Permanently Remove the Hair You Don’t Want With Laser Hair Removal
With hundreds of competing Laser Hair Removal facilities, Skin MD and Beyond continues to earn the top spot in the Frisco and Plano, TX area for the “Best in Laser Hair Removal”. For over 20 years, Dr. Fiona Wright has offered patients the “Gold Standard” in hair removal, and there are reasons why our patients keep coming back and telling their friends about us. Many men and women have turned to the expertise of Dr. Wright to enjoy the safe, effective and affordable results of the High-Speed LightSheer Duet Laser Hair Removal System.
Why choose SKIN MD and Beyond for your Laser Hair Removal?
At Skin MD, each patient is personally evaluated by Dr. Wright to ensure the most successful and safe treatment. Her vast experience with treating ethnic skin types has allowed many people be free of unwanted hair. Dr. Wright receives numerous referrals from physicians and skincare specialists throughout the Dallas Metroplex. To ensure the best quality and care, Dr. Wright personally trains each of her aestheticians and nurses to provide the highest quality treatments. After many weeks of training, they have a comprehensive test and must treat Dr. Wright before any staff treat patients. A “Gold Star Service” is what each of our patients wants and deserves, and that is why we have been winning awards for many years in a row!
Why Should You Choose the Duet LightSheer Hair Removal system?
At Skin MD and Beyond, our High Speed LightSheer Duet state-of-the-art system, is specially designed to remove unwanted hair faster and more reliable than other devices. Imagine having smooth hair-free skin without the worry or work! With so many different options for laser hair removal available today, making a decision can be challenging and frustrating. At Skin MD and Beyond, we place safety and effectiveness at the forefront of what we do. Considering those factors, we believe there are five key reasons why you should make the LightSheer your first choice for Laser Hair Removal.
FDA Approved for Permanent Laser Reduction for all skin types
This is perhaps the most important and reassuring reason for this laser. With FDA approval for permanent reduction, we no longer have to guess if the treatment works. Through extensive case studies and documentation, the Duet LightSheer Diode Laser has proven to give a permanent result.
Patented Chill Tip
The Chill Tip is a patented cooling lens designed exclusively for the LightSheer. During treatment, this lens is pressed directly against the skin allowing a larger amount of energy to be focused through the skin and into the hair. This lens makes treatments safer and more comfortable by helping to prevent burns associated with other laser or “non-laser” light systems.
Among other things, the laser wavelength is what determines what colors will be attracted to the light emitted by the laser. When compared to the 1064nm wavelength, the 810nm wavelength is more effective for passing through light skin and being absorbed by darker pigments. The advanced technology of this laser even has a setting designed to lengthen the pulse duration of the laser beam, making it safer and more effective to use on some darker skinned people.
Unlike other hair removal systems that pulse or flash light onto the skin from few centimeters away, LightSheer Chill Tip is pressed directly onto the skin while the laser pulses. Not only does this allow more energy to be delivered through the skin (as opposed to bouncing way), the “pressing down” onto the skin makes it easier for the hairs to absorb the laser energy. With more of the surface area exposed, the hair is destroyed more easily destroyed.
Many laser hair removal machines can take hours to do a full laser treatment of the back, bikini, or legs, plus an additional 30 minutes and require anesthetic cream up to 30 minutes before treatment to reduce any pain. At Skin MD and Beyond, our High-Speed LightSheer Duet system is designed to remove unwanted hair faster than other devices. With no need for topical anesthetic or gels, this laser hair removal system takes only 20 minutes to treat the back or legs.
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
Many think of lasers as “light” energy, but for laser hair removal it’s “pigment” that matters. Melanin gives your hair its color or pigment (as it does with the skin, as well). Lasers send a very short pulse of energy down onto your unwanted pigmented hairs, and this pigment absorbs the light energy and it converts to heat. This heat then travels down the hair shaft into the follicle. There, the heat damages or destroys the hair follicle, preventing its ability to grow hair.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
The human body has around five million hairs on it, and each of them is a free agent of sorts. This means that every hair operates independently of all the others, and each of them can be in a different phase of the hair growth cycle. This is important for the success of laser hair removal. The FDA has approved various lasers for what they call “permanent hair reduction.” The LightSheer Duet Laser Hair System has this FDA approval!
There are three phases of hair growth. 1) Anagen “growth” phase – this is the phase that the laser can treat, by targeting the hair attached to the hair follicle; 2) Catagen “transitional” phase, and 3) Telogen “resting” phase. The latter two phases have already shed their hair, so they do not have a target hair inside the bulb, and that’s why lasers don’t affect hair in these phases; they’re already on their way out. Because the hair is no longer anchored in the follicle, the laser energy can’t travel down the hair and damage or destroy the follicle. Back to those hair numbers. Since each of our millions of hairs can be in a different phase, it’s obvious you can’t catch them all in the growth phase, no matter how many laser hair removal sessions you have.
