Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Smart SKIN Rx

Med Spa & Aesthetics located in The Loop, Chicago, IL

Unwanted hair can be uncomfortable and embarrassing, and traditional hair removal methods are time consuming and unpleasant. At Smart SKIN Rx, Crystal Vasquez, DNP, MS, MBA, RN, and her team of aestheticians offer laser hair removal to reduce excess hair on your body. Men and women in the Chicago, Illinois, located in The Loop area can call the office or book an appointment online to find out how laser hair removal can offer a lasting solution to unwanted hair.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does laser hair removal work?

Smart SKIN Rx uses advanced laser technology to target unwanted hair. The energy from the laser targets the pigment in the hair follicles. The pigment absorbs the light, heating and effectively preventing the follicles from continuing to grow.

Hair grows in cycles, so you need several treatments to catch all of your hair in the active growth cycle. After your series of hair removal treatments, you can say goodbye to unwanted hair for good.

What areas can you treat with laser hair removal?

Crystal can treat just about any part of your body where you have unwanted hair. Common areas treated with laser hair removal include:

  • Face
  • Bikini line
  • Arms and legs
  • Back and chest
  • Underarms

Crystal helps you understand what kind of results you can expect with each area treated. The treatment area and the density of the hair there determines exactly how many sessions you’ll need to achieve optimal results. Most men and women need 6-12 treatments.

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal zaps your hairs with lasting results. That means no mess of repetitive shaving, waxing, or depilatory use. Laser hair removal is effective on most skin types and even on your most intimate areas.

While you shouldn’t pluck or wax for about six weeks leading up to treatment, you don’t have to endure weeks of not shaving like you do with waxing treatments. You can shave prior to laser treatment because it doesn’t remove hair at the root.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

You’ll feel warmth and tingling during a laser hair removal session. How uncomfortable it is depends on your personal pain tolerance. You may feel just a slight pinch or the sensation of a snap of a rubber band against your skin.

Crystal and her team at Smart SKIN Rx want you to be as comfortable as possible and can offer ice packs following treatment to ease any immediate discomfort.

Does laser hair removal require downtime?

You can go right back to your daily activities following a laser hair removal session. You may have slight redness and swelling after treatment, but this fades quickly. Be sure to apply sunscreen to any exposed skin as it will be temporarily more sensitive.

To learn more about laser hair removal, call the office of Smart SKIN Rx or book an appointment online today.