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If you are unhappy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be the solution to your problem. Chicago, Arlington Heights, and surrounding community members are welcome to visit the beautiful clinics of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis and join the many satisfied patients who enjoy consistently silky smooth and hairless skin.


What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective treatment for eliminating unwanted body hair. Unwanted hair is removed from a target site using medical-grade lasers to isolate the area and stop the hair growth process at its root, under the skin.

During a procedure, concentrated lasers are aimed at an area of unwanted hair growth, disabling hair production. Laser hair removal treatments only target hair follicles in the hair production phase, meaning that follicles not in the hair production phase are not affected by the treatment. As such, patients may require additional appointments to ensure complete hair removal.

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How Does

Laser Hair Removal Work?

Before treatment, the area to be treated will be cleansed, and you may receive a numbing gel. Numbing helps when a small site is treated or when the skin is especially sensitive.

To perform the procedure, the skin is held taut and treated with a laser which removes hair by vaporizing it. Many patients say that the laser pulses feel like warm pinpricks or a rubber band being snapped against the skin. How long your treatment lasts depends on the size of the area being treated.

What Is DioLazeXL?

Dr. Kotis is proud to offer DioLazeXL for laser hair removal, which is powerful enough to target and treat even the most stubborn hair. Diolaze is a new high-speed hair removal laser that safely and gently eliminates unwanted hair. DiolazeXL is an advanced laser hair removal procedure that safely and gently eliminates unwanted hair. Because DiolazeXL has one of the largest treatment spot sizes, treatments are convenient and fast compared to other laser hair removal methods. This combination of efficacy, patient comfort, and speed make DiolazeXL a leader in laser hair removal.

Designed with state-of-the-art diode lasers, the DiolazeXL provides patients with the most effective laser hair removal treatment. DiolazeXL has built-in safeguards to ensure that all hair removal sessions are comfortable and relatively pain-free. Additionally, DiolazeXL targets coarse and stubborn hair, up to skin type VI, which is notorious for being difficult to treat with laser hair removal.

What are the benefits of DioLazeXL?

DioLazeXL stands apart from other laser hair removal methods because of what it can treat and the benefits it provides. Some examples include how:

  • DiolazeXL is safe and convenient for treating unwanted facial hair like sideburns or chin hair
  • The DiolazeXL handpiece enables easy and fast removal of unwanted hair from large body areas such as the back, chest, stomach, and legs
  • DiolazeXL targets the root of the problem by delivering maximum power without compromising efficiency
  • Reduced clinical treatment time
  • Virtually pain-free because of the strong, built-in cooling

Benefits of laser hair removal in general include:

  • Remove unwanted hair in a matter of minutes
  • Less pain compared to other hair removal methods
  • Exceptional precision
  • Hair can be removed from nearly any body part
  • No ingrown hairs
  • No regrowth necessary for treatment, such as with waxing
  • It is a long-term solution with a permanent reduction in hair growth that becomes easier to maintain over time

What is recovery like for laser hair removal?

After a laser hair removal treatment, the treated area may be red or sore, such as being sunburned. You may also experience some swelling for the first few hours after your session. These feelings resolve a few days after the initial appointment.

Hair will fall out throughout the month after treatment. You are encouraged to apply moisturizers and avoid excessive amounts of sunlight. Do not use a tanning bed for six weeks or as directed by your laser hair removal provider. To reduce any discomfort, apply ice to the treated area.

Some patients also note that blistering, scarring, and pigment changes may occur on rare occasions. Patients are encouraged to visit Dr. Kotis’s Chicago or Arlington Heights office for further instructions if these symptoms occur.

What results will I get with laser hair removal?

You will likely see results immediately after treatment. While the results of laser hair removal vary from patient to patient, you can expect a 10% to 25% reduction in hair after the first treatment.

Most patients need 2 to 6 laser treatments to remove the hair completely. After finishing their series of treatments, most patients do not see any hair on the treated skin for several months or years. When the hair regrows, it is usually finer and lighter, and there tends to be less of it. A patient may need maintenance laser treatments to keep the area free of hair.

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What Is the Cost Of Laser Hair Removal?

According to 2020 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of laser hair removal is $389 per treatment. However, this average cost is only part of the total price, which does not include other related expenses.

The total cost of laser hair removal depends on several factors, such as the size of the target area and the number of treatments needed to provide optimal results. You will better understand the total cost of treatment after your first consultation with Dr. Kotis.

We want to ensure that your desired hair removal results are in reach. We offer payment options, including credit cards, personal checks, and cash. We also provide financing options.

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Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn why board-certified Dr. Kotis is renowned for his laser hair removal results in the Chicago area and beyond. Dr. Kotis and his team provide their patients with a safe, private and supportive environment where they can achieve their aesthetic goals.

Our office is proud to offer evening and weekend hours, comfortable recovery suites, car service, hotel arrangements, and more. The office also features an on-site, state-of-the-art JCAHO accredited surgical suite.

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