Shaving unwanted hair can be a laborious daily task, especially in the warmer months when we tend to have more exposed skin. Whether you are a man or a woman, laser hair removal may be something you have only dreamed of, but didn’t know where to find it or who to ask about it.
At Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL, Dr. Norris shares the facts on laser hair removal, “The laser that we use for hair removal is attracted to all dark coarse hair. If you would like to shave an area of your body less or not at all, that grows this type of hair, you are a good candidate! Laser hair removal does not work on blonde, red, white, or grey hair. The energy from the laser travels down the dark brown/black hair follicle and destroys the hair follicle stem cell, therefore causing that hair follicle to stop growing permanently. Our bodies are always growing hair, but not all at one time. On average, patients require 6 treatments separated by 4-8 weeks to achieve a satisfactory amount of hair reduction in an area. Hair on the face grows more quickly and is treated every 4 weeks, verses hair on the back and legs has a growth cycle of every 8 weeks. The energy that comes from the laser is heat energy, so most patients describe the treatment as a series of warm rubber band snaps. Our specific brand of laser, Cynosure’s Vectus, has a cooling system that is touching the skin during the treatment, which makes it extremely tolerable. The Vectus laser was engineered solely for the purpose of laser hair removal. It is the fastest, most painless, and safest laser for hair removal available in the US.”
Tamara Smith, RN from Nicole Norris MD Medical spa adds, “Laser hair removal is one of my favorite procedures! It is a very quick appointment and patient satisfaction is very high. Patients can easily fit this into their busy schedules. Lunch time is a popular time for treatments because I can get them in and out in 15 minutes. We can treat a man’s entire back and shoulders in 8 minutes!”
Areas of the body most commonly treated with Laser hair removal include the face, neck, back, chest, underarms, bikini, and legs. The procedure is quick and relatively painless with no downtime. It is important that the area being treating has not had sun exposure, tanning bed exposure, or spray tan exposure in the last 2 weeks prior to treatment.
Patients who are interested in Laser hair removal typically require a brief consultation and a laser test spot on the area they wish to be treated. When a test spot is done prior to the first treatment, a safe and effective treatment is assured. Call Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa today for your Laser hair removal consultation and receive 15% off any Laser hair removal package of 6 treatments for one area of the body and 20% off the second area package through September. 815-780-8264