Laser hair removal
Lumenis LightSheer Desire – Hair Removal
What Is It?
LightSheer® Laser Hair Removal Traditional methods for hair removal included plucking, shaving, waxing, electrolysis and chemical depilatories. Some are painful, some are messy, all of them are time consuming and costly.
LightSheer® is a permanent hair reduction solution based on clinically proven diode laser technology. LightSheer is comfortable and effective. It features two laser hair removal technologies:
High-Speed Vacuum Assisted technology for large treatment areas, requiring no prep and no gel
ChillTip™ Sapphire integrated cooling for smaller more delicate treatment areas
LightSheer® Laser Hair Removal Solution
LightSheer® uses a state-of-the-art diode laser handpiece with either 805 nm or 1060nm wavelength which allows a tailored treatment for all skin types. A laser pulse targets and damages the hair follicle while the surrounding tissue remains unharmed. The LightSheer® allows your treatment provider to customize the treatment for your skin type, hair type and lifestyle by utilizing 2 different handpieces and 2 different wavelengths.
Is it right for me?
LightSheer laser hair removal treatments are not suitable for everyone and carry some risks. LightSheer is not suitable when you have active infections or inflammations, viral/fungal/bacterial disease, active cold sores, open lacerations or abrasions in the treatment area.
Risks may include: change in skin pigmentation, changes to skin texture, or burns. Be sure to consult with your treatment provider before choosing this treatment.
When Will I See Results?
Multiple treatments are required to achieve permanent hair reduction. This is due to the increased effect of the laser on hair in the early growth stage (anagen). Not all the hairs are in the same phase at a given time.
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
The appearance of the treated area following treatment varies from patient to patient, depending on the characteristics of the patient and treatment given. During the treatment, some hairs will shed from the follicle immediately, while the remaining will shed in the following weeks. Transient redness and swelling around the hair follicle may appear immediately after the treatment, but are in fact, positive results indicating the follicle’s response to the treatment. Following the treatment, you will be provided with guidelines, namely in terms of sun exposure
How Does It Work?
High-Speed Vacuum Assisted Technology
High-Speed technology incorporates suction to elevate and stretch the skin. In doing so, the laser achieves maximum absorption into hair follicles while covering a large area, shortening treatment time and reducing the sensation of heat. With High-Speed technology vacuum gently draws skin into the handpiece, stretching it thin and pulling the target closer to the energy source.
ChillTip™ Integrated Cooling Technology
ChillTip™ technology uses a proprietary integrated Sapphire cooling system that momentarily numbs the skin while compressing the handpiece to the skin rotating the hair follicle for better energy absorption. With ChillTip™, the skin is cooled before and during treatment. It is then compressed and the laser beam is directed to the skin.