LIMESTONE LASER CLINIC LASER HAIR REMOVAL
How LightSheer™ works
A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. The light emitted by the LightSheer™ diode is well absorbed by the pigment (melanin) located in hair follicles (fig 1). Prior to the procedure, the area is shaved (fig 2). During the procedure, the upper layer of the skin is compressed and cooled with the special cooling handpiece (fig 3). Then the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, long enough to heat up the hair and significantly impede the follicle's ability to re-grow (fig. 4). The result: permanent hair reduction in the treated area.
Recommendations Before The Treatments
The best and most important recommendation before your laser treatment is to make sure that you have received an answer to all your questions regarding your upcoming sessions. The best client is the one that is most informed.
We advise you not to withhold any relevant medical history while filling out your initial questionnaire. Our experienced technician will evaluate every candidate individually and make suitable recommendations.
- You must be freshly shaven before each laser sessions.
- Do not wear dark clothes or dark underwear near the area to be treated.
- Your skin must be clean and free of creams or oils.
- Do not use anti-perspirant or deodorant before treatment in the underarm.
- To maximize your treatment, you should avoid waxing or sugaring one month before laser sessions.
- Plan your activities based on the fact that you will have light redness for a few hours following the treatment.
- One week before treatment, avoid tanning lotions, whitening agents, products containing retinoids, glycolics or products containing hydroquinone.
- If you have taken Accutane for acne or any other purpose in the last 6 months treatment must be delayed.
Recommendation After Treatment
In most cases, no care or attention is needed following a laser treatment. However, it is important to follow these recommendation to allow the area treated to have the best recovery time.
Just remember that redness, mild edema, a sensation of itchiness and small blisters are frequent and normal reactions. Application of a cold compress, or creams like Polysporin will help to calm this temporary irritation.
For best results:
- Avoid taking a bath or shower for a few hours following the treatment.
- Avoid applying make-up for a few hours (if face was treated) after the treatment.
- Avoid irritating the area treated (e.g. friction from rough clothing).
- Avoid touching the small crust, or blisters which may appear after treatment.
- Avoid exposing yourself to the sun or a tanning bed for 2 weeks after the treatment.
- Avoid applying creams or oils other than those recommended after the treatment.
After Laser Treatment You Can:
In the days that follow the treatment, you may notice an increase in hair growth. This is actually the base of the destroyed hair being ejected.
Use of exfoliate gloves or rubbing with a dry towel accelerates the removal of the destroyed hair.
Shaving in between laser sessions increases the efficiency of the next treatment, especially where the hair is fine.
Moisturize skin daily (laser treatments may dry skin mildly). Our staff can recommend a moisturizing cream for your skin type.
Following recommendations and a pre-established schedule of care will maximize your results and satisfaction. Do not forget all lasers are not identical, and all clients do not have the same experiences; the best results and advice will come from our technician, not from outside sources.
Risk of Complications
In laser hair removal, like in any procedure, some complications may arise. Most complications are minimal. We wish to deliver all information as we know it. The vast majority of clients are both pleased and excited about their Laser results.
Coherent AMT, the manufacturer of the LightSheer™, informs us that in a few cases, some patients treated showed some red discolouring of their skin. For most clients this situation is temporary but in a few isolated cases this may be long lasting.
A secondary complication which is far more frequent, benign and temporary, is the formation of small blisters which usually becomes crusty after a few days. This skin reaction does not leave any scars. It is recommended in these cases to apply an antibiotic ointment such as Polysporin 2-5 times a day for a few days. This should help speed up healing.
In extremely rare cases, more severe burns (2nd degree) may be observed in small areas . If these reactions occur, medication may be needed and consultation with a family physician suggested. Most of these cases occur in clients with skin types 5 or 6 (dark skin colouring). All minor complications will be managed by our experienced staff. Referral to doctors will be recommended if necessary.
Rest assured that in the initial consultation, a spot test will be done by our experienced technician as an important step in eliminating the possibility of complications.
We believe a happy client is one who achieves or exceeds their expectations.
That is our goal.
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