FAQ

Q: How can a Laser beam can remove hairs?

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Hair grows from a bulb in the skin. Located a few millimeters above it are the hair-generating cells. Both the bulb and the hair-generating cells absorb the heat generated by the infrared Laser beam. This localized heat, in turn, destroys the two essential components for the growth of new hair.

Q: What’s so special about the LightSheer™ Laser?

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Hair grows from a bulb in the skin. Located a few millimeters above it are the hair-generating cells. Both the bulb and the hair-generating cells absorb the heat generated by the infrared Laser beam. This localized heat, in turn, destroys the two essential components for the growth of new hair.

Q: What does the treatment include?

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Safety is a priority at ECONOLASER. A test area will be chosen to try out the LightSheer™ Laser on the client. We need to make sure that the side effects are minimal. Further, during a treatment, both the client and the practitioner will be wearing safety eyewear. The practitioner will be moving a small hand piece that delivers the Laser light over the client’s skin. The procedure can be 10 minutes long for the chin or upper lip, 20 minutes for the bikini line or underarms, or 40 minutes for the legs or back. Unlike electrolysis, which treats one hair at a time, each

Laser pulse affects 10-15 hairs. Large areas of skin can thus be treated in a comparatively short period of time.

Q: What are the side effects to a LightSheer™ Laser treatment?

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The treated skin may become pink or red after a while. This can last between a few hours to several days, but easily resolved by applying ice or a cooling cream. On occasion, the affected skin can turn darker or tighter. Again, this is only a temporary side effect. Finally, freckles and moles, touched by the Laser beam, can become lighter or disappear completely.

Q: How many treatments are needed before I’m hair-free?

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Hair grows in cycles. There is the anagen phase – when the hair is actively growing, the catagen phase – when the hair stops growing but is still attached to the skin, and the telogen phase – when the hair falls out. The LightSheer™ Laser affects the melanin at the base of the hair follicle, which is at its highest concentration during the anagen phase. For instance, on any given day, 70% of facial hair is in the anagen phase, while the 70% of the chest and back hair is in the telogen phase. The number of treatments depend on the size of the area treated. Visits every 6 to 8 weeks are the best. It may take up to a year before a given area is considered hair-free forever.

Q: Is it safe?

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Laser hair removal has been around for several years. Numerous clinical studies have been done to prove that it is safe. Many thousands of people from all over the world have used Laser technology to remove unwanted hair. The FDA (US Food and Drug Administration, known for its stringent criteria) has approved the LightSheer™ Laser. The infrared beam, set at 800 nm, is considered the safest Laser beam, while giving the best results.

Q: Does it hurt?

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Not really, but certain areas of the skin are more sensitive. The LightSheer™ Laser is much less painful than other methods of hair removal: waxing comes to mind; chemical depilatories too, if left on the skin for too long will leave the skin super sensitive for several days. The Laser will give a slight pinching sensation that is easily tolerable.

Furthermore, the LightSheer™ Laser is equipped with ChillTip technology. The ChillTip cools the skin being treated, making the experience even less painful.

Q: Any precautions to take before and after a Laser treatment?

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Please avoid the sun 4-6 weeks prior and after each treatment. Do not remove hairs from the area by electrolysis, plucking or waxing for 6 weeks prior to a treatment.

Q: Will the Laser work if my skin is dark?

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The Laser works best on the people with dark hairs and a white/pale to light brown/olive skin. Obviously, someone with fair skin and brown hairs is an ideal candidate. However, the LightSheer™ Laser does work on those with dark, tanned, and black skin.