Lightsheer Laser Hair Reduction

Lightsheer provides fast, effective and painless laser hair removal. It is most commonly used to treat:

  • Unwanted facial hair
  • Excessive hair on the chest, back, arms or legs
  • Underarm hair
  • Hair along the bikini line

All hair reduction lasers can only target and remove hairs that are in a particular phase of the growth cycle. This means that at any one treatment session, certain hairs will be dormant and untreatable. Multiple treatments are always required to fully remove hair from a particular area of skin.

Our medical grade laser hair removal treatments effectively destroy the roots of the hair follicles ensuring hair reduction.

Suitable For

Patients whose unwanted hair is thick and dark respond best to the Lightsheer system. Patients with fair or fine hair generally find that the procedure is less effective on them. We recommend you consult your dermal clinician to find out if you are a suitable candidate.

How does Lightsheer work?

The laser beam consists of a single wavelength of light which selectively targets and removes hair shafts. Light from the machine targets the pigment in the hair follicle. The light laser is absorbed into the hair follicle then converted to heat, which permanently destroys it at its root so it cannot ever grow back. At the same time, the system provides advanced cooling to the skin’s surface to protect it and improve comfort.

What will happen during the procedure?

After a consultation, your dermal clinician will remove any hair in the area that is excessively long before proceeding with the treatment using a handpiece. The Lightsheer system provides cooling to the skin’s surface, which will help keep you comfortable.

How much discomfort is involved?

Patients describe the treatment as feeling like a thin rubber band is being repeatedly snapped on the skin. Lightsheer’s cooling system helps to manage any discomfort, but there is no pain.

What can I expect after the procedure?

There will be some discomfort following the procedure. Residual swelling and redness on the treatment area is perfectly normal, but there is minimal to no downtime.

How many treatments will I need?

Clinicians generally recommend between 6 and 8 treatments, performed at appropriate intervals, to reduce hair in a region.

Are there any side effects?

Even laser hair reduction does have some risks, including excess pigmentation or inadequate effect. In poorly trained hands or with inferior equipment, complications such as burns and scars can occur. Therefore, it is vital that you have your procedure in a medically supervised clinic by a skilled and trained operator and using up-to-date laser equipment. Laser hair reduction should not be performed over fake tan, solarium or sun-tanned skin as this causes a risk of complications. When performed with skill, there should be minimal discomfort following a laser treatment however some patients may notice minor temporary swelling or redness immediately after their procedure.

How many treatments do I need?

All hair removal lasers can only target and remove hairs in a particular phase of their growth cycle. Therefore, at any one treatment session, certain hairs will be dormant and not able to be treated. Because of this, multiple treatments are usually necessary to ensure all hair follicles are eventually caught at the right time in their cycle and removed by treatment. Most people benefit best from 6 to 8 treatments, depending on hair thickness, the size of the area and the hair’s growth cycle.

What does it feel like?

Because laser hair reduction uses heat to destroy the hair follicle, during the actual treatment some people may experience a sensation that is often described as the snap of a rubber band against their skin as the hair is removed. Our special cooling system minimises any discomfort.