All You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal

Have you looked in the mirror and felt frustrated to see rogue hair sprouting from your upper lip or coarse ingrown hairs marring your otherwise smooth skin? If so, laser hair removal could be an ideal option for you. Through this procedure, laser technology is used to remove unwanted body hair efficiently and painlessly. 

At Dundee Dermatology in Chicago, IL, laser hair removal is just one of the many services we offer to ensure you have the healthy and vibrant skin you deserve. It provides a long-lasting alternative to either shaving or waxing and ensures that unwanted hair won’t be an issue anymore. Our laser treatments are minimal to no downtime with maximum permanent results, leaving your skin youthful and refined for years to come. 

What is Laser Hair Removal, and How Does It Work? 

Laser hair removal is becoming increasingly popular for permanently reducing facial and body hair. This laser-based medical procedure targets the pigment called melanin in each hair follicle with a laser beam. The laser energy heats the follicles, eliminating them and protecting the surrounding skin during treatment. Many patients find laser hair removal a long-lasting solution for reducing sparse or excess facial and body hair, making this treatment increasingly attractive for those who wish to keep unwanted hair away for good!

What Areas Can Be Treated with Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal has become an increasingly popular option for many seeking to eliminate that excess and unwanted body hair. This laser treatment offers a painless, longer-lasting solution for removing hair in various areas across the face and body. 

Popular laser treatments can target the underarms, upper lip, legs, and back. Laser Brazilian treatments or bikini treatments are also available for those wanting hair removed from more intimate or delicate areas. During these treatments, laser light is applied directly onto the skin to eliminate unwanted hair in one of the most sensitive areas with minimal discomfort and no downtime.

How Can You Benefit from Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal offers many benefits that make it an attractive option for those considering permanent hair removal. The laser targets the melanin in the hair and permanently destroys the hair follicles at the root. This means that laser hair removal can achieve long-term results without damaging the surrounding skin, making it a safer and more efficient hair removal option compared to waxing or tweezing. 

After a laser treatment, laser hair removal results typically last longer than other methods, with most people reporting smoother skin for several months afterward. Laser treatments can also be performed quickly with minimal discomfort, making them an ideal choice for those looking to get rid of unwanted body hair quickly.

What Should You Expect from Your Laser Hair Removal Service?

Laser hair removal can be a great way to become more confident and have smoother, flawless skin. If you’re considering laser hair removal as an option, it’s essential to understand what the treatment entails to know precisely what to expect when undergoing this procedure.


Laser hair removal is a great way to reduce unwanted body or facial hair permanently. Before commencing laser hair removal treatments, we will review your medical history to assess your options for laser hair removal. 

We will also advise you on how to best prepare for laser hair removal sessions so that you can get the most from the treatment and achieve desired laser hair removal results. This includes: 

  • Avoiding tanning and sunless tanning lotions
  • Protecting your skin with sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Not plucking, waxing, or having electrolysis performed before laser hair removal (though slight trimming is allowed 1-2 days before the laser treatment)

Ultimately, these simple steps can help make laser hair removal more successful and yield longer-lasting results.


If you’re considering laser hair removal, rest assured, knowing that our laser technology includes built-in safety features. Our lasers are equipped with a cooling that chills the skin just before the laser pulse. 

Laser hair removal is a quick and easy process that can be done in-office and requires minimal downtime. The laser targets explicitly hair during its active growth cycle for maximum permanent results. Therefore multiple treatments may be necessary to get complete results as individual hairs may not all be in an “active” growth phase at once throughout the entire treatment area.

Lumenis Lightsheer DUET

Laser hair removal is a popular, minimally-invasive treatment for reducing unwanted hair. We offer the Lumenis LightSheer DUET laser system, a leading laser system for laser hair removal. 

This advanced laser device is the original laser of its kind to combine vacuum-assisted technology with speed and comfort. Thanks to this innovative laser hair removal method, our customers enjoy faster, safer, and less painful treatments.

What Makes Me a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal services can be a great way to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. We understand that laser hair removal is a big decision, making it essential to assess whether the procedure suits you. We are highly trained and experienced in laser hair removal, enabling us to provide an expert opinion on whether laser hair removal treatments are the right option for you. Come for a consultation today, and let us help answer any questions or concerns about laser hair removal. 

Get the Smooth Skin You Deserve with Laser Hair Removal

At Dundee Dermatology in Chicago, IL, we understand the need for laser hair removal services, and we are proud to provide clients with a professional approach. We provide laser hair removal treatments tailored to your individual needs so that you can experience smoother skin with guaranteed results. Contact our clinic today for a consultation on laser hair removal services and find out how our experienced professionals can help you achieve the glowing complexion you desire.