Laser hair removal is among the most popular aesthetic procedures performed in the United States, and for good reason – nearly everyone has unwanted hair in at least one location on their body, if not in multiple areas. With LightSheer® QUATTRO™ laser hair removal at EsthetixMD, patients in the Bend, OR area can achieve not just reduce their unwanted hair, but also a boost in confidence knowing that their skin is smooth and hair-free.
How laser hair removal works
Each hair follicle on your head goes through a growth cycle consisting of three phases. The first phase, called the anagen phase, is when the individual strand of hair is actively growing. This phase lasts the longest – up to 7 years in some cases! After the anagen phase is complete, the catagen phase begins. This is a short phase that lasts around 10 days. The telogen phase is the final stage, where the follicle releases the strand of hair and it falls out. The follicle then stays inactive for about three months before once again starting the active anagen phase.
Laser hair removal works by targeting hair follicles in the active anagen phase. These follicles absorb the light emitted by the laser, which is then converted to heat that damages the follicle and prohibits future hair growth. Since only hairs in the anagen phase can be targeted, several laser hair removal treatments are necessary to achieve most people’s goals.
What makes LightSheer laser hair removal different?
The LightSheer laser system is truly remarkable and offers a greater versatility than many other laser hair removal options that are available. With both 805 nm and 1060 nm wavelengths, it can be used on any skin type, and can be customized based on your:
- Hair color
- Skin type
The LightSheer QUATTRO includes several features that truly set it apart. It is equipped with a high-speed vacuum assisted technology for hair removal as the laser works to target the hair follicle and prevent future growth. The laser energy is delivered more efficiently than many other lasers and provides rapid coverage for fast treatment times, without any gels or anesthetics necessary. In addition, ChillTip™ integrated cooling technology is used to keep your skin cool and comfortable during treatment, resulting in decreased pain and keeping your skin healthy and protected. Several clinical studies have validated the LightSheer technology and patients have high satisfaction levels after their treatment is complete. With each LightSheer QUATTRO treatment, patients achieve a 10-12 percent permanent hair reduction in the treatment area, including fewer ingrown hairs.
The LightSheer QUATTRO laser is so versatile that it can also be used for other conditions, such as:
- Wrinkle reduction
- Pigmented lesions
- Vascular lesions
If you are interested in learning more about these indications, just call us to ask!
Am I a good candidate?
Patients who have unwanted hair in any area of their body may be good candidates for LightSheer QUATTRO treatment. In a personalized consultation, we will help you determine whether this treatment is right for you. Patients with excessive exposure to the sun, tanning booths, sunless tanner in the area being treated, tattoos in the treatment area, or who are taking medications that cause sun sensitivity should not receive LightSheer QUATTRO treatment. Prior to treatment, you need to avoid tweezing, waxing, and depilatories, and the area that is being treated will need to be shaved.
EsthetixMD has extensive experience with helping patients remove unwanted hair. With seven different types of hair removal devices available to treat all types of skin and hair colors, we have performed thousands of hair removal treatments for our satisfied patients. To say goodbye to your unwanted hair, call us in Bend, OR today to schedule your consultation! Our office can be reached at (541) 303-9155.