CoolGlide Laser Hair Removal in Chicago, IL

Laser Hair Removal in Chicago, IL

The Safe, Permanent Option For Silky Smooth Skin

Unwanted body hair causes distress for most men and women and is often difficult to manage. Shaving and waxing provide only temporary relief, but lead to irritating bumps, redness and ingrown hairs.
At Laser Skin and Wellness Center, our breakthrough Cutera CoolGlide laser hair removal treatment safely, effectively and permanently reduces hair growth without damage to surrounding tissues or infections, so you can finally experience smooth, hair-free skin and feel more confident in clothing.

Why Our Laser Hair Removal Outperforms

Our Cutera CoolGlide laser technology utilizes a clinically proven, 1,064-nanometer wavelength that allows deeper penetration to precisely target hair follicles below the skin surface.
Our laser works on dark hair only. People with gray hair, blonde hair or red will not get good results from laser hair removal. It is attracted to the melanin in the hair, which is what makes the hair dark.

This hair removal laser incorporates advanced cooling technology to protect the upper layers of skin while our specially designed handpieces deliver laser energy gently to tissues below. Our laser also features an adjustable spot size for fast, customized treatments adapted to each area being addressed.

  • Treats All Hair and Skin Types: A 1,064 nm laser wavelength, paired with a range of energy settings, allows treatment of hair growth on any skin type, tone or complexion. The maximum efficacy for lighter hair colors results from fair skin’s high color contrast compared to hair, which our laser can leverage.
  • Incredible Speed: Our hair removal laser’s large 18-millimeter spot size and up to 10-hertz repetition rate means quick, comfortable treatment. Most small spots like the upper lip take less than 1 minute. Full legs can be covered in 30 minutes or less. We can also treat multiple body areas in a single efficient session.
  • Unrivaled Comfort: The advanced cooling system protects skin from discomfort during treatment while an enhanced, uniform beam profile minimizes missed spots for maximum comfort and effectiveness. We carefully modulate laser energy for a relaxing, gentle experience.
  • One of the Best Lasers for Permanent Hair Reduction: Because we have the right laser technology and expertise to personalize and optimize every facet of treatment, most patients enjoy permanent hair reduction in six sessions spaced anywhere from 5 weeks for smaller areas, to 8 weeks for larger areas apart as well as freedom from ingrown hairs, redness and irritation that results from shaving and waxing. Our goal is for you to feel more confident in clothing and swimsuits with sleek, smooth skin!

Laser Hair Removal FAQs

Below we answer some of the most common questions about our laser hair removal service:

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Our Cutera CoolGlide laser produces a gentle beam of light that travels through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment located inside the hair follicles. The energy converts to heat, effectively damaging the follicle so it cannot produce more hair.
To catch hair in the active growth phase, treatments are scheduled five to eight weeks apart and in a course of six treatments, most patients see a significant, permanent reduction in hair growth.

Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

The best candidates for laser hair removal have dark terminal hairs (thick, coarse hairs located during and after puberty, as opposed to fine vellus hair).
Results may not be as successful with lighter hairs (blonde and gray). Those with fair skin and dark hair often achieve the best outcome because the high contrast allows precise laser targeting. Schedule a free consultation to see if you’re a good fit!

Which Areas Respond Best to Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is most effective and commonly performed on thicker terminal hairs on areas like the legs, arms, underarms, bikini line, chest, back and shoulders. Only extreme cases cause restrictions.
For example, light-colored fine hairs may not respond adequately. In rare cases, constant plucking or waxing can damage hair follicles to minimize success. Again, we always customize treatment to produce your desired results.

Is the Treatment Painful?

There’s no need to worry – we ensure your maximum comfort during laser hair removal. Most patients report minimal to mild discomfort, often described as the snapping sensation from a rubber band or heat from a warm stone massage.
The advanced cooling technology in our laser protects the skin surface for optimal safety. For more sensitive areas, we often apply a fast-acting topical anesthetic beforehand as needed.

Experience the Freedom of Being Hair-Free

If constant shaving, waxing and plucking have left you with bumps, redness and ingrown hairs, our laser hair removal could be the solution you’ve been looking for. Contact Laser Skin and Wellness Center today to schedule your complimentary consultation with one of our clinicians!