People talk about the Lightsheer being good for hair reduction, but is that it? Can it do anything else, like IPL?
Lightsheer Laser Uses Beyond Laser Hair Removal?
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Lightsheer Laser Uses Beyond Laser Hair
The LightSheer Duet laser not only helps with hair removal. It's multi-application capabilities include clinical efficacy with permanent hair reduction, it is also FDA cleared for the treatment of pseudo folliculitis barbae (PFB), benign pigmented lesions, and leg veins. LightSheer Duet provides versatility.
Lightsheer laser great for hair removal
The lightsheer laser, which we have at South Beach Dermatology, is very effective for laser hair removal. It works best on dark hairs and lighter skin types. It is not recommended to use this laser to treat conditions other than excess hair.
Lightsheer should only be used for hair reduction
It is not recommended for the Lightsheer to be used for anything other than hair removal. However, some patients might notice that their hyper pigmentation, or vascular spots look better after doing facial laser hair removal for example. The laser gets attracted to any pigment on the treated area and it can improve the skin appearance in addition to the hair removal. This is however a side effect and there are other lasers or IPL machines thagt are designed to have optimal results in this conditions
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LightSheer only good for hair removal
LightSheer is a laser that is specifically designed for hair removal. Unlike IPL that has multiple uses, LightSheer targets only the hair follicle because of it's very specific wavelength. I have an IPL that removes hair but prefer my LightSheer for that purpose. It is easy to use, fast and very effective for removing unwanted hair.
No, it does not do anything else effectively. The frequency in the machine is specific for dark pigment. It is absorbed by the dark hair follicle roots and burns them leading to loss of that hair.
IPL (Intense Pulse Light) is very different. In fact it is not even a laser. Laser uses only one frequency while IPL has many frequencies.
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