Laser Hair Removal in Chicago Ridge

We use the GentleMax Pro developed by Candela to reliably and safely remove unwanted hair. This system also treats a variety of skin conditions.

What our patients are saying about their laser treatment

Before & After Treatment with GentleMax Pro™

Photo of man's chin and neck hair with bumps and ingrown hairs: Before GentleMax laser hair removal Hair remove from chin and neck: After laser hair removal
Mark on cheek prior to laser skin treatment After laser skin treatment - mark no longer visible
View of side of woman's face with hair covering cheek - before laser treatment All hair on side of face removed with laser hair removal
underarm hair before laser hair removal treatment smooth underarm after laser hair removal in Chicago Ridge clinic
spots on back before GentleMax Pro laser treatment skin on back is clear after GentleMax Pro laser treatment
scarring on upper lip, before laser treatment with GentleMax Pro scarring on upper lip significantly reduced after laser treatment

GentleMax Pro™

GentleMax Pro™ is a state of the art FDA-approved dual platform laser made by one of the industry’s leaders, Syneron Candela. The GentleMax Pro™ uses a 755nm Alexandrite laser and a 1064nm Nd:YAG laser, allowing a wide range of treatment options.

What does this laser do?

The GentleMax Pro™ is the highest standard for effective hair removal in skin types I-VI, which includes almost all skin types. The GentleMax Pro™ provides safe, highly effective laser hair removal on treatment areas with great patient satisfaction and comfort scores.

Permanent hair loss requires 4-6 treatments, but some patients require more.

Laser hair removal is long-lasting hair reduction for all areas of the body. After 6 to 9 sessions, 90% of our medspa patients experience no return of the hair on the treated body areas. We treat both men and women in our Chicago Ridge clinic.

GentleMax Pro laser hair removal treatments are noninvasive. The laster delivers light energy to many hair follicles at a time. This light energy heats and damages the root of the hair to prevent or significantly slow future hair growth.

GentleMax Pro can remove hair from any area of the body. Treatment areas include the face, underarms, legs, arms, and back. Depending on the size of the area being treated, laser hair removal may last a few minutes to upwards of an hour.

Yes, Star-Care Family Wellness offers full body laser hair removal in our medical spa. Our full body laser packages are popular in the Chicago Ridge area. We often have full body laser hair removal specials, so please contact us to learn about the newest deals.

The GentleMax laser treatment system is optimal for skin tightening, and is a preferred method of skin tightening for patients who want to avoid injections or cosmetic surgery.

Laser skin treatment for skin tightening works by heating the dermis (the second and largest skin layer), which stimulates collagen and elastin growth. 

Many patients can tolerate the process very well. This procedure does not require any form of numbing medication before or after. The laser is pulsed so rapidly that it causes only a mild stinging sensation. To ease discomfort, the laser uses a patented cooling system that sprays cryogen to deeply cool the top layer of your skin before and after each and every pulse of the laser.

You may shave the area to be treated the day before treatment, but it’s advised not to pluck or wax before or after your GentleMax Pro treatments begin. Also please make the aesthetician or medical provider aware of any medications that you have taken such as antibiotics, topical skin medications, or any breaks or injuries to the skin that is going to be lasered.

After a GentleMax Pro treatment, you can resume normal activities, but you must wear sunscreen on any treated areas whenever exposed to the sun. It’s best to stay indoors or cover the skin with clothing to limit sun exposure. We may also advise you to use a formulated skincare product after the procedure in which we provide SkinMedica sunscreen.
As with any medical treatment, the use of any laser hair removal system may have some side effects. However, side effects have been minor and manageable, typically including redness or swelling that dissipates within a few hours. The precise laser parameters used for each laser hair removal system have been carefully defined by studying the hair follicle’s anatomy and precisely matching the color of laser light and the pulse duration to the size, depth, and location of the hair follicle. This research has resulted in a safe technique that effectively reduces the risk of scarring and most other complications following treatment.
Theoretically, damage to the hair follicle can remove unwanted hair permanently, but because of the nature of hair and the many factors that influence the growth of hair, the results vary from client to client. The effect of repeated treatments is cumulative, with most clients experiencing long-lasting results.

The cost of laser hair removal depends on the size of your treated area and the number of sessions needed to achieve your best results. We will discuss your pricing with you after determining your goals at your initial consultation in our Chicago Ridge medical spa. Contact us for the latest pricing and seasonal specials.

– Effectively remove unwanted brown sun damage spots and benign keratoses without scarring. (Sunscreen after treatment is key. Treatment is best in winter)

– Treat diffuse sun damage which is often seen on the face, neck, chest and arms causing discoloration. A few treatments are needed but significant improvement is seen with each treatment.

– Treat the redness on the face from broken blood vessels on the cheeks, nose and chin.

– Perform skin tightening on the face and lower jawline over a series of treatments every 4-6 weeks. This procedure does not require sedation and there is no downtime.

– For men who have irritation after shaving the GentleMax Pro can help reduce irritation and remove the hair that is causing the irritation under the chin.

We are located in Suite 9A of the Chicago Ridge Medical Center, conveniently located near Orland Park and Evergreen Park, southwest of Chicago. Google Maps link: 9830 S Ridgeland Ave Suite 9A, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415.

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