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Laser Hair Removal In Chicago And Northbrook, IL

Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Eliminating the need to shave, wax, or tweeze unwanted hair is as easy as calling the Spa at North Shore Aesthetics and making an appointment. You will find that laser hair removal is an affordable alternative worth your time and money.

Just think, no more costly razor blades or pungent hair removal creams to buy, no more time-consuming waxing appointments to endure, and no more tweezing every time a stray hair sprouts only to have that hair grow back again. You can be free of the body and facial hair you have spent years shaving, waxing and tweezing away.

The Procedure

Palomar Icon Laser Hair Reduction System

At the Spa at North Shore Aesthetics, we use the Palomar Icon Laser Hair Reduction System, which safely and effectively targets unwanted facial and body hair. This light-based laser gently heats the actively growing hair follicle in order to deactivate the surrounding cells responsible for its growth. The surrounding skin remains cool and undamaged because the laser is designed to specifically treat only hair follicles.

Preparing for Your Laser Hair Removal Sessions

Prior to your laser session, you should shave the treatment area so that only the follicle absorbs the laser energy.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

Depending upon the treatment area, your appointment will take between 15–30 minutes. The esthetician first applies a cooling/conducting gel to the treatment area, then uses a hand held laser to deliver energy into the targeted hair follicles. With each laser pulse, there is a slight warming sensation, which some have described as a quick zap or pinch.

Patients find the treatment tolerable in terms of discomfort. Typically, there is no need to apply a numbing cream to the area prior to treatment, but some areas are more sensitive than others, and you are welcome to request numbing cream prior to treatment.



Purchase a series of laser hair removal treatments for one body or face area and get a series of laser hair removal treatments for an area of equal or lesser value for free.

Cannot be combined with other offers. This offer must be mentioned at time of purchase to be redeemed. Both areas must be treated during the same service visits.

Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

    The best candidates for laser hair removal are those with at least a moderate contrast between their skin tone and hair color. Lighter skin with dark hair will see the greatest results in fewer treatments while moderately deep tones with dark hair will need more treatments to achieve success. The laser energy is attracted to dark colors and will find this color if the background is lighter. The closer the skin tone is to the hair color, the less able the laser is to find and affect the hair follicle. Dark color absorbs more energy so deeper skin tones require lower energy delivery. Lower energy delivery means more treatments will be necessary to affect the follicle while protecting skin integrity. Very deep skin tones cannot be treated for safety reasons and very light skins with blond or grey/white hair will see questionable results.

  • What is the Recovery Period for Laser Hair Removal?

    There is no downtime associated with laser hair removal. You may notice tiny bumps appearing within 24 to 48 hours. These bumps indicate the purging of the follicles that have been destroyed during treatment. The bumps subside after a few days, revealing a smooth, hair-free area.

  • How Many Sessions Will I Need for Laser Hair Removal to be Effective?

    Hair follicles grow in three main stages with some hairs at one stage and others at a different stage. This is why we don’t molt and lose all of our hair at the same time. It is important to treat while hair is in its growth phase and this means that typically, 6 regularly scheduled appointments will achieve a lasting hair-free state. Yearly sessions may be required to maintain the area for some people but is not often the case.

Interested in a Laser Hair Removal treatment? Contact us at (847) 393-4770 today! Visit our Northbrook office in the greater Chicago area to learn more about the procedure and Dr. Schlechter.

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