How to care for, style, and remove hair are some of the oldest aesthetic questions. If you don’t believe us, think about the sheer number of bottles in the shampoo aisle at your favorite store. Just as with the shampoo or hair brushes, there are many, many options when it comes to laser hair removal.
Here at the Vein Clinic of Greater Kansas City, in addition to offering hair restoration, we wanted to have the best option for our patients who have unwanted hair. We chose the LightSheer Diode Laser as our hair removal technology, and today we’re explaining why.
What Is a Diode Laser?
A diode laser, like the kind we use for hair removal, uses light to target specific chromophores (the part of the molecule that’s responsible for color) in the skin. By selecting and damaging the chromophores in the melanin of your hair follicles, this laser can disrupt the growth of unwanted hair without harming the tissue around the hair.
LightSheer vs Other Laser Treatments
Though hair removal lasers operate based on similar technology, that doesn’t mean they’re all created equal. A laser’s effectiveness at hair removal is largely determined by the depth of the wavelength.
“Compared to other laser systems, our 800nm diode laser offers the deepest penetration levels and superior melanin absorption. These unique characteristics make the diode laser the most suitable technology for laser hair removal, enabling safe and effective treatment of all skin and hair types, in all body areas.” – Lumenis
LightSheer also has the advantage of combining that effective laser with cooling technology, so patients stay comfortable for longer periods of time. When patients are comfortable, treatments can last longer and the end result is much more effective.
See what other cosmetic issues the Vein Clinic of Greater Kansas City can help you with in our blog: Treating Everything from Clots to Cosmetics