Laser Hair Removal
- We perform Laser Hair Removal on hair colors.
- We perform Laser Hair Removal on skin types.
- We offer the SynerCool - which cools and numbs the skin.
Dr Speron is one of the leading Laser Hair Removal surgeons in the Chicago
area and offers a wealth of expertise with a wide range of both hair color and skin types.
What causes excess hair in humans?
Factors such as age, ethnicity, medications, hormone levels, genetics, heredity
and even body site influence the length, coarseness, and color of body hair.
Hair grows in cycles and how much hair you have depends on how many hairs are in
the active growth cycle and how long that cycle lasts. That is why Laser Hair Removal needs a few treatment sessions and cannot be accomplished with one treatment.
How does a laser remove hair?
ELOS causes Vortex Heating to target and damage the
hair follicle. The Vortex is created when the Radio Frequency current -
the destructive energy - encircles and heats the hair follicle damaging the
follicle itself, not just the hair shaft. There is a slight tingling
sensation but most people tolerate the treatment well. The application of
LMX, a topical anesthetic cream, is usually given to increase the patient's
How many Laser Hair Removal treatments are required?
Each hair on your body is in one of three phases at any particular time - it is
either actively growing, resting or sleeping. The laser
hair removal works by disabling
only those hairs in their active growth cycle. That is why more than one
treatment is necessary. Treatments will be necessary every 4-6 weeks until
the desired result is obtained.
What happens after Laser Hair Removal treatment?
Immediately after the treatment, the area will become slightly red and puffy.
This reaction subsides quickly as the laser does not burn or cut the skin in any
way. It is possible to return to normal activities right away. A "regrowth or
stubble" may appear in 2-3 weeks. This is old hair regrowth from the follicle
which will fall away from the skin easily with gentle rubbing.
Is Laser Hair Removal safe?
The laser parameters were carefully defined by studying the anatomy of the hair
follicle and precisely matching the light and pulse duration to the follicle
size, depth, and location to safely and effectively remove the hair.
Lower overall energy levels give superior results and maximum safety. Most
people experience no side effects at all. The
risk of getting burned with this new laser technology is <1%
in our office.
Are there treatment alternatives?
There are several "traditional" methods of hair removal which require
considerable commitment and are somewhat painful and transient. Until now,
electrolysis offered the only potential permanency, but this is a tedious, time
consuming process which can take years of treatment to achieve the desired
result. There are also alternative laser hair removal treatments whose
effectiveness depends on the pulse duration, method of attraction to the
follicle, depth of penetration and skill of the operator. At our office, we are
committed to treating with the most effective and affordable laser hair removal
technology available. This commitment to state-of-the-art excellence means
changing laser hair removal devices as the technology improves.
Laser hair removal is extremely precise and can be adjusted to the exact
parameters to disable only the hair follicle, leaving the surrounding skin
untouched. When considering laser hair removal, information should be obtained
on the experience of the technician, the physician and the effectiveness of the
method and equipment.
How much does Laser Hair Removal cost?
The cost of laser hair removal is based on the body area treated. The
treatment price can
start from $75 per session. Of course, discounted packages are available
What laser system do we use?
(Electro-Optical Synergy) which is the basis of safety and efficacious
treatments. This system is proven to be the safest, most effective and
comfortable solution for the superior results you desire. This treatment
uses gentle pulses of two targeted energies means better results with lower
overall energy output - assuring the highest level of safety and comfort.
Studies reveal 90% permanent reduction! ELOS is the only
system that can offer 50% reduction for white, red or blonde hair.
Laser Hair Removal Testimonials:
"I love not having to shave or wax
anymore!!!" - SK, Burr Ridge, IL
"After years of dealing with ingrown
hairs, I was self-conscious in public, but now I am worry free." - CT, Chicago,
"I LOVE being hair free!" - AT, Elmhurst,
"I used to have hair everywhere on my face
and body, now I enjoy not worrying about being such a beast." - SP, Schaumburg,