Unwanted Hair

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What is Unwanted Hair

Our Laser Hair Removal treatments uses the power of a concentrated laser beam that passes through the skin, targeting hair follicles. The pigment within the hair follicle absorbs the light, which causes damage to those follicles. This process slows hair growth, and often prevents hair from growing back in the treated areas. At LSG we offer superior laser hair removal clients struggling with unwanted hair. Our years of experience along with our top-notch, leading laser technology means patients receive the absolute best when it comes to laser hair removal.

The removal of unwanted hair is one of our most popular aesthetic procedures. Additionally, thanks to today’s advanced technology all skin types can now successfully be treated. We are proud to use the LightSheer Duet Laser by Lumenis for all laser hair removal procedures. The Duet has the largest spot size in the industry with the highest power, meaning it can effectively treat large areas in a shorter amount of time.

 

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Frequently asked questions

The main difference between the two is that Lightsheer Laser hair removal emits a single, precise wavelength. It’s optimized for maximum follicle absorption, meaning that fewer treatments are needed for effective results as opposed to the number of treatments required when using IPL.

IPL uses a broad spectrum of high-intensity light, sending out multiple wavelengths. When receiving IPL, only some of these wavelengths actually reach the hair follicle. This means that more treatments are required to get the same results as Lightsheer Laser hair removal.

You should expect to need about 6-8 treatments per area to maximize laser hair removal, and we encourage you to take advantage of our free consultations, so that we can create a custom plan for you. People come in different shapes and sizes and have different types of hair, and we will discount your services accordingly. If you require more than 6 treatments, we can do any additional treatments at a discounted ‘maintenance’ or ‘touch-up’ price. Also, if you’ve had laser hair removal done elsewhere and were dissatisfied with the results, we may be able to give you an additional discount.

Please remember that the experience of the technician also plays a big part in how many treatments are needed. If your technician misses hair follicles during a treatment, you will have to pay again to have those hairs removed. We have been in the hair removal field for over 20 years which is an advantage over other clinics in the area. We also feel that the LightSheer Diode Laser to be the most effective and efficient. The LightSheer Laser is the gold standard in laser technology from a company that is a leader in their field. Many lasers used by other companies are much less expensive to purchase or utilize old technology which ends up costing the consumer more because it can take twice as many treatments per area for complete results.

The most common side effects include discomfort, swelling, and redness that might last one to three days. Most often with our Duet, there is only slight redness lasting a few hours.

Other possible side effects include blistering, herpes simplex outbreaks, bacterial infections and temporary skin lightening or darkening (especially in patients with skin of color or those with tans) if treated too soon after sun exposure

 

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.

  • The percentage of hairs removed per session varies by location on the body, with thinner-skinned areas (e.g., armpits and bikini area) generally responding better than thick-skinned areas (e.g., back and chin).
  • About 10 percent to 25 percent reduction in hair growth can be expected with each treatment.
  • Treatments are repeated every four to eight weeks, depending on body area. 4 for the face and 8 for the body. There is NO benefit to earlier treatment.
  • The hair that regrows following treatment tends to be lighter and finer in texture.
  • Patients are instructed to avoid sun exposure and to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or higher following the procedure.
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 area
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.

 

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.

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.

 

Methods we use to treat

Laser Hair Removal uses the power of a concentrated laser beam that passes through the skin, targeting hair follicles. The pigment within the hair follicle absorbs the light, which causes damage to those follicles. This process slows hair growth, and often prevents hair from growing back in the treated areas. The laser will only target the hair follicles, and does not cause damage to your skin. To protect your skin and minimize any discomfort of the procedure, we use instruments that feature a cooling device at the tip. The device can also treat numerous hair follicles at once, which can significantly reduce your total treatment time.
The Forever Bare BBL by Sciton is the latest innovation in hair removal providing a state-of-the-art light treatment, which provides the most comfortable hair removal treatment available. Forever Bare BBL is a safe, fast, and effective treatment, with lasting results for a broad range of light to dark skin types.   Forever Bare BBL works by sending multiple pulses of light at high repetition rates, which delivers even heating to hair follicles. By evenly heating hair follicles, Forever Bare BBL minimizes the risk of missed areas that are so frequent with traditional hair removal devices.  Forever Bare BBL’s multi-burst and cooling methods have been proven to work safely and effectively on more skin types than ever before, including darker skin (up to type V).

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