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Laser Hair Removal

Favia Primary Care and Favia MediSpa

Primary Care Physicians & MediSpa located in Algonquin, IL & Crystal Lake, IL

If you’re ready to throw out messy waxes and painful razors, you may be a candidate for laser hair removal. At Favia MediSpa, Philip Favia, MD, and his staff use the advanced Harmony® XL Pro laser system to permanently remove unwanted hair from your legs, arms, and back. The laser technology can also treat your bikini line and other delicate skin areas. To find out more about the benefits of laser hair removal, call the office in Crystal Lake, Illinois, today or book an appointment online.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

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What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a noninvasive way to permanently remove unwanted body hair without damaging the surrounding skin.

The providers at Favia MediSpa offer in-office laser hair removal treatments using the advanced HarmonyXL Pro laser technology from Alma™. This technology uses light energy to destroy targeted hair follicles so that no new hairs can grow.

You can use the laser technology to treat unwanted hair on several areas of your body, including your:

  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Bikini area
  • Underarms

In general, the Harmony XL Pro laser technology is safe and effective for a wide range of skin types and tones. During your consultation, the aesthetic specialists can determine if you’re a candidate for laser hair removal.

What happens during laser hair removal?

During your laser hair removal appointment, your provider cleans the treatment area. While many people tolerate the treatment well, the doctor can also apply a topical numbing cream to improve your comfort.

Your provider places a handheld applicator over your skin to eliminate unwanted hair. The applicator delivers light energy into targeted hair follicles to destroy their structure. Throughout treatment, you may feel sensations similar to a rubber band snapping against your skin.

Your number of treatments depends on the size of the treatment area. You’ll likely need 4-6 laser sessions to address all unwanted hair. This is because your hair grows in cycles, and the laser can only treat hair that is currently in the active growth phase. Not all follicles will be in this phase at the same time.

What can I expect after laser treatments?

You should see noticeable results soon after your laser hair removal sessions are complete.

It’s normal to have some skin redness and to swell immediately after your laser treatments. You can return to your usual activities right away without limitations.

Favia MediSpa offers high-quality skin products to prevent dryness and flaking. You also need to use a high-quality sunscreen any time you’re outside. For the first two weeks, you should avoid direct sunlight because laser treatments increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun.

To find out if you’re a candidate for laser hair removal, call the Favia MediSpa office nearest to you today to book a free consultation.