Halo Laser & Aesthetic Medicine is a premier provider of laser hair removal services in Glenview, IL. Our team of experienced technicians utilizes state-of-the-art technology to deliver safe and effective treatments that result in long-lasting hair reduction. Our commitment to patient satisfaction, combined with our personalized approach to care, ensures that each individual receives the best possible results. If you're looking for a reliable and trusted provider of laser hair removal services in Glenview, look no further than Halo Laser & Aesthetic Medicine. Book your appointment today and experience the confidence that comes with smooth, hair-free skin.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses beams of light to target and destroy hair follicles, reducing the growth of unwanted hair. The laser targets the melanin in the hair and converts light energy into heat, which destroys the follicle without damaging the surrounding skin. When this happens, it eliminates hair growth completely.
Say goodbye to shaving, waxing and plucking! Laser hair removal is typically well-tolerated and has minimal side effects, although some patients may experience temporary redness or swelling in the treatment area.
Ideal laser hair removal candidates in Glenview
Anyone that is seeking to reduce unwanted hair on certain areas of the body are ideal candidates. Unwanted hair on your legs, arms, back, chest, face and the bikini area are usually most common for candidates looking to get laser hair removal.
Ideal candidates usually have the following criteria:
- Individuals with dark, coarse hair and lighter skin tones, as laser hair removal is most effective for this combination of hair and skin color.
- Individuals who have completed their preferred method of hair removal, such as shaving or waxing, prior to treatment
- Non-pregnant or non-breastfeeding individuals.
- Individuals without any active skin infections or sunburn in the treatment area.
- Individuals without a history of keloid scarring or a tendency to develop keloid scars.
It is important to note that laser hair removal is not a one-time solution and may require several treatments to achieve optimal results. It is recommended that individuals seeking laser hair removal discuss their medical history and treatment goals with a licensed healthcare provider to determine if they are good candidates for the procedure.
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.