LightSheer™ Diode Laser
Laser treatment for unwanted hair is a non-invasive approach to permanent reduction and long-term hair removal. Treatment is specifically designed to eliminate undesired hair from all parts of the body, safely eliminating hundreds of unwanted hair follicles instantly. Unlike many other hair removal treatment methods, Laser Therapy leaves your skin looking and feeling smoother and softer.
Who are candidates for treatment?
Men, women, and children have been successfully treated. Treatments are customized according to hair color, texture and location on the body. Nearly all hair colors – black, brown, and red – can be treated. The administration is effective on all skin types, including dark-skinned individuals of all ethnic origins. (White hair and blonde “peach fuzz” are not good candidates for any type of laser hair removal.) Ask to schedule a consultation to determine candidacy.
What is treatment like?
Preliminary setup requires cleansing and shaving of the area to be treated. The laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. Without damaging the surrounding tissue, controlled pulses of light penetrate the skin and are absorbed by the hair follicles. The heat discourages and ultimately destroys the potential for regrowth. Post-treatment procedures include cleansing of the treated area and application of sunblock. Large areas such as backs, shoulders, abdomens, and legs can be treated rapidly. Facial areas such as the lip, chin, and beard can be treated in minutes.
Is treatment painful?
The procedure is tolerated well by most patients, as the laser functions so quickly that only a mild sting is felt. No local anesthesia or pain medication is required, but topical anesthetic is an option for more sensitive areas.
Are there any possible side effects?
Side effects are rare. Redness sometimes occurs at the treatment site, but disappears quickly or within a few days. In certain cases, the skin could become slightly lighter or darker. You will be notified during your consult if you are susceptible to these side effects. You must limit your sun exposure for 2 to 4 weeks before and after treatment. This will greatly minimize the risk of complications.
What are the benefits?
- The FDA approved this technology for permanent hair reduction.
- You experience no down time. Resume regular activities immediately.
- Less pain and discomfort compared to other treatment methods.
- Large areas can be treated quickly.
How many treatments are required?
Because the laser affects hair follicles only when they are in the growth phase, more than one treatment will be necessary to disable hair follicles that subsequently enter the growth phase. During your consultation, you will be advised as to the approximate number of treatments.