Second, damaged follicles can rebuild with hormonal changes. Plus, if a follicle is only partially damaged, it may heal and begin to regrow hair.
Bottom line, numerous studies show the degree of permanent hair reduction to be from 85 to 90 percent. Those are consistent with what our patients experience at Skin MD and Beyond.
Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
As technology has advanced, Laser Hair Removal is more and more effective for people of all skin tones and hair colors. The ideal hair for laser hair removal is dark and coarse hair, but the high-speed Duet LightSheer laser system is now able to effectively treat a far wider range of hair types and skin tones.
The best candidates are patients with dark hair and pale skin. This contrast makes it easy to target darker (more pigmented) hair color. But, the Duet LightSheer can also safely and effectively treat most dark skin patients successfully. The patented Chill Tip allows treatments to be safer by helping to prevent tissue injury and the Advanced Handpiece Design can offer a variety of energy pulses within the the laser beam, making it safer and more effective to use on darker skin tones.
The contrast of light skin tones with dark hair, makes it easy for the laser wavelength to be set to the darker hair color for easy targeting. This makes it harder to target blond, grey, or white hair. Fine hair also doesn’t respond as well.
Pregnant or nursing women are not allowed to have laser hair removal, simply as a precautionary measure.
Can the Duet LightSheer Hair removal system treat Dark Skin?
The Duet LightSheer can safely and efficiently treat most dark skin patients successfully. The patented Chill Tip allows treatments to be safer by helping to prevent tissue injury. The advanced technology of this laser even has a setting designed to lengthen the pulse duration of the laser beam, making it safer and more effective to use on some darker skinned people.
What are Laser Hair Removal Treatments Like?
LightSheer Laser Hair Removal treatments are both gentle and efficient. First, we cleanse the area to be treated and then apply a topical anesthetic to remove any possible discomfort during the process. Treatments can last from 30 minutes to an hour depending on the size of the area treated. Each laser session must be done 4 – 6 weeks apart.
What Areas are Best Treated for Laser Hair Removal?
The most popular areas that we remove hair at Skin MD and Beyond are the underarms, bikini line, legs, back, upper lip, and chin. Some men opt for full chest hair removal or full-face hair removal to lessen the burden of daily shaving.
The face is one of our most popular hair removal targets at Skin MD and Beyond. That’s because unwanted facial hair is on display all the time! It’s not like underarm hair for women or back hair for men, where you can simply cover up. When treating, we cover your eyes for complete protection from laser light, and then we remove unwanted facial hair. We do not perform laser hair removal around the eyes, such as the area between the brows, inside the ears, inside the nostrils, and male genitalia.
Common facial hair targets for women.
- Upper lip
Common facial hair targets for men.
- Back of the neck
- Neckline (as if beard were trimmed)
- Full beard
Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?
LightSheer Laser Hair Removal treatments are both gentle and effective. First, we cleanse the area to be treated and then apply a topical anesthetic to remove any possible discomfort during the process. The patented Chill Tip that is a cooling lens designed exclusively for the LightSheer, is pressed directly against the skin allowing the skin to be cooled and protected. This enables a larger amount of energy to be focused through the skin and into the hair. This lens makes treatments safer and more comfortable by helping to prevent burns associated with other laser or “non-laser” light systems.
When the laser energy pulses are delivered onto the skin, our patients say the feeling is similar to a small rubber band being snapped lightly against the skin. This feeling is immediately followed by a cooling sensation.
Treatments can last from a 30 minutes to an hour depending on the size of the area being treated. Each laser session must be done 4 – 6 weeks apart.
How Many Treatments will You Need?
Usually, 4 to 6 treatments will be sufficient. After you complete you treatments, you can expect to have anywhere from 75% – 100% permanent hair reduction. Each person will respond slightly different due to many factors that influence hair growth. Dr. Wright will help you determine the number of treatments that you may require for the optimal long-term benefit.
What are the Risks of Laser Hair Removal?
Lasers have been used for hair removal for decades and have been proven to be very safe. The FDA has cleared the procedure for various lasers, including the LightSheer Duet Laser we use at Skin MD and Beyond. The most common side effects after treatment include skin irritation, as evidenced by redness and slight swelling on the treatment sites. This passes typically in a few hours.
What results should I expect?
Results will vary from patient to patient.
How do I get Started?
The first step is to schedule a consultation with our office in Plano, TX by calling (972) 608-0808. Your consultation appointment will last about one hour. Dr. Wright will personally create your treatment plan with you to achieve the most efficient and effective results. If you have further questions about laser hair removal, contact our Plano office, or check out our dermatology blog.