We love the cascading curls, undulating waves or stick straight beauty of the hair on our heads, but those wiry ones poking out of the chin or upper lip area - not so much. And don't get us started on the laborious leg shave. Get into beach mode and become hair free at these Chicago laser hair removal offices.
The Few Institute For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
875 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 3850
Chicago, IL 60611
This busy Gold Coast office rejuvenates clients from head to toe using the latest cutting-edge technology and its hair removal services are just as remarkable. Dr. Julius Few employs the optimized technology of The Vectus Laser, performing fast, even and permanent hair reduction for all skin and hair types. Sapphire treatment tips with Advanced Contact CoolingSM help protect the skin and ensure comfort for clients throughout treatment, while Photon RecyclingSM and the uniform beam reduces the need for multiple, overlapping passes over the skin. How fast? A full pair of legs can be treated in 15 minutes or less and even for the largest areas such as a back, in less than five minutes.
The Beauty Cell Inc.
233 E. Erie St., Suite 412
Chicago, IL 60611
The Beauty Cell's near north location means you can get high-quality, affordable, rejuvenating spa services in between shopping on Michigan Ave. or on your lunch break. Dr. Brian T. Murray and staff use the Cutera CoolGlide laser to treat men and women of all skin types - even patients with a suntan. The device cools the skin and a pulse of light delivers the goods, zapping hair that's in an active growth phase at the time of treatment. Most areas require six to 10 treatments for optimal de-fuzzing.
Thrive Med Spa Chicago
875 N. Dearborn St., 3rd floor
Chicago, IL 60610
3000 N. Halsted St., Suite 801
Chicago, IL 60657
Visit either of Thrive's offices, one in Lakeview and the other in the Gold Coast neighborhood, and you might notice something a little different: a lot of the XY chromosomes in the waiting area. Approximately 40 percent of Thrive's clientele is male, so "manscaping" is expertly administered to the back, neck, torso, arms, ears and nose. Thrive also uses Cutera lasers so areas can be done quickly and after a series of treatments, the hair will be permanently gone. Check the website for coupons and promotions and when you choose the Gold Coast location, enjoy free parking.
275 Parkway Drive, Suite 521
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Advanced Dermatology offers four different lasers so each treatment program can be customized. For example, Dr. Amy Forman Taub may suggest the CoolGlide Vantage for darker-skinned patients of Asian, African American, Indian or Middle Eastern descent because energy from this laser affects pigment in hair but not the skin. The Comet uses both laser and radiofrequency energy to remove hair in those with light skin and the Prowave removes dark hair in light-skinned patients quickly. The office's latest addition is the GentleLase Pro, which provides fast, comfortable and effective removal of dark hair in patients with light skin. Whether it's hair on the big toe or a unibrow issue, Advanced Dermatology has you covered...or uncovered as the case may be.
1133 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
If you have a crazy sked, and who doesn't these days, know that SpaDerma may be the only Chicago med spa open seven days a week with extended evening hours so there's no excuse for resembling your favorite childhood stuffed animal. The professional staff is well-trained on the cutting edge of laser technology and uses the Lumenis® LightSheer DUET. This new, FDA approved laser promises the largest spot area of any technology meaning backs, legs, arms and nether regions can be smooth as silk in no time.
Jacky Runice has been a columnist with the Daily Herald Chicago since grunge music and flannel was the new black. Her fingers and gray matter have been busy as travel editor of Reunions Magazine; penning a column that was syndicated around the nation via Tribune Media Services. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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