Laser Hair Removal in San Francisco
This can be achieved with the right device and consultation. Why should I use a laser?
With shaving, waxing, and creams, hair usually returns with 3-7 days.
Electrolysis is painful, painstakingly slow and tedious, and end-up costing more in the long term.
Medications have unwanted side-effects. By contrast, laser hair removal is quick, can be used in all areas of the body, including the face, back, arm-pits, bikini line, etc.
Here at the Appearance Care CenterTM we use the new LightSheer DUET by Lumenis, which is now the Gold Standard in laser hair removal, providing patients with an overall more comfortable laser hair removal experience.
Hair growth is cyclical and there are three phases in the cycle. The first phase is anagen (the active or growth cycle); the second phase is catagen (the dormant phase); and the last phase is telogen (the fall-out or shedding phase).
Laser Hair Removal is most effective during the anagen phase of the hair growth cycle. It is highly unlikely that every hair to be treated on a given day will be in the anagen phase, hence the need for multiple treatments.
Hair growth cycles differ on different parts of the body. Your skin and hair color, coarseness of hair as well as age, metabolism and other individual factors influence hair growth rate. To achieve optimal results, 4-6 treatments spaced at 4-6 week intervals is suggested.
Treatments may be purchased in a series of 5 or individually in our San Francisco or Tahoe laser hair removal clinics.
About LightSheer DUET
The DUET system offers several innovative improvements over previous laser hair removal systems. Vacuum-assisted technology combined with a dramatic increase in the laser spot size enables a greater depth of penetration, and improved absorption of energy at the hair follicle. With this approach, the targeted tissue is gently stretched to minimize competing chromophores while pulling the hair closer to the skin’s surface.
These improvements to the earlier technology mean the treatment times are reduced by 75% in many cases, and backs, legs and other areas can be treated comfortably, without the use of anesthetics and gels.