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High Speed LightSheer – Reduces Treatment Times up to 75% & Significantly Improves Comfort with its Vacuum Assisted Technology. Backs and legs can now be treated comfortably in about 15-20 minutes, with no need for topical anesthetics or messy treatment gel.

The High Speed LightSheer produces a larger beam of highly concentrated light. The light emitted is well absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicles (melanin). During the hair removal procedure, the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, allowing the hair to absorb the light and heat up. As the hair follicle heats up, the hair shaft and bulb are damaged. This significantly reduces the hair’s ability to re-grow, and results in permanent hair reduction over time.

  • Dramatically increased treatment spot size for faster coverage
  • Vacuum-assist technology significantly improves treatment comfort
  • No topical anesthetic is required, which eliminates lengthy preparation
  • No treatment gel is used either, saving additional time
  • High Speed LightSheer reduces treatment times up to 75%

How can I tell if I’m a good candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
The best candidates are people with fair complexions, and dark coarse hair. Gray and blond hair cannot be removed with any laser. Darker skin clients have to be treated with lower settings, which usually means more treatments. Ultimately, the results will be the same most likely as lighter skin clients. Recently tanned skin (even with sunless tanners) cannot be treated because the skin will over react to the laser heat.

How many treatments are needed?
At any period of time, only about 60% of the hairs are in the particular growth phrase that is susceptible to the laser. Therefore, 4-6 treatments with 3-8 week intervals are needed. Shorter intervals are for the lips, ears, nose, neck and bikini area. The back, chest and legs need about 6-8 weeks between treatments. More treatments than 6 might be needed, especially in the facial area.

What should my expectations be regarding amount of hair loss?
One can expect permanent hair reduction but not complete permanent hair removal. NO type of laser or IPL hair removal can remove 100% of the hair. The goal should be between 80% and 95% hair loss. Sometimes the hair is shocked into a prolonged dormant phase and starts to re-grow months later.

What should I do and expect after a treatment?
Immediately after the procedure, the hair follicle that has been terminally affected will gradually purge over the next 2 weeks to one month. One can expect some very mild redness that shouldn’t lead to any changes to one’s normal activities, including shaving. The one exception is to limit overheating the skin until it returns to its normal state. Typically the post procedure management includes:

  • Strict sun avoidance (both before and after treatment for 3 weeks)
  • Application of micronized zinc or similar high SPF sunscreen
  • Skin products recommended by the physician and aesthetician
  • Cold pack applications for the first several hours if the skin is red

Who is legally allowed to perform Laser hair removal?
According to the Florida Board of Medicine: "With respect to laser hair removal, the Board of Medicine has previously stated that a Physician, an Osteopathic Physician, a Physician Assistant under the supervision of a physician, an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner under protocols with a physician, or an Electrologist working under the direct supervision and responsibility of a Physician is required."

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