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Laser Hair Removal

Elite Women's Care

Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Hoffman Estates, IL

Laser hair removal is one of the most effective ways to permanently and dramatically reduce hair growth. At Elite Women's Care in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, you meet with an esthetics specialist who evaluates your desired treatment area and designs a laser hair removal treatment to fit your unique needs. Start your path to softer, silkier, smoother skin by booking a consultation through the website or calling the office directly.

Laser Hair Removal Q&A

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal is ideal for reducing unwanted hair virtually anywhere on your body. During laser treatment, a laser beam passes through the skin to the hair follicles. The penetrating energy heats up the root of the hair, which destroys the follicle and prevents future hair growth. 

The laser energy destroys only actively growing hair follicles, not dormant hair follicles. For complete hair removal, several treatments are needed, spaced about four to eight weeks apart. With each treatment you receive, you’ll notice that your skin is smoother than ever before. 


Which areas can be treated during laser hair removal?

The team at Elite Women's Care can treat just about any area where you have unwanted hair. Some of the most popular treatment areas include:


  • Partial or full legs or arms
  • Abdomen, chest, or back
  • Bikini or Brazilian 
  • Underarms


Laser hair removal sessions can even target hair growth on your lower face and neck.


What can I expect during a laser hair removal session?

During your first laser hair removal session, your Elite Women's Care esthetics specialist discusses what you can expect during the treatment.

You sit or lie down on an exam table, and your provider places the laser applicator on the surface of your skin. The technology delivers pulses of laser energy into the deeper layers of your skin through a hand-held applicator that targets the pigment in your hair follicles. Treatment times depend on the size of the treatment area. 

Following your treatment, your esthetic specialist recommends high-quality moisturizers to protect against dryness and flaking in the treatment area. You also need to avoid direct sunlight in the days after your laser session and use sunscreen to protect your skin anytime you go outdoors.


How many laser hair removal sessions do I need?

Because laser hair removal technology can only destroy hair follicles in the active growth phases, your Elite Women's Care provider outlines how many sessions you need based on the areas you’re treating.

Generally, you need several laser sessions scheduled several weeks apart to address all follicles in the treatment area. Once the follicle is destroyed, you’ll see a significant reduction in hair growth and no longer need to rely on waxes, razors, or tweezing to maintain your hair-free results.

If you’re interested in ditching razors for good, schedule a consultation at Elite Women's Care to learn more about the benefits of laser hair removal. You can call the office or book a consultation online now.

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