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Laser Hair Removal

 

NOW THERE IS A BETTER SOLUTION TO UNWANTED HAIR
As a woman, you may be surprised to learn that just about your entire body is covered with hair:  Because most of this hair is fine and pale, it usually isn't visible to the naked eye.  In fact, you may be surprised to know that the largest number of hair follicles is actually on your forehead.

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But when darker, coarser hair appears in places we don't like or expect - like on the face, neck, abdomen, breasts, or arms - or prevents us from wearing a high-cut bathing suit, shorts, or even a short skirt, it may be time to consider hair removal with  the Light Sheer Diode Laser.

UNDERSTANDING HAIR REMOVALLaser_Hair_1
In the past, the usual remedies for unwanted hair were plucking, shaving, waxing, or chemical depilatories.  Some are painful, some are messy, and all are only temporary. 

For long-term hair removal, electrolysis is popular and effective but can be painful and slow.  Hair by hair, an electric current passes through a needle to destroy the hair root's ability to grow.  It typically takes months or even years of regular visits - even for small areas, like the upper lip.  Risks include electrical shock, infection, and pitting or scarring.

UNDERSTANDING LASER TREATMENT

A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light.  Different types of lasers produce different colors of light.  The color of light produced by a particular laser is the key to its effect on hair follicles.

The light emitted by the Light Sheer Diode Laser is absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles.  The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment, disabling several follicles at a time to eliminate or significantly impede the hair's re-growth. 

Importantly, Light Sheer's special contact-cooling hand-piece is perfect for a woman's sensitive skin.  It directs the laser energy to the hair root while protecting and cooling the surrounding skin.  

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
The length of a laser session may be a few minutes to an hour or more, depending upon the size of the area being treated.  Because the laser tends to treat hair follicles that are in an active growth phase, more than one treatment may be required to disable hair follicles that subsequently enter this growth phase.

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Laser treatment itself may cause a slight tingling sensation.  Most patients tolerate the procedure well.  But because some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, topical anesthesia is always available.

The appearance of the treated area immediately after a laser session will vary from patient to patient depending upon the extent of treatment and skin type.  Immediate after-effects, if any, are minor.  They may include redness and swelling, which disappear in a short time. Most people return to normal activity right away.  We will be happy to tell you more about your treatment and what you can expect during your consultation. 

 

 

 

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