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We perform Laser Hair Removal on hair colors.
We perform Laser Hair Removal on skin types.
Dr. Speron is one of the leading Laser Hair Removal surgeons in the Chicago area and offers a wealth of expertise with a wide range of both hair color and skin types.

Factors such as age, ethnicity, medications, hormone levels, genetics, heredity and even body site influence the length, coarseness, and color of body hair. Hair grows in cycles and how much hair you have depends on how many hairs are in the active growth cycle and how long that cycle lasts. That is why Laser Hair Removal needs a few treatment sessions and cannot be accomplished with one treatment

ELOS causes Vortex Heating to target and damage the hair follicle. The Vortex is created when the Radio Frequency current - the destructive energy - encircles and heats the hair follicle damaging the follicle itself, not just the hair shaft. There is a slight tingling sensation but most people tolerate the treatment well. The application of LMX, a topical anesthetic cream, is usually given to increase the patient's comfort level

Each hair on your body is in one of three phases at any particular time - it is either actively growing, resting or sleeping. The laser hair removal works by disabling only those hairs in their active growth cycle. That is why more than one treatment is necessary. Treatments will be necessary every 4-6 weeks until the desired result is obtained.

Immediately after the treatment, the area will become slightly red and puffy. This reaction subsides quickly as the laser does not burn or cut the skin in any way. It is possible to return to normal activities right away. A "regrowth or stubble" may appear in 2-3 weeks. This is old hair regrowth from the follicle which will fall away from the skin easily with gentle rubbing.

The laser parameters were carefully defined by studying the anatomy of the hair follicle and precisely matching the light and pulse duration to the follicle size, depth, and location to safely and effectively remove the hair. Lower overall energy levels give superior results and maximum safety. Most people experience no side effects at all. The risk of getting burned with this new laser technology is <1% in our office

There are several "traditional" methods of hair removal which require considerable commitment and are somewhat painful and transient. Until now, electrolysis offered the only potential permanency, but this is a tedious, time consuming process which can take years of treatment to achieve the desired result. There are also alternative laser hair removal treatments whose effectiveness depends on the pulse duration, method of attraction to the follicle, depth of penetration and skill of the operator. At our office, we are committed to treating with the most effective and affordable laser hair removal technology available. This commitment to state-of-the-art excellence means changing laser hair removal devices as the technology improves. Laser hair removal is extremely precise and can be adjusted to the exact parameters to disable only the hair follicle, leaving the surrounding skin untouched. When considering laser hair removal, information should be obtained on the experience of the technician, the physician and the effectiveness of the method and equipment

The cost of laser hair removal is based on the body area treated. The treatment price can start from $75 per session. Of course, discounted packages are available

Syneron ELOSTM, (Electro-Optical Synergy) which is the basis of safety and efficacious treatments. This system is proven to be the safest, most effective and comfortable solution for the superior results you desire. This treatment uses gentle pulses of two targeted energies means better results with lower overall energy output - assuring the highest level of safety and comfort. Studies reveal 90% permanent reduction! ELOS is the only system that can offer 50% reduction for white, red or blonde hair


"I love not having to shave or wax anymore!!!" - SK, Burr Ridge, IL "After years of dealing with ingrown hairs, I was self-conscious in public, but now I am worry free." - CT, Chicago, IL "I LOVE being hair free!" - AT, Elmhurst, IL "I used to have hair everywhere on my face and body, now I enjoy not worrying about being such a beast." - SP, Schaumburg, IL

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