Elk Grove Dermatology
Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology Practice located in Elk Grove Village, IL
If you’re ready to throw out your razors and waxing supplies and try laser hair removal, visit Elk Grove Dermatology. Located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, our providers use the innovative GentleMax Pro® laser system to get rid of unwanted body hair on your face, bikini line, and legs. You can enjoy long-lasting results with silky smooth, hair-free skin. Schedule an appointment online or by calling the office directly.
Laser Hair Removal Q & A
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is an effective treatment for getting rid of unwanted body hair for good. It’s a safe treatment option for all skin types and colors that uses a concentrated laser beam to target skin pigments and destroy active hair follicles. Once the laser destroys the follicle, hair growth stops permanently.
Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?
Our providers use the GentleMax Pro laser hair removal technology that targets the pigments in your hair. While we can generally treat most hair types, if you have lighter pigments like red, gray, white, or blonde hair, laser treatments may not be as effective as it is for darker hair colors. You can find out if you're a good candidate for laser hair removal after a visit with one of our providers. They will assess your hair type and the health of your skin to
determine if this type of laser treatment is right for you.
What can I expect during treatment?
The GentleMax Pro laser system uses a patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ that ensures you’re comfortable throughout the process. The device prepares your skin by applying a cooling burst of cryogen before the laser pulse passes so you don’t feel any pain or discomfort during your treatment.
You’ll need multiple treatments to achieve your desired results. Hair follicles go through different phases of growth and laser hair removal is only effective on active follicles. Additional treatments ensure that the laser is able to target all the hair follicles in the desired area.
The length of a laser hair removal session varies based on the size and location of your treatment area.
How should I prepare for laser hair removal treatments?
Prior to your treatment, avoid sun exposure to the area for at least two weeks. You should also wait up to six weeks before having laser hair removal if you’ve recently had a wax or bleaching treatment.
On the day before your appointment, shave the area carefully, avoiding skin irritation and rashes, to ensure your skin is healthy enough for laser treatment.
How long do results last?
Once the laser destroys the hair follicle, hair can't regrow, and your results are permanent. Over time, new hair follicles can produce new hair growth. Maintenance treatments can be provided to help you maintain your results.
To achieve silky-smooth, hair-free skin, schedule a laser hair removal appointment online or by calling Elk Grove Dermatology.