Today, laser hair removal is the gold standard for permanent hair reduction. The team at EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center in Bend recommends laser hair removal with the LightSheer DUET system for safe, efficient treatment and sleek results.
Over an adult lifetime, shaving, tweezing, waxing, and depilatories add up to a great deal of cost and many hours of time . . . for results that are temporary. The benefits of laser hair removal are lasting. Keep reading to learn more about the scientific principles that make it possible.
Hair gets color from melanin, pigments produced by a special kind of cell called melanocytes. During laser hair removal treatment, the clinician directs focused light energy in a specific wavelength at problematic hair growth. This wavelength is absorbed by melanin at the hair follicle, a sheath of cells at the hair root, without targeting melanin in the skin.
Laser energy heats and destroys follicles in the active growth stage. For a few weeks after treatment, the body expels damaged hairs from skin. This is not new growth. You may shave it, but please do not wax or tweeze. Once this hair falls out, growth is noticeably finer and sparser.
Hair grows in three cycles, with only those in the anagen phase responding to laser treatment. Thus, a series of laser sessions (usually four to seven, depending on your unique growth cycle) are necessary for optimal resolution. Treatments are spaced a month to six weeks apart, depending on face or body. This time frame is customized to the patient’s specific hair growth.
Results are permanent in up to 95 percent of treated follicles. Periodic re-treatment, once or twice a year, resolves any regrowth, and keeps skin silky-smooth and hair-free.
While laser hair removal has been around for a while, the LightSheer DUET system offers some significant advantages over earlier devices.
LightSheer DUET uses a vacuum-assisted handpiece. Skin is gently pulled snug against the applicator. This accomplishes three purposes:
This comfort level makes LightSheer Duet ideal for delicate areas such as face and bikini line. Treatment is so gentle that topical anesthetic is not needed, although it is always an option for those with sensitive skin. The LightSheer DUET applicator has the largest spot size. That means sizable areas like the back, chest, and legs are treated efficiently – in as little as 15 minutes – reducing treatment time by about 75 percent. With fully customizable settings, this system is safe for most skin and hair color combinations.
You may be wondering about LightSheer laser cost. That depends on your personalized treatment plan. Call (541) 303-9155 to schedule a consultation at EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center in Bend, OR to learn more about LightSheer DUET laser hair removal.