Laser Hair Removal
The LightSheer™ diode laser is the gold standard in laser hair removal. The LightSheer™ diode laser is a state-of-the-art system specifically designed to remove unwanted hair faster, with less discomfort and more reliability than other methods. Hair removal with the LightSheer™ diode laser provides safe reduction of unwanted hair on any skin type, including ethnic and dark-skinned individuals. The LightSheer™ laser gently cools the surface of the skin as pulses of light are selectively absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles. The absorbed light damages the existing hair and destroys the regrowth of the follicle, all while protecting the surrounding tissue. LightSheer™ hair removal is safe and effective.
QUESTIONS ABOUT LASER HAIR REMOVAL
1. What is laser hair removal?
Laser Hair removal is a non-invasive procedure which removes unwanted facial and body hair with the use of a laser. The laser targets the melanin, the pigment located in the hair bulb and shaft. The laser light energy causes thermal damage to the follicle. The damage causes re- growth and permanent destruction of the hairs in the anagen (growth) phase.
2. Is it safe?
Yes. A laser is an intense source of light that produces heat. It’s target is melanin in the hair shaft. The wavelength of the LightSheer™ is attracted mostly to the melanin. The light is pulsed for a fraction of a second and the heat is then pulsed into the hair’s melanin. The chill tip protects the epidermis (outer portion of the skin).
3. How Does Hair Grow?
There are three cycles of hair growth which include the following:
1. Anagen phase (active stage of growth) is the major target for the laser energy and represents the vulnerable phase of hair growth cycle because melanocytes produce the most melanin in this phase.
2. Categen phase (transitional phase) between anagen and telogen is brief but relatively resistant hairs.
3. Telogen (resisting hairs) are not actively growing and appear to be more resistant than any other phase
4. How many treatments will I need?
Each individual will vary, average treatments can range between 5 to 7. Hair grows in continuous cycles. The anagen phase of hair contains the largest amounts of melanin and this phase is the laser’s target. From scientific studies we understand that any area contains a maximum of 20-30% anagen hairs at one time. So, these anagen hairs are affected each treatment. Each individuals expectations of hair loss are different. Some may be happy with 50- 60% loss and may want to discontinue and others will want to continue until they reach their maximum loss of 70-95%.
5. How long do I need to wait between treatments?
Waiting time may vary with each individual. The general guideline is 4 to 6 weeks for the face and 6 to 8 weeks for the body?
6. What can I expect for the recovery after laser hair removal?
There is virtually no downtime associated with laser hair removal. Though some clients may experience temporary swelling or redness, clients can return to their normal activities right way.