Laser Hair Removal for Sudbury Ontario
When darker, coarser hair appears in places which may make you uncomfortable – like on the face, neck, abdomen, breasts, legs or underarms in women or on the shoulders, chest and back in men, and you live in Sudbury Ontario, it may be time to consider hair removal with the LightSheer diode laser.
The LightSheer System
The LightSheer system was designed from the ground up for effective hair removal, providing unsurpassed safety and efficacy, and reliability. In rigorous scientific trials as well as extensive clinical practice, LightSheer system has emerged as the gold standard in laser hair removal. The FDA cleared the device for treatments in December 1997. The FDA then granted it’s claim for permanent hair reduction in April 1999 after it demonstrated in a 3000 person study a better than 50% permanent hair loss after only 3 treatments.
How does the Laser work?
The laser targets the melanin, the pigment located in the hair bulb and shaft. The laser light energy causes thermal damage to the follicle. The damage causes delayed re-growth and permanent destruction of the hairs in anagen or growth phase.
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?
Yes. A laser is an intense source of light that produces heat. It’s target is melanin in the hair shaft. The wavelength of the LightSheer is attracted mostly to the melanin. The light is pulsed for a fraction of a second and the heat is then pulsed into the hair’s melanin. The patented chill tip runs at 4C and protects the epidermis (the outer portion of the skin).
When Laser Hair Removal cannot be done:
If you are pregnant
If you are on a medication called Accutane
If you make keloids
If you have recently waxed, tweezed or had electrolysis within the
last 4 weeks
Used with caution if you suffer from cold sores or genital herpes
Some temporary methods of hair removal
Does the treatment hurt?
No treatment to remove unwanted hair is completely painless. LightSheer has the patented chill tip and compression of the skin which reduces the discomfort. The darker the hair the more the client may feel the pulse of the laser. Clients that have previously waxed or had electrolysis usually find the treatments more tolerable. Most people describe the sensation as tingling or slight stinging. The first treatment is usually the most uncomfortable.
How many treatments will I need?
Hair grows in continuous cycles. The anagen or growth phase of hair contains the largest amounts of melanin and this phase is the laser’s target. From scientific studies we understand that any area contains a maximum of 20-30% anagen hairs at one time. So, these anagen hairs are affected each treatment. Most clients will require a minimum of three treatments of up to six sessions. Repeated sessions are necessary. Finer hair and dark skin clients may require 6-8 treatments. If you suffer from a hormone imbalance your treatments may be ongoing. To have effective treatments it is imperative that they be sequenced. Every client’s expectations of hair loss are different. Some may be happy with 50-60% loss and may want to discontinue and others will want to continue until they reach their maximum loss of 70-95%. No one will ever be 100% hair free.
What can I expect during the treatment?
The area will be cleaned. A touch up shave will be done if there is still hair visible. You will be asked to sign a consent. Photos will be taken. Gel is applied to the skin and the laser is compressed into the skin and the treatment begins. You will notice a distinguishable aroma of lasered hair. This is a good sign and the smell will not hurt you. The skin will be cleaned frequently. A gel or cloths will be applied after your skin treatment.
Is there a guarantee that Laser hair removal will work?
Laser hair reduction works 90% of the time in most individuals. Unfortunately 10% of people may not respond at all. This can not be determined until after 2 treatments have been completed.
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