Now there is a better solutions for unwanted hair…Electrolysis & Laser Hair Removal by Robyn

You may be surprised to learn that just about your entire body is covered with hair.  Because most of the hair is fine and pale, it usually isn’t visible to the naked eye.  In fact, the largest number of hair follicles is actually on your forehead.

But when darker, coarser hair appears in places we don’t like or expect—like on the face, neck, abdomen, breasts, arms, or underarms—or prevents us from wearing the clothes we like, it may be time to consider hair removal with the LightSheer ™ Diode Laser.

Understanding Hair Removal

In the past, the 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, laser hair removal is an alternative to electrolysis.  Using the LightSheer ™ Diode Laser, a state-of-the-art system specially designed to remove unwanted hair faster, with less discomfort, and more reliably than many other methods.

Understanding laser treatment

A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light.  Different types of lasers produce different colors of light.  The color of light produced by a particular laser is one of the keys to its effect on hair follicles.

The light emitted by the LightSheer ™ Diode Laser is well absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles.  The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment, disabling numerous follicles at a time to eliminate or significantly impede the hair’s regrowth.

Importantly, LightSheer’s special contact-cooling handpiece is perfect for sensitive skin.  It protects and cools the upper layer of the skin before, during, and after each pulse while directing the laser energy to the hair root.  The combination of this aggressive cooling and other key laser parameters allows safe and effective treatment of all skin colors. 

What Can You Expect

The length of a laser session may be a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated.  Because the laser tend to treat hair follicles that are in an active growth phase, more than one treatment may be required to disable hair follicles that subsequently enter this growth phase.

Laser treatment itself may cause a slight tingling sensation.  Most patients tolerate the procedure well.  But because some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, topical anesthesia can be an option.

The appearance of the treated area immediately after a laser session will vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of treatment and skin type.  Immediate after-effects, if any, are minor.  They may include redness and swelling, which disappear in a short time.  Most people return to normal activity right away.  We will be happy to tell you more about your treatment and what you can expect during your consultation. 

Special Notes

1. All treatments are scheduled by appointment only. 2. Expect in an emergency, all cancellations should be made at least 24 hours in advance. 3. Failure to keep or cancel an appointment will result in billing as usual. 4. Payments are made by personal check or cash upon completion of the treatment 5. Promptness is requested.  I try to begin and appointments on schedule.  Please be on time or even early to avoid losing treatment time. 6. All consultations are held in the strictest of confidences. 7. We adhere to the strictest sterilization procedures.  All of our instruments are cleaned, packed & sterilized.