Laser Hair Removal
La Jolla, California
Laser Hair Removal with LightSheer™ DUET
For permanent hair reduction – faster and easier. Hair laser treatments can be applied to any area of the face and body. Banish bothersome leg or underarm hair literally in a “flash”. Clear an entire back in as little as 15 minutes.
New LightSheer Duet Laser Hair Removal . . . Super Fast, Super Efficient
The world’s most advanced laser treatment process treats numerous hair follicles simultaneously. Treatments are safe and effective for most skin types. You will return to your normal activities right away.
Advantages of the new DUET laser
- Our new DUET laser reduces treatment time by up to 75%!
- Increased spot size covers more area more quickly
- Gentle vacuum suction pulls skin close to the laser energy for the most effective absorption of energy to the hair follicle
- No need for messy or time-consuming prep with numbing gel
Excess hair can be embarrassing
Laser hair removal is an effective solution for unwanted hair. If you are uncomfortable with hair on your neck, face and body then it’s time to take some action. The days of tweezing, waxing, depilatories and electrolysis are gone. The future is here.
During the procedure, the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, long enough to heat up the hair and significantly impede the hair follicle’s ability to re-grow. This high tech process treats numerous hair follicles at a time. Therefore, we can treat even the largest areas of the body both quickly and effectively. An important part of the procedure is the cooling of the skin. It protects and cools the upper layer of the skin before, during and after each laser pulse while directing the laser energy to the hair root.
What are the benefits of laser hair removal over other methods of hair removal?
Unlike shaving, waxing, depilatories and tweezing, laser hair removal provides a long-term growth delay and permanent hair reduction. Laser hair removal is fast and effective. Where electrolysis treats a single hair at a time, laser hair removal can cover large areas rapidly.
What does laser hair removal feel like?
Laser hair removal is typically a very tolerable procedure. On a scale of 1 to 10 most patients rate it at a 3 to 4. The procedure is often likened to a rubber band snap. If you are super sensitive, you may still want a numbing gel here or there, but this system is one of the very few on the market that do not require pre-treatment gels.
How long does treatment usually take?
Depending on the area to be treated, laser hair removal can take only a few minutes or over an hour. The most commonly treated areas, bikini line, upper lip, chin, underarms typically require less than 20 minutes for treatment.
Can I return to work and normal activities immediately?
Yes, you can return to work and normal activities immediately. After laser hair removal, the treated site may feel like mild sunburn for 24 hours or more. Slight redness and swelling surrounding the hair follicles is normal and is actually an indicator of a good clinical response. Although irritating preparations (glycolic acid, retinoids, etc.) should be avoided, make-up can be applied to the treated area shortly after treatment.
How does laser hair removal work?
The laser energy is absorbed by the melanin pigment in the hair follicle and converted to heat. The heat injures the hair follicle preventing its ability to produce hair.
Who can be treated?
The Light Sheer DUET is safe and effective on all skin types and tanned skin. Because it is absorbed by melanin, laser hair removal is most effective on darker hair.
How many treatments are required?
Every patient is different. In general, lighter skin patients will require 3 to 6 treatments and darker skin patients will require 4 to 8 treatments spaced approximately 4 to 8 weeks apart to achieve satisfactory results. On the average most patients can expect to achieve a 50-90% permanent removal rate.