Laser Hair Removal
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Laser Hair Removal is a quick and permanent solution. Advanced new laser technology offers a better solution to remove unwanted hair for both men and women from all parts of the body. Laser hair removal is effective for most skin and hair types and is far less painful than waxing or electrolysis because it uses the power of light. At CosMedix MD, we use the LightSheer™ Laser that delivers high energy light pulses to the appropriate area.
Laser Hair Removal - Frequently Asked Questions
What areas can be treated with LightSheer™?
As long as hair is dark and growing, virtually any body part can be treated. This includes underarms, bikini, legs, back, chest, breasts, face, between the eyebrows, ears, nose or just about anywhere you can imagine. Unfortunately grey, white and natural red hair do not respond well to present hair removal lasers.
How many treatments are required?
Most clients require a minimum of 5 treatments, separated by approximately 6 weeks.
When will I see results?
Even after their first laser hair removal treatment, some patients notice a dramatic reduction in the number of hairs that grow back and a long delay before those hairs that were not killed to begin to grow back. Permanent reduction of up to 90% can be achieved. The hairs that do grow back, are usually much lighter in colour and finer in texture.
Most patients notice that the maximum number of hairs, which are permanently destroyed, occurs after the 4th or 5th treatment. 50% of patients who complete 5 treatments will achieve 50-75% permanent hair reduction, but results do vary.
What is a LightSheer™ procedure like?
The laser is turned on for a fraction of a second to the appropriate area. The light and energy emitted by the laser is selectively absorbed by the pigment in your hair follicle or attacks the hair follicle directly. The duration of this pulse is just long enough to disable the follicle. A special cooling gel provides further skin protection. The treatment is generally a comfortable and well-tolerated. Treatment times vary from 15 minutes for small zones to over 60 minutes for larger area
Immediately after the treatment, the area will be slightly red and puffy. It is possible to return to normal activities right away. A "re-growth or stubble" may appear in 2-3 weeks. This is the old hair re-growth from the follicle, which will fall away from the skin easily with gentle rubbing. The area must be protected from the sun for one week and then a sunscreen should be used for two months.
With Mediterranean, oriental, darker skin types there can be some pigmentation that develops a few weeks after treatment and this generally fades.