how does it work?
1. choose the area
Decide which areas you want to get treated. Underarms and Brazilian are our most popular, but we can treat any area of the body with dark hair. Read our FAQ page to learn about how our laser treatments work. If your question isn’t listed, give us a call at 630-854-7754 and our laser educators will be happy to help you.
2. choose an enrollment day for your consult
Here you will meet with our medical director who will make sure the laser is safe for you. She can answer any specific medical questions you have, and explain our process so you understand how to get the most out of your treatments. Enrollment days are listed here.
3. begin your treatment
You are now ready to receive your laser treatment! Shave the area the day before and avoid sun exposure to keep your skin safe. You will be ready for another treatment in 6-8 weeks.
Our goal is to permanently reduce your hair by 70-90% in 6-8 sessions.
Not all lasers are the same.
Years ago after being treated with several different types of lasers for laser hair removal, Aloha Waxing and Laser owner Lisa Gibson was impressed by the results of the Candela GentleLase. When it became possible to buy a laser for Aloha, Candela had come out with a newer, improved version called the GentleMax Pro. Inside are two different lasers, selected for their safety and ability to deliver results.
If you’ve been thinking about about laser hair removal in Naperville but were concerned about its effectiveness, cost, or safety, Aloha Waxing and Laser is here to answer your questions and give you clear answers about those concerns. Many of us are ready to invest in long term hair removal but need reassurance that we will get the results we’re promised.
Laser hair removal is becoming very popular in Naperville as our clients have increasingly busy schedules and time is at a premium. Many people are looking for a more permanent solution for their hair removal needs so they don’t have to worry about their hair at the pool, at the lake, or going sleeveless over the summer.
Am I ready for laser hair removal?
Use our brief checklist to see if laser could be right for you.
☐ I have not had prolonged sun exposure* or tanning bed use in the treatment area in 3 weeks.
☐ I have no plans to have prolonged sun exposure for 3 weeks after the treatment (I am not going to sunny locations like Florida, California, or India during this time. Seattle and Iceland are ok.;) )
☐ I have not used spray tans, tinted lotions, tanning drops, henna, or any other skin darkening treatment in the area for at least one week.
☐ I have not been on antibiotics in the last 7 days.
☐ I am not pregnant or nursing.
☐ I know that I must shave the area the day of or the day before my laser treatment.
☐ I understand that the goal is to reduce the hair permanently by 70-90% in 6-8 sessions, but will not reduce it by 100%.
If you checked all the boxes, you are likely a good candidate for your first laser hair removal treatment!
What if I can’t check all the boxes?
If you couldn’t check one of the boxes, but still want to begin laser treatments, you can reserve a time on an enrollment day to begin the process, and we can schedule your treatment for a time when you are ready. The guidelines are for your safety and we always protect your skin first.
I checked all the boxes but I still have questions about laser treatment.
No problem. Visit our FAQ section to see if your question is answered there. If not, you can call us at 630-854-7754 and one of our laser educators will be happy to assist you.
What if I have a question about a specific medical condition?
If your question is about a specific medical condition, you may reserve a time on an enrollment day to meet with our medical director about your health, free of charge.
Yes, absolutely! Brazilian laser hair removal and waxing is our most popular laser service at Aloha. We can laser the entire area from the front of the bikini line by the navel, all the way to the back between the cheeks. There is no risk to the reproductive organs, as the laser is just a focused beam of light, and doesn’t penetrate past the second layer of skin. Brazilian waxing relieves some of the skin irritation that comes from shaving. However, many of us still get ingrown hairs in this area, even with regular waxing. Laser treatments zero in on the root of the hair, preventing it from coming back and irritating the surface. Your skin will become clearer and healthier with each treatment.
We’re happy to answer any questions you have, in a friendly, no pressure phone call, text, or in-person consult.
Full Body Laser Hair Removal is on the Rise
We’ve noticed an increased interest in full body laser hair removal in the past two years. Women and men are both coming in for these services, as they want to get hair removal on their arms and legs as well as bikini areas. We have a systematic way of mapping out the body so we cover every square inch of skin. This means we minimize the chance of missing spots. Our background in waxing means we know where the hair is and we take extra time to make sure we cover everything. Our laser allows for 30% overlap with our pulses, and we keep them as close together as possible, never sacrificing thorough coverage for speed. As professionals we try to book extra time for you so we can cover the full area thoroughly. Whether you are getting a full Brazilian laser treatment, or full body, we want you to have the best results.
