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Laser Hair Removal

Why Consider Laser Hair Removal Treatments?

There are several reasons why our laser hair removal patients should research this treatment. Some are looking to remove embarrassing hair to boost self-confidence, and others are looking to save some time by not having to shave. Regardless of the reason, all laser hair removal patients can benefit from smooth, stubble-free skin.

Having to shave daily can become quite a hassle, especially for busy professionals. In addition, those who have to shave every day often experience skin irritations, including ingrown hairs. The skin can also become blotchy and bumpy as result of daily shaving. With laser hair removal, skin irritation becomes a thing of the past. A few quick and easy laser hair removal treatments can leave your face, legs, and bikini area smooth and hair free.

Laser hair removal is great for nearly any area of the body that has hair, including: Face, arms, back, legs, neck, underarms, bikini line.

Laser Hair Removal Biohax

Enhancing Your Beauty Within The town of Frankfort & Nearby and Surrounding Areas

Biohax Medspa is a leading medical spa offering among the best laser hair removal Frankfort has to offer. Our advanced laser hair removal technology and our experienced medical team routinely deliver unsurpassed results in a safe and comfortable environment. In order to ensure the best results possible, we carefully examine each patient and develop custom treatment plans.

By combining our skills and our state-of-the-art technology, we are able to successfully remove hair from essentially any part of the body. Find out how we can help you by calling today at 815-534-5364 to arrange your consultation at our office

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?


The laser targets hair within the hair follicle and heats it up, causing the follicle to become unable to grow hair again. It works most effectively on dark hair surrounded by lighter skin, although many different hair colors and skin types can be treated. On average, laser hair removal requires between 4-8 treatments.

Biohax uses a combination of bi-polar radio frequency (RF) energy, combined with laser light for maximum effectiveness, which also makes the system one of the safest hair removal methods around. With each laser treatment, you can often expect less hair to grow back and with each successive treatment, your hair will be less coarse. In as little as six treatments, you can permanently and safely reduce the hair on nearly any part of your body.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the world. Laser hair removal uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) to remove unwanted hair.

During laser hair removal, a laser emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the hair follicles that produce hairs. This damage inhibits or delays future hair growth.

Although laser hair removal effectively delays hair growth for long periods, it may not result in permanent hair removal.

Multiple laser hair removal treatments are needed for initial hair removal, and maintenance treatments might be needed as well. Laser hair removal is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair, but it can be successfully used on all skin types.


Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.

What can I expect after a few treatments?

  • Our goal is 90% hair reduction from 6 treatments over a 9 to 15 month period.
  • Each session takes 5 minutes to 1 hour depending on the body area.
  • The interval between treatments is 4 – 8 weeks.

Hair grows in cycles, so it is important to know that we take laser hair removal very seriously based on the biological factors of the three cycles of hair growth. From the shoulders up, that cycle is 4 weeks, and from the shoulders down, that cycle is 8 weeks. Thus, we bring you in for treatment sessions according to the area you are having treated. Success is based on the percentage of hair that is gone after each session. Our goal is to have you at 90% hair gone after the 6th session, which according to the FDA, is considered success. Hence why we sell 6 session packages. However, we know that due to biology, hormones, or other medical issues can cause dormant hair to wake up and that a hair may pop up here and there. This is why we are the only company in the area that offers a 2-year appearance plan from the date of your package purchase. This means, that even after your 6th sessions, of which you are paying, you will be able to have a touch-up done if necessary at no additional charge during the FREE appearance plan time frame.

Unfortunately, however, not everyone is a candidate for laser hair removal. There is not a laser known to man currently that can permanently remove hair that does not contain melanin (pigment). What does this mean? It means that the unwanted hair must be a color with melanin pigment, which is what the laser targets. The laser cannot see hair that is blonde, white, grey, or extremely light red… these hair colors do not have melanin. If you have a mix of pigmented hair with these colors, you can at least be reassured that the laser will be able to treat the hair that does have pigment, giving you results that you may be happy with.

If you have questions and would like to visit with one of our trained and certified technicians to get a better understanding of what can be expected from your laser hair removal sessions, please give us a call to schedule your free laser hair removal consultation.

