Laser devices utilize light energy to target the hair shaft and follicle and essentially impair the follicle’s ability to grow hair. The melanin or pigment in the shaft and follicle absorb the heat from the laser energy and this effectively “kills” the hair follicle. Committed to providing the most advanced cosmetic care treatment methods, the providers at South Miami OB/GYN Associates use the Lumenis High-Speed LightSheer® DUET™ system for laser hair removal.
The LightSheer systems provide the optimal light wavelength for effectively removing hair without damaging the surrounding skin. The DUET is designed with a chilling tip and special vacuum feature that increases the efficacy of the laser while providing increased patient comfort. This laser also allows the provider to adjust the target size which makes it possible to treat larger areas faster.
The overall design of the system provides greater accuracy for the provider in targeting hair follicles. The system also includes a feature that allows for adjustment of the light pulse duration, and that makes it safe and effective for all hair colors and skin tones. Less advanced lasers are often limited to removing dark hair from light skin tones.
Laser hair removal is fast, but the design of the LightSheer DUET has made it even quicker. Larger areas like the legs take approximately 20 minutes for a treatment, compared to 60 minutes with older models. The underarm area can be treated in 4 minutes compared to 10 minutes in the past. Laser hair removal in the bikini area used to use up 15 minutes but is now completed in 5
Hair grows in cycles that include an active growth phase, a transitional phase, and a resting or dormant phase. Follicles move individually through the cycle so that some of the hair on your legs may be transitioning while some are resting and the rest is actively growing. Laser energy only targets hair in the active growth phase. Thus, the number of sessions required varies according to the individual and the area being treated, but most patients see adequate results with 3-5 treatments.
At South Miami OB/GYN Associates, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept and click here for the full list. We do not accept insurance for cosmetic procedures. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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