You may be surprised to learn that just about your entire body is covered with hair. Most of this hair is fine and pale and not usually visible to the naked eye. But, when darker coarser hair appears in places that make us uncomfortable, we search for ways to remove it. The traditional methods of removing unwanted hair include plucking, shaving, waxing and chemical depilatories. They are inconvenient, some are painful, some are messy and all are only temporary. Increasingly, men and women of all ages are turning to a more effective solution, LightSheer laser hair removal. The LightSheer diode laser is a state of the art system specifically designed to remove unwanted hair faster, with less discomfort and more reliably than any other method - and it permanently reduces your unwanted hair.
A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light The light emitted by the LightSheer diode laser is well absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair follicles (fig. 1) Prior to the procedure, the treatment area is shaved (fig. 2). During the procedure the upper layer of the skin is compressed and cooled with the special cooling handpiece (fig. 3). This procedure protects skin and makes the procedure more effective. Then the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to heat up the hair and destroy the follicle's ability to re-grow (fig. 4). The result:: permanent hair reduction in the treated area.
Lasers have been used for hair removal for several years, but few have had the properties to give them the versatility of the LightSheer system to successfully treat leg veins , benign pigmented lesions and pseudofolliculitis barbae.
Approximately 50%-60% of men and women have unsightly leg veins. While sclerotherapy is still considered the treatment of choice for the removal of superficial leg veins, many vessels may be too small to inject or patients may have an aversion to this invasive procedure. The LightSheer diode laser system can provide an alternative method of treatment that requires no painful injections.
The LightSheer diode laser system can effectively treat a wide range of cosmetically undesirable benign pigmented lesions.
PFB, or razor bumps, is a common condition in which the re-growing hair, after shaving curves back towards and pierces the skin resulting in a pustule or papule. PFB is very prevalent in populations with curly hair, affecting nearly 85% of men of African decent and a growing number of women. The LightSheer's excellent safety profile for all skin types including the darkest skin, makes it a safe, effective and revolutionary alternative for the treatment of pseudofolliculitis barbae.
Backed by long-term clinical data, the LightSheer system has the ability to permanently reduce hair growth and treat the entire range of skin colours and hair types, satisfying hundreds of thousands of patients and their providers worldwide. The ChillTip handpiece provides the ultimate in epidermal contact cooling and compression, increasing penetration of laser energy to the base of the follicle. The LightSheer system's efficiency, expanded applications, and excellent clinical results offer a new opportunity for practice growth and increased procedure volume.