Laser Hair Removal Minneapolis
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures offered at Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics in Wayzata, MN. Dr. Leslie Smith is certified cosmetic doctor trained in laser technology. She has selected the most advanced laser hair removal technology that is proven to be safe, quick and effective.
Our Laser Hair Removal Technology
The LightSheer Diode was the first system to provide permanent hair reduction using state-of-the-art, high power diode technology. This revolutionary technology is highly effective for treating a wide range of skin types and colors. However, tanning or use of a self-tanner during the series of treatments is discouraged as this can compromise the skin as well as result in less effective hair reduction.
The LightSheer Diode laser hair removal system is recognized in the industry as the "Gold Standard". This laser hair removal system uses a patented ChillTip™ hand-piece to increase patient comfort and safety.
The laser hair removal system we use at Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics is the first of its kind to be cleared by the FDA for permanent hair reduction, meaning an 85% or greater hair reduction. No system can guarantee 100% permanent hair removal because some follicles may continue to produce fine, light hairs that will not respond to further laser treatments.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The LightSheer laser hair removal system uses a diode laser, the same as what is commonly used in household electronics like DVD players, printers, and scanners. Diode lasers are extremely safe and versatile. For laser hair removal, diode lasers are often preferred among cosmetic doctors because of their effectiveness.
LightSheer is different from other laser hair removal systems because it can transmit a range of pulse lengths during treatment, giving Dr. Smith the ability to customize treatment based on a patient's individual needs.
Our laser hair removal system is effective for a wide range of patients. The diode laser treats the broadest range of hair colors, textures and
diameters. However, some hair may be too light for the laser to pick up and some skin may be too pigmented for the laser to target. Tanning or use of a self-tanner is discouraged as this can compromise the skin as well as result in less effective hair reduction. The diode laser treats the broadest range of hair colors, textures, and diameters.
What to Expect from Laser Hair Removal
Depending on the size and location of the area to be treated, a laser hair removal session can last up to one hour. Most treatment is complete in less than a half hour.
Laser hair removal is only effective in treating hair follicles that are in the active growth stage. Because hair grows in various stages, multiple treatments are needed for optimal results. Depending on your specific condition, you may need 4 - 10 treatments spaced 4-8 weeks apart.
Laser hair removal is generally considered a comfortable procedure. Most patients describe the sensation as being similar to a rubber band snap. Discomfort is mild and usually disappears within 2 - 3 hours of treatment.