Laser Hair Removal

LightSheer Duet Laser Hair Removal 

 

At Luxe Aesthetic Center, our Lumenis LightSheer Duet is the “gold standard” of lasers for permanent hair reduction. The LightSheer Duet can be used safely on all skin types, even tanned skin with incredible results. Unwanted hair can be permanently reduced on almost any area of the body. Laser energy stunts your hair follicles reducing or eliminating further hair growth. It is a simple in-office procedure typically requiring multiple treatments, but is an excellent alternative to frequent waxing and tweezing. Our Duet high speed laser is a more comfortable, faster laser with excellent results in a third of the time. Entire men's back or ladies' legs can be completed in approximately 20 minutes. 

What are the benefits of laser hair removal over other methods of hair removal? 

Unlike shaving, waxing, depilatories and plucking, laser hair removal provides a long-term growth delay and permanent hair reduction. Laser hair removal is fast and effective. Where electrolysis treats a single hair at a time, laser hair removal can cover large areas rapidly. 

What does laser hair removal feel like?

 

Laser hair removal is typically a very tolerable procedure. On a scale of 1-10 most patients rate it a 3 or 4. The procedure is often likened to a rubber band snap. Certain areas may be more sensitive and your healthcare provider may recommend the use of numbing cream prior to treatment.  

How long does treatment usually take? 

Depending on the area(s) to be treated, laser hair removal can take only a few minutes or up to an hour. The most commonly treated areas, bikini line, upper lip, chin, underarms typically require less than 15 minutes for treatment. 

Can I return to work and normal activities immediately?

Yes you can return to work and normal activities immediately. After laser hair removal, the treated site may feel like a mild sunburn for 24 hours or more. Slight redness and swelling surrounding the hair follicles is normal and is actually an indicator of a good clinical response. Although, irritating preparations (glycolic acid, retinoids etc.) should be avoided, make-up can be applied to the treated area shortly after treatment.

 

How does laser hair removal work?

 

The laser energy is absorbed by the melanin pigment, in the hair follicle and converted to heat. The heat injures the hair follicle preventing its ability to produce hair.

 

Who can be treated?

 

The LightSheer Duet is safe and effective on all skin types. Because it is absorbed by melanin, laser hair removal is most effective on darker hair. 

 

How many treatments will be required?

 

Every patient is different. In general, lighter skinned patients will require 3-6 treatments and darker skinned patients will require a minimum of 5 treatments spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart to achieve satisfactory results. Our practice cannot promise that each patient will achieve any level of permanent hair reduction; however, on average most patients can expect to achieve a 80-90% permanent reduction in the number of hairs following a full course of treatment. 

Benefits:

  • A non-invasive, gentle technique that eliminates undesirable hair from all parts of the body.

  • Leaves skin looking smoother and silkier.

  • Treats larger areas effectively because it removes more than one hair at a time.

  • Minimial discomfort.

  • Replaces frequent waxing and tweezing.

  • Immediate return to normal activites. 

 

Other Considerations: 

  • An ongoing process that requires multiple sessions.

  • Sometimes there is a temporary slight reddening of the skin or localized swelling.

  • May have to use specially formulated skin care products, and/or prescribed skin care regimen. Sunscreen is highly recommended for any treated areas exposed to the sun.

  • Patients with darker pigmentation may not respond well, or may require more treatments.

  • Blonde, white or gray hairs are less responsive to laser treatments and sometimes cannot be treated. 

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