Laser Hair Reduction
LightSheer® Laser Hair Removal
For many of us, hair removal is a part of everyday life. Whether you choose shaving or waxing, electrolysis or hair removal cream, the options can be painful, messy and ineffective, as well as time consuming.
LightSheer® laser hair removal benefits:
Short treatment times
Laser or light energy is selectively absorbed by the melanin in hair follicles and converted to heat, diffusing to and injuring stem cells in the bulb and bulge. Effective laser hair removal can only be achieved during the active growth phase, and laser hair reduction is considered permanent when a significant amount of hair does not return for a period of time longer than the complete growth cycle. After a series of treatments, most hair is permanently removed. However, if hair does regrow it will be finer and lighter than before.
What makes it special?
Lumenis has been pioneering laser hair removal for 50 years, so you know you’re getting expert treatment. Only LightSheer® features two unique technologies:
High Speed Vacuum Assisted technology for large treatment areas, requiring no prep and no gel
ChillTipTM technology, a cooled sapphire tip for smaller more delicate areas
LightSheer employs laser energy that can selectively target microstructures, such as hair follicles. With its targeted absorption by melanin, it gives the optimal balance between safely treating all skin types and effectively removing unwanted hair.
The LightSheer laser selectively targets your hair follicles and heats them with laser energy. Unlike other treatments, the laser beam treats many hairs at once, making treatment of large areas practical. TheLightSheer utilizes a unique computer-guided scanning system that automates the laser hair removal treatment, ensuring your skin is rapidly and evenly treated. The computer places the beam in an optimum pattern for your skin to experience a safe, effective, and gentle treatment.*
Is it right for me?
LightSheer® is generally suitable for all skin tones and for all areas and types of hair. However, laser hair removal may not be right for everyone and does carry some risks.
LightSheer® isn’t suitable if you have an active infection or inflammation; viral, fungal or bacterial disease; active cold sore; or open wound or abrasion in the area you want to treat. Risks may include changes to skin pigmentation and texture, or burns. Always speak to your treatment provider, who’ll be able to help you decide whether it’s right for you
If you have been tanning, using tanning products or have experiences prolonged exposure to the sun within the last three weeks, we are unable to treat the area exposed to the sun. Sandra Caldwell, your Certified Laser Technician, will adjust your treatment regimen accordingly to give you the safest and most effective permanent hair reduction treatment.
Does it help with PCOS hair growth?
Excessive facial and body hair (hirsutism) is one of the more distressing and visible symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (POS). This abnormal condition is triggered by the overproduction of androgens, a class of hormones responsible for male characteristics.
When will I see results?
Lasers are more effective when hair is at an early growth stage. Because not all hairs will be at the same stage of growth at the same time, you’ll need multiple treatments to permanently remove the unwanted hair.
What can I expect after treatment?
How the area will look afterwards varies from person to person, depending on skin and hair type. You may have some redness and swelling around hair follicles straight after, but don’t be alarmed – it’s only a response to the treatment. In the following weeks some hairs will shed from the treated area. You will notice less hair growth as you progress through the course of your treatments.
Blume Skin & Body will give you guidance for looking after your skin and protecting it from the sun after it’s been treated.