Laser Hair Removal
Virtually everyone, at some point in their lives, has suffered from unwanted hair. Whether you have hair on your legs, face, back, bikini line, or anywhere on your body, chances are you have tweezed, plucked, shaved, and waxed or even tried electrolysis.
Until recently, removing it was uncomfortable, inconvenient, expensive and time-consuming but that has all changed. Today, with the remarkable advances in laser technology, unwanted hair is being removed safely and affordably. Each treatment removes a progressive percentage of the hair until ultimately the skin becomes smooth and hair free.
How Does the Area Look After Treatment?
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. We will be happy to tell you more about your treatment, possible side effects and what results you can expect during your consultation.
How Many Treatments are Recommended?
It is important to know that the hairs in an active growth phase 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 result. In general, 5 to 6 treatments are required at four to six week intervals. Many factors can affect treatment results: hair color, hair thickness, skin color, hormones and age.
*Please note that laser hair removal does not work on blonde, red, or grey hair.
What are the Advantages of the Lumenis LightSheer DUET hair removal system?
The three main advantages to the Lumenis LightSheer DUET hair removal technology are comfort, safety and reliability. Always the Gold Standard in hair removal, the DUET includes vacuum-assist technology that has dramatically increased the spot size. This enables us to treat backs and legs comfortably in only 15 minutes, making hair removal VIRTUALLY PAINLESS, faster, and without the use of anesthetics and gels.
What Should I Do Before Treatment?
- Do not tweeze, wax, use a depilatory or undergo electrolysis in the areas you wish to have treated for 6 weeks prior to laser hair removal.
- Do not tan the areas to be treated for 4 weeks prior to treatment.
- Avoid using self-tanning products for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
- Shave area to be treated prior to appointment as skin should be clean of stubble.
What Should I Do After Treatment?
- Some redness and swelling in the area is normal after treatment and may feel similar to a sunburn. This should resolve within several hours to several days after treatment.
- Gently clean area twice daily.
- Avoid irritants (glycolics, retinoids, etc.) for seven days after treatment.
- Apply sunscreen for SPF 30 daily over the treated area.
- No deodorant if underarms are treated.
- Avoid exercise until redness has cleared.
- Do not pick, scratch, or tweeze.
- Apply hydrocortisone 1% or aloe vera until erythema (redness) is gone.
- You may apply ice immediately after treatment.
How Much Does The Treatment Cost?
The cost of treatment depends on the area being treated and how many treatments are needed. We use the gold standard Lumenis LightSheer DUET, which is the most effective and safest method in comparison to other technology in use at other clinics. We can treat larger areas in less time, and because it is so effective, overall, fewer treatments are needed. As a result, the price will be lower. For example, another clinic may quote a lower price, but since they do not utilize the most effective and expensive laser machine, you may need more treatments than you need with Lumenis LightSheer DUET. Therefore, one should be aware that the price does not mean much until you know who is performing the procedure and what type of technology they are using.
How Does Lumenis LightSheer DUET Hair Removal Treatment Work?
The LightSheer Duet features two hair removal systems on one versatile platform enabling us to optimize permanent hair reduction anywhere on the body. The New LightSheer HS (High Speed) features a large 22×35 mm diode handpiece that is designed for treating large areas such as legs, arms, chests, abdomen, shoulders and backs. LightSheer HS employs fully integrated vacuum assist technology to gently lift skin into the treatment aperture prior to applying laser energy. With this approach, the targeted tissue is gently stretched and thinned, blanching the vessels, and pulling the hair follicle closer to the skin’s surface.The platform also includes the LightSheer ET system, which is ideal for smaller or bony areas such as the upper lip, chin, or around the ankles. This process also treats numerous hair follicles simultaneously. Therefore, Lumenis LightSheer DUET is appropriate for treating even the largest areas of the body both quickly and effectively.