The appearance of the treated area immediately following treatment will vary from patient to patient, depending on the extent of the procedure and the skin type. Side effects are rare and, if they do occur, are typically minor. They may include redness and swelling around the hair follicle, which is, in fact, positive clinical results and indicate that the follicle has responded to treatment. Most people return to normal activity right away. Our practice is pleased to offer the High-Speed LightSheer DUET for permanent hair reduction with exciting speed and amazing comfort. Ask Dr. Zuckerman to tell you more about your treatment, possible side effects, and what results you can expect during your consultation.
Permanent Hair Reduction
You may be surprised to learn that virtually 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. But, when darker, coarser hair appears in places that make you uncomfortable, it may be time to consider hair removal with LightSheer DUET.
Understanding Hair Removal
In the past, remedies for unwanted hair included plucking, shaving, waxing, electrolysis, or chemical depilatories. Some are painful. Some are messy, and all are only temporary. Laser hair removal is a more effective solution. The High-Speed LightSheer DUET uses state-of-the-art diode lasers with vacuum-assist technology to remove unwanted hair and with greater speed and comfort than other methods.
About the LightSheer DUET Laser Treatment
The High-Speed LightSheer DUET is a laser that produces a larger beam of highly concentrated light. The light emitted is well absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicles. During the procedure, the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, allowing the hair to absorb the light and heat up. As it heats up, the hair shaft and bulb are damaged which significantly impedes its ability to re-grow. And with the large spot size, the process treats numerous hair follicles simultaneously, making the treatment much faster than traditional laser hair removal alternatives. The LightSheer DUET offers your physician two handpiece choices depending on your needs. The LightSheer High-Speed handpiece uses breakthrough vacuum-assisted technology in combination with diode laser light to allow rapid and comfortable treatment of large areas. A back or legs can now be treated in 15 to 20 minutes, without the need for topical numbing creams. The LightSheer DUET also offers your physician the gold standard LightSheer ET™ handpiece with ChillTip® cooling for smaller areas. The LightSheer DUET allows your physician to truly customize treatment for your hair type, skin type and lifestyle.
What can you expect?
Laser hair removal requires multiple treatments. This is because the laser works best when hairs are in an early growth stage (referred to as anagen), and all the hairs are not in this phase at the same time.