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Hair Removal/Reduction

Skin Care Products - Glytone & Avene

Hair Removal/Reduction
Let's face it, excess body hair can be unsightly and embarrassing. Shaving, plucking, waxing and depilatory creams provide temporary fixes that are inconvenient, irritating, messy and only temporary. Electrolysis is time consuming, sometimes painful, and is useful only in removing hair from small areas.


Excess and unwanted hair is a common problem. Women frequently experience this condition on the face, especially the upper lip or eyebrow area, in the bikini area, under the arms or on the legs. Men often wish to rid themselves of hair on their back or chest. They too may have unwanted hair between their eyebrows or on other parts of their face.


Advanced technology lasers and light sources are rapidly changing hair removal treatment, providing gentle, non-invasive and long-lasting solutions to unwanted hair. Among laser and light-based devices, the LightSheer™ Diode Laser System  provides safety, superior results and patient satisfaction.

With the ever-increasing popularity of laser hair removal, the ability to offer unsurpassed results to the greatest range of patients is crucial.


With the LightSheer diode laser for hair removal, we are able to:

  • Provide a treatment regimen which results in long lasting hair removal, permanent hair reduction and high patient satisfaction.

  • Effectively treat virtually all hair colors and hair textures

  • Remove hair from all skin types (Fitzpatrick Skin Types I - VI) and tanned skin.

  • Quickly and efficiently eliminate hair from all parts of the body, regardless of follicle depth or how large or small the area. This includes sensitive areas like the lip, under the arms, and around the bikini line, as well as large areas like a man's back or a pair of woman's legs.

  • Perform successful hair removal with minimal patient discomfort, side effects or interruption of routine activities

The key to successful hair removal is destroying the entire hair follicle and the germinative cells, while preserving surrounding healthy tissue. Laser hair removal is most effective when the hair is in its active growth phase called the anagen phase; consequently, multiple treatments scheduled several weeks or months apart are typically required to achieve optimal results.


Lasers gently remove unwanted hair based on the principle of selective photothermolyisis. This refers to the process whereby the characteristics of the light energy including wavelength and pulse duration are optimized to selectively cause thermal injury to the hair follicle without injuring the surrounding tissue. The light penetrates through the skin and is absorbed in the target pigment (melanin) found in the hair shaft. This causes the temperature to reach a sufficiently high level in the hair follicle so that the targeted hair structures are destroyed and regrowth is inhibited.

The LightSheer Diode Laser System, with its unique combination of parameters, penetrates tissue to destroy the germinative cells at the base of the hair follicle and stunt hair regrowth. At the same time, the aggressive cooling provided by the LightSheer's ChillTip™ handpiece minimizes potential collateral epidermal damage caused by light absorption by melanin in the epidermis. The patented ChillTip combined with efficient, reliable, high-power diode technology, makes the family of LightSheer lasers the most advanced hair removal system available and the recognized gold standard for hair removal in the aesthetic marketplace.


Q: How does the LightSheer Diode Laser System work?
A: The system emits 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.


Q: What advantages does the LightSheer have over other laser hair removal systems?
A: The LightSheer Diode Laser System was designed from the ground up for laser hair removal, so it has the wavelength, fluence, pulse width, and active epidermal cooling system—the ChillTip ideally suited for laser hair removal.

Q: Why should I use the LightSheer Diode Laser System rather than the methods I've been using for years?
A: The LightSheer Diode Laser System's design provides for enhanced comfort during treatment, minimal risk of infection, speed and accuracy. Since the system uses a unique cooling handpiece, it minimizes skin irritation that other methods may create. Since it is non-invasive (no needles to penetrate the skin), the risk of introducing bacteria into the skin is reduced. Because the system is fast, it allows for larger areas to be treated. Finally, the LightSheer Diode Laser is a precise instrument that can be adjusted to damage only the hair follicle while minimally affecting the surrounding skin.


Q: Does the LightSheer work on tanned or different skin colors?
A: The LightSheer diode laser system safely and effectively treats all skin types (Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-VI) as well as tanned skin. For darker skin types and people with tans, 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


Q: Are the Results Permanent?
A: The LightSheer laser has been cleared by the FDA for hair removal and permanent hair reduction on all skin types and tanned skin. To achieve a satisfactory level of clearance, 5-6 treatments are typically required.


See also: www.SkinandHealth.com

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure based on exfoliation of the upper most layer of the skin. The procedure generally calls for a series of treatments for revitalizing and improving skin appearance and smoothness.

What results can I expect?

- To result in healthier, firmer, and younger looking skin.
- Relieves clogged pores and blackheads.
- To diminish age spots and fine lines.
- To soften general roughness and thickened patches of skin.
- Decreases the appearance of large pores, hyperpigmentation and acne scarring.
- Reduces scar tissue resulting in flatter, smoother skin texture.
- Reduce mild pigment irregularities
- Enhancing penetration of therapeutic remedies
- Elimination of white and black heads
- Keratosis Pilaris
- Enhances the overall appearance of the skin

How many treatments do I need?
Microdermabrasion is best when performed as a series of 5-8 procedures at 1 to 2 week intervals. More severe skin problems may require additional procedures to obtain the desired results.

How soon will I see improvement?
Many patients experience smoother, softer and fresher looking skin after the first treatment. The improvement continues throughout the treatment program.

Are there any side effects?
Microdermabrasion is generally painless, has a very low risk of side effects and requires no downtime. The procedure may require a slight flushing, which typically subsides within a few hours. Although uncommon, some patients may experience a more pronounced blushing of the skin from increased blood flow, which will fade gradually over a day or two. Microdermabrasion is safe for all skin types and color.


Is Microdermabrasion limited to the face?
No, there are many areas of the body that may benefit from Microdermabrasion. The most common are the face, neck, chest and hands.

How much does it cost?

Dermea has multiple packages available, depending on your specific needs. When you come in for your complimentary consultation, we will discuss the options in detail so you can decide for yourself which one is best for you.


What are the benefits of a Glycolic Peel?

A glycolic peel is a light chemical peel that is an exceptional cosmetic option for individuals who seek smoother, youthful, and more radiant skin.  A glycolic peel uses a mild alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sugar cane to produce a light peel of the outermost dull, damaged layers of the skin.  Many experts believe that the glycolic AHA is the most promising for skin rejuvenation because it has the smallest molecular size.  A glycolic peel is an excellent non-surgical minimally invasive procedure that can treat fine facial wrinkles, acne, uneven pigment, and skin dryness. 

A glycolic peel in an excellent alternative to deeper peels for those patients who do not wish to go through the discomfort and recovery period required of the latter. This technique can provide dramatic changes with little skin discomfort or other unwanted after effects.  A patient will be able to resume normal activities after a glycolic peel almost immediately.  Time off from work and other responsibilities is not required. 

The glycolic peel works by loosening and reducing the glue-like substance that holds the damaged outer skin cells to each other and the underlying tissues.  This action sluffs off the unhealthy layers of skin and also unblocks the follicles to reduce and prevent acne.  The glycolic peel then works deeper into the skin to rejuvenate and regenerate collagen and elastin.  This effect can reduce the appearance of fine lines, large pores, wrinkles and make the skin more radiant, vibrant, and younger looking.

The glycolic peel treatment that a patient receives will be tailored to his or her skin and aesthetic goals.  Patients will require a series of treatments combined with home care in order to achieve the optimal results. 









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