Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Chicago Fat Doctor

Med Spa & Weight Loss Clinic located in South Loop, and Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

Shaving, plucking, waxing, and tweezing are time-consuming beauty routines for unwanted hair. If you’re looking for a more permanent solution for your unwanted hair, consider laser hair removal at the Chicago Fat Doctor located in Chicago’s South Loop. The aesthetic team uses advanced intense pulsed light (IPL™) laser therapy to get rid of unwanted hair for good. To schedule a consultation, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Laser Hair Removal

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is an aesthetic treatment available at Chicago Fat Doctor that permanently gets rid of unwanted hair so you no longer have to spend time shaving, plucking, tweezing, or waxing. The energy created by the IPL laser targets the hair follicle under your skin and destroys it so that hair ceases growth without causing any damage to your surface skin.

The specialists at Chicago Fat Doctor use their specialized laser to remove unwanted hair from any part of your body, including:

  • Face
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Legs
  • Bikini area

The advanced laser tool used by the specialists is safe for all skin types and tones.

How do I prepare for laser hair removal?

Your specialist at Chicago Fat Doctor provides specific guidelines on how to prepare before you get started on your laser hair removal treatments. You may be advised to stop plucking and waxing a month before your treatment. The laser works by targeting the hair follicle under your skin, and these hair removal treatments can disturb the follicle, making treatment less effective.

However, you can continue to shave and may be advised to shave the treatment area the day before or the day of your treatment.

What can I expect during laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal at Chicago Fat Doctor is a relatively painless procedure that takes anywhere from 5 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. If you’re sensitive to pain, let your specialist know so they can adjust your treatment to minimize discomfort.

Your skin may be slightly red or swollen following your session, but there’s no downtime after laser hair removal, so you can go right back to your usual activities after treatment. Be sure to protect your skin by covering up with clothing or sunblock.

You should notice less hair in the treatment area immediately following your session. Because hair grows in cycle, your specialist may recommend a series of treatments set at four to six-week intervals to get the best aesthetic results.

You should remain hair-free for several months, or even several years. The team at Chicago Fat Doctor recommends you come to the office as needed for touch-up treatments.

To schedule your laser hair removal, call Chicago Fat Doctor today or request an appointment online.