What do I need to do Before & During my Treatment?

  • Since the lasers used for laser hair removal are attracted to melanin (pigment), it is important to AVOID sun exposure, tanning beds, spray tans, and bronzers for 4 weeks before treatments. Sun exposure and tanning beds increase the melanin production in the skin which will cause the skin to absorb the laser more than the hair follicle. Spray tans and bronzers have pigment and/or pigment enhancing agents that will also absorb the laser more than the hair follicle, resulting in a burn and/or skin pigment changes.
  • Please DO shave the area of treatment the night before your visit. DO NOT wax, thread or pluck the hair for at least 4 weeks prior to your laser treatment.
  • PAIN – Tell us to stop the procedure if pain is more than 4 on a scale of 10 during treatment. Most patients feel pain scale of 2 to 3.
  • If treatment area is the face, preferably come with your makeup off.
  • Do not use on treatment areas: any skin lightener, exfoliation products or bleaching creams at least 2 days before and 2 days after treatment or until all pinkness has subsided.
  • Do not apply any creams, lotions or deodorant on the area to be treated prior to treatment.
  • Notify us of any change in medications or medical history since last visit – eg. Pregnancy or new tattoos or moles (on the area of treatment).

Does It Work?

Generally speaking, after 4 treatments, you should see & feel noticeable results! Patient’s individual skin conditions, hair density, skin color, hormones, and the type of laser used play a role in final results.

Does it hurt?

No it's a painless procedure.  Pain / Discomfort – Many patients describe the sensation as ‘warm sensation’ or snap of a rubber band with pain scale of 2 to 3. It is your responsibility to inform us if your pain during the procedure is more than 4 on a scale of 10. 1 being the least and 10 being the worst pain you ever had.

What Do I Need to Do After My Treatment?

  • After you leave, if there are any problems in the next 24 hours, please contact us immediately especially if pain or burning sensation is at level 4 or more and is not improving OR if a burn or a blister formation has occurred.
  • After treatment, avoid direct sun exposure or tanning on treated area for 3 days to prevent complications.
  • Use Sunscreen – Sunscreen SPF 30 or higher is highly recommended.
  • To wash, use tepid water and mild soap. Do not use hot water on freshly treated areas until pinkness has subsided.
  • Please note the important risks of this procedure – Scarring & Discoloration that can be permanent.

What are the Main Risks & Complications?

Although it has proven to be very effective and safe, laser hair removal still has side effects and risks just like any other elective cosmetic procedure. Side effects are quite minor and usually temporary such as perifollicular edema (swelling of the dead hair follicle that looks like an ant bite) and erythema (redness). However, there are risks and side effects that can be more serious. Therefore, it is important to know about these side effects and their causes, so you may decrease your chances of experiencing them during or after treatments.

The 3 main risks are:

  • Burning
  • Scarring
  • Discoloration (hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation)

Normal and minor side effects of Laser Hair Removal

  • Erythema – redness – this redness can last for a few minutes to a few days on the treated area.
  • Perifollicular Edema – swelling of dead ruptured hair follicles – this slight swelling that looks like ant bites at the site post treatment can last 1 to 3 days.
  • Itching – itching may occur post treatment
  • Slight pain or tingling – most patients report that they feel a slight sensation with the laser such as a minor snap that is often described as a rubber band against their skin. While very few find it painful, some patients feel it a bit more if they have sensitive skin or an extremely low pain tolerance.

Rare but serious side effects of Laser Hair Removal

  • Bruising and/or Purpura – patients with sensitive skin may experience slight bruising on the treated area or the appearance of purplish spots which are the result of slight bleeding under the skin, but this is usually temporary and heals.
  • Burning – burns to the skin are caused by the laser being absorbed by the skin more than the hair follicle itself.
  • Change in skin pigment – like burn side effects, hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) and hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin) are rare but can happen if the laser is absorbed by melanin in the skin tissue instead of the hair follicle. If this happens, it can either stimulate or inhibit melanin production, causing darkening or lightening of the skin tone in the treated area. This can be permanent.

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