Laser hair removal is an effective treatment to remove unwanted hair on the face and body—from the upper lips and chin to legs, arms, back and shoulders. Early lasers worked only on dark hair on light skin, but the latest technologies have made it possible to treat people with darker skin as well.
The light energies that are delivered by the Lightsheer Diode laser destroy the hair follicle. With each treatment, only the follicles in their first stage of growth, anagen, are susceptible to treatment, which is why laser treatments are provided in a series.
Most patients will average 6 treatments to see desired results. Treatments are scheduled 4 to 8 weeks apart to correctly follow the hair growth pattern to consistently reduce unwanted hair.
During the course of treatment, hair may be shaved, trimmed, and cut. It may not be tweezed, waxed, or removed with depilatories. This disrupts the hair growth pattern by causing trauma and resistance to the follicle. Though many share this concern, the hair in the treatment area will not grow back darker or courser due to shaving. With each treatment, fewer hair follicles remain.