Laser Hair Removal
LightSheer DUET Laser Hair Removal in Chevy Chase, MD
Prior to the development of lasers, remedies for unwanted hair included plucking, shaving, waxing, electrolysis, or chemical depilatories. Some of these treatments are painful, some are messy, and all of them are temporary. Laser Hair Removal with LightSheer® DUET™ is a more efficient and effective solution.
How Does It Work?
The West Institute’s Laser Hair Removal treatment utilizes High Speed LightSheer DUET, a state-of-the-art diode laser, which produces a large beam of highly concentrated light. The light emitted is absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicles. LightSheer is also the first painless hair removal laser that requires no numbing cream.
During the procedure, the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, which allows the hair to absorb the light and heat. As it heats up, the hair shaft and bulb are damaged, which significantly impedes its ability to re-grow.
At the West Institute, we ensure the fastest and most painless option is available to our patients. Our device, with its large spot size, allows the process to treat numerous hair follicles simultaneously, making the treatment much faster than traditional laser hair removal alternatives.
Is Laser Hair Removal Right For Me?
If dark, coarse hair appears in places that make you uncomfortable, it may be time to consider hair removal with LightSheer DUET. Multiple treatments are required; the number and frequency depend on the face/body area, the type of hair, and skin type.
Dr. West and team will meet with you to identify if this treatment is best to meet your needs and goals.
How Long do the Results Last?
Hair reduction is permanent following a series of treatments and depending on the treatment area, it can be comfortably completed in as little as fifteen minutes.