You may be surprised to learn that just about your entire body is covered with hair. Because most of this hair is fine and pale, it usually isn’t visible to the naked eye. But when darker, coarser hair appears in places we don’t like or expect – like on the face, neck, abdomen, breasts, or arms – or prevents us from wearing a high- cut bathing suit, shorts, or even a short skirt, it may be time to consider hair removal with the LightSheer™ Diode Laser
In the past, the usual remedies for unwanted hair were plucking, shaving, waxing, or chemical depilatories. Some are painful, some are messy, and all are only temporary. For long-term hair removal, electrolysis is popular and effective but can be uncomfortable and slow. Hair by hair, an electric current passes through a needle to destroy the hair root’s ability to grow. It typically takes months or even years of regular visits – even for small areas, like the upper lip.
Now there’s a more effective solution, the new LightSheer™ Diode Laser, a state-of-the-art system specially designed to remove unwanted hair faster, more comfortably, and with fewer visits.
Optimum patient comfort
LightSheer’s patented ChillTip™ hand piece minimizes patient discomfort by protecting the epidermis and providing an additional anesthetic effect.
Contact cooling with the Chill Tip™
The LightSheer Chill Tip™hand piece allows more aggressive targeting of melanin in the hair shaft because it helps protect the surrounding skin from related thermal damage.
LightSheer™ hair removal lasers are high powered, pulsed diode array systems that are able to provide permanent hair reduction. The distinctive blending of features allows the treatment of patients of all skin types with uncompromising safety and efficacy. The integrated sapphire tip cools the epidermis before, during and after exposure for increased patient comfort and for safety. At the same time, it compresses the skin to bring the laser light closer to the base of the follicle.
Laser is the newest modality for the removal of unwanted hair. Lightsheer Pulsed Diode Laser has been cleared by the FDA for Permanent Hair Reduction and is the only laser for hair removal that can be safely used on all skin colors.
A: 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. The duration of each pulse is just long enough to damage the follicle, while the system’s unique, patented contact-cooling handpiece, the ChillTipTM, helps protect the skin by conductive cooling during the laser energy delivery.
A: The LightSheer Diode Laser System was designed from the ground up for laser hair removal, so it has the wavelength, fluence, pulse width, and active epidermal cooling system – the ChillTip™ ideally suited for laser hair removal. The system is small, compact, and (in some models) portable, so it fits well into virtually every type of existing practices. The system’s solid state construction makes it durable; it’s state-of-the-art user interface makes it easy to use. Finally, LumenisTM has been in the business of making medical and cosmetic lasers for more than 30 years, so we’ve been able to develop unparalleled service and support-from our extensive training and practice building resources to our 24-hour replacement service. No other hair removal system offers the same combination of product excellence and customer service and support.
A: The LightSheer Diode Laser System’s design provides for enhanced comfort during treatment, minimal risk of infection, speed and accuracy. Since the system uses a unique cooling handpiece, it minimizes skin irritation that other methods may create. Since it is non-invasive (no needles to penetrate the skin), the risk of introducing bacteria into the skin is reduced. Because the system is fast, it allows for larger areas to be treated, considerably increasing the efficiency of the hair removal process, which allows more patients to be treated during a typical day. Finally, the LightSheer Diode Laser is a precise instrument that can be adjusted to damage only the hair follicle while minimally affecting the surrounding skin.
A: The LightSheer diode laser system safely and effectively treats all skin types (Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-VI) as well as tanned skin. For darker skin types and people with tans, appropriate fluences are generally lower and appropriate pulse widths are generally longer to prevent damage to the epidermis. Using the appropriate treatment parameters, however, people with all skin types can benefit from laser hair removal with the LightSheer.