Laser Hair Removal is a popular procedure that can eliminate the inconvenience of shaving and be waxing for both men and women. Getting rid of unwanted face and body at unparalleled speed and comfort and affordability is now a reality. It is a safe and effective treatment that leaves patients with smooth hair free skin.
At SW11 Medical Centre we use the Lumenis Lightsheer Desire Laser System. By using one of the most advanced clinically tested and proven Laser Hair Removal systems on the market, we can provide patients with all skin types and hair colour the fast and effective results they desire.
As hair has different stages of growth, a series of treatments is necessary for maximum results and is highly recommended.
What is the LightSheer Desire Laser?
The LightSheer Desire works by combining two technologies- High-Speed Integrated Technology (HIT), which uses an advanced vacuum-like technique to reduce hair in larger patches, and ChillTip Technology, which uses a specialized cooling mechanism to maximize patient comfort while treating smaller or more delicate areas with precision.
The LightSheer Desire technology has been clinically tested and proven to be suitable for all skin types, and for both men and women alike. If you have an unwanted body or facial hair, the LightSheer Desire can help you. Common treatment areas include:
Before LightSheer technology, removing hair from large areas such as the back or legs could be painful, expensive, and extremely time-consuming. With the LightSheer Desire though, treatments for those large areas can be done in as little as ten to fifteen minutes, without any need for gels, anaesthetics, or other preparation. At the same time, the LightSheer Desire’s versatility allows it to treat the more delicate face or bikini region just as quickly.
How Does It Work?
The LightSheer Desire uses a laser with an 805nm diode wavelength, the new gold standard for all skin types. Repeated pulses from the laser first reducing existing hair, and then allow the laser’s heat to penetrate the skin and direct energy into the hair follicles, reducing future growth. Compared to other laser treatments, the LightSheer Desire’s larger spot size allows for deeper penetration with fewer pulses, decreasing the likelihood of future regrowth, while also allowing for a faster treatment.
The Desire offers three different treatment spot sizes for maximum versatility, and each uses specialized technology suited to that particular spot size. For the largest spot size, the High-Speed Integrated Technology incorporates suction to elevate and stretch the skin. By stretching the skin thinner, the laser achieves maximum absorption into hair follicles, while minimizing the physical sensation of heat. For the two smaller spot sizes, the ChillTip technology uses a specialized cooling system to achieve the same effect. The cold raises the hair follicle, allowing for easier hair reduction and deeper penetration, while also momentarily numbing the skin to minimize pain.
The Treatment Procedure
The treatment takes 15 – 60 minutes depending on the area(s) to be treated.
Typically performed without anaesthetic but a topical numbing cream will be provided if requested. Eye shields will also be given as protection.
The practitioner will evaluate the area to be treated and apply cooling gel prior that works as a conductor for the laser.
During the treatment, the practitioner will guide the hand-piece over an area to be treated. Patients typically experience the minimal pain of a prickling feeling or increased sensation of heat during treatment.
After treatment, a cooling serum is applied if needed.
Post-treatment guidelines will be provided to the patient and sun exposure of treated area needs to be avoided until redness disappears, usually within a few hours. If sun exposure cannot be avoided we recommend using and reapplying sunscreen with SPF 50 or higher.
What results can I expect?
The LightSheer Desire offers smaller, more streamlined handpieces that can be swapped out instantly. This allows for a faster, less invasive, and more comfortable treatment session than ever before. Comfort and time have long been the biggest obstacles for hair reduction, but with the LightSheer Desire, those obstacles are a thing of the past. So you can expect, smooth hair-free skin at an affordable price.
Achieve greater than 90% hair reduction in as little as 4 treatments!
Will it hurt?
Typically patients may feel a warming sensation of the skin, however, the Chilltip numbs the skin to minimize discomfort. A cooling gel post-treatment can be applied if needed.