- About LightSheer® DUET
- What can I expect
- Safety / Side effects
- Before treatment instructions
- After treatment instructions
The LightSheer® DUET hair removal system is the most advanced hair removal technology available today and It is specially engineered to effectively remove unwanted hair faster, more reliably, and virtually pain-free compared to traditional methods such as electrolysis, shaving, waxing or tweezing. It is first diode laser cleared for permanent hair reduction. Permanent hair reduction is the long-term stable reduction in the number of hairs re-growing after a treatment regime. The LightSheer DUET demonstrates this capacity in a multi-center clinical study conducted at leading research institutes.
The greatest patient advantages of LightSheer® DUET treatments are speed and discomfort. With this new laser technology, treatments can be performed quicker, covering a larger skin surface per laser pass. A full back treatment or a full leg treatment can be completed in as little as 20 minutes versus 1 hour with previous laser systems. The virtually pain-free experience is also a large advantage. The high speed handpiece has a gentle vacuum that pulls the skin into a chamber to receive the laser light treatment. This stretching of the skin results in less pain for the patient. In fact, there is no need for topical anesthetics.
Common body areas for LightSheer® DUET:
Benefits Of LightSheer® DUET:
- Fast treatment sessions, usually 15-20 minutes for full back or legs
- Virtually pain-free, minimal discomfort
- No treatment gels or topical anesthetics
- Accurate hair removal
- Can treat all skin types and hair colors, as well as tanned skin
When receiving a LightSheer® DUET treatment, expect to feel comfortable and relaxed. The high speed handpiece will gently suck or stretch your skin into its chamber to receive the laser light treatment. This suction is very sublte and does not hurt. The laser light has a warm feeling with minimal discomfort.
Your session length will depend on your treatment area. Larger areas, such as a full back, chest or legs can take up to 20 minutes. In general, lighter skin will require 4-6 treatments and darker skin will require 6 or more treatments.
LightSheer® DUET is FDA approved for hair removal for all skin types. It is the gold standard in laser hair removal and provides unsurpassed safety.
There are no side effects other than some slight redness or swelling after treatment, but it's temporary and will subside within a couple hours. In some cases, blistering may occur, in which you should contact us for further instructions.
Arrive at our office with the desired treated skin area clean and free of moisturizers or deodorant. It is best to not tan before a laser treatment, as lighter skin will absrob the laser light better, which may decrease your number of treatment sessions required. However the LightSheer® DUET does work on tanned skin. Do not pluck, wax, use a depilatory or undergo electrolysis in the areas you wish to have treated for 6 weeks prior to laser hair removal.
The treated area may be red or swollen for a few hours following treatment, however most patients return to normal activity right away. Some patients may experience a slight sting like mild sunburn. A cold compress can be applied if needed to alleviate any discomfort. You should avoid shaving the treated area for the first few days after treatment, but tweezing or waxing should be avoided for the duration of your laser treatments. Always avoid direct sun exposure after a laser treatment and be sure to use a sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher.