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Laser Hair Reduction: Faster and Easier than Ever

By Dr. Susan Van Dyke
July 29, 2012

Laser hair removal is now as routine as shaving. With its popularity consistently growing, the technology continues to progress into exciting, new territory. The latest advancement, the LightSheer DUET laser, has revolutionized the way laser hair removal is done. This technology is breakthrough, as treatments are three times faster than conventional lasers—and, unlike other lasers, it is essentially pain free. This opens up the procedure to many who were either afraid to try it previously (fearing pain) or tried it once and swore it off. Men with hairy backs who would rather wax (OUCH!) can rejoice and women who swear by a daily shaving routine can now ditch the razors forever.

What’s the best part about this innovative laser? It saves you time on the treatment, as the procedure only takes 15 minutes. This makes it easier to fit into any schedule, not to mention the cost of the treatment is less because it saves time for your medical provider.

LightSheer DUET Gets the Job Done…Quickly

This new technology harnesses the gold standard LightSheer laser, which has been revered for its efficacy as it uses a new method of delivering the laser light. The aspect of the laser that dermatologists find exciting is the DUET treatment “tip”— a portion of the laser that meets the surface of the skin. This tip is five times larger than a traditional laser tip, which means it treats a much larger area with a single treatment. A larger tip also decreases any discomfort significantly. Because the tip is larger than most lasers, it allows the procedure to operate at a lower energy level, while accomplishing the same hair removal results as traditional lasers. The only sensations include mild warmth and a gentle suction used to draw the skin closer to the laser source.

This fast and virtually painless hair removal treatment is easy, affordable and pleasant. Unlike many laser hair removal treatments, nearly any skin type can be safely and effectively treated with LightSheer DUET; from the fairest to the darkest skin, including those that tan frequently.

Things to Remember Before Getting Laser Hair Removal

Before you make an appointment, keep in mind that several treatments are needed to achieve permanent results. Because the lasers work by breaking down and destroying the dark pigment in the hair, laser hair removal is most effective when the treated hair is darker than the surrounding skin. It is very important to make sure your treatment is done by a certified laser technician and directly supervised by a qualified physician. Due to the laser’s sensitivity to dark pigment, it will also target the skin’s melanin if the treatment is not administered properly. That means that those with darker skin can become more susceptible to laser mishaps.

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