Laser Hair Removal
Imagine never having to bare the soreness of waxing, tweezing, or any other unpleasant methods of removing unwanted hair. You would never have to waste time shaving constantly and put up with coarser, darker hair that you would have to remove again. Laser Hair Removal is a non-invasive laser therapy specifically designed to permanently eliminate undesired hair from all parts of the body with the exception of around the eyes.
Each of your hair follicles is in one of three stages of growth at any given time; the “active growth” (anagen) phase, “regressive” (catagen) phase, and “resting” (telogen) phase. The laser is most effective at destroying the hair in the anagen phase. It is during anagen that the hair shaft contains the greatest abundance of melanin, the target of the laser light. The length of growth cycle also varies slightly by body area. Your Laser Hair Removal treatment plan will be customized accordingly to obtain best results.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
For Laser Hair Removal, our clinic uses the LightSheer Duet.
The Gold Standard LightSheer with vacuum-assist technologywith the spot size 22 x 35 mm. The LightSheer enables you to treat backs and legs in only 15 to 20 minutes, making hair removal confortable...without anesthetics and gels.
The LightSheer DUET includes two optimal wavelength 800 nm diode hair removal systems on one versatile platform.
|LightSheer ET||NEW LightSheer HS|
|9 x 9 mm spot size||22 x 35 mm spot size|
This laser generates a pulse of intense, concentrated light which is gently applied to the treatment site through a hand piece. This laser energy passes through the skin to the hair follicle and is absorbed by pigment in the hair shaft and hair follicle. Because it is pigment-specific, it causes selective damage to the hair root without damaging delicate pores and structures of the skin. The laser is pulsed for only a fraction of a second; hence, excessive heat is not transferred to the surrounding skin.
NEW LightSheer HS
- vacuum draws skin into handpiece
- dermis is stretched thin
- hair follicle is pulled closer to energy source
- melanocytes are spread apart; blood flow is constricted
- energy is applied
- skin is released
- hair follicles are damaged
- tip moved to next location
• Reduction in competing chromophores enables more efficient delivery of laser energy
• Lower required fluence levels produce a more comfortable procedure, eliminating the
need for topical anesthetics
The area(s) to be treated must be shaved prior to arriving at the clinic. It is crucial that everyone in the treatment room must wear protective eyewear when the laser is turned on. Then the laser pulses are quickly and evenly applied by our trained staff. The length of the procedure can range from a few minutes to an hour or more depending on the size of area to be treated.
You can resume normal activities immediately following your procedure. However, since some redness may occur, you may want to plan your work or social engagements accordingly. This may last from a few minutes to several days depending on the area and your skin’s sensitivity.
Most clients experience a 70-90% reduction in the amount of hair in a given area and a reduction in the thickness and color of the remaining hair. It is not realistic to expect to be “100% hair-free”. It has been suggested that a 6 month follow-up may be sufficient after the final laser hair removal session to assess final outcome. This is because once re-growth had stabilized (usually within 6 months), there is usually little or no change in hair counts at 6, 12, and 24 months.
Because lasers target the pigment in hair roots, lasers work best on dark hair such as black or brown. Very light colored, natural red or blonde hair may require more treatment sessions, and may respond only partially. White hair does not respond to laser treatment, so get your unwanted hair removed before it turns grey or white!