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Dermatologist in Algonquin, IL proudly offers laser hair removal services for new and existing patients
Posted by Dr. Vikram Khanna
When patients think of visiting a dermatologist, they may think that they only need to see one for medical skin issues such as acne or skin cancer. However, Dr. Vikram Khanna and the team at Dermatology Specialists of Illinois in the Algonquin, IL area offer a variety of both medical and cosmetic services that patients can consider, such as laser hair removal.
What is laser hair removal?
Both men and women often deal with unwanted hair. For women, it is often hair on the face, underarms, and legs, and while for men, it may be unwanted hair on the chest or back. While there are ways to remove hair from the body at home (including shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams), these are often time-consuming, can have negative side effects such as burns or nicks and cuts, and do not provide permanent removal. Instead, many of our patients at Dermatology Specialists of Illinois are encouraged to consider solutions such as laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is a permanent way of reducing hair on one or more specific areas of the body. Unwanted hair may be found on the:
Instead of using more traditional methods of removing hair, patients can use today’s laser technology to achieve permanent reduction. With laser light, your hair follicles are prevented from producing unwanted hair, allowing you the chance to be free from waxing and shaving!
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser light is used in many aspects of medicine today, including a variety of uses in dermatological care. When laser light is used for hair removal, energy from a specific type of light wave is used to target the hair follicles in the active growth phase. When they absorb the light energy, it destroys the follicles, preventing them from producing hair now or in the future. Laser hair removal is non-invasive and effective at reducing the amount of hair in one or more areas on your body.
After only one laser hair removal treatment session, you will notice a reduction in the thickness of hair in the treated area. However, for permanent removal of most of the hair in the treatment area, several sessions typically need to be completed. This is because only a portion of your hair is in the active growth phase at any given time, and the laser only affects follicles in this phase, so you need to return at specific intervals to target the follicles that were previously dormant.
The thickness of the hair, the color of your skin, and the color of your hair can all affect how many treatments are needed to achieve the results you are seeking. Different types of lasers are available to target different skin tones. At Dermatology Specialists of Illinois, we take the time to educate patients about their options and work with them to determine how many times they may need to come in to achieve the results they desire.
Is laser hair removal painful?
Some patients may describe laser hair removal as uncomfortable, though not exactly painful. Our team describes the feeling of the laser light pulses as a similar sensation to a rubber band snapping on the skin. However, we want our patients to be completely comfortable and we offer topical anesthetics to reduce this sensation if patients desire. Patients are also urged to ask about topical creams if they are uncomfortable at any time during their procedure.
How much downtime is required for laser hair removal?
One of the primary benefits of laser hair removal is the ability to avoid any downtime or healing. Laser hair removal can be performed at any point during the day, and patients can get back to their activities without any interruption. Laser hair removal may cause some redness in the treatment area for the remainder of the day, but this is mild and temporary.
Ready to discuss laser hair removal services with Algonquin, IL area dermatologist?
Look no further than the team at Dermatology Specialists of Illinois. Dr. Vikram Khanna and his staff are here to provide patients in the community with solutions for their hair, skin, nails, and body, including laser hair removal.
Contact one of our two office locations in both Algonquin, IL and Woodstock, IL to book an appointment with Dr. Vikram Khanna. Our Algonquin, IL area practice is located at 2430 Esplanade Drive, Suite B and can be reached by calling 844-307-7546. Take charge of your unwanted hair today with laser hair removal!