Removing unwanted hair requires diligent shaving, waxing, or plucking, which can irritate the skin and deliver poor results. Laser hair removal offers a permanent reduction in unwanted hair after just a few treatments. The Gentlelase hair reduction system is designed for both patient comfort and superior results on any part of the body. During Gentlelase treatment, the top layer of the skin is cooled just before laser light is applied, reducing discomfort during and after the procedure. You may also choose to receive a topical numbing agent prior to treatment to further increase your comfort. Six to eight initial treatments spaced four to six weeks apart are required for most patients. Biannual touch-ups will maintain your results. Patients report an 80-90% reduction in unwanted hair with minor side effects such as redness and swelling abating within one to three days.
If you’d like to learn more about the other popular cosmetic procedures offered at Arlington Dermatology of Arlington Heights, call us today at 847-392-5440. We also provide comprehensive dermatology services including treatment for chronic skin conditions, acne, and skin cancer. Check us out on the web to learn more about our dedicated team of dermatologists.