Laser Hair Removal

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WHAT IS THE LIGHTSHEER ™ LASER HAIR REMOVAL PROCEDURE?

The LightSheer ™ laser hair removal procedure uses a 880 nm laser device to treat:

* Unwanted Dark Hair
* Pseudofolliculitis Barbae

This laser hair removal device is FDA approved for laser hair removal. Its unique patented chill tip make the device very easy to use and helps to maximize patient comfort.

HOW LONG DOES TREATMENT TAKE? HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE NEEDED?

Treatment with the LightSheer ™ laser hair removal device takes anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on the area(s) that are treated. Usually 3 to 12 treatments sessions are required to see a 50 to 80% improvement. These are spaced out every 4 to 6 weeks or when the hair starts to regrow in the area(s) being treated.

WHAT IS THE PRE CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE LIGHTSHEER ™ LASER HAIR REMOVAL PROCEDURE?

Typically, we ask our patients to discontinue the use of retinoic acid products and glycolic acid products for 3 to 4 days before your treatment. In addition, we will sometimes prescribe an antiviral medication if the treatment is in an area where cold sores form. It is also wise to stay out of intense sunlight (or tanning beds) beginning 1 week prior to your treatment.

HOW MUCH DISCOMFORT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE TREATMENT?

There is minimal, if any, discomfort with our Laser Hair Removal procedure. A topical anesthetic is all that is used. This is applied for 30 to 60 minutes on the treatment area(s). Pain usually is described as a mild irritation, or stinging sensation which can easily be controlled with cool compresses, topical corticosteroids and medications such as Motrin ™ or Advil ™ .

HOW LONG DOES THE SKIN STAY BUMPY?

The advanced technology of the LightSheer ™ laser hair removal device allows for the skin to recover quickly. There can be some minor redness and follicle inflammation immediately postop. This quickly disappears within a matter of days. Sometimes one can develop crusting or mild hypopigmentation at the treatment site. These latter side effects are rare but can persist for up to a few weeks.

WHAT ABOUT POST OP CARE?

We recommend a post laser hair removal skin care system. For maintenance treatments, (once hair growth has been minimized by in-office treatments), you may want to consider purchasing the Tria ™ personal hair removal system. This system is FDA approved for home use and can be combined with in office treatments to maximize your results.

It is also important to stay out of intense sunlight for the week after your laser hair removal treatment. Concealing makeup, e.g. Jane Iredale ™, can be used to minimize redness.

HOW LONG WILL I SEE A BENEFIT FROM LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

The benefits from the laser hair removal procedure can last for several years. Repeat treatments are sometimes required but this is determined on a case by case basis. In our experience, patient satisfaction has been extremely high for this procedure. One can also combine the LightSheer ™ laser hair removal procedure with medical therapies such as spironolactone or antibiotics to help further enhance results.

HOW CAN I SCHEDULE A LASER HAIR REMOVAL CONSULTATION OR TREATMENT?

Feel free to contact our office at 904-285-SKIN (7546) or click here. We look forward to meeting you at your initial consultation visit. Thanks for allowing us to educate you about the benefits of the LightSheer ™ laser hair removal procedure. See you soon.



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