Living in a busy city like Chicago really makes you appreciate convenient treatments that save time and energy. If you have unwanted body or facial hair, you might want to consider laser hair removal to help free up time that you may be spending on tedious activities like shaving, waxing, and plucking.
A Closer Look at Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a convenient procedure that allows you to spend more time in enjoyable activities that do not involve removing unwanted hair from places like your face, arms, underarms, legs, and bikini zone. The treatment involves the use of a laser that targets hair follicles for destruction, preventing them from growing hair after the treatment.
During the treatment, the part of your hair that gives it its pigment, known as melanin, absorbs the energy from the laser. The focused wavelengths of light are converted into thermal energy that destroys the bulb of the hair. The treatment allows us to focus on one hair follicle at a time or many simultaneously.
Good Candidates for Treatment
The majority of people in Chicago make good candidates for laser hair removal treatments. The ones who usually respond best are those with hair that has more melanin present for laser targeting. The technology has advanced in recent years, helping some with various colors of hair take advantage of the procedure. Ultimately, we can help make the determination if you would make a good candidate for this procedure at your initial consultation.
Even though laser hair removal is an extremely simple and safe procedure, there are some precautions that you should take so that you are able to achieve your goals. For example, you’ll want to avoid prolonged sun exposure in the weeks before and after your treatment so that nothing interferes with the treatment process or hampers your recovery.
Multiple Treatment Sessions
You will most likely require a series of treatment sessions for the desired removal of hair because of the way that follicles grow. Not all of the hair follicles on your body are in the same growth phase at any given time. The laser equipment needs a hair present for accurate targeting. A hair follicle in a dormant phase has shed its hair, which means that it cannot be treated at that time. Multiple sessions ensure that we catch all hairs when they have moved into a growth phase.
If you are a resident of Chicago who is tired of constantly removing unwanted hair, please feel free to book an appointment at Dundee Dermatology so that you can get all the facts about laser hair removal. Contact us today to set up your consultation at our office in West Dundee!