We are pleased to announce that FPSA has the most technologically advanced laser hair removal system available --- the new LIGHTSheer™ Duet. As with other cosmetic rejuvenation treatments and procedures, Dr. Kridel is at the forefront and FPSA is the first and only plastic surgery practice in the Texas Medical Center to offer the LIGHTSheer™ Duet. FPSA was one of the first to introduce laser hair removal over 10 years ago, but not since then have we been this excited about a new device for this procedure.
If you have been thinking about having laser hair removal, you are not alone. According to Newsweek, laser hair removal is actually the number one cosmetic laser procedure and is second to Botox in non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the United States. However, many patients have been reluctant to have the treatment because they have heard that it is painful and very time-consuming.
Now, there is no reason to endure the hassle and discomfort of shaving, waxing or electrolysis to get rid of unwanted hair. With the LIGHTSheer Duet men and women of all skin colors, including darker complexions, can enjoy the benefits of laser hair reduction. The LIGHTSheer Duet can be up to 75% faster than other laser systems and it is virtually pain free in larger treatment areas with no topical aesthetic cream needed. Just about any body part can be treated. Imagine, hair removal on full legs that used to take 3 hours now only take about 25 minutes! And, full backs that used to take 4 to 5 hours now only take about 40 minutes! Needless to say, the difference between treatment with the LIGHTSheer Duet and other laser hair removal systems is night and day.
The laser's energy has a specific wavelength that is absorbed by the dark pigment in the area that causes hair growth located in the root of the hair follicle while not heating the rest of the skin. This pigment is present only when the hair is in its active growth stage. Hair growth has three stages--active, nourishing, and resting. When hair is in any stage other than active, it's not producing the pigment the laser targets. For the laser hair removal to treat these hairs successfully, the hairs must pass into the active stage. After the treatment, the hair falls out over the next 1 to 2 weeks. Because hair grows in phases, it takes an average of 6 to 8 treatments, spaced 4 to 7 weeks apart, to achieve complete results.
Since pigment is needed to absorb the energy, the Duet laser is most effective on brown or black hair and ineffective on light blonde, grey or white hair. Also, keep in mind that you should wait until a tan fades before planning a laser hair removal treatment, as dark or tanned skin attracts more light energy, drawing the energy away from hair follicles, so you risk experiencing burning, skin discoloration, or not removing all of the unwanted hair.
At FPSA you have the comfort of knowing that you are in the hands of experts. Our MedSpa is part of Dr. Kridel’s facial plastic surgery medical practice. Dr. Kridel is a world renown physician specializing in procedures and treatments of the face and neck. He was one of the first to offer laser hair removal over 10 years ago and has written medical journal articles and given talks to other physicians all around the world on the use of laser technology. Our licensed medical aesthetician, Lacy Gifford will provide your treatment. Lacy is a talented aesthetician with over 20 years of experience, including thousands of laser hair removal treatments.
So, if you've hesitated on laser hair removal in the past, hoping comfort would go up while treatment times went down, your time has come to have your own perfect Duet!