LightSheer® Desire™ Laser Hair Removal at Skin Solutions
Now you can be free of unwanted hair – once and for all. No more tweezing, shaving, waxing, or chemical depilatories.
LightSheer Desire is a revolutionary hair removal system that works quickly, gently, and reliably. Using a non-invasive laser beam, LightSheer Desire focuses laser energy through skin to disable unwanted hair follicles. LightSheer can safely remove hair from all parts of the body including cheeks, legs, arms, underarms, and back and sensitive areas such as ears, nose, chest, women’s breasts, and bikini line. In most cases, four treatments are all that is needed.
With the LightSheer Desire system used at Skin Solutions, no topical anesthetics are required, and treatment time is reduced up to 75%.
This safe, effective procedure promises long-lasting or even permanent results. With LightSheer, you can finally say “good riddance” to unwanted hair.
How does LightSheer Desire work?
The LightSheer Desire system generates highly concentrated laser energy through a cooled handpiece placed on your skin. As the laser energy penetrates the skin, it is absorbed by the pigment found in hair follicles. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment. In this way, LightSheer selectively disables many follicles at a time, destroying unwanted hair or significantly hindering its regrowth.
The procedure is computer-guided and won’t affect any surrounding tissue. LightSheer Desire treatments typically provide 80% permanent reduction, plus or minus 20% re-growth that is finer, lighter, and thinner.
LightSheer Desire special handpiece cools and protects the skin before, during, and after each pulse while directing the laser energy to the hair root. This helps make the procedure comfortable, safe, and effective for people of all skin colors.
Is LightSheer Desire a better choice than electrolysis?
At Skin Solutions, we see many advantages to using the LightSheer Desire system. While electrolysis is a popular form of long-term hair removal, it can be painful and slow. During electrolysis, an electric current passes through a needle to destroy follicles, hair by hair. Electrolysis can take months or even years of regular treatments to remove hair on even a small area such as the upper lip.
With LightSheer Desire, hundreds of hair follicles are disabled in less than one second; with electrolysis, this might take an hour. The LightSheer Desire system is quick, highly effective and relatively comfortable.
What happens during LightSheer Desire treatment?
Hair removal with LightSheer Desire is an in-office procedure. Treatment may take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. Your Skin Solutions aesthetician will gently place the cooled handpiece against your skin. As pulses of laser energy are beamed through the handpiece, you might feel a tingling sensation or mild sting, which is generally not too uncomfortable. We recommend a topical anesthetic available at your local pharmacy for sensitive body areas.
After treatment, you can return to your normal activities right away. We usually recommend that you follow a special skincare regimen tailored to your skin type after laser treatments. We also advise using sunscreen on any treated areas that may be exposed to the sun.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments needed depends on individual hair growth. Because the laser tends to target hair follicles that are in an active growth phase, at least four treatments are needed in order to disable follicles that enter the active growth phase later. The location, density, and resilience of the hair being treated are other determining factors.
Are there side effects with LightSheer?
Any side effects of LightSheer tend to be minor and include a slight reddening or swelling of the skin, which usually lasts from 3 to 5 days. In rare cases, there might be some blistering at the treatment site.
Who should consider LightSheer Desire hair removal treatment?
Any woman or man with unwanted hair is a candidate for LightSheer. The system works best for dark hair growing on light skin. We’ll be happy to tell you more about this procedure during your complimentary consultation at Skin Solutions.
Come talk to us!
Schedule a free consult with a Skin Solutions aesthetician to find out if LightSheer® Desire laser hair removal is right for you. We’ll evaluate your skin and recommend the best skincare regimen and treatments to fit your needs.