Cosmetic Dermatology > Laser Hair Reduction

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. Laser Hair Reduction is treatment for unwanted hair growth on all areas of the body; it effectively removes hair of many colors and types from all skin tones.

Light Sheer Hair Removal 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. This non-invasive procedure 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. 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.

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. Patients are specifically instructed not to be in the sun for at least 2 weeks prior and post treatment. Patients with fair skin respond the best. Suntanned patients or those with darker pigmentation may require more treatments to avoid damaging skin. 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. Average for light skinned clients is 4 to 6 treatments every 5 weeks.

elōs Hair Reduction precisely targets and destroys hair follicles using the revolutionary elōs combination of bi-polar radio frequency and light energies. elōs is the next generation of safe and effective hair removal technology. Achieving beautiful, silky smooth skin is now easier than ever. Both men and women can achieve permanent hair reduction on almost all body areas. Treat unwanted hair growth on all body areas including: upper lip, cheeks, chin, neck, breasts, stomach, arms, shoulders, bikini area, legs and back. Only elōs is proven to remove lighter colored hair on all skin tones. To achieve a successful outcome on lighter hair colors, more treatments may be needed compared to darker hair colors.

Hair growth is reduced after each treatment. The number of treatments required will be based on your hair color, hair type, body area and skin tone. Cooling of the skin surface as well as constant measurement of the skins resistance ensures safety and comfort during treatment. There is no-downtime procedure. Many patients return to normal activities immediately after treatment.