Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

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Laser hair removal is one of the most popular procedures performed in the United States. This permanent and nearly painless procedure maximizes comfort and convenience while delivering long-lasting results. The new LightSheer DUET by Lumenis, which is offered at our Chesterfield office, is the Gold Standard in laser hair removal.

The DUET system offers several innovative improvements over previous laser hair removal systems. The treatment utilizes vacuum-assisted technology combined with a dramatic increase in the laser spot size, enabling a greater depth of penetration. Absorption of energy is improved at the follicular level, increasing the procedure’s effectiveness. These improvements mean the treatment times are reduced by 75% in many cases. Now, we can treat backs and legs comfortably, without anesthetics and gels, in a very reasonable amount of time.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Though laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in America, few patients understand exactly how it works. During the procedure, a laser will emit a light, which is absorbed by the pigment in hair. The light energy converts to heat within the hair, damaging the follicle. The damage prevents and/or delays future hair growth. Simply put, the procedure is the controlled and painless burning of hair follicles.

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What to Expect During this Procedure

Unlike most laser hair removal treatments, the LightSheer DUET does not require the use of gel or anesthesia, significantly improving the patient experience. During the procedure, a technician will choose the best handpiece for the hair they are treating. The larger, high speed handpiece is ideal for larger parts of the body, while the ET or CX, which measure just under and just under a square centimeter each, are perfect for smaller, more targeted areas.

Your treatment time will depend on size of the targeted skin. The number of treatments required depends on several factors, including hair and skin type. Laser removal treats hair in an active growth phase. Since all hairs are not in this phase at the same time, 4 or more treatments may be necessary for the best results.

The LightSheer DUET system is a quick and pain free way to permanently remove unwanted hair from your legs, back, face, bikini, and other areas of your body where unwanted hair is a problem. If you’re interested in trying this procedure for yourself, contact our Chesterfield, Missouri office today.

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Dermatologists and Laser Hair Removal Specialists

Laser hair removal treatments are among the most commonly performed at dermatology and aesthetician offices. Only a qualified doctor or technician should complete the procedure. While the LightSheer DUET is a nearly foolproof system, you want an experienced professional to walk you through the process. This is exactly what we can do at West County Dermatology. To learn more about how this procedure can improve your complexion and lifestyle, schedule a consultation today.

Some of our patients prefer to combine cosmetic treatments with laser hair removal. This can include spider vein treatment, skin fillers, or getting additional skin care product recommendations.

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