Unwanted hair in various areas can be a pain all year. You have to deal with the constant cycle of hair removal and the hair seemingly coming right back. If you want to get rid of unwanted hair, laser hair removal is an option you should consider. It is painless and yields great results. If you are interested in being free from the cycle of hair removal, here at ALC Med Spa in Gurnee, IL, we can help!
Where Can You Get Laser Hair Removal?
There are many areas where this treatment can safely and effectively remove any unwanted hair. If there is an area of concern for you that is not mentioned, please bring it up to our staff so they can let you know if that area or areas could also potentially benefit from this treatment option.
Under the Arms
The underarm area is one of those areas where hair removal can sometimes be painful and can cause irritation, especially from shaving. With this treatment, you will not have to deal with the constant pain of waxing or the cycle of irritation ever again!
This is probably the most popular region where people opt to have this treatment because shaving and other means of hair removal can take time and again, can leave behind a lot of irritation. This treatment will safely get rid of any unwanted hair on this area, leaving you with smooth, summer-ready skin all year long.
The Bikini Area
Irritation in this region due to shaving, waxing, and even using hair removal creams is pretty common. This treatment can rid you of unwanted hair in the bikini area so you will never again have to worry about bumps, redness, or the irritation that can come from other means of hair removal.
It may surprise you that many people struggle with hair on their back. This is an area where other means of hair removal can be difficult and can cause irritation. This hair removal method will get rid of that back hair, meaning no more trying to bend and stretch to be able to remove it yourself.
Excessive hair on the arms can be frustrating and with other means of hair removal, oftentimes in this region, the hair only comes back thicker and harder to deal with. This hair removal method will get rid of unwanted hair on the arms quickly and easily.
The Upper Lip
Shaving, waxing, and hair removal creams on the face can cause redness, bumps, and other irritation. This method of hair removal is going to rid you of stubborn, unwanted hair on the upper lip so you will never have to subject yourself to other means of hair removal again.
How It Works
Laser hair removal works by using a highly concentrated laser that targets only the underlying hair follicles underneath the skin. It heats up that hair follicle, removing the pigment and thereby killing the hair growth at the source. It is best utilized when it targets the hair follicle at various stages of hair growth. It is a quick treatment that is able to stop the cycle of hair regrowth at the source.
In addition to being free of unwanted hair, there are actually more benefits to this type of hair removal.
Other methods of hair removal almost always run the risk of bumps, redness, or other forms of irritation. That irritation can not only be uncomfortable, but it can also make the skin look dull and uneven. This type of hair removal is going to help you avoid any future irritation!
Save Time & Money in the Long Run
If you shave, wax, pluck or use hair removal creams, you know how much time it can take and also how expensive it can be when you add up the costs. This treatment is going to save you all the time you spend using other methods of hair removal as well as save the money you spend on those other options.
Avoid Ingrown Hairs
Ingrown hairs can be another common issue with other types of hair removal, especially shaving. Ingrown hairs can be painful and cause a lot of redness and irritation. This type of hair removal is going to help you avoid any ingrown hairs in the future.
A fantastic part about this treatment is that it is totally painless. Unlike waxing, shaving, plucking, and sometimes even the use of hair removal creams, this treatment is not going to cause you any discomfort whatsoever.
Because you will no longer need to partake in other kinds of hair removal, you can expect your skin to be far softer than it was before in the areas you have treated. This is because the skin will not be dehydrated from shaving or irritated! You will simply have smooth, soft skin that is free of any unwanted hair!
Commonly Asked Questions
1. Is It Going to Hurt?
No, this is a completely painless treatment that is simply going to kill unwanted hair follicles at the source. The laser is so highly concentrated that it focuses only on the hair follicle and does no damage to the surrounding skin. You do not have to worry about experiencing any pain with this kind of treatment.
2. Is Laser Hair Removal Treatment Safe?
Yes. This hair removal treatment is completely safe and is even approved by the FDA. You do not have to have any concerns about your safety or the safety of your skin regarding this treatment option.
3. Can It Damage My skin?
No. Again, the concentrated laser targets only the hair follicle and not the skin around it. Your skin will be smooth and completely undamaged following your treatment.
4. How Do I Know If It’s Right for Me?
This treatment is for any person who wants to get rid of unwanted hair on their legs, arms, underarms, above the lip, the bikini line, or other regions. It is effective on most hair types and colors. Our experts will evaluate your case specifically and let you know if the area or areas you want to have treated can benefit from this treatment option.
5. What If I Have Really Thick Hair?
Even if you do have hair that falls on the thicker end of the spectrum, you can likely still benefit from this type of treatment but may need more treatment sessions before you see the hair growth stopping for good. During your consultation, our experts will be able to give you an estimate of how many treatment sessions you will need before you expect the hair growth to stop for good.
6. Is There Downtime?
No. As soon as you are finished with your treatment session, you can go on with your day as you always do without having to fit downtime into your schedule which is just another great reason why so many opt to have this treatment.
7. How Do I Get Ready for Treatment?
It is actually a good idea to not get ready for your treatment and what that means is to leave the hair in the areas you want it removed alone. This is going to help the device target the hair follicle in various stages of growth which is going to make the treatment more effective. All you need to do is show up for your treatment session and our experts will take care of everything else.
8. How Do I Take Care of My Skin After My Treatment Session?
It is a good idea to avoid direct sunlight in the 24 to 48 hours after your treatment session or wear a higher SPF than normal on the areas you have had treated if avoiding the sun is not an option. There typically is not anything else special that you need to do following your treatment session, but if there is, our experts will let you know.
9. How Many Sessions Will I Need?
This is going to be different for each person depending on hair thickness and hair pigment. Usually, most people get the results they want after 4 to 6 treatment sessions. However, those who have thicker, darker colored hair may need up to 10 treatments before the cycle of hair regrowth stops completely.
10. Is This a Treatment That Is Only for Women?
No. This is a treatment for anyone who wants to get rid of unwanted hair in certain areas including the bikini line, the legs, the arms, the back, and more. Men and women can both enjoy the benefits of this treatment option!
11. Can I Have More Than One Area Treated During a Session?
Yes. Say you want to have hair removed on your upper lip and your legs, both areas can be treated during the same treatment session. The treatment and the device that is used for treatment are both effective and safe enough to be used on multiple areas during the same treatment session. It will help save time if you want more than one area treated.
12. How Often Can I Have Treatment?
Typically, you can have this treatment about every 4 works but again, this may vary from person to person. It is also a good idea to target hair in various stages of regrowth to ensure that the treatment is more effective. Our professionals can take a look at your specific case and give you a better idea of how long you should wait in between treatment sessions.
13. How Long Does a Treatment Session Take?
Depending on the area or areas you are having treated, the treatment session itself will only take about 30 minutes or less. However, if you are having more than one area treated or a larger region, the treatment session may take a bit longer. Either way, it is quick!
14. Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Yes. There is a science to back up that this treatment does work and is effective at removing hair on various areas of the body without pain or downtime. All you need to do is take a look at some before and after pictures to get an idea of how effective this treatment option actually can be. It is not a “fad” and does work!
Get Rid of Unwanted Hair Today Without Any Pain
The constant cycle of hair removal can be a pain and takes up precious time and money. With laser hair removal, you can be free of unwanted hair without pain! It is an effective treatment that works to give you smooth skin all year! Come see us today at ALC Med Spa in Gurnee, IL and we can help you be free of unwanted hair for good!