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Stop Worrying About Hair. Have It Removed with Laser Hair Removal.

Hair growth is a constant struggle. Everyday it grows, all across your body, prompting you to remove it, especially when it becomes a cosmetic concern. Conventional hair removal methods exist, including shaving, waxing and tweezing, but these methods can be taxing. When you consider how much time and money is spent removing your hair with these conventional methods each year, it adds up, giving rise to the question: why would you continue removing your hair with these methods when you can permanently remove your hair? Laser hair removal is a technologically-advanced treatment that allows you the opportunity to no longer worry about your hair regrowing.

Offered at AMA Med Spa, the Cutera ProWave and Cutera CoolGlide laser hair removal systems are revolutionary. The laser hair removal systems can safely and effectively eliminate hair from your body. Learn more about the Prowave and CoolGlide and which will work best based on your hair removal needs by contacting us at 847-881-3237 or by visiting our contact page to schedule a consultation.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal is a treatment that involves utilizing light energy to destroy your hair follicles. When the light energy is introduced to your hair, it becomes absorbed by your hair’s melanin (dark pigment), causing your hair to heat and ultimately shed. Hair regrowth after laser hair removal is difficult, meaning results are long-lasting and worth it.

Laser hair removal at AMA Med Spa is offered with these two laser hair removal systems:

Cutera ProWave

The Cutera ProWave system is a unique laser hair removal treatment that can quickly and effectively treat large areas of hair. The treatment features three different wavelengths, making it versatile in treating skin types (it treats skin types 1-4). The ProWave emits infrared light at 770 to 1100nm. In addition, the unique laser has an integrated epidermal cooling system that helps ease any discomfort experienced during treatment.

Cutera CoolGlide

The Cutera CoolGlide system is considered the gold standard in laser hair removal technologies, and for a good reason. Like the ProWave, CoolGlide features an epidermal cooling system that mitigates discomfort. But what makes it particularly exceptional is its ability to treat any skin tone. CoolGlide emits longer wavelengths that can treat light, tanned and dark skin tones, which many laser hair removal systems cannot do. Results are permanent.

Who Is a Good Laser Hair Removal Candidate?

The laser hair removal systems offered at AMA Med Spa work on men and women of all skin types. The treatment is versatile and can be performed on many parts of your body, including:

  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Abdomen
  • Bikini line
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Shoulders

The treatment does not perform well on lighter hair colors. If you have blonde, grey or red hair that you desire to be removed, laser hair removal will not be recommended. The reason for this is because laser hair removal targets the melanin specifically in your hair. If there are no clear, distinguishable melanin pigment levels in your hair and skin, laser hair removal can have adverse side effects. During an initial consultation with one of our laser hair removal providers, your hair and skin will be reviewed, and if laser hair removal is appropriate will be determined.

How Is Laser Hair Removal Performed?

Your laser hair removal treatment may begin with your provider applying a topical anesthetic to your desired treatment area. However, a topical anesthetic may not be necessary because the Cutera ProWave and Cutera CoolGlide feature the epidermal cooling system, which helps ease discomfort. If you are wary of pain, a topical anesthetic can be utilized. You will also be provided sunglasses as a protective measure against the light energy emitted from the laser hair removal system.

Once your treatment area is prepped and cleaned, your chosen Cutera laser hair removal system is activated, and the handheld device is passed across your skin. Light energy is delivered into your hair follicle’s melanin to cause its eventual destruction during each pass. The sensation that laser hair removal causes is akin to a rubber band’s snapping against the skin. This sensation is generally tolerable, so there is no need to worry.

After your provider has thoroughly passed the handheld device across your skin, ensuring consistency, the Cutera device is deactivated, and ice or cold water is applied to your treatment site. Your treatment time is determined by your treatment site’s size and how many areas are being treated. Laser hair removal can take a few minutes to up to one hour.

Laser Hair Removal Recovery and Results

Your laser hair removal treatment will require no downtime, meaning you can return to daily activities immediately afterward. However, your skin will be red, as though it is sunburned. This is a normal side effect that should not cause you to worry. A daily moisturizer and sunscreen should be applied several days after your treatment as your skin will be sensitive. You should avoid direct sun exposure for several days.

After you undergo the necessary amount of laser hair removal treatments needed to attain optimal results, your skin will be smooth and free of unwanted hairs, allowing you to no longer worry about removing hair again.

Revolutionary Laser Hair Removal Technology at Advanced Medical Aesthetics Med Spa

Conventional hair removal methods can be time-consuming and have a real impact on your wallet. Every year, you spend hundreds of dollars and many hours to rid your body of unwanted hair. Put an end to hair, now, with laser hair removal at AMA Med Spa. We offer the best in laser hair removal with the revolutionary Cutera ProWave and Cutera CoolGlide. The two laser hair removal systems can safely and effectively remove your hair permanently.

If you are a resident of Deer Park, IL, or a surrounding community and are fed up with removing your hair via conventional methods, please contact AMA Med Spa at 847-881-3237 or visit our contact page to schedule a consultation.

Laser Hair Removal Frequently Asked Questions

What Does it Feel Like?

Most people describe the sensation like a “rubber band snap” that lasts a fraction of a second. There is a built-in cooling tip that protects the surface of the skin and helps minimize discomfort. Most patients have no discomfort after treatment and resume normal activities.

How Long Do the Treatments Take?

Treatments take anywhere from five minutes to 90 minutes, depending on the area’s size being treated.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

Typically eight treatments spaced four to eight weeks apart are required for optimal results. Most patients will lose, on average, 10 to 15% of actively growing hair follicles with each treatment.

How Much Does It Cost?

The price of the treatment depends on the areas being treated. We offer very competitive pricing, the most experienced laser technicians, and direct doctor supervision. All of our treatments are performed by certified laser specialists, who are licensed aestheticians or registered nurses.

What Results Can I Expect?

Treatment results vary among patients. For some, there will be a significant decrease in the frequency with which you shave. For others, there will be minimal, very fine or completely absent growth. Most patients will experience some regrowth with time. However, the hair that grows back tends to be much finer and less dense. Touch-up treatments will help keep this regrowth minimal.

When Will I Start To See Results?

Since there is a reduction in the number of hair follicles with each treatment, you will start to notice results in as little as one treatment. For best results, please adhere to your treatment schedule as suggested by your laser specialist.

Why Are Multiple Laser Hair Removal Treatments Needed to Attain Optimal Results?

Multiple treatments are needed because your hair grows at different rates all across your body. There are three phases of hair growth: anagen, catagen and telogen. The anagen phase is a period during which your hair is experiencing growth. Catagen is a transitional phase that leads to a dormant phase, which is telogen. During the anagen phase, laser hair removal works most effectively because it can successfully target your hair follicles’ melanin as there is significant growth.

Can I Be Tan During My Treatments?

Suntanned skin can increase your risk for adverse reactions and make the treatments less effective. We advise using sunblock at all times before and during your treatments. Sunless tanners can be used up to one week before your treatment.

*The information about laser hair removal was reviewed by AMA staff. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.