You may be surprised to learn that virtually your entire body is covered with hair. Because most of this hair is fine and pale, it usually isn't visible to the naked eye.
But, when darker, courser hair appears in places which may make you uncomfortable - like on the face, neck, abdomen, breast, legs or underarms in women or on the shoulders, chest and back in men, it may be time to consider hair removal with the LightSheer dioder laser.
About LightSheer laser treatment
A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. The light emitted by the LightSheer diode laser is well absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. During the procedures, 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 also treats numerous hair follicles simultaneously. Therefore, LightSheer is appropriate for treating even the largest areas of the body both quickly and effectively.
An important part 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 layers of the skin before, during and after each laser pulse while directing the laser energy to the hair root.
What you can expect?
The length of a laser treatment may last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated. 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 hair are not in the phase at the same time, more than one treatment will be necessary to achieve the best results.
* Results may vary
The laser treatment itself may cause some discomfort. Most patients tolerate the procedure well, but 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 treatment will vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of the procedure and skin type. Side effects, if any, are minor. They may include redness and swelling around the hair follicle, which are, in fact, desired clinical results and indicate that the follicle has responded to the treatment. Most people return to normal activity right away.
* Result may vary
We will be happy to tell you more about your treatment, possible side effects and what results you can expect during your free consultation. To get more information about pricing, click here.