laser hair removal in Elgin

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Laser hair removal is the best long-term hair removal technique.

Waxing, shaving, plucking and hair regrowth are all irritating, both on your skin and as a part of your routine. For those with excess hair growth or simply unwanted hair, laser hair removal in Elgin is a perfect option for smoother skin without the pain, time, and energy of traditional hair removal.

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What it Treats

Laser Hair Removal Highlights







Upper lip


Treatment Details

Treatment Length

15 minutes to 1 hour




Varies depending on treatment areas

Laser Hair Removal in Elgin at Dundee Dermatology

The Science Behind Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal works by targeting the melanin pigment in the hair follicle. Our diode laser targets and destroys this follicle while keeping skin safe for smooth, hair-free skin.

There are a lot of laser hair removal devices out there, but not all of them are quality. At Dundee Dermatology, we use Lumenis LightSheer DUET; this advanced laser system combines both speed and comfort for a faster, safer treatment. This laser is unique because it uses 805nm and 1060nm wavelengths, allowing us to treat tanned and dark skin.

How It Works

The Treatment Process


During your consultation we will ensure you’re a candidate for laser hair removal and that you will achieve your desired results. We’ll go over your medical history and any other relevant information, such as lasers you may have tried in the past. After going over the treatment area(s) and your hair density, we will recommend a number of treatment sessions needed to achieve your goals.


How long a laser hair removal session takes depends on the size of the treatment area. Small areas like the upper lip, chin, and armpits can take as little as 15 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The effects of laser hair removal are very significant and long lasting, but you may need maintenance treatments every so often for permanent laser hair removal.

There are many benefits to laser hair removal. It is cost effective, long lasting, and much less skin irritation from waxing/shaving/plucking.

If you have unwanted facial or body hair that is darkly pigmented, you are a candidate for laser hair removal! This treatment works by targeting the melanin pigment in the hair; this is why those with light-colored hair may not be a candidate. At Dundee Dermatology, our laser hair removal device also safely treats a wide range of skin tones from fair to deep tones.

You should avoid tanning and using sunless tanning lotions, must use sunscreen 30 SPF or higher, and should not pluck, wax, or have electrolysis performed. We will provide you with specific instructions regarding shaving and other skin preparation before your treatment.

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Care that’s more than skin-deep.

Dundee Dermatology serves the Chicago Northwest suburb region with decades of experience in medical and cosmetic dermatology. We understand the impact of clear, healthy skin. Our doctors and staff all focus on a singular goal: results that deliver.

Why Dundee Dermatology?

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