LASER HAIR REMOVAL COMMON QUESTIONS
A: Most people with lighter skin should feel no pain as they will undergo laser hair removal with the Light Sheer Duet, which is considered the latest and pain free hair removal. Other people describe the feeling similar to a pinch of a rubber band. Although pain is an individual feeling, most clients express the sensation as tolerable.
Q: What should I do before my treatment?
A: Try to avoid sun exposure. Hair can be more aggressively treated without a fresh tan. Having hair is essential to having a successful treatment. You can not wax, tweeze, thread or have electrolysis for 4 weeks before a treatment. The best way to manage hair before is to shave, trim, or use cream depilatories. The day of your treatment the hair will need to be freshly shaved.
Q: What should I expect after a treatment?
A: After a treatment the skin may be red and bumpy. This is absolutely normal. Post treatment, we recommend protecting the area from the sun to avoid any additional heat to the area, as well as avoiding activities such as exercise, saunas, and other activities which may irritate the area or induce heat for 24-48 hours immediately after treatment. The area should be moisturized with a soothing cream and cleansed with a mild soap as advised by our laser technicians.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Hair grows in continuous cycles. The anagen or growth phase of hair contains the largest amounts of melanin and this phase is the laser's target. From scientific studies we understand that any area contains a maximum of 20-30% of anagen hairs at one time, thus, these anagen hairs are affected each treatment. Most clients will require a minimum of three treatments. Repeated sessions are necessary. Finer hair and dark skin clients may require 6-8 treatments. If you suffer from a hormone imbalance your treatments may be ongoing. To have effective treatments it is imperative that they be sequenced. Every client's expectations of hair loss are different. Some may be happy with 50-60% loss and may want to discontinue and others will want to continue until they reach their maximum loss of 80-95%.
Q: How long should I wait between treatments?
A: Waiting time may vary with individuals. The general guideline is 4-6 weeks for neck and above areas and 6-8 weeks for areas below the neck.
Q: What should I do to manage the hair between treatments?
A: You should not have much hair to manage. If you need to, shaving or trimming is the most effective way to manage hair growth between treatments.
Q: Are the Results Permanent?
A: The LightSheer Duet laser has been cleared by the FDA for hair removal and permanent hair reduction on all skin types and tanned skin. To achieve a satisfactory level of clearance, 4-6 treatments are typically required.
Q: Does laser hair removal create or treat ingrown hairs?
A: The laser will not create ingrown hairs. If you suffer from them the laser will produce an effective treatment to clear the ingrown hairs.
Q: Does the LightSheer Infiity work on different skin colors? A: The LightSheer Infinity laser system safely and effectively treats all skin types
Q: Does the LightSheer Infinity work on tanned skins? A: Yes. By using the 1064 wavelength, tan skin can be safely treated! Q: Why should I use the LightSheer Infinity Laser System rather than the methods I've been using for years? A: The LightSheer technology was clinically validated in more than 50 peer reviewed articles and white papers. With the LightSheer INFINITY, Lumenis perfected its well-established innovative technology. By leveraging the clinically validated advantages of the 805nm wavelength- speed, comfort, safety and efficacy to an additional wavelength- the 1060nm- Lumenis created the most advanced dual wavelength system in the market enabling the treatment of all skin types all year round!
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Dr. Lawrence Shaw offers cosmetic breast and plastic surgery for Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, including procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction, rhinoplasty, cosmetic facial and eyelid surgery. He serves Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Glendale, Tempe, Chandler and cosmetic surgery patients from across Arizona. With the exception of the photo gallery which are all patients of Lawrence W. Shaw, MD, all other photos on this website are models and not actual patients unless stated otherwise. © 2012 Lawrence Shaw, MD
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8913 E. Bell Road #201
Scottsdale, AZ 85260