What is laser hair removal?
At Well Integrative Medicine, we use the Icon system for laser hair removal. Icon allows for the removal of unwanted hair from the face, arms, underarms, back, chest, legs & bikini zone safely and effectively. Icon makes shaving and waxing obsolete in as little as 5-7 sessions. Any additional hair growth that comes in will be finer, lighter and far less noticeable. If you are tired of regularly shaving or waxing, request a consultation today to get started.
How does laser hair removal work?
Unlike shaving or waxing, laser hair removal uses intense heat to damage individual hair follicles. By damaging the hair follicles in this way, all future growth is inhibited. And even though the Icon laser uses heat to target these follicles, we will apply a topical numbing cream to cool your skin. This will help to minimize any discomfort you might feel during your treatment. Best of all, there is no damage at all to the surrounding skin.
Compared to traditional methods, laser hair removal can lead to superior results. Light-based hair reduction is safe and recommended for nearly all areas of the body, including the face, arms, back, underarms, legs, chest, and the bikini area.
What can I expect during treatments?
During treatments, we will apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment areas so that your experience will be comfortable. You will then lie down on a treatment table as we do several passes with the Icon laser handpiece on the predetermined areas of your body. The passes will work to damage each hair follicle. Once the procedure is over, you will be able to return to your routine immediately. There is no downtime.
When should I expect to see results?
Laser treatments are quick, effective, and come with very few side effects. You may begin to see results after one short session, although several treatments are recommended for optimal, long-lasting results.
When you come in for your initial consultation, we may recommend 5-7 sessions, depending on the amount of hair you want to remove. The side effects are no worse than the redness, itching, and cuts you would receive from shaving or waxing. Most people experience some side effects after treatment, including a sunburn-like sensation and some minor swelling.
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Request laser hair removal in Chicago
Chicagoans lead busy, full lives. They don’t have time to be inconvenienced by nicks, cuts, pain – and least of all, only temporary results – for hair removal. Laser technology has brought us a better solution to remove unwanted hair. To request a consultation for laser hair removal in Chicago, call us at 773-784-7000 or fill out the form below.