Hair Removal with LightSheer™ Diode Laser System. The LightSheer™ Diode Laser System was specially designed for the safe, efficient removal of hair. It has the wavelength, fluence, pulse width, and an active epidermal cooling system - the ChillTip™ - ideally suited for laser hair removal. This gold standard in permanent hair reduction is clinically documented and results are proven.
The laser light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the melanin (pigment) found in the hair shaft. This raises the temperature to a level sufficient to destroy the targeted hair structures, thus preventing hair re-growth. The LightSheer™ system's cooling is provided by the patented ChillTip™ technology, cooling the surrounding epidermis and thereby minimizing collateral epidermal damage caused by light absorption by pigment in the epidermis. (In other words the hair follicle is destroyed without damaging the skin.) A permanent reduction in the number of re-growing hairs is usually achieved following each treatment. The treatments are safe with no permanent side effects. Only a slight redness to the skin might occur which clears after a day or two.
The LightSheer™ laser hair removal system is a proven technology and is approved by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration). Lumenis™ has over 30 years of technical experience in medical and cosmetic laser technology field. No other hair removal system offers the same combination of product excellence and customer service and support.
In South Africa, a certificate from Directorate: Radiation Control (Department of Health) is also required. To get the certificate one must comply with certain standards, e.g. only a licensed importer can import the equipment, and the treatment cubicles must comply with certain safety standards. Laser is light and not radiation. Research has shown no links to laser as a cause of cancer.
Hair Removal Applications
ightSheer™ safely and effectively treats all skin types including tanned skin. For darker skin types and people with tans, appropriate fluences are generally lower and appropriate pulse widths are generally longer to prevent damage to the epidermis. Using the appropriate treatment parameters, people with all skin types can benefit from laser hair removal with the LightSheer™. Virtually any area with dark hair excluding areas very close to the eyes can be treated. The following areas are treated frequently for both men and woman: