Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal in Naperville, Plainfield, and Joliet, IL

Hair removal can be a tedious process and you may be looking for other options for hair removal. It can be beneficial to find a method that provides long-lasting results that you can be excited about. Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure that utilizes concentrated beams of light to target and destroy hair follicles. This offers a convenient and effective alternative to traditional methods of hair removal. Dr. Anjali Kher, Dr. Mary Callahan, Dr. Maureen DelaCruz, and Dr. Sanjay Pethkar at Suburban Healthcare Associates in Naperville, Plainfield, and Joliet, IL, can explain everything you may need to know about laser hair removal.

Understanding Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses laser technology to target and damage hair follicles, inhibiting future hair growth. The procedure is commonly performed on areas such as the face, legs, underarms, bikini line, and back. While laser hair removal can significantly reduce hair growth, it is not always permanent. Most people experience long-term hair reduction, with some enjoying permanent hair removal over time. Maintenance sessions may be necessary to maintain results.

It’s important to weigh some of the pros and cons of laser hair removal when you’re considering it as an option. Pros may include:

  • Long-lasting results with hair reduction
  • Precision targeting
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Suitable for various skin types and hair colors

Cons may include:

  • Needing multiple sessions
  • Cost
  • Ineffective on light-colored or gray hair
  • Temporary skin irritation, redness, or swelling

Laser hair removal is suitable for individuals with darker hair and lighter skin tones, as the laser targets pigment in the hair follicles. However, advancements in technology have made it possible to treat a broader range of skin tones safely.

While both laser hair removal and electrolysis offer hair reduction benefits, laser hair removal covers larger areas more quickly, making it a more efficient option for larger treatment areas. Electrolysis is best suited for targeting individual hairs and is often used for smaller areas or for hairs that laser treatment cannot effectively remove.

Before laser hair removal, you should avoid sun exposure, refrain from plucking or waxing, and shave the day before your appointment. During the procedure, a handheld laser device is used to deliver pulses of light energy to the targeted area. You may experience a mild sensation of heat or tingling, but discomfort is typically minimal. After the session, you may notice temporary redness or swelling, which usually subsides within a few hours.

Before undergoing treatment, you may want to ask how many sessions may be needed, any precautions you may need to take, and if any risks are involved.

Contact Your Family Medicine Doctors Today

Find out more about laser hair removal. Contact Dr. Anjali Kher, Dr. Mary Callahan, Dr. Maureen DelaCruz, and Dr. Sanjay Pethkar at Suburban Healthcare Associates at (331) 253-5583 for Naperville, IL, (815) 240-0670 for Plainfield, IL, and (815) 240-0661 for Joliet, IL.

Our Locations

Naperville Location


2776 Forgue Drive, Suite 100,
Naperville, IL 60564

Joliet Location


1421 Essington Rd.,
Joliet, IL 60585

Plainfield Location


13415 Illinois Rte 59,
Plainfield, IL 60585