Cosmetic Procedures > Laser Hair Reduction

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Men and women alike can now make unwanted facial or body hair a thing of the past and forget about painful waxing, electrolysis and razors. The Light Sheer hair removal system delivers 21st century technology for the treatment of this distressing problem. The Light Sheer system presents a revolution in hair removal. Using technology beyond that of other lasers, the Light Sheer can disable hundreds of hair follicles in less than one second. The procedure is computer-guided and promises permanent hair reduction.

Our Light Sheer hair removal system is a non-invasive laser specifically designed to eliminate undesired hair from all parts of the body. The Light Sheer system generates intense long-pulsed light through an actively-cooled hand piece to effectively disable unwanted pigmented hair follicles, thus impairing their growth. The laser's cold hand piece is placed gently on the skin, as pulses of light are delivered from the laser. When the light penetrates the skin, it selectively damages the root of the unwanted hair.

With the "cool tip" hand piece and the Light Sheer process we can gently treat hair while maintaining a healthy, normal appearance of the surrounding tissue. The Light Sheer can remove hair from all parts of the body including the cheeks, legs, arms, underarms, and back, as well as sensitive areas like the ears, nose, chest, nipples, and bikini line.

How does Light Sheer compare with other hair removal methods?
Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all temporary methods which must be repeated on a regular basis. Hair removal with Light Sheer offers permanent hair reduction..

How do Light Sheer treatments compare with electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a tedious, invasive and painful process that involves inserting a needle into each hair follicle and delivering an electrical charge to destroy them one at a time. Electrolysis often requires years of treatments at regular intervals. Light Sheer delivers light energy non-invasively to hundreds of hair follicles simultaneously. So, in a few minutes, Light Sheer can effectively treat an area that would take over an hour with electrolysis.

What are Light Sheer treatments like?
Light Sheer's cold hand piece greatly reduces any discomfort during treatment. When the pulse of light is delivered some patients experience a mild sting or pinch similar to the snap of a rubber band. No local anesthesia or pain medication is required.

Are there any side effects?
Short term side effects may include slight reddening of the skin or local swelling which typically lasts less than an hour, although rarely may last a few days. In very rare instances there may be some blistering.

Does skin color make a difference?
With Light Sheer's unique design we have the flexibility to provide a customized treatment. Patients with fair skin respond the best. Suntanned patients or those with darker pigmentation may require more treatments to avoid damaging skin. The lighter the skin the higher we can set the laser. It is best to wear a sun screen and avoid the sun prior to treatments.

How many treatments are required?
The number of treatments you may require for optimal long-term benefits depends on the area you wish to have treated, the hair density and your hair's growth cycle. Your hair grows in cycles and many factors influence its growth. Age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, medication and metabolism all play a part in your hair's location, thickness and resilience. Average for light skinned clients is 4 to 6 treatments every 5 weeks.

Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?
Yes - no hot water on the area for 8-12 hours. Avoid the sun during treatments. The lighter your skin the faster we can kill the follicle with the higher setting.