Sick of shaving? Tired of waxing and over messy chemical creams? If you’re living with the pain of ingrown hairs and rough stubble and trying to rid your body of unwanted body hair but have ruled out laser hair removal because you have a darker skin tone, you may want to read on and then run, don’t walk, to call Dr. Jack Peterson today!
Our newest laser, the Lumenis LightSheer® QUATTRO™, can be used for all skin tones and is considered a gold standard in laser hair-removal technology.
Why Consider Laser Hair Removal?
Well, excess body hair can make you feel self-conscious, even more so if your hair is thick and dark. It can also make wearing some clothing, such as swimwear, shorts or tank tops, a pain because you may feel like everyone is looking at your body hair or stubble, even though you may have just shaved that morning.
Another reason is that unwanted hair can be a pain to deal with — literally! Nicks, razor burn, ingrown hairs and using harsh, uncomfortable chemical creams can be very painful.
These factors make laser hair removal among the most popular aesthetic procedures performed in the United States — after all, almost everyone has unwanted hair somewhere on their body.
With the LightSheer® QUATTRO™ laser, Dr. Peterson can help reduce the presence of your unwanted hair, and knowing your skin is soft, smooth and hair-free gives you a big boost in confidence and self-esteem.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal uses the light emitted by a laser to target hair follicles. When the laser hits a hair follicle, it becomes damaged, which prevents future hair growth.
After a series of treatments, the treated areas can no longer grow hair, leaving your skin smooth and healthy.
How Is LightSheer® QUATTRO™ Hair Removal Different?
The LightSheer® QUATTRO™ laser system is different and more versatile than many other aesthetic laser hair-removal options in use today because individuals of any skin type and hair color can use it.
Older types of lasers were not recommended for darker skin tones because there was a risk the laser would be attracted to the skin’s pigment and not the hair’s pigment. This meant that dark skin tones were at risk of burning and uncomfortable irritation.
But with LightSheer® QUATTRO™, anyone who could not have successful laser hair removal before can have a new lease on life — without unwanted body hair!
The LightSheer® QUATTRO™ laser also delivers laser energy more efficiently than other hair-removal lasers, shortening treatment times and eliminating the need for topical anesthetic to keep you comfortable.
The LightSheer® QUATTRO™ also features high-speed vacuum-assisted technology to help remove hair in larger areas like the back and shoulders. This high-tech laser also has unique cooling technology, known as the ChillTip™, to keep your skin cool and comfy during your laser hair-removal treatment.
Got Unsightly Hair? Get Rid of It Now
Most individuals who have unwanted hair in any area of their body are good candidates for LightSheer® QUATTRO™ treatment. Still, we recommend that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Peterson first to determine if this treatment is right for you.
Some people with excessive exposure to the sun or tanning booths, who have used sunless tanner in the area being treated, have tattoos in the treatment area, or take medications that cause sun sensitivity (like doxycycline tetracycline) should not receive LightSheer® QUATTRO™ treatment.
Before your laser hair-removal treatment with the LightSheer® QUATTRO™, you will also need to avoid tweezing, waxing and depilatories in the treatment area.
Before your laser hair-removal procedure, the area being treated will need to be shaved.
Laser hair removal is an excellent way to remove unwanted body hair, eliminating the need for frequent shaving and waxing, which can be both uncomfortable and inconvenient.
Laser hair removal can help remove unwanted body hair safely and comfortably from a range of body areas, including:
- Bikini line
The Lumenis LightSheer® QUATTRO™ laser system can treat unwanted hair in nearly all areas of your body, including delicate areas like your bikini line.
When you come in for your consultation, we will evaluate your skin health and your overall health history, talk to you about your expectations for the procedure, discuss the process of laser hair removal and answer any questions you may have about the procedure and follow-up treatments.
We will also help create a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs with your skin type and tone, hair color and coarseness in mind.
Expectations for Laser Hair Removal
It’s also important that you have the right treatment expectations based on your hair thickness and skin type. You may require multiple sessions several weeks apart to address all the hair follicles.
Also, note that you may feel some stinging sensations similar to a sunburn throughout your treatment, but generally, treatment is relaxing.
Hairs that can’t be treated with LightSheer® QUATTRO™ will lighten significantly and be nearly invisible.
To find out if you’re a candidate for treatment with the LightSheer® QUATTRO™ technology by Lumenis, call us today for more information or to schedule a consultation to learn about our other hair and laser services.