At Manhattan Skin & Laser Clinic we use the Light Sheer Diode Laser which is considered the gold class of laser machines, using state of the art, high power diode technology. Its patented Chill Tip ensures minimal discomfort and delivers superior results, in the minimum number of treatments
Treatment is ideally suited to those conditions that have dark hair and light skin. Laser is not suitable for blonde, grey or white hair. The laser works by selectively disabling the hair follicle. Laser energy is emitted at a specific wavelength, which is absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicle and converted into heat thus disabling the hair follicle.
Facial imperfections can detract from your well being and appearance, no matter how young and healthy you feel. Quantum Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology creates smoother looking skin.
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To determine suitability for treatment a full consultation and test patch is necessary
In the past, the usual remedies for unwanted hair were plucking, shaving, waxing, or chemical depilatories. Some are painful, some are messy, and all are only temporary
For long-term hair removal, electrolysis in particular is popular and effective but can be uncomfortable and slow. Hair by hair, an electric current passes through a needle to destroy the hair root’s ability to grow. It typically takes months or more of regular visits – even for small areas, like the upper lip.
Now there’s a more effective solution, the TGA Approved LightSheer Diode Laser, a state-of-the art system specially designed to remove unwanted hair faster, with less discomfort and more reliably than many other methods.
A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. Different types of lasers produce different colours of light. The colour of light produced by a particular laser is one of the keys to its effect on hair follicles.
The light emitted by the LightSheer Diode Laser is well absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vapourise the pigment, disabling numerous follicles at a time to eliminate or significantly impede the hair’s regrowth.
Importantly, LightSheer’s special contact-cooling hand-piece is perfect for sensitive skin. It protects and cools the upper layers of skin before, during, and after each pulse while directing the laser energy to the hair root. The combination of this aggressive skin cooling and other key laser parameters allows for safe and effective treatment.
The length of a laser session may be a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated. Because the laser tends to treat hair follicles that are in an active growth phase, a series of treatments between 6-8 may be required to disable hair follicles that subsequently enter this growth phase.
Laser treatment may cause a slight tingling sensation. Most patients tolerate the procedure well. But because some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, topical anesthesia can be an option.
The appearance of the treated area immediately after a laser session will vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of the treatment and skin type. Immediate after-effects, if any, are minor. They may include redness and swelling, which disappear in a short-time. Most people return to normal activity right away. We will be happy to tell you more about your treatment and what you can expect during your consultation, or email us at [email protected]