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Laser Hair Removal for PCOS

Lasers / September 12, 2022
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Have you been struggling with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

Unwanted hair affects everyone at some point, but PCOS creates even more unwanted here in even more unwanted places! In the past, there was only one permanent hair removal solution. Electrolysis. This option is incredibly painful, time consuming AND costly. Otherwise if you suffered from PCOS you could only turn to shaving and waxing both of which are time consuming, require constant upkeep, and the results are only satisfactory for maybe a day or two before regrowth starts.

Who wouldn’t want to quickly and painlessly remove all of that unwanted hair? It’s a no-brainer in our opinion!

At Vesper, we have the best laser hair removal in Chicago with our Soprano Ice Platinum device and Motus. This treatment is FDA approved for all skin types, even tanned skin, and removes all hair colors effectively and painlessly!

Learn more about our amazing option for laser hair removal in Chicago for patients with PCOS by reading this blog, or contact our office and schedule your complimentary consultation today!

What is PCOS? 

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a frustrating medical condition that many patients have but is often not discussed because the side effects are often considered somewhat embarrassing. PCOS is a medical condition where the ovaries produce more androgens( male sex hormones) than usual. These hormones are in fact naturally found in women but the concentrations are significantly higher in women affected by PCOS. The name polycystic ovary syndrome describes the numerous small cysts (fluid-filled sacs) that are seen on ultrasound around and within the ovaries.

It is the excess androgen associated with PCOS that stimulates excessive growth of thicker coarse hair in women which can also be known as hirsutism. The most commonly affected areas are face, upper lip, chin, and neck. Hirsutism can also be noted to affect the chest, abdomen, back, upper arms, or upper legs. These coarse hairs can also be associated with folliculitis which is not only unsightly, but also painful!

What can be done?

Laser Hair Removal with multiple wavelengths to address different qualities of the hair follicle at different depths will provide the best long term reduction of excessive hair. Each laser hair removal divide is different and there is an enormous spectrum of efficacy and comfort out in the market. This variability in quality of the devices is seen not only in Chicago, but all over the United States! That is why it is extremely important to do your research and make sure that you are not only getting treated with the most effective device, but also getting treated with a device that is fast and painless !


How is Soprano Ice Platinum different from other laser hair removal devices

With the Soprano Ice Platinum, we know we deliver the best painless laser hair removal in Chicago. Our Device is FDA-approved, fast, and completely painless!  A lip and chin treatment takes only two minutes!

This devices uses multiple wavelengths and in-motion technology to effectively target stubborn hair follicles without the severe discomfort associated with pulsed lasers that are commonly used in Chicago. 

Even better, we can remove hair from pretty much anywhere on the body, head to toe. Places like:

  • Legs
  • Upper Lip
  • Chin
  • Aureola
  • Arms
  • Brazilian Bikini
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Underarms
  • Face
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • And more!

Why choose Vesper for laser hair removal in Chicago?

We only offer our patients high end, luxury treatment options that are safe and effective. Whether it’s laser hair removal, BBL (a form of IPL or intense pulsed light), injectables (like fillers or Botox), or a different kind of cosmetic procedure. Dr. Ashley Fratello, a board-certified physician with extensive experience and training in offering aesthetic treatments also oversees all our treatments which are performed by highly trained Registered Nurses.

When you receive laser hair removal in Chicago from Vesper, you’re treated by our team of highly experienced physician assistants, and registered nurses. This ensures you are in the most knowledgable and capable hands during any and every treatment.

How we customize treatment to your needs

Before we start treatments, our talented providers take the time to get to know you, your medical history,  and your treatment goals during your free consultation. 

We ask thorough questions about your health that could affect your skin:

  • Do you deal with issues like ingrown hairs or folliculitis?
  • Have you been diagnosed with PCOS?
  • Have you been outside in the sun without sunscreen?
  • Are you on any sun sensitizing medications?

We make sure we know any and all potential risk factors that would affect your treatment protocol and also learn as much as we can about your personal skincare goals and desires. During this consultation process, we will also let you feel the laser treatment so you can experience how our laser hair removal devices are the only painless laser hair removal devices in Chicago!

