LightSheer Laser Hair Removal - Pros and Cons

If you want to get rid of unwanted body hair permanently, electrolysis and laser hair removal treatments offer promising results. Laser hair removal technology breaks down the hair at its root without damaging the surrounding skin. It is most effective for those with dark hair and fair skin because the laser only ‘finds’ the follicle because of its darker color. The LightSheer device is one of the latest innovations in laser hair removal, and is considered to be the ‘gold standard’ for permanent hair removal procedures. It is a non-invasive laser that offers promising results for both men and women.

Here’s what you need to know about the LightSheer laser hair removal system:

How does LightSheer Laser Hair Removal Work?

Unlike electrolysis that involves inserting a needle into every hair follicle, the LightSheer system works by delivering light energy across hundreds of hair follicles simultaneously. This means the doctor or hair removal specialist can treat large sections within minutes, and the entire process causes very little discomfort to the patient. The LightSheer device emits long-pulsed light through a handpiece which selects and destroys the hair follicle. The laser is also equipped with a cooling piece which reduces the risk of burning surrounding tissues. As a result, the LightSheer can be used around almost any area of the body, including sensitive areas of the face and chest.

What are the Benefits of the LightSheer System?

The LightSheer laser hair removal system promises longer lasting results than conventional hair removal procedures such as depilatory creams, shaving, waxing and even electrolysis. The risk of burning the skin tissue is relatively low, individuals undergoing laser hair removal procedures can get rid of unwanted hair permanently after a short series of laser sessions with limited pain and discomfort. Other key benefits of the LightSheer system include:
  • Smooth and natural-looking skin after hair is removed
  • Customizable treatment
  • Attractive option for fair-skinned individuals
  • No medication or special supplements required
  • Can be used on tanned skin; however, patients are advised to stay out of the sun for at least 6 weeks prior to treatment
  • Proven track record of results
  • Simple administration process

What are the Drawbacks of the LightSheer System?

While the LightSheer system has set the industry standard for permanent hair removal, there are some risks involved with the procedure. These include:
  • Bleeding and infection
  • Damage to surrounding tissues if the hair removal specialist does not perform the procedure correctly
  • Damage to organs, nerves and blood vessels if the hair removal specialist does not perform the procedure correctly
  • Hyper or hypo pigmentation of the skin
  • Loss of freckles
  • Local blisters and thermal injuries
All patients who are considering the LightSheer laser hair removal procedure must sign a consent form that acknowledges they understand the risks involved with the procedure. In some cases, electrolysis may be recommended in lieu of the LightSheer system.
Learn more about laser hair removal in our information guide, or consult with a medical spa or cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if they offer the LightSheer hair removal system.