How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Take?

Does removing unwanted hair take too much time out of your day or overall week? If so, you are not alone. Always having to worry about shaving, waxing, and using hair removal creams can be daunting. With laser hair removal, there is a better way! Any unwanted hair can be painlessly removed for good with the right number of treatment sessions. Here at Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, IL, we can help!

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Take?

A great part about this treatment is that it does not take a long period of time per session. On average, most sessions take about 30 minutes to an hour, an hour being on the higher end. If you are serious about taking care of unwanted hair for good, you may be surprised to find out that it does not take hours to complete!

It is important to note, however, that some sessions could be a lot shorter and some may run a bit longer depending on the area being treated. For instance, this treatment on the upper lip alone will likely take less than 15 minutes while on the legs, it could take longer.

Treatable Areas 

There are many areas that can be treated but if you do have an area where unwanted hair is a concern that is not mentioned, please let our staff know! They can examine the area and let you know whether this treatment could also be helpful there.

The Legs 

This area is one of the most popular areas of treatment! Waxing and shaving the legs can become a burden on both your time and your wallet. With this treatment, waxing appointments and pricey razors will be a thing of the past. You will be left with smooth skin and the confidence to make any plans at any time because pesky hair removal simply won’t be a concern anymore.

The Arms

The arms can develop hair that many find to be unappealing so they often opt to shave it which can sometimes amplify the problem, causing the hair to come back thicker and darker. This treatment can take care of any unwanted hair on the arms, especially on the forearms. You can have smooth skin and no more worries about hair removal!  

The Upper Lip

This area can be prone to irritation because it is sensitive and waxing or shaving this region can also interfere with your skincare routine. This treatment can take those concerns away as it will painlessly remove all the unwanted hair that can grow above the upper lip area. This area can also usually be treated with fewer sessions to stop the hair growth entirely.  

The Bikini Area

This area is also prone to irritation, particularly razor burn if you opt to shave. This can leave behind bumps and redness that can often take away your confidence in certain situations. However, this treatment can remove any unwanted hair in this area according to your preferences without any pain!  

The Underarms

The sensitive skin under the arms can also suffer from bumps and redness when other methods of hair removal such as shaving or waxing are used. With this treatment, you can be free of any worries about irritation and the unwanted hair itself with no downtime or pain.  

The Back

This area can be particularly annoying when it comes to unwanted hair removal at home because it can just be hard to get to yourself. That means that, for the most part, waxing appointments are going to be your main method. Those appointments stack up where cost is concerned and also can be painful. With this treatment, any unwanted hair on any part of the back can be removed for good.  

Other Areas 

There are other areas where this treatment can be successful including the buttocks and, in some cases the knuckles and the brow region. However, if you do have a region that you would like unwanted hair to be gone from, let our staff know! They can have a look and see if it can be a possibility to use this treatment to remove the unwanted hair in that region.

How It Works 

This treatment uses a very concentrated laser that is able to focus only on the hair follicle. It heats up that hair follicle and basically removes all of the pigment from it which kills it, stopping the hair from returning. It does this without harming or even affecting the surrounding skin. The reason why multiple sessions may be needed is that the follicle may need to be attacked while in various stages of regrowth to stop the cycle once and for all.


Be Free of the Constant Cycle of Hair Removal Without Pain Today

Are you sick and tired of dealing with unwanted hair? Wouldn’t you like to say goodbye to razors and waxing appointments? If so, laser hair removal can help. Without any pain or downtime, it can remove any unwanted hair and stop it from coming back for good. The process is quick and delivers results! If you are ready for the freedom of hair removal, come see us today at Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, IL!