We offer multiple payment plans, packages, or per session pricing for treatment in order to fit both your needs and your budget. Now with our increased availability, we can start your first treatment right after your consultation.

How to prepare for your treatment

Prior to your appointment, please do not use any self tanner and avoid direct unprotected sun exposure. You should photograph any areas of question to show your provider (if you re unsure if particular hair color etc would be susceptible to treatment) and then shave the area you plan to have treated. Do not apply any creams or lotions until after treatment. When you come in for your appointment, we apply a thin layer of gel to the skin to help the lasers move smoothly. We then use the laser to painlessly and quickly treat the targeted area. You may return to normal daily activities after your treatment.

Frequently asked questions about laser hair removal in Lincoln

When is the best time to schedule treatment?

With the Soprano Ice Platinum, we can perform laser hair removal all year long! This treatment is FDA-approved for all skin types, even tan skin, so there’s no limitations on when you can schedule laser hair removal. If you have had recent sun exposure though it is important to tell your provider because the settings may need to be adjusted!

It does take 5-7 sessions of treatment to achieve optimal results, so it’s best to plan ahead if you want to ditch the razor and show off your beautiful, hairless skin for a particular event or vacation. 

Is laser hair removal different for patients with PCOS? How much does it cost?

Yes and No. Sometimes patients with PCOS will need a few more sessions to completely get rid of the hair on their face which can be the most stubborn area to treat in that condition. Thankfully at Vesper, we offer packages that come with lifetime complimentary maintenance so you will never have to spend extra money because PCOS is making your hair harder to treat,

Determining the cost of your treatment depends on a lot of factors, like where you want laser hair removal and whether or not you want a package or prefer to pay per session. We will go over all of these factors during your consultation and can determine the payment plan that is best for both your hair removal needs and your budget. 

Keep this in mind though, the lifetime cost of waxing or shaving alone can be as much as $24,000, not to mention all of the time spent shaving and waxing which can actually come to a total of DAYS of your life spent waxing and shaving. 

When considering time, cost, and rate of hair regrowth, coming to Vesper for laser hair removal in Lincoln can save you big in the long run.

Who is an ideal candidate for laser hair removal?

Because of the different wavelengths used by the Soprano Ice Platinum devices, nearly everyone is an ideal candidate for laser hair removal at Vesper! We can service all skin types, tones, and textures, as well as almost all hair colors except grey hairs

Is laser hair removal painful?

Unlike other hair removal by pulsed lasers, which is the most commonly seen type of laser hair removal device in Chicago, our treatment is completely pain free. Our devices use an in-motion technology to keep the treatments painless and FAST. During your consultation, we will even let you feel the laser yourself and see how it’s the only pain-free laser hair removal treatment in Chicago!

What do I need to do before treatments?

Prior to your appointment, you will need to shave the area you plan to have treated and do not apply any other creams or lotions until after treatment. We also recommend that you do not apply self tanner or actively lay out in the sun. 

How long is a single treatment laser hair removal?

This depends on the treated area. If you choose to get treated at Vesper, your laser hair removal in Chicago can take anywhere from 2-60 minutes. With our advanced device, we can remove hair from a man’s full back in as little as 10 minutes!

When can I expect to see results?

Your hair should begin to fall out during the week or two following your treatment. During this time, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun, so apply a medical grade sunscreen like SkinBetter’s SunBetter sunscreen which we carry at Vesper. 

Does Vesper offer permanent laser hair removal in Chicago ?

Barring any hormonal changes, once your hair is gone after 5-10 treatments, it’s gone for good! Patients with PCOS may have some hormonal fluctuations that require maintenance treatments but if you purchase a package upfront those are all completely complimentary! Unlike other med spas, we believe in our technology and are more concerned with doing right by our patients rather than nickel and diming you for any maintenance sessions. 

Schedule painless laser hair removal in Chicago at Vesper!

Vesper is proud to be the premier medical spa in Chicago with luxury devices and talented providers ready to take care of you. 

If you’re suffering from PCOS and ready to eliminate your unwanted excess hair with fast, painless treatments, come to Vesper for the most advanced treatments available on the market. We can help you achieve your laser hair removal goals painlessly and easily!

Use our online virtual consultation tool to learn more about all our treatments or request an appointment today.