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Laser Hair Removal

Dr. Taek Kim's PROFILE

At Renaissance Cosmetic Laser, we treat many men and women who have unwanted hair. Laser hair removal is an answer for patients who want to permanently remove unwanted hair. Not only is unwanted hair irritating, but the cost of removing it by waxing and shaving over a lifetime can be incredible. In just a few laser hair removal treatment sessions, you will see a significant decrease in the volume, texture and growth of your dark hair.Renaissance Cosmetic Laser is one of the most experienced treatment centers in the Chicago area for laser aesthetics, including laser hair removal. Dr. Taek Kim use state-of-the-art lasers to safely and effectively reduce unwanted dark hair in patients of all skin.

About Laser Hair Removal

Dr. Kim customizes laser hair removal treatments based on your hair and skin color, the texture of hair, and location of unwanted hair. Our laser hair removal systems are safe and effective for all skin types including dark-skinned individuals of all ethnic origins. Laser hair removal can be performed virtually anywhere on the body including the chest, back, abdomen, arms, and underarms as well as the bikini, Brazilian, legs and face.

Hair Removal Basics

Hair grows in three phases. Laser hair removal is only effective on hair in the growth phase, called the Anagen phase. Because hair grows at different rates and phases, multiple laser treatments are needed to effectively remove unwanted hair.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

Laser hair removal is performed in our comfortable office. Dr. Kim may apply a light anesthetic cream to make you more comfortable during treatment. During treatment, you will feel a warm sensation as the laser pulses over your skin. Some patients describe it as feeling like a rubber band snap. After laser hair removal treatment, you may experience temporary redness or swelling around the hair follicles. Dr. Kim will apply a special cream or spray to promote hydration and relieve irritation.

Laser Hair Removal FAQs

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Yes. The average person requires 6 (light skin) to 8 (dark skin) treatments to achieve 80% or more hair reduction. Not all of the hair follicles are removed during each treatment, only those that are in an active growth cycle. We will space your sessions by several weeks to achieve the best possible result. Some hair follicles may be dormant for years, making it impossible to permanently disable future growth. We offer single treatments should you need a touch-up for a few hairs.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Laser hair removal causes minimal discomfort. Most patients describe laser hair removal treatment as feeling similar to the snap of a rubber band. You may experience slight redness or localized swelling immediately following laser hair removal treatment. These side effects generally subside within 24 hours after treatment.

Can light, red or grey hair be treated with laser hair removal?

The laser light targets pigment contained within hair follicles. White, grey, red and blond hairs may lack necessary pigment to effectively produce permanent hair reduction.

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