home from work.
You may have some redness that should go away in a few hours. You may also feel like hairs are growing a few days to a week after treatment, but most of these hairs are actually shedding.
There is also minimal aftercare. Common aftercare involves keeping the area clean and using a sunscreen. Your Halo team member will be able to help you understand what to expect for aftercare in your particular treatment.