LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Hair Removal for Men & Women.
THERE IS A BETTER SOLUTION FOR REMOVING UNWANTED HAIR
You may have used the “usual” remedies for removing unwanted hair: plucking, shaving, waxing, or messy chemicals. Some of these methods are painful, and all of them are temporary
You may have considered electrolysis—a popular and effective, but time-consuming process generally only useful for removing hair in small areas. During electrolysis, an electric current passes through a needle to destroy each individual hair root. It typically takes months of numerous regular visits to clear even small areas, like the upper lip.
The LightSheer® diode laser is a far more effective solution. LightSheer® is a state-of-the-art system specifically designed to remove unwanted hair faster, more reliably, and with less discomfort than other methods.
The highly concentrated light emitted by the LightSheer® diode is absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. During the procedure, the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, long enough to heat up the hair and significantly impede the follicle’s ability to re-grow. This process treats numerous hair follicles simultaneously, therefore, LightSheer® is appropriate for treating even the largest areas of the body both quickly and effectively.
A vital component of the procedure is the cooling of the skin. A special contact-cooling handpiece allows your physician to treat even the most sensitive skin. It protects and cools the upper layer of the skin before, during, and after each laser pulse while directing the laser energy to the hair root.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
The duration of a laser treatment can last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the treatment area. It is important to know that the hairs in an active growth phase (referred to as anagen) are most affected by the laser. As all hairs are not in this phase at the same time, more than one treatment will be necessary to achieve the best results.
The laser treatment itself may cause some discomfort. Most patients tolerate the procedure well. Because some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, topical anesthesia can be an option.
The appearance of the treated area immediately following the procedure will vary from patient to patient. It especially depends on the patient’s skin type and the extent of the procedure. Side effects, if any, are minor. They may include redness and swelling around the hair follicle. This is, in fact, a desired clinical result and indicates that the follicle has responded to the treatment. Most people return to normal activity right away. We will be happy to tell you more about your treatment, possible side effects, and what results you can expect during your consultation.