If you suffer from Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB) the LightSheer also stands as an effective altnative treatment.
The improved LightSheer Laser System has a larger spot size and integrated vacuum-assist technology. The LightSheer Duet enables backs and legs to be comfortably treated, quickly, without any need for cooling or topical anaesthetic.
LightSheer: Am I suitable?
The LightSheer Laser System removes unwanted hair and permanent hair reduction from a wide variety of patients. All skin types including tanned skin and a broad range of hair colours are suitable, but, pale coloured, or blonde hair results can be disappointing.
LightSheer: What's the treatment like?
The treatment begins by trimming away the hair just above the skin. You will be asked to wear glasses to protect your eyes from the laser light. Next a cold gel will be spread over the area that is to be treated. The LightSheer hand piece is then applied to your skin and the treatment can begin.
The light emitted by the LightSheer laser is absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. During the procedure, the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, long enough to heat up the hair and significantly hinder the follicle's ability to re-grow. This process treats numerous hair follicles simultaneously, therefore larger areas of the body and be treated quickly and effectively. The LightSheer technology provides a continuous cooling contact with the skin to ensure patient safety and comfort.
When the treatment ends and the gel is removed, much of the hair is wiped off with it an the remaining hair falls out over the next week or two.
LightSheer: What about after?
You should limit your sun exposure before and after each treatment to minimise the risk of complications.
There is no downtime with this treatment.
LightSheer: Are there any risks or side effects?
Side effects are rare, but you can experience some swelling and reddening on the treated area, but this typically goes away in a couple of hours. On rare occasions, some blistering or bruising may occur, and the skin could become temporarily darker or lighter following treatment. Damage to surrounding tissue can occur but this can be minimised by experienced practitioners.
LightSheer: What will it cost me?
It completely depends where you have it done and how big the area being treated is.