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Light Sheer® Laser Hair Removal

A state-of-the-art laser technology to treat unwanted hair.

Laser treatment is a non-invasive approach to permanent hair reduction and removal. A series of treatments every four to six weeks is necessary to achieve optimal long-term benefits.

Am I A Candidate For Laser Hair Removal?

Hair must be darker than the surrounding skin. Tanned patients with light hair are not candidates. Tanned patients with dark hair should wait until their tan fades.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light that is absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. The laser heats up the hair and significantly impedes the follicle’s ability to grow. In turn, laser hair removal causes permanent hair reduction. Unlike electrolysis, which kills one hair follicle at a time, laser hair removal is able to reach and treat many follicles at a time.

How Many Treatments Are Necessary?

Multiple treatments are necessary to obtain optimal results. Laser hair removal is most effective for hair that is in the anagen or growth phase. Since hair grows in cycles, not all the hairs are in the anagen phase at any given time. A series of three to eight treatments are necessary to achieve 80 to 90% permanent hair reduction. Maintenance treatments may be necessary for the remaining hairs.

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

The cooling tip has a mild anesthetic property, which allows tender areas to be treated in a relatively painless fashion. You may feel a tingling or stinging sensation during the laser hair removal treatment, but most people tolerate the procedure well. You may experience a sunburn-type sensation in the laser hair removal treatment area for several hours. If you find the first laser hair removal treatment too uncomfortable you can request a topical anesthetic.

What Happens After The Treatment?

Immediately following treatment, the area may appear a bit red and swollen. Three to seven days after the treatment you may experience what seems to be regrowth of hair. Most of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment and are not new growth. Between treatments you should not wax or pluck your hair but it is permissible to shave. You will need to wear sunscreen regularly before, during, and for six weeks after completing your treatment. Avoid irritants for seven days after treatment.

Is There Any Pretreatment?

You should not pluck, wax, use a depilatory, or have electrolysis in the areas you want to treat for six weeks prior to laser hair removal or between treatments. It is permissible to shave before and between treatments. Do not tan the areas for four weeks prior to treatment. Avoid using self-tanning products for two weeks prior to treatment.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Five or six treatments are performed for optimal results. Some patients will benefit from additional treatments.

Is There Any Pretreatment?

For darker skin types, pretreatment with a skin-lightening agent may be necessary for one to two weeks to decrease the melanin production.

Is There Any Post Treatment?

A good sun block is required daily while in treatment and after treatment to maintain results.

Does It Hurt?

There may be some discomfort. No anesthetic is necessary. Most patients rate it at a 5 on a scale of 10. Taking Tylenol or Ibuprofen prior to the treatment may be helpful. If you find the treatment too uncomfortable you can request a topical anesthetic.

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