What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in America. It's a convenient method for the long-term reduction or removal of hair follicles on the face and/or body. This procedure usually leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother while providing great, lasting results compared to other common options. The experienced clinicians at Elysium SurgiSpa perform effective and safe laser hair removal services for women and men of all skin types in areas, such as the legs, arms, back, face, chest, armpits, and intimate areas. To find out more about the long-lasting results of laser hair removal, reach out to our staff in Chicago, IL to set up an appointment.
What are the benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
Repeated waxing or shaving can be expensive. Laser hair removal carried out by our staff at Elysium SurgiSpa in Chicago, IL gives a great option to the traditional techniques for getting rid of undesirable body hair. Benefits of laser hair removal are:
- Ability to be performed on a few parts of the body and for many varieties of hair
- Makes skin more supple and more moisturized
- A quick procedure with minimal pain for the majority of patients
- Less intrusive than plucking or waxing
- Yields long-lasting outcomes
- Prevents ingrown hairs
- Prevents hair regrowth between appointments
Am I A Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a safe procedure that is suitable for many patients. In your initial consultation, we will discuss your needs, concerns, and goals to decide if you should get the procedure. Ideal patients for laser hair removal:
- Have unwanted hair on their face or body
- Want to stop using other hair removal methods ( waxing, shaving, depilatory creams, bleaching )
- Have light skin and dark hair
- Are in good overall health
Laser Hair Removal Reviews
"I arranged a day of treatments at what can only be described as a true gem in Chicago. As a local I have many choices to where to go and whom to see. I can honestly say when it comes to a 5 star experience be it Botox, Fillers, Cheek Augmentation, Facial Rejuvenation, Chemical Peels, Liposuction, Eye Lash Enhancement, Cellulite Reduction, Fat Transfer, Skin Mole Removal, Lazer Hair Removal or indulging in the stellar skin care product lines you will find no better. The staff is welcoming, professional, and provide a service that is second to none. The spa features a beautiful aquarium and relaxing treatment rooms. I feel at home whilst there and the prices reflect great value for the luxury products used such as Glo, Latisse, Nouvell, Lytera and Neocutis which is really the best money can buy. Mick is my Doctor and he does everything he can to make me feel comfortable. I highly recommend him as he makes the entire experience very enjoyable and worth it, and accommodating to my extremely busy travel schedule. He is also is honest when it comes to what services I need or don’t...has not "overdone" any procedure. I suggest visiting Elysium as it is vast and above parr in every aspect. Distinction and elegance at its best. Elysium has made me feel forever young, like a diamond in the sun!"- C.G. / Yelp / Jan 25, 2017
"I arrange days of numerous treatments at what can only be described as a true gem in Chicago. Flexible hours and caring staff makes for an excellent spa experience. As a local I have many choices to where to go and who to see. I can honestly say when it comes to a five-star experience be it Botox, Fillers, Lash Enhancement, Lip Augmentation, Lazer Hair Removal, Skin Mole Removal or indulging in the excellent skin care product lines you will find no better. I wouldn't trust anyone other than Dr. Mick, he always makes me feel happy and comfortable. I walk out feeling forever young, like a diamond in the sun!"- H.K. / Facebook / Jan 25, 2017
"I have been going to Elysium since the day they opened for all of my skin care needs, and I have to say, they truly are the best in the city. I have struggled with feeling very insecure about my lips being misshapen due to an injury from when I was younger. For a long time I thought the only way I'd be able to correct the scarring was by having plastic surgery. Thankfully, I was introduced to Dr. Mick and found out that wasn't necessary. With the lip filler treatment, Dr. Mick was able to even out the border of my lips and enhance the volume in the areas where there was no scar tissue, giving my lips the full body and symmetry I was looking for. Not only is he a master of his craft, but he's a true professional who takes great pride in caring for his patients and providing outstanding customer service. In the years that I have been going to Elysium, I have also tried many of their other services, including botox, laser hair removal, and Morpheus and I have always been very pleased with the results, not to mention the staff. If you're looking for a med spa that has skilled professionals who truly care about their clients, Elysium is the place for you."- T.I. / Google / Jan 11, 2024
"A friend of mine referred me to Elysium and I am so happy that I listened! Dr. Mick and his entire staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Dr. Mick is honest, talented and he’s super friendly (most doctors don’t say much IMO). In previous visits to other med spas the injections would be painful and I was never really happy with the outcome. This has never been the case with Elysium every result has been exactly as described. I’ve been trying new treatments like EMsculpt and now laser hair removal. I highly recommend Elysium!"- J.M. / Yelp / Sep 04, 2019
What to Expect with Laser Hair Removal
Hair removal with a laser is a safe treatment suited for men and women who want a long-term hair removal alternative to waxing, shaving, and plucking. During your laser hair removal session in Chicago, IL, you will relax in the treatment chair as a laser wand is passed over the targeted areas. The laser beam will target and destroy the hair follicles, which prevents the hair from growing back. You'll feel warm heat on your skin during the treatment, but the laser is relatively gentle and tolerable, especially when compared to waxing.
What Can I Expect After A Laser Hair Removal Session?
After your session, your skin may feel slightly sunburned or irritated for a few days so we recommend avoiding direct sun exposure. In addition, soothing creams and cold packs can be used to alleviate any discomfort. You will be able to resume your daily activities, but you should refrain from heavy activity or extended time outdoors for a period of a day to let the treated skin recover. On average, you will need to get 3 – 5 sessions over a period of 3 – 4 weeks to see your best results. We'll discuss the total number of laser hair removal sessions you may need during your consultation at our office.
Laser Hair Removal FAQ
How much does laser hair removal cost?
Laser hair removal is a procedure that varies in cost based on the size and number of areas being treated, as well as how many treatment sessions you will need to get optimal results. To understand the benefits of laser hair removal, consider the time and energy you currently spend on waxing, shaving, or other temporary methods. This is why laser hair removal is typically less expensive overall and will save you time and energy long-term. Our team will create a personalized plan for you with the number of appointments recommended and costs.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Considered an effective treatment, laser hair removal produces long-lasting improvements. While patients can enjoy the benefits of the procedure for a long time, it is considered semi-permanent since some hair may be unaffected. Regardless, patients find most of their hair follicles will be dormant after their plan has concluded, and even if a few hairs pop up, it is very easy to address. Additional laser hair removal sessions can also be scheduled to address any stragglers or new growth.
Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?
Hair growth happens in cycles. While some hair follicles are growing, others are resting. Because every follicle grows in various stages, several treatment sessions are typically suggested to target each hair follicle when it's in a growing phase. Scheduling your treatments over several weeks helps you get better, smoother results.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
The process of laser hair removal may cause mild discomfort, but it isn't a painful procedure. Patients will feel a slight snap when the laser zaps the hair follicle. We can apply a local anesthetic to the surface of the skin before the treatment session. Patients who are used to getting waxed report laser hair removal feels much less discomfort compared to getting waxed.
Which laser is best to remove hair?
With so many laser systems available, Elysium SurgiSpa uses the latest hair removal technology for men and women of varying hair types. The laser we invested in offers excellent results, but we continue to upgrade our practice as newer lasers enter the marketplace. Ask us about our laser system during your initial consultation.
Smooth Without Shaving
If you're tired of spending energy, time, and money on shaving, waxing, or other temporary hair removal methods, laser hair reduction is a great, noninvasive option. Laser hair removal uses pulsating beams of laser light to target and disable the hair follicles, reducing future hair growth. To learn more, schedule a consultation with the highly trained providers at Elysium SurgiSpa in Chicago, IL.