Unwanted body hair can affect both men and women. Whether it is excess facial hair or a hairy chest or back, most adults spend a great deal of time and money on temporary hair removal treatment methods like creams, waxing, shaving products, and gels, with limited results. For many people in San Diego, chemical products and razors can also irritate the skin, leading to painful ingrown hairs, rashes, and even permanent scarring in many cases.
The LightSheer DUET laser hair removal system by Lumenis offers significant improvements over the Gold Standard LightSheer, making it the ideal solution for safely, comfortably, and efficiently removing hair from larger surface areas like the back, legs, and bikini line. With vacuum-assisted technology and an increased spot size of 22 x 35 mm, the DUET laser system removes hair in less time and with less prep time than other lasers. Some of the key features of LightSheer DUET include:
- Remove hair from legs or backs in as little as 15 minutes
- Cuts treatment time by as much as 75%
- Smooth and comfortable application eliminates the need for prep times
- Gentle enough to administer treatment without the need for topical anesthesia
The LightSheer DUET is made up of two optimal wavelengths 800 nm diode hair removal systems on the same platform. The increased spot size gives the DUET a larger depth of penetration, which allows for a greater rate of absorption of the laser’s energy source to the targeted hair follicles.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
The most common causes of excessive facial and body hair are genetics, heredity, and hormonal imbalances, particularly in women with health conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome. Depending on the location, coarseness, skin tone, and melanin levels, laser hair removal offers the best solution for male and female adults looking for an effective solution for permanent removal of unwanted hair on the face and body.
Laser Hair Removal Candidates
You may benefit from laser hair removal treatments at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego if you have excessive and embarrassing hair growth anywhere on the face and body, including:
- Upper lip and face
- Chin and neck
- Bikini line
- Arms and hands
- Legs and toes
What to Expect
Laser hair removal works by targeting the melanin in the hair follicles with heat to curtail growth. Lightsheer DUET technology offers customizable settings to make it effective and efficient on all hair colors, textures, and skin types. Traditional laser hair removal treatments have been most successful on people with dark hair and fairer skin, but the Lumenis LightSheer DUET safely provides advanced hair removal for a range of hair types and skin colors with state of the art adjustments to the laser’s key components:
- Pulse duration
- Spot size
- Depth of penetration
- Treatment speed
As anyone who has undergone any form of hair removal knows, the procedure (and aftermath) can be quite uncomfortable and downright painful in many cases. Luckily, LightSheer DUET’s advanced design allows for greater efficiency in targeting the hair follicle with pain reduction for overall comfort and satisfaction.
Laser treatments can remove hair from larger surface areas on the body, but several treatments are necessary to be effective. The melanin in the hair follicles is targeted during the growth phase. There are several stages of hair growth, and because all hair may not grow uniformly, and be in different stages of growth at the time of treatment, most people require at least five laser treatments spaced four to five weeks apart to achieve the best hair removal results.
The board-certified, award-winning dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in Del Mar offer comprehensive consultations to help each patient find the best treatment options for their individual needs and skin care requirements. In addition to Lightsheer DUET, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology also offers permanent hair removal with Cynosure Apogee Elite and Candela GentleMax Pro laser treatments.
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