Laser Hair Removal

laserhairremovalPeople tired of shaving, tweezing, waxing, and using hair removal creams frequently turn to laser hair removal at our Illinois practice. Other hair removal methods are often painful, provide only temporary results, and may cause side effects such as skin irritation and scarring. Discover what a difference innovative laser treatments can make in your life.

To find out more about Illinois laser hair removal at our practice, request a consultation at the Bloomington office today. Or you can call the office at (309) 663-1222 or Toll Free (888) 841-4108 and one of our helpful staff members will assist you.

About Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is more comfortable and, in many cases, more effective than electrolysis, a procedure that involves shocking each hair follicle one by one with a tiny needle. After 4 to 8 treatments (spaced a month or 2 apart), our laser hair removal patients see a dramatically reduced amount of hair at the treatment sites.

Multiple treatments are needed because hair grows in cycles, and not all hairs will be in the growth stage at the time of each treatment. While permanent removal of all hair at the treatment sites rarely occurs and is not guaranteed, patients are generally very pleased with their results.

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All laser hair removal procedures for our Bloomington, Peoria, Champaign, and other Illinois-area patients are done with safety and top-quality results in mind. Our medspa offers the latest innovations and amenities to make your procedure more comfortable and enjoyable. Learn more about the non-surgical services we offer.

Common Questions

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal uses a pulse of laser energy to damage the follicles of unwanted hair without affecting the nearby skin. The pigment in hair absorbs the energy, making the procedure most effective on areas of dark hair.

On what parts of the body does laser hair removal work best?

Laser hair removal is effective on many areas of unwanted hair, and our Illinois laser hair removal patients most often request it for the:

  • Face
  • Legs
  • Neck
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Bikini area
  • Underarms

How much does laser hair removal cost?

At our practice, the cost of a laser hair removal procedure is primarily determined by the size of the treated area, as well as the condition of the unwanted hair. Therefore, it’s difficult to provide an exact quote over the Internet. Typically, the cost of a laser hair removal procedure can fall anywhere between $400 and $1,000, although there are always outliers. During your consultation, we’ll provide you with a written quote that reflects your goals.

What happens during a treatment?

Dr. Poulter or a qualified member of our team uses our laser’s handpiece attachment and applies a pulse of laser energy to unwanted hairs. Depending on the areas treated, this process may take between 30 minutes and an hour. We will help you understand what to expect prior to the start of the treatment.

Does it hurt?

Laser hair removal is not excessively painful, although it can be uncomfortable. Some patients liken the sensation to that of a rubber band being snapped against the skin. Some areas of the body are also more sensitive than others. Topical anesthetic is available if needed, but many patients go without it.