At the Aesthetic Laser Center in Fresno, we specialize in laser hair removal. When dark coarse hair appears in places we don’t like or desire, like the face, neck, abdomen, breast, arms or underarms, it prevents us from wearing a high-cut bathing suit, shorts, or other clothing. We offer the LightSheer Diode Laser which is the gold standard for hair removal. When used correctly, the LightSheer is safe and effective.
Getting rid of your unwanted hair begins today with a phone call to our offices at (559) 440-9025 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Lopez.
Understanding laser hair removal
A laser will produce a highly concentrated light that is a certain wavelength. The light emitted by the LightSheer Diode Laser is absorbed by the melanin or pigment in the hair follicle. The laser will pulse for a fraction of a second during which time the pigment and hair follicle will vaporize leading to the “burning hair smell” which often accompanies laser hair removal. Numerous hair follicles are eliminated or are significantly impeded. The cold chilltip cools the upper layer of the skin before, during and after each pulse while directing the light to the hair root. The skin cooling and other laser parameters allow safe and effective treatment are usually done in 4-6 week intervals.
The treatment causes a tingling sensation that most patients can tolerate. Some areas are more sensitive than others and topical anesthesia is an option prior to treatments. The appearance after a treatment will vary depending on the skin type. Common after-effects include redness and swelling which disappears within a couple of hours. Most people return to normal activities right away.