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Anthony K. Goldboss, M.D.
2000 N. Racine, Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60614 • 773-935-2850

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Laser Hair Removal Chicago


 

Cosmetic Laser Solutions can remove unwanted hair and make you look and feel great! Our laser hair removal can help women, men, and teens eliminate unwanted hair. Whether you wish to have smooth legs that never need shaving, a hair-free bikini line, or a hair-free back, we can help! If you are tired of experiencing the irritation, frustration and disappointingly brief hair free periods experienced with waxing, tweezing, threading, electrolysis, or using depilatory products, laser hair removal will change everything. After an initial set of treatments, typically 3 to 5 sessions, it will appear as if there was never any hair in the area. The results are long lasting, with the great majority of people needing very infrequent to no maintenance treatment. Our laser hair removal can treat all skin types, including tanned skin, as well as virtually all areas of the body. If it is performed properly, the procedure is extremely safe. Laser hair removal is the most effective method of treating unwanted hair.

For women that are suffering from hormonal conditions, like polycystic ovarian syndrome, laser hair removal can turn their lives around. The excessive hair growth, or hirsuitism, can consume self image and Dr. Goldboss can make all the difference.

In addition to the wonderful convenience of not needing to shave, laser hair removal is the only effective treatment for individuals suffering from chronic ingrown hairs. Problems with chronic ingrown hairs can be incredibly frustrating, and in some cases, disfiguring. Often, it is confused with traditional acne and frequently results in darkening of the skin, or hyperpigmentation, in the affected area. The development of hyperpigmentation is a result of the skin being chronically inflamed, and in some cases can even lead to scarring. This is most commonly seen in people with darker skin tones, but can be found in all skin types. It occurs most prevalently with facial hair and the bikini area in women from shaving or waxing regularly. Individuals with curly hair, especially African Americans due to the significant amount of curl in their hair, have the highest likelihood of suffering from this condition. The most notable example is seen in the front of the neck and chin/beard area, which in the extreme situations results in dramatic raised scars (bumps) with hyperpigmentation. In these cases, laser hair removal can be a life-altering procedure.

At Cosmetic Laser Solutions, all procedures are performed personally by our board certified physician, Anthony K. Goldboss, M.D. With over 10 years of experience and over 10,000 laser procedures performed, Dr. Goldboss is one of the leading experts in Chicago. The Cosmetic Laser Solutions staff will make you feel comfortable and right at home. And since Dr. Goldboss performs all procedures himself, you know you can trust us for all your hair removal needs.

Laser Hair Removal Background

Laser hair removal is the most effective method of eliminating unwanted hair. It is a non-invasive procedure that works by targeting melanin, or pigmented hair, in the hair follicle. Lasers have different wavelengths, but all work when melanin is heated to significant temperatures to destroy certain structures in the hair follicle without damaging surrounding tissues. These structures beneath the skin surface need to be significantly damaged in order to prevent new hair formation. An experienced physician can adjust settings on the lasers to achieve maximal hair reduction in the least amount of treatments.

Laser hair removal requires a series of treatments that are based on several factors. First, hair cells grow in cycles and can only be treated in their growth phase. Depending on the body area, an average of 30% of the hair cells may be in the growth phase at any time. Hairs are either coarse or fine, and follicles may be found at different depths and densities. Because of all these characteristics, our physician can use different lasers and settings to achieve your goal and to individualize treatment.

We utilize the latest technology-the GentleLase alexandrite laser and the Nd:Yag CoolGlide laser. These lasers are cleared by the FDA.

All procedures performed by a board certified physician. We have over 10 years of experience and you can trust us for all your hair removal needs.

 

 

Laser Hair Removal Frequently Asked Questions


What does laser hair removal treatment feel like?

  A pulse of laser light feels like a small pinch or slight sting similar to the snap of a rubberband against skin. No local anesthesia is required and the procedure is well tolerated. For people with very sensitive skin, a prescription topical anesthetic can be provided.

Can all hair be treated?

  Virtually all areas of the body can be treated if the hair has at least some pigment in it. Even blondes and most redheads have some hair pigment.

What are the possible side effects of laser hair removal?

  Side effects are uncommon. Redness and/or mild swelling at the treatment site may occur, though this is typically gone within a few hours.

How many laser hair removal treatments are required?

  Depending on the individual characteristics of your hair and the body area, generally 3-5 treatments are required.

Are there some people who should not get treatment?

  There are certain medical conditions and medications that preclude patients from laser treatment. Certain medications can cause increased photosensitivity and may cause burns if not properly recognized. Our physician will review your medical history prior to treatment. It is imperative to have a licensed physician perform all laser procedures for safety reasons.

 


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Call us for Free Consultation at 773-935-2850. We're open weekends and evenings. At Cosmetic Laser Solutions, we're the laser hair removal in Chicago experts.

 


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