In the past, the usual remedies for unwanted hair included plucking, shaving, waxing or chemical depilatories. Some of these are painful, some are messy and all are only temporary.

Laser hair reduction is a more effective solution. The LightSheer diode laser is a state-of-the-art system specifically designed to remove unwanted hair faster, with less discomfort and more reliability than other methods.

A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. The pigment located in hair follicles absorbs the light emitted by the LightSheer diode laser. During the procedure, the laser pulses long enough to heat up the hair and significantly impede the follicle’s ability to re-grow. This process also treats numerous hair follicles simultaneously. Therefore, it is appropriate for treating even the largest areas of the body both quickly and effectively.

An important part of the procedure is the cooling of the skin. A special contact-cooling handpiece allows the physician to treat even the most sensitive 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.

The length of a laser treatment may last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated.

The laser treatment itself may cause some discomfort. Most patients tolerate the procedure well, but because some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, topical anesthesia can be an option.

The appearance of the treated area immediately following treatment will vary from patient-to-patient depending on the extent of the procedure and skin type.

The most common possible side effect is redness and swelling around the hair follicle. This is a desired clinical result and indicates that the follicle has responded to the treatment. Most people return to normal activity right away.

If you would like to find out if laser hair reduction is right for you, please call our office at 713.407.3067 and schedule an appointment with a doctor for a consultation.



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