Lightsheer Diode Laser

Background

The use of lasers for hair removal has been studied for a number of years. Hair bearing areas are treated with a focused beam of concentrated laser light which is selectively absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft, as well as in the surrounding hair follicles. This causes thermal destruction of these anatomical sites and disrupts the hair follicles' ability to regenerate. In turn, this procedure causes permanent hair reduction. Unlike electrolysis which kills one hair follicle at a time, the laser reaches and treats hundreds of follicles at a time.

Scientific Evidence

A clinical study evaluated the use of the LightSheer Diode Laser for hair removal. Of 92 patients, all had temporary hair loss and 89% had long-term hair loss. Regrowing hairs were shown to be thinner and lighter than previously observed. The Diode Laser causes permanent hair reduction without damaging the epidermis, regardless of skin type.

The Cooling Saphire Chill Tip

An integral part of the LightSheer Diode Laser is The Chill Tip. This contact cooling handpiece protects the skin by actively cooling the skin before, during, and after the laser light is transmitted. It also actively draws off heat from the skin surface. In addition, this compression brings the hair follicles closer to the skin where they can be more effectively targeted and disabled.

Restrictions on Treatment

Laser hair removal treatments should not be performed on patients with the following condition:

Before Treatment

Use sunscreen daily; any amount of sun tan will interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment and increase adverse reactions. Do not wax, pluck, or have electrolysis for at least four weeks prior to treatment. Shaving does not effect the treatment result.

After Treatment

Treated areas should be washed twice a day with cool water and a mild soap. Use our Post Laser Treatment Lotion twice daily to treated areas for 3 to 5 days or until healing is complete. Treated areas should be protected from direct exposure to sunlight. Sunscreen with SPF greater than 15 should be used at all times on the treated areas. Hair will begin to fall out of the follicle within the next week. You may rub the treated area with a dry towel to pull the hair out of the follicles. Do not shave. Shaving will prolong hair from falling out. Treatment should be repeated within one to three months, depending on hair cycle.