Our Lasers for Hair Removal in Naperville
Our laser is the Candela GentleMax Pro. It contains a YAG 1064 wavelength laser and an Alexandrite 755nm wavelength. They are both solid state lasers.
To understand why the two lasers are different it is important to identify your skin type on what is called the Fitzpatrick Scale. This categorization measures skin color and sensitivity to the sun.
Type I- Always burns, never tan (extremely fair skin/blond hair/blue/green eyes)
Type II- Usually burn, tans with difficulty (fair skin, sandy brown to brown hair, green/blue eyes)
Type III- Seldom burns, tans gradually (medium skin, brown hair, green/brown eyes)
Type IV- Rarely burns, tans easily (olive skin, brown/black hair, dark brown/black eyes)
Type V- Moderately pigmented, always tans (dark brown skin, dark hair, black eyes)
Type VI-Deeply pigmented, never burns (black skin, dark hair, brown eyes)
Our Alexandrite laser is safe for skin types 1-3. That is because it targets melanin. If you have dark hair, the Alexandrite laser will be able to heat and destroy the hair follicle with ideal results. However, if you have a tan or have tan to dark skin, the Alexandrite laser would target the melanin in your skin, possibly causing burns or hypo-pigmentation (white spots.) The Alexandrite laser is an excellent laser but is not safe for all skin types. That is why it is so important to be honest with your laser technician about the last time you’ve had prolonged sun exposure or even spray tanning. This is also why we cannot use the laser on tattooed areas, because the pigment in the tattoo will absorb heat and possibly burn the skin.
The YAG laser is a more versatile laser because it can treat all skin types, including types 3-6. The wavelength it uses does not target the melanin in the skin. It bypasses the surface of the skin, acting in the deeper layers to destroy the hair follicle. This makes it safe for all skin types. Our clients who need to use the YAG laser may need 2-3 more treatments to achieve their desired result. Therefore Aloha Waxing and Laser offers 50% off after 6 treatments. If you have tanned within the last month, but not in the last couple of weeks, this is the safest laser for you to use.
Risks and Side Effects
Any medical procedure has some risk. While complications from laser hair removal are rare, they are possible. We do a thorough history and medical review to make sure laser is right for you. Your safety is our main priority, and we never want to put anyone at risk if they are not a good candidate for laser.
Some medications cause photosensitivity, making your skin sensitive to the sun. If you are on a medication that causes this sensitivity, your skin can be irritated or even burned by the laser. Some medical conditions are also contraindicated for laser hair removal. Those who carry the Herpes Simplex virus may be at higher risk for outbreak after laser treatment and may need to see their primary care physician for prophylactic antiviral treatment before their laser treatment.
Patients who have taken a course of Accutane must wait a full year to receive laser treatment, as Accutane severely compromises the skin integrity for several months after treatment has completed.
We cannot treat skin that has been exposed to the sun.
It is very important to be thorough and honest with our medical director during your evaluation so we can prevent possible problems. Your health comes first, and we will do everything we can to work with you to make your treatments safe and effective.
|Womens Laser Hair Removal Prices|
|brazilian + underarms||259|
|full legs only|
(look great in shorts!)
|full legs + bikini|
(look great in a bathing suit!)
|bottom (cheeks and between the cheeks)||150|
|bottom (as an add-on to any bikini service)||50|
|full legs + brazilian|
(look great in your birthday suit!)
|upper legs + bikini||299|
|upper legs + brazilian||349|
|face (1 area)||95|
|face (2 areas)||149|
|face (3 or more areas)||189|
|arms + underarms||199|
|back, full (womens)||195|
|low back (womens)||150|
|abdomen, full (womens)||135|
|lower abdomen only (womens)||95|
|chest and abdomen (womens)||185|
|small patch (palm size)||100|
|medium patch (two palms)||200|
|small patch (add on to service)||50|
|medium patch (add on to service)||100|
|Mens Laser Hair Removal Prices|
|lower back only||139|
|chest + abs||249|
|small patch (palm size)||100|
|medium patch (two palms)||200|
|small patch (add-on to a laser service)||50|
|medium patch (add-on to a laser service)||100|