Lasers produce beams of highly concentrated light. The light emitted by the LightSheer Diode laser is well absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. During treatment the laser light is pulsed for a fraction of a second and is absorbed into the targeted pigment in the hair shaft. Intense heat is created within the follicle and ultimately alters the surface of it permanently, which prevents new blood supply to nourish new growth.
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A very important part of the procedure is the cooling of the skin. The LightSheer Diode laser has a special contact-cooling hand-piece, which is patented, called the ChillTip™. This hand piece has a 12mm square sapphire lens which actively cools and protects the upper layers of skin before, during and after each pulse, greatly increasing client comfort during treatment while the laser energy is directed at the hair root. This allows for safe and effective treatment in all skin types, including ethnic and tanned skin. Many follicles are treated with just one pulse.
The appearance of the treated area immediately after a laser procedure will vary from individual to individual depending on many things, some being the extent of treatment, skin type, denseness and coarseness of hair, and hair colour. Immediate post-treatment effects are minimal, and include redness and swelling around the hair follicle, which is, in fact, a desired clinical result, and indicates the follicle has responded well to treatment. It is a rapid, non-invasive procedure that usually has no client down-time afterward.
Hair Follicle Stages
There are three stages of growth for a hair follicle: Anagen (active), Catagen (dormant), and Telogen (shedding). The active phase has the highest amount of pigment present out of the three stages; follicles in dormant and shedding phases have less pigment because of a lack of blood supply nourishing the root. Since the laser light is attracted to pigment, permanent laser hair removal works best on follicles in the active stage of growth only, which is why you need more than one treatment for permanent hair reduction in any one target site.