Laser hair removal helps client who had suffered painful razor burn for nearly 20 years | Halo Med Spa

Case Study: How One Client Now Saves Time Every Day

Betsy B. of Evanston came to Halo over the summer for laser hair removal on her chin. After multiple treatments, she says the hair was almost completely removed. “And the hair that still shows up is very fine and very slow-growing. It was a dramatic change.”

Although Betsy had always wanted to do laser hair removal, she was afraid of the laser treatment. She was not sure what kind of damage it could do and didn’t know how effective it would be.

“But Stan and the people at Halo made me feel comfortable in finally taking that step,” Betsy says. “I trusted the people at Halo. I was able to take the time to talk to their experts. They explained the process and how it kills the root of the hair. They also laid out why it works and what it works on.”

The difference was dramatic. “It made the hair go away. Really,” Betsy says. “It kills the root so the hair doesn’t come back. I used to have to pluck almost daily and now I don’t. It streamlines my beauty regime.”

What advice would Betsy give others considering laser hair treatment? “One of my girlfriends is constantly plucking hair. I said to her, ‘You’ve got to go get this done. Just make it easier on yourself!'”

Case Study: How Laser Hair Removal Relieved Painful Razor Burn

Brian Peterson of Northbrook had a problem for years: painful razor burn on his neck. Until he came to Halo, he had been plagued by razor bumps under his beard since he was 16 years old.

“I was in the Army for 17 years,” Brian says. “I had 17 years of just razor bumps. I was absolutely sick and tired of having it. I was like, ‘Look, I need to do something about this.’”

And that’s when he turned to laser hair removal at Halo. He went through six sessions, with a month in between each one. His results? Brian says it removed all of the razor bumps and 90 percent of the hair.

“I don’t have to spend near the amount of time trimming my beard, and I look less like a mountain man,” he says. “I don’t have to worry about that any more. I look a lot more professional. Before, it would almost look like a baby diaper rash all over my neck just because it was in the fold of my neck. And with sweat and dirt, it was inevitable. You wouldn’t think those small things make a difference, but they do.” (Read Brian's full story on our blog.)

Laser Hair Removal Provides Pain-Free, Long-Lasting Results

Many of our clients are like Betsy and Brian find it frustrating to continuously have to pluck or painful to shave. Advances in laser hair removal now delivers the long-lasting results that our clients have been looking for.

Traditionally, hair removal devices apply all of their energy to any given area all at once. But at Halo med spa, we use our Forever Bare Broadband Light (BBL) Laser to send multiple, lower fluency pulses at a high repetition rate. The hair removal treatment is safe, fast, efficient and comfortable. The laser technician sets the parameters based on your hair and skin type, and the laser places the beam in an optimal pattern on your skin to ensure a safe, fast, effective and gentle treatment. Unlike other processes, our laser beam treats many hairs at once, making treatment of large areas practical and more comfortable.

Laser Hair Removal FAQs

What Areas are Treated with Laser Hair Removal?
At Halo, we use BBL (BroadBand Light) laser hair removal to treat a variety of areas. Laser hair removal can be used on areas like the:

• Face
• Arms
• Under arms
• Legs
• Bikini area
• Chest
• Shoulders
• Back

Does BBL Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
Treatments are non-invasive, gentle and safe. There is minimal to no discomfort because the treatment uses a state-of-the-art cooling system to minimize pain during treatment. The skin is actually protected with a cold sapphire crystal.

However, some patients may be more sensitive and may prefer a topical anesthetic. You can talk to your Halo team member about whether topical anesthetic is right for you.

How Many Treatments Do I Need?
There are three phases of hair growth—anagen, catagen, and telogen. Only hairs in the active growth phase, anagen, can be successfully treated. Because of these stages, hair removal clients need to be treated from five to six times at intervals of 6 to 8 weeks.
How Long Do Treatments Take?
These treatments can take one minute in the case of treating the upper lip to a half an hour when doing the whole back, depending on the size of the area you are having treated. Your Halo team member can tell you more about how long the treatments will take.
How Does the Procedure Work?
You’ll wear safety shields or glasses to protect your eyes. A clear gel is applied to the skin by your Halo team member. The light energy is delivered by a cooled applicator. During the treatment, you could feel warmth or a slight stinging feeling.
What is Laser Hair Removal Recovery Like?
There is virtually no downtime with this procedure, meaning in most cases patients can return to normal activities right away. Many patients do the procedure on lunch breaks or on the way home from work.

You may have some redness that should go away in a few hours. You may also feel like hairs are growing a few days to a week after treatment, but most of these hairs are actually shedding.

There is also minimal aftercare. Common aftercare involves keeping the area clean and using a sunscreen. Your Halo team member will be able to help you understand what to expect for aftercare in your particular treatment.