LASER HAIR REMOVAL
What is "LIGHTSHEER"
is the only laser hair removal system
with a patented cooling device designed
for your sensitive skin. It's quick,
it's comfortable, and it's the most
effective laser hair removal system
available today. This laser was the
first Diode Laser System approved by the
Food and Drug Administration. This laser
directs a laser light beam into the hair
root gently, destroys the hair follicle,
thus, the hair falls out.
How is laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is performed as an in
office procedure without the need for
anesthesia and with immediate return to
sedentary activities. Most patients
experience only a slight stinging or
tingling sensation as the laser pulses
How does laser hair
The LightSheer laser targets the pigment
within the hair bulb (melanin). It
utilizes the bulb of the hair to
permanently destroy the root. Once
destroyed, the root can no longer
produce any hair growth.
treatments will I need to attain
Most patients will require 3-6
treatments to a specific
frequently will treatments be preformed?
months depending on what site is being
are commonly treated?
For women, facial areas are the most
common, followed by the bikini line,
legs and axilla (underarms). For men,
the back, shoulders and upper arms are
the most popular areas. Other than
facial hair, it is possible to treat
most areas of the male body.
You may feel a tingling
or stinging sensation on the areas being
treated. Some areas of the body are more
sensitive than others, but most people
tolerate the procedure well. If you find
the treatment to be too uncomfortable,
you can request a prescription topical
Is the LightSheer laser
Yes. Each LightSheer treatment
will permanently reduce from 13% to 39%
of unwanted hair. It is important to
note that all lasers are classified as
medical devices and must be approved for
safety. Because most, if not all lasers
originate from the US, safety approvals
are issued by the FDA. Many individuals
assume that if a laser is FDA approved,
the treatment will be permanent. This is
incorrect. The LightSheer laser was
approved for safety in 1997. In 1999,
the FDA certified the LightSheer laser
procedure as permanent. When selecting a
laser treatment center, we encourage all
individuals to ask one very specific
question, "Is the laser FDA approved for
permanency?" You will find that most
centers will say no.
other very important issue we encourage
individuals to query is the application.
Larger laser beams are faster, but can
be very painful. Smaller laser beams are
slower, but far more comfortable. It is
also imperative that a skin tissue
cooling process be used. The LightSheer
offers a patented "chill tip" which
cools the skin tissue, before, during
and after the laser pulses are applied.
This question should be answered before
making a commitment to any laser
How should I prepare for
laser hair removal?
You should not wax or pluck for about
three weeks prior to treatment.
Depilatory creams may be used or shaving
may be done to remove surface hair.
Bleaching to lighten the color is also
permitted. It is also best to avoid sun
tanning 6-8 weeks prior to treatment.
any risks involved?
As with any medical or surgical
procedure there are risks, although with
laser hair removal they are minimal. We
will review all potential risks with you
at the time of your consultation.
I have naturally dark
skin, can it be treated?
Yes. However the laser's power must be
adjusted to suit your skin type.
Patients with naturally darker skin
color will require more treatments than
patients with lighter skin color.
My skin is sun tanned,
can it be treated?
Yes and no. We can laser areas with a
moderate suntan. For more severe suntans
we have to decrease the laser power,
which will reduce the percentage of
reduction. It is for this reason we
recommend you wait 6-8 weeks from the
last time the target area was tanned. We
also recommend the use of a SPF 30 or
higher sun block (not sun screen) for
the duration of the treatments.
after the treatment?
after area has been treated, the area
may become slightly red and puffy. This
reaction is normal and indicates that
the hair follicle has been treated
optimally. The treated area should
return to normal within a day or two.
Most people usually return to normal
activity immediately. You should not
pluck or wax your hairs on the area in
between treatments. (Shaving is O.K.)
How long do I have to
avoid the sun?
Sun protection is absolutely necessary
in between laser treatments. Any degree
of sun tan may cause you to blister and
may also cause pigment change. We
recommend that you avoid the sun by
wearing a broad hat and always wear
sunscreen of at least SPF 30.
removal is FDA approved to be
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