In response to the ever-increasing demand to remove unwanted hair on virtually any body area, our ability to offer superior results to the widest variety of patients is crucial.
Backed by long-term clinical data, the LightSheer™ system has the ability to permanently reduce hair growth and treat the entire range of skin colors and hair types, satisfying hundreds of thousands of patients and their providers worldwide. The ChillTip™ handpiece provides the ultimate in epidermal contact cooling and compression, increasing penetration of laser energy to the base of the follicle. The LightSheer™ system's efficiency, expanded applications, and excellent clinical results offer a new opportunity for business growth and increased procedural volume.
How it Works
The LightSheer™ Diode Laser System delivers its promise and has become the most popular laser hair removal device worldwide. Offering a unique combination of laser parameters and patented ChillTip™ protection, the LightSheer family of diode laser systems represents quintessential simplicity in a state-of-the art package.
The right choice for Optimal Safety and Efficacy
The LightSheer™ system was designed from the ground up for effective hair removal, providing unsurpassed safety and efficacy, reliability, and ease-of-use. Its advanced high-power diode technology delivers high fluence combined with a large spot size, user-selected pulse width, aggressive contact cooling and compression for high-performance unmatched by other high-tech hair removal systems. Both in rigorous scientific trials as well as extensive clinical practice, the LightSheer™ system has emerged as the gold standard in laser hair removal.
The Innovative Technology of the LightSheer™ Systems
This System offers breakthrough features and distinctive advantages such as:
- The first system to provide permanent hair reduction using state-of-the-art, high-power diode technology
- Rapid, non-invasive treatment that is nearly pain-free and entails virtually no patient downtime
- Treatment of all skin types (I-VI), as well as tanned skin and pseudofolliculitis barbae
- Successful treatment of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB), leg veins and benign pigmented lesions
- Patented ChillTip™ handpiece with a 9 or 12 mm square sapphire tip that actively cools before, during and after treatment pulses to minimize patient discomfort and enables the use of higher treatment fluences
Frequently asked questions
Lasers are precise instruments that can be adjusted to the exact parameters that will specifically disable the hair follicle. Unlike precision "hair-by-hair" treatments like electrolysis, the laser uses a wide beam that treats many hairs at once. Because of this, large areas like a man's full back, full legs or arms can be completely hair free within a few hours. You will see immediate results that will last far longer than shaving, tweezing, waxing, chemical depilation, or other temporary treatments.
Laser hair removal was pioneered after more than 30 years of laser research by physicians, and has been shown through extensive clinical trials at more than 10 laser U.S. and Canadian laser research centers to provide safe and effective hair removal. The laser parameters were carefully defined by studying the anatomy of the hair follicle and precisely matching the laser light and pulse duration to the follicle size, depth, and location to safely and effectively remove the hair.
Because the laser treats many hairs at a time, facial areas (chin, lip, cheeks, etc.) can be treated in 20 - 30 minutes. Small body areas (underarms, bikini line, etc.) take less than a half hour. Larger body areas (full back, full legs, both arms, etc.) usually take an hour or more, depending upon the size of the area and the density of the hair.
Most laser clients describe the treatment as mildly uncomfortable, but not painful. For sensitive facial and body areas, however, some people do ask for an aesthetic. If you decide you would prefer an aesthetic, We can prescribe a topical aesthetic one for you.
Within several minutes of the treatment, the treated area will be come slightly red and puffy. This reaction subsides, and within a few hours the area returns to normal. Since the laser does not burn or cut the skin in any way, you can return to your normal activities immediately.
The laser works by disabling hairs that are in their active growth cycle at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter their growth cycles at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the follicles in a given area.
The system emits near-infrared laser light that is absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicle. The laser is pulsed, or turned on, for only a fraction of a second. The duration of each pulse is just long enough to damage the follicle, while the system's unique, patented contact-cooling handpiece, the ChillTip™, helps protect the skin by conductive cooling during the laser energy delivery.
The LightSheer Diode Laser System was designed from the ground up for laser hair removal, so it has the wavelength, fluence, pulse width, and active epidermal cooling system - the ChillTip™ ideally suited for laser hair removal. The system is small, compact, and (in some models) portable, so it fits well into virtually every type of existing practice. The system's solid state construction makes it durable; it's state-of-the-art user interface makes it easy to use. Finally, Lumenis™ has been in the business of making medical and cosmetic lasers for more than 30 years to develop unparalleled service and support-from our extensive training and practice building resources to our 24-hour replacement service. No other hair removal system offers the same combination of product excellence customer service and support.
The LightSheer Diode Laser System's design provides enhanced comfort during treatment, minimal risk of infection speed and accuracy. Since the system uses a unique cooling handpiece, it minimizes skin irritation that other methods may create. Since it is non-invasive (no needles to penetrate the skin), the risk of introducing bacteria into the skin is reduced. Because the system is fast, it allows for larger areas to be treated, considerably increasing the efficiency of the hair removal process, which allows more patients to be treated during a typical day. Finally, the LightSheer Diode Laser is a precise instrument that can be adjusted to damage only the hair follicle while minimally affecting the surrounding skin.
The LightSheer diode laser system safely and effectively treats all skin types (Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-VI) as well as tanned skin. For darker skin types and people with tans, appropriate fluences are generally lower and appropriate pulse widths are generally longer to prevent damage to the epidermis. Using the appropriate treatment parameters, people with all skin types can benefit from laser hair removal with the LightSheer.