Laser Hair Removal is the best way to remove hair for good. Women and men who have stubborn hair that they want to eliminate can count on the Salcedo Medical Center, located near the Logan Square and South Loop neighborhoods in Chicago, IL.
The amount of treatments needed depends on several factors, including the size of the area being treated, skin tone, hair type, hair color, and the amount of hair growth in total. Most people will need at least 3 treatment sessions to make sure that all hair growth is addressed.
Patients should avoid sun exposure for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to any laser hair removal procedure. Patients should not wax, pluck, or bleach hair for 4 to 6 weeks before a hair removal treatment, and 4 to 6 weeks following a laser hair removal treatment. The laser hair removal will usually be most effective if a heavy tan is allowed to fade before treatment begins.
At the Salcedo Medical Center, the laser hair removal system used is the Candela GentleMax laser. This laser is not painful because it uses a proprietary Dynamic Cooling Device. This device applies a cooling spray of cryogen to the skin immediately before each laser pulse. This prevents pain or discomfort from the heat of the laser and makes laser hair removal easy for most patients.
During the laser hair removal, the practitioner will deliver the laser energy via a handheld device. This device delivers tiny blasts of light into each hair follicle. This laser light will destroy the individual follicles without causing damage to the other tissue around them, so skin will not be damaged in any way.
Most people have no major side effects at all with laser hair removal today. Patients may notice some redness in the treatment area, but this will usually fade within hours. Laser hair removal has long been deemed safe for use in patients who want to eliminate hair for good.
“Dr. Salcedo is compassionate, knowledgeable and will take his time and do as much as possible to help you feel better.”
“Dr. Salcedo is excellent at pointing out things that would cause high blood pressure symptoms that I wouldn’t even consider. He looks at the bigger picture and will present you with treatment options that are practical and sometimes unexpected. He cares and strives to be thorough and thoughtful explaining things so I can understand”
“I’ve seen the same doctor my entire life, but unfortunately it was time to change. After visiting Dr. Salcedo I’m very happy I picked him. I’m relieved that I now have a very good primary care doctor. The office is very attentive and organized. I’m now finally getting some much needed medical attention”