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Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology Associates

Aesthetics and Dermatology located in Hinsdale, IL & Saint Charles, IL

Unwanted hair can be a constant problem when you have to shave or wax all the time. If you’re looking for a better way to get rid of troublesome hair, the expert dermatologists at Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology Associates can help. At their offices in Hinsdale and Saint Charles, Illinois, they offer laser hair removal using advanced Vectus® technology from Cynosure®. To enjoy smooth, hair-free skin, call the office nearest you today or request an appointment online.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a safe, effective way of getting rid of unwanted facial and body hair. The Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology Associates team uses Cynosure’s Vectus technology, which sends powerful beams of light energy into your hair follicles.

The energy in the laser beams damages the follicles so that they’re unable to produce new hairs. Even if hair does manage to grow, it’s so thin and tiny that it’s almost invisible.

What areas of the body can laser hair removal treat?

Laser hair removal is suitable for most areas of the body, including your:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Underarms
  • Bikini area
  • Legs

Laser hair removal with Vectus is safe for all skin colors and types. Before your treatment, the Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology Associates team checks your medical history and examines the treatment area. In this way, they make sure that laser hair removal is appropriate for you.

What does laser hair removal involve?

At your laser hair removal treatment session, your provider applies a numbing cream to your skin to make sure you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. You’ll wear special glasses that protect your eyes from the laser.

Your provider passes the Vectus system’s handpiece over your skin to destroy the hair follicles. You might feel some warmth or sensations like pinpricks or a rubber band snapping on your skin.

Vectus laser hair removal can treat large surface areas like your back or legs in less time than most other devices. It also has a Photon Recycling™ uniform laser beam to reduce hot spots, and Advanced Contact Cooling™ to keep you comfortable.

The larger the treatment area, the longer your laser hair removal will take. Small areas, like the upper lip, might take only a few minutes, while the back or legs could take an hour or more.

What happens after laser hair removal?

After your laser hair removal session, your skin might temporarily be slightly red, tender, and/or swollen. You can use ice packs to soothe your skin. You should also protect your skin from the sun and avoid tanning beds.

Over the next few weeks, the treated hairs start to fall out. You might need up to six laser hair removal treatments for the best results.

If you’re fed up with constantly shaving or want to avoid the pain of plucking, waxing, or epilating, laser hair removal is the perfect solution. Call Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology Associates today to schedule a consultation or request an appointment online.