Calgary Medic Laser uses state-of-the-art Diode “LightSheer” technology for hair removal treatments. “LightSheer” hair removal lasers are high powered pulsed Diode array systems that are able to provide permanent hair reduction. The “LightSheer” has a special sapphire contact-cooling tip that protects the skin, while bringing the laser energy safely through the skin to the hair root. The distinctive blending of features allows the treatment of patients of all skin types with uncompromising safety and efficacy.
The use of lasers for hair removal has been studied for a number of years. Hair bearing areas are treated with a focused beam of concentrated laser light which is selectively absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft, as well as in the surrounding hair follicles. This causes thermal destruction of these anatomical sites and disrupts the hair follicles’ ability to regenerate. In turn, this procedure causes permanent hair reduction. Unlike electrolysis which kills one hair follicle at a time, the laser reaches and treats hundreds of follicles at a time.
A clinical study evaluated the use of the LightSheer Diode Laser for hair removal. Of 92 patients, all had temporary hair loss and 89% had long-term hair loss. Regrowing hairs were shown to be thinner and lighter than previously observed. The Diode Laser causes permanent hair reduction without damaging the epidermis, regardless of skin type.