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Laser Hair Removal



Understanding Hair Removal

In the past, the usual remedies for unwanted hair were plucking, shaving, waxing or chemical depilatories. Some are painful, some are messy, and all are only temporary. For long term hair removal, electrolysis is popular and effective, but can be painful and slow. Hair by hair, an electric current passes through a needle to destroy the hair root’s ability to grow. It typically takes months or even years of regular visits – even for small areas, like the upper lip. Risks include electrical shock, infection, pitting or scarring.

Now, there is a more effective solution, the LightSheer Diode Laser. LightSheer is a state-of-the-art system specially designed to remove unwanted hair faster, less painfully and more reliably than electrolysis. Depending on your needs, most body areas can be treated with the LightSheer Diode Laser.

Understanding Laser Treatment

The laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the light emitted by the LightSheer Diode Laser. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment, disabling several follicles at a time to eliminate or significantly impede the hair’s regrowth.

What You Can Expect

The laser session may last from only a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated. Because the laser tends to treat hair follicles that are in an active growth phase, more than one treatment may be required to disable hair follicles.

The laser treatment itself can cause a slight tingling sensation. For more sensitive areas of the body, topical anesthesia is available.

We will be happy to tell you more about your treatment and what you can expect during your consultation.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons Ltd
1130 HIGHWAY 315, Suite 2
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Phone: 570-821-2820
Fax: 570-825-7962
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