Laser Hair Removal
The new LightSheer is at the forefront of laser hair removal technology. It permanently decreases the hair growth on your body after a series of treatments as well as increases the time between shavings after only one treatment. In 2009, nearly 1.3 million Americans underwent laser hair removal due to its proven safety and effectiveness.
Benfits of laser hair removal include:
- Viable alternative to shaving, waxing, and plucking
- Virtually pain-free
- Less expensive
- High-speed permanent hair reduction with customized comfort
- Effective on many skin types
The most common areas for laser hair removal include:
How long does the procedure take?
Treatment times are now shorter than ever with this device. Depending on the area being treated, the timing can range from 5 minutes for the bikini area to 20 minutes for full legs.
Will I need multiple treatments?
Because hair grows in phases, a series of treatments will be needed as new hair enters the growth phase. We recommend 5-8 treatments spaced 5 weeks apart to achieve long term results.
What areas can be treated?
The LightSheer can target the chin, beard, lip, ears, neck, back, chest, underarms, male and female bikini areas (Manzilian and Brazilian), and almost any other area you can think of. Herndon Dermatology offers the state-of-the-art high speed LightSheer® permanent hair reduction treatment. Backs and legs can now be treated comfortably in about 15-20 minutes, with no need for topical anesthetics or messy treatment gel.
Because hair grows in phases, a series of treatments will be needed to remove the hair that subsequently enters the growth phase. Treatments are generally spaced 6-8 weeks apart to compensate for this. Following laser hair removal the treated area may appear slightly red, but this is usually minimal and gone within a few hours. Patients benefit from permanent hair reduction of unwanted body hair with little to no discomfort. Three weeks prior to treatment, patients are told not to use hair removal products such as gels and waxes.
Following laser hair removal, the treated area may appear slightly red, but this is usually minimal and gone within a few hours. If you have tanned skin or have been exposed to a lot of sunlight, you may be asked to wait until the tan has subsided to begin treatment. Additionally, the treated area must be shaved close to the skin immediately prior to treatment – this can be done at home and we will assist in shaving the hard-to-reach areas in the office.