Laser Hair Removal / Reduction
While most call it “Permanent” hair removal, it can be misleading since everyone will require at least three to eight treatments as the process is only effective on hair during the early growing cycle. New hairs can also emerge as we age – and this ‘future’ hair growth is not diminished. The number of treatments required depends upon your skin colour, hair colour and coarseness of the hair.
How does the LightSheer Diode Laser System work?
The system emits near-infrared laser light that is absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicle. The laser is pulsed, or turned on, for only a fraction of a second, just long enough to damage the follicle, while the systems unique, patented contact-cooling hand piece, the ChillTip, helps protect the skin during the laser energy delivery.
What advantages does the LightSheer have over other laser hair removal systems?
The LightSheer diode laser was designed from the ground up for laser hair removal. The LightSheer Diode Laser has been developed to provide for enhanced comfort, speed and accuracy during treatment, and uses a unique cooling hand piece to minimize skin irritation that other methods may create.
Are the Results Permanent?
The key to successful hair removal is destroying the entire hair follicle and the germinated cells. The LightSheer laser has been cleared by the FDA for hair removal and permanent hair reduction on all skin types and tanned skin. To achieve a satisfactory level of clearance, 4-8 treatments are typically required with appointments scheduled every 4-6 weeks. Shaving between your appointments, is perfectly fine, although we do not recommend waxing, tweezing or the use of depilatories.
Does it hurt?
The sensation of the LightSheer diode laser is ofter described as an elastic band snapping against the skin or a pinprick. We apply cold gel to the area being treated for numbing and comfort.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)/ Photo Rejuvenation
How does IPL work?
IPL technology uses broad spectrum light in the visible and near infrared range from 515nm to about 1200nm. Targets in the skin such as the pigment in age spots and the blood cells in broken capillaries pick up the heat from this transmitted light and break down. The body then either absorbs the remaining fragments or they are sloughed off in the normal skin cycle.
IPL is a progressive series of treatments that are non-invasive with no downtime. A series of 4 – 6 treatments is usually needed. The energy is, however, increased with each visit to progressively treat deeper or larger targets.
How is the treatment done?
A layer of cooling gel is applied over the affected area, and the client wears protective goggles. The hand piece is placed gently on the skin and the light is transmitted in pulses controlled by the operator to cover the area of desired treatment. The sensation with each pulse of the laser is like the snapping of a rubber band over the skin, and is generally well tolerated without the use of any numbing agents. Cool cloths are then used to cool the skin minimizing any transient redness or swelling that can occur.