In addition to the wide variety of laser treatments we perform to improve your skin, the UNC Aesthetic, Laser & Burn Center in Chapel Hill offers the advanced Lightsheer Laser Hair Removal system to rid your body of unwanted hair growth.
In addition to this Lightsheer Laser Hair Removal treatment, our doctors and their medical team regularly research laser technologies and couple these findings with their current expertise. This allows them to effectively and efficiently treat patients on an individual, customized basis.
Treatment of unwanted hair is very popular and both rewarding and effective. Patients find a significant boost in self-confidence when treating unwanted hair as well as an appreciation for the convenience and overall appearance of the skin.
To effectively reduce and remove hair follicles, it is important to know what type of laser energy is being utilized. There are multiple options available today, all boasting that they will effectively treat unwanted hair, but this is not the case.
Lumenis Lightsheer Diode has been the leading energy and laser for many years and is still the leader today.
The hair has to have some pigment (color) to be effectively treated with diode laser technology. The skin should not be tanned (from natural sunlight or self-tanner) or dark. If you have darker skin and wish to discuss laser hair removal, please call us as we have additional laser technology that may be very effective for your skin type.
The light energies that are delivered in treatment destroy the hair follicle. With each treatment, only the follicles in their first stage of growth, anagen, are susceptible to treatment, which is why laser treatments are provided in a series.
Most patients will need an average of six treatments to see the desired results. During your consultation, we will help you determine your treatment plan. Treatments are scheduled 4-8 weeks apart to correctly follow the hair growth pattern to consistently reduce unwanted hair.
Hair may be shaved, trimmed, and cut, but it must not be tweezed, waxed, or removed with depilatories. This disrupts the hair growth pattern by causing trauma and resistance to the follicle. Though many share this misconception, the hair in the treatment area will not grow back darker or courser due to shaving. With each treatment, fewer hair follicles remain.
At UNC Aesthetic & Laser Center in Chapel Hill, we are eager to explain the details of laser hair removal with you. We encourage you to set up a consultation at our Chapel Hill office today. In the consultation, we can share our knowledge of Lightsheer treatments as well as the other laser technologies we use and research at UNC. Call us or use the online contact form to send us an email.
The medical teams at UNC strive to ensure patients complete treatment in a healthy and satisfied manner. From laser treatments used at the UNC Aesthetic, Laser & Burn Center to correct superficial skin issues, to laser technologies employed at the Jaycee Burn Center, UNC prides itself on being at the forefront of the laser technology and treatment field.