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Laser Hair Removal

laser hair removalThe new LightSheer DUET by Lumenis is the Gold Standard in laser hair removal.

The DUET system offers several innovative improvements over previous laser hair removal systems. Vacuum assisted technology combined with a dramatic increase in the laser spot size enables a greater depth of penetration, and improved absorption of energy at the hair follicle. These improvements mean the treatment times are reduced by 75% in many cases, for instance we can treat backs and legs comfortably, without anesthetics and gels.

The number of treatments required depends on several factors including hair and skin type. Laser hair removal treats hair in an active growth phase. Since all hairs are not in this phase at the same time, 4 or more treatments may be necessary for the best results.

The LightSheer DUET system is a quick and pain free way to permanently remove unwanted hair from your legs, back, face, bikini, and other areas of your body where unwanted hair is a problem.

Denude Med is pleased to be the leading provider of LightSheer DUET in the Metropolitan Area.

The LightSheer DIODE laser system (approved in 1999 by the Food and Drug Administration for permanent hair removal) safely eliminates hundreds of unwanted hair follicles in seconds. In addition to removing hair from the upper lip, chin, bikini, shoulders and back, this technique leaves the skin looking and feeling softer.

What happens during treatment?

The area needs to be shaved according to direction given to you by our specialists. A beam of highly concentrated light (800 nm) is directed to the skin. Without damaging the surrounding tissue, controlled pulses of light penetrate the skin and are absorbed by the hair follicle. The heat generated by the light destroys the potential for growth. After the treatment, sunscreen is applied. The length and the power of the light pulses are adjusted depending on the skin and hair type and reaction to the tested area.

Who is a candidate for treatment?

Women, men have been treated successfully. Treatments are customized according to hair color, skin texture, and body location. Nearly all hair colors (except white & blond) can be treated. As long as the power of the pulse is adjusted.

Is the treatment painful?

Most patients tolerate the procedure well, and do not need local anesthetics. The Laser flashes so quickly that there may only be a mild stinging sensation. A topical anesthetic is an option for sensitive patients.

Are there any possible side effects?

Before the treatment we test the skin in a hidden area with one pulse and evaluate the reaction. You will be notified during your consultation if you are susceptible to these side effects. Negative reactions are rare. Redness, scabbing and blistering sometimes occur at the site of therapy, but fade within a few days. Limiting sun exposure for four to six weeks before and after treatment greatly minimizes the risk of complication. The recommended time for treatment is during fall and winter when sun exposure is minimal.

What are the advantages of the Light Sheer®  laser system?

  • FDA approved
  • Patient can resume regular activities immediately
  • Less pain and complications (as compared to other treatment methods) due to chilling the temperature of the applicator and the computerized adjustable system
  • Large areas can be treated quickly

How long does the procedure take?

Each session will take between 15 and 40 minutes. Five to seven sessions are needed, depending on the area to be treated.


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