Laser Hair Reduction
Permanent Hair Reduction - Removal of unwanted hair or permanent hair
reduction through selective targeting of melanin in hair follicles.
Sciton’s Broadband Light (BBL™) sets the new standard for hair removal. This gentle treatment which is non-invasive, comfortable, and efficacious, is tailored just for you! Depending on your Skin Type BBL will be performed to help you eliminated unwanted hair, alleviating the need for shaving and waxing! The Sciton hair removal system offers virtually pain-free, safe, fast, more effective hair removal treatments. Sciton's BBL™ laser has provided permanent hair reduction for thousands of patients worldwide, safely and successfully since it was cleared by the FDA in 2005.
We also offer Sciton Clear Scan ND:Yag Laser for skin types that are not suited to the BBL.
Laser hair reduction
This is a safe treatment for all skin types that involves a Sciton Clear Scan Laser to remove unwanted hair. The laser utilizes a unique computer-guided scanning system that automates the treatment, ensuring your skin is rapidly and evenly treated by selectively targeting your hair follicles. NewTrend will personalize your unwanted body hair reduction treatment based on the level of improvement you desire. Some redness and slight swelling may be present in the area that has been treated. However, this should subside within a few hours.
Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?
The best candidate for laser hair removal has light skin and dark hair, but with Sciton’s Clear Scan system, effective laser hair removal can be done in ALL SKIN TYPES. During your consultation, our laser specialist will determine your skin-type based on the Fitzpatrick scale and develop a treatment plan that is specific to your skin type and hair color. Since the laser targets the melanin in the root of the hair, there must be some pigment in your hair for effective laser hair removal. For this reason, laser hair removal of light-colored hairs is very difficult.
I have dark skin. Can I still have laser hair removal?
The Clear Scan YAG laser targets the melanin in the root of the hair, bypassing the pigment in the skin, making for an effective treatment of dark skin types as well as for those who have tanned skin.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Yes, LHR or BBL hair removal is a very safe procedure. The procedure, however, should be as administered in a medical facility by a certified, experienced provider or Aesthetician.
How effective is hair removal?
Hair removal is a very effective procedure to dramatically and significantly reduce unwanted hair on a permanent basis if patients are properly selected based on their hair color. BBL or Laser hair removal does not tend to work well on extremely light colored hair.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
LHR or Broad Band Light hair removal is not a pain free procedure, but most patients tolerate the treatments very well with little discomfort. It has been said that the BBL hair removal treatment feels like a band snapping effect or pin pricks with a warm sensation. Treatments are adjusted to each patient's pain tolerance.
What Happens To The Skin After The Treatment?
Within several minutes of the treatment, the treated area may become slightly red (erythema) and bumpy (perifollicular edema) in some cases. This is a good clinical end point that the treatment was effective. This will resolve within 20 minutes to two hours after treatment. No significant discomfort should be felt after the treatment. You are able to reapply your make-up, return to work, and continue with your daily activities. Hair should appear to grow for several days post treatment as the hair is extruded. Hair should spontaneously fall out between days 4-14.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and your technician will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Typically, patients need 6-10 treatments spaced 4-8 weeks apart.
What are the most popular areas for laser hair removal?
The most popular areas are female facial hair, bikini line hair and back hair for men. However we have treated every area of the body.
Talk to us about your beauty and anti-aging treatment needs. Don’t hesitate to call our med spa at 847.362.7000 or use our online form to schedule your preferred consultation time. Our patients come to us from Libertyville, Chicago, Buffalo Grove, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire and Vernon Hills near North Shore in Lake County, IL.