Dr. Laris discusses the best