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Hair Removal Champaign

Plastic / Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. James Kurley located in Champaign, IL.

Laser hair removal is the perfect choice for women and men who are tired of having to constantly manage their unwanted hair. Using the latest laser technology, we are able to remove those unwanted hairs. This will limit your need to shave, pluck, wax, or use other depilatory devices again. At Advanced Aesthetics Surgery and Laser Center we offer laser hair removal treatments in Champaign, IL

In 1998, the only options for removing unwanted hair were shaving, waxing, hair-removal creams, tweezing or electrolysis. These temporary and/or painful methods of hair removal can be eliminated by the latest technology. In the 1980s a Russian physicist, while developing the Ruby laser for defense purposes, accidentally lasered himself on the arm. He noticed that the hairs in the lasered area were vaporized and new hair growth occurred only after a number of months. As a result of this accident, laser hair removal was born. Dr. Kurley was the first in the Champaign, Illinois area to adopt this exciting technology using an Alexandrite laser.

Through repeated applications (to catch follicles in a growth stage), hair loss can be made permanent. This very fast technique is good for underarms, face (including eyebrows), legs, back, and most other skin surfaces.

We now use the fastest system of hair removal on the market, the Cynosure Smartpil II Neodimium-YAG Laser, which is two generations beyond the ruby laser. This system allows us to safely treat all skin types!

How does the treatment work?

The laser generates a specific wavelength (color) of very focused light that will be absorbed by the color (pigment) present in the hair. This energy absorption by the melanin pigment present in the hair creates heat. The heat that is generated near the base of the hair follicle helps to injure the cells that produced the hair so that the hair growth stops. Multiple sessions are necessary since not all hair is in the actively growing phase at the same time. That is why we recommend treatments about every 6-8 weeks or so that we are able to stop hair growth for those that are actively growing.

Many people notice, even after the first session of laser hair removal, a reduction in the rate of hair growth. It usually takes 2-3 sessions before you begin to notice that there are fewer hairs in the area.

Does the treatment hurt?

The treatment is relatively comfortable since we utilize a handpiece that blows cooling air over the skin. We also apply a cool gel product to the skin area to be treated. There may be some irritation and sensitivity around the treated areas following your laser hair removal in Champaign, IL

Is the laser effective for all hair colors?

The laser energy is only absorbed by melanin (color pigment) present in the hair. There is no treatment system on the market that will eliminate blonde, red, or gray colored hair. This is because there is not enough melanin pigment present to generate the heat necessary to injure the hair follicle cells. We have tried different measures to simulate melanin, but have not been successful. The laser is unfortunately not an option for light colored hair.

How many sessions will I need?

Laser hair reduction is not a medically necessary process. Therefore, since individual desires and results vary, the number of treatments will be very individual. Some people are satisfied simply to have the ability to go out at night without having “5 o’clock shadow”. Other individuals want to be virtually hair free. Those individuals will require more treatments sessions.

For the most even and consistent results, multiple treatments are needed. The procedure eliminates hairs that are currently in the growth phase of the growth cycle. Since hairs in the same area grow at different rates, several sessions schedule a week or more apart will provide the best results. We usually recommend starting with a package of 3 treatments and then proceed from that point forward. Our team can let you know the number of treatments you will need during your Champaign, IL laser hair removal consultation.

What areas can be treated?

Laser hair reduction can be used for virtually any area of the body. The most common areas for treatment are the face and neck (including the chin, lip, sideburns, eyebrows, and the “unibrow”), armpits, bikini area (including “happy trail”), legs, and the back area for men. Laser hair removal can also be performed on the chest, arms, and stomach.

How much does Laser hair removal cost?

The cost of laser hair removal in Champaign, IL will be based on the number of areas being treated, the size of the treated areas, and the total number of laser hair removal sessions needed. Our team can go over the price of your treatment during your consultation and go over the payment options and financing options available to you.

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Contact Advanced Aesthetics Surgery and Laser Center today at (217) 356-3850 to schedule a consultation for your hair removal in Champaign, IL. We look forward to meeting you in person. Dr. Kurley is a member of the ASPS and ASAPS associations and is also active in the local community organizations. Dr. Kurley supports Champaign City Hall, Champaign Chamber of Commerce, Champaign Realty Board, Champaign Rotary

Visit our plastic / cosmetic surgery, and medical spa office in Champaign, Illinois (IL), located near the Urbana, IL, University of Illinois campus area and accessible to residents of Springfield, Kankakee, Decatur, Danville, Charleston, Peoria and Bloomington, Illinois (IL).

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