What is Laser Hair Removal?
Hair removal with the Forever Bare BBL™ laser is one of the most popular treatments in the United States. Laser hair removal is an effective procedure for the long-term extraction of unwanted hair on the face and body. Compared to other hair removal options, this treatment leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother and provides long-lasting results. At JEM Medspa in Elmhurst and Orland Park, IL, we perform laser hair removal on common areas, such as the legs, back, arms, face, armpits, and bikini area.
What Are The Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal?
A personalized laser hair removal treatment at JEM Medspa lets you ditch the razors and painful waxing for sleeker skin with benefits like:
- Less painful than plucking or waxing
- Effective for multiple body areas
- Leaves skin smoother and softer
- Can achieve long-lasting to permanent results
- Helps prevent ingrown hairs
- You don't have to let hair grow out between treatments
- Saves time and money overall
Laser Hair Removal Reviews
"Dr. Dreyfuss was great! - I had consultations with two different doctors- the first was where I got laser hair removal so I just piggy backed that appointment with a breast aug consult.The (first) PS called me big and curvy (I’m 5’4 and weigh 130lbs... I do have a butt but I as a little taken back). When it came time for him to measure me he waved his finger at me and said, “take off everything.” Totally made me uncomfortable. I have asymmetry and he recommended 100ccs more on my smaller breast. He also advised me to go over the muscle. He didn’t give me any information about the procedure to take home and although he was decently nice, I knew he wasn’t going to be my plastic surgeon (plus I had done so much research and knew I wanted under the muscle).Needless to say, I immediately started researching other doctors and found Dr. Dreyfuss. He and his staff were fantastic from the moment I walked into his practice. They gave me a lot of information up front (including a video for me to watch), and Dr. Dreyfuss and Karen both spent time answering my questions. When it came time for me to undress, he asked me to step into a dressing room and out on a robe - hallelujah! It immediately made me feel much more comfortable! He also had Karen in the room with us while he measured me. He advised me under the muscle and said approximately 30-50 cc different for my smaller breast and dropping my crease line for my symmetry. Although I was still nursing at the time (an almost weaned two year old), I knew I had found my doctor. I waited three months and then scheduled my surgery. I was seen again one week before surgery and they answered all my questions again. Although 415/445ccs looked great, I decided on 450/485ccs as I read that most people’s regret is that they don’t go bigger / you lose 10% under the muscle.I had my surgery today - 4/8/19 about 12 hours ago. I have a lot of tightness and my lower back hurts so I’m on a heating pad. My arms re killing me- I can’t even lift a pillow. I’ve been decently self sufficient today- I’ve gotten myself up a handful of times, gotten myself to and from the bathroom (pulling down and p pants is HARD!), and even done a few things for my kids.The hardest part for me is feeling semi-helpless and not being able to fully take care of my three kids (thank god for my mom since my husband is traveling early this week).They say night one is the worst so I’ll see how it’ll go- I def feel worse now than I did 10 hours ago!"- C.M. / RealSelf / Apr 10, 2019
Am I a good candidate?
Laser hair removal is a safe and effective procedure that works well for many men and women. During your consultation, we will discuss your cosmetic needs, concerns, and goals so we can determine if this treatment works best for you. Ideal candidates for laser hair removal treatments:
- Have unwanted facial or body hair
- Want to stop using other hair removal methods (waxing, shaving, bleaching, depilatory creams)
- Have darker hair with lighter skin
- Maintain good health
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
We will perform your procedure in a private and spacious treatment room. To start with, the treatment area is cleaned to remove any dirt, oil, and creams. During laser hair removal, a technician stretches out the skin to create a clear path between the root of the hair follicle and the laser. The laser focuses on and kills the follicle, which prevents it from growing back.
Over a period of 3 – 4 weeks, you will need about 3 – 5 treatments to attain your best results. We will stagger your treatments to give the affected areas a chance to heal. Also, this allows the dormant follicles to cycle into the active growth phase so the laser effectively targets the remaining hair. Using state-of-the-art technology, we can target the hair follicle alone, preserving the skin near the treatment area.
What can I Expect after?
Although this procedure is relatively gentle in nature, your skin may feel like it has a slight sunburn because of the laser. When you leave our office, you can resume all normal activities. However, for a day, you should avoid exercise or excess sun exposure. This will help the treated skin recover. After you get home, we suggest using soothing creams or cold packs to manage any discomfort. About 1 – 2 weeks after your appointment, you should start to notice less hair, but you will also experience shedding. During the shedding phase, it tends to look like blackheads or stubble on the treatment areas. We will provide detailed post-treatment instructions and information after your procedure.
Laser hair removal FAQs
Why should I get laser hair removal?
Unwanted hair on the legs, arms, or bikini area can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Laser hair removal is perfect for individuals who are tired of removing hair through constant shaving and waxing. JEM Medspa can review the benefits of this cosmetic procedure and help you achieve your desired results.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Our clinic is proud to use the most advanced laser technology to minimize any discomfort associated with laser hair removal. During the procedure, you may experience a temporary stinging sensation, but it's not any more painful than traditional waxing. After your treatment, you'll be given instructions on how to take care of your skin.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
While laser hair removal produces lasting results, it can only be considered semi-permanent. This is because some follicles may continue growth after treatment ends. Regardless, our patients in Elmhurst and Orland Park find that any remaining hair is much easier to remove. Feel free to return to our clinic as often as needed for future sessions.
Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?
Your hair growth occurs in phases. While some follicles are growing, others are dormant. Since every follicle is in a different stage, multiple treatments are needed to target each hair when it's growing. Getting your sessions over several weeks to help you get better, smoother results.
Which laser is best to remove hair?
There are many lasers on the market today, JEM Medspa uses the latest hair removal technology for patients most hair colors and types. The laser we invested in offers impressive results, and we upgrade our practice as different lasers become available. We encourage you to ask us for more information on our laser system in your consult.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- No Downtime
- How Long It Takes
- Area Dependent
- Follow Up Time
- 8 Times 6 Weeks Apart
If you are tired of spending time and energy on bleaching, plucking, shaving, and waxing, schedule a consultation to learn out more about laser hair removal sessions at JEM Medspa in Elmhurst and Orland Park, IL. Laser hair removal will help you achieve smoother skin by treating unwanted hair follicles on the body and face.