Laser Hair Removal - South Tyler Dermatology - Laser Hair Removal - Tyler, TX

Laser Hair Reduction

If you are tired of unwanted hair or shaving consider Laser Hair Reduction.

Lightsheer Diode Lasers emit near-infrared laser light that is absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicle. The laser is pulsed, or turned on, for only a fraction of a second. The duration of each pulse is just long enough to damage the follicle while the system's unique, patented contact cooling handpiece, the ChillTip helps protect the skin by conductive cooling during the laser energy delivery.

The Lightsheer Diode laser system safely and effectively treats all skin types (Fitzpatrick skin types I-VI) for darker skin types, appropriate fluences are generally lower and appropriate pulse widths are generally longer to prevent damage to the epidermis. Using the appropriate treatment parameters, however, people with all skin types can benefit from laser hair removal with the lightsheer.

Because the hair grows in cycles , multiple treatments are necessary. Most patients require 5 - 10 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart. The waiting time allows inactive hairs to become active and start growing. It is only when hair follicles are active that they can be effectively treated.

Hair grows in cycles. At any given time, only about one third of your hairs are active and growing. Every 6-8 weeks the cycle shifts and resting follicles start growing hairs while active follicles shed their hair and enter a dormant state. Only during the active growing stage can the hair by permanently reduced.

Side effects:
Redness, burning, and mild discomfort. Laser hair reduction is recommended for dark course hair. It has little to no effect on light colored or red hair. Not recommended for patients that are pregnant or are prone to scarring.

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South Tyler Dermatology
Dermatologist: Dannise Beckley, MD
5791 Copeland Rd.
Tyler, TX 75703
(903) 509-3004

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