Laser Hair Removal San Diego
Laser hair removal targets the entire hair structure, from the hair shaft, down to the follicle. Everyone wants to get rid of their excessive and unwanted body hair. Discomfort and time commitment have previously been associated with laser hair removal. Now, due to the Lumenis LightSheer Duet™ laser’s innovative technology, treatment time has been reduced and discomfort is now also significantly reduced.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I expect?
The LightSheer laser hair removal San Diego solution effectively treats the different hair types and colors as well as the various skin types while providing maximum skin protection. The laser’s wavelength, pulse duration and spot size determine the effectiveness of the treatment and also influence the depth of penetration and treatment speed. Although it is safe for all skin types, we recommend you learn your Fitzpatrick skin type before stepping into the consultation. We will examine your skin anyway, but it’s a great starting point when the laser practitioner sets the protocol.
What type of laser do we use?
The Lumenis LightSheer Duet Laser Hair Removal Solution. The Lumenis LightSheer® systems (DUET™) uses state-of-the-art 805nm diode laser technology that has become the preferred method for photoepilation and is the industry’s ‘Gold Standard’, which ensures safety for all skin types. This laser offers unparalleled treatment speed and efficacy with optimal patient comfort.
Why did the Laser Cafe choose this laser over others?
LightSheer DUET is uniquely equipped to work fast and work efficiently. Its dual heads allow hair reduction in small areas like the face and larger areas like the back. Its touchscreen allows the practitioner to customize protocols to your specific skin. We set your Fitzpatrick skin type, hair color and hair texture to find a setting that works for you. Through our continued laser hair removal San Diego appointments, we can finetune the protocol and also target missing hairs, which will invariably pop up throughout treatment.
When will I see results?
Multiple treatments are required to achieve permanent hair reduction. This is due to the increased effect of the laser on hair in the early growth stage. Not all the hairs are in the same phase at a given time. With the new high speed laser hair removal San Diego system, it ultimately saves you money and time and is a very popular choice now for both men and women who are seeking a long-lasting solution for their unwanted hair.
How does it work?
Repeated laser pulses target existing hair, creating a direction of energy into the hair follicles that prevent future growth.
The High-Speed Integrated Technology (HIT™) incorporates suction to elevate and stretch the skin. In doing so, the laser achieves maximum absorption into hair follicles and fast coverage of large areas, which minimize the sensation of heat.
The ChillTip™ technology uses a proprietary cooling system to momentarily numb the skin to minimize pain, while compressing the hand piece to the skin to rotate the follicle and enable better results.
LightSheer® is more than 75% faster than the average hair reduction session, while providing the patients with optimal comfort.
The LightSheer® allows your provider to truly customize treatment for your hair type, skin type and lifestyle by utilizing 2 different hand pieces and technologies.
What can I expect after treatment?
The appearance of the treated area following treatment varies from patient to patient, depending on the characteristics of the patient and treatment given. During the treatment, some hairs will shed from the follicle immediately, while the remaining will shed in the following weeks. Transient redness and swelling around the hair follicle may appear immediately after the treatment, but are in fact, positive results indicating the follicle’s response to the treatment.
Following the treatment, The Laser Cafe will provide guidelines on how to care for treated skin (such as minimizing excessive sun exposure).
Is it painful?
Discomfort has been significantly reduced for laser hair removal San Diego. The Lightsheer DUET is unparalleled in its ability to maintain patient comfort while penetrating deeply for effective hair reduction.
How does laser hair removal compare to electrolysis?
Laser hair removal is an awesome technology, one that can give the patient a sense of satisfaction and relief that they no longer need to depend on a razor or wax appointment yet again. However, it is not permanent like electrolysis is. Still, laser hair removal triumphs for a number of reasons. First, it is less painful than electrolysis. Second, it is cheaper for larger amounts of hair. Third, it works faster. Imagine getting a full back of hair zapped each hair at a time! Or treating the extra-sensitive armpits with electricity. No thanks!
Will I need a touch-up in the future?
Realistically, yes. The only FDA-approved permanent hair removal is electrolysis. While laser hair removal San Diego is incredibly adept at removing dark, thick and large amounts of hair, it does not target each individual hair follicle in the way electrolysis does. Laser hair removal is efficient, so a touch-up every year or two is the least of your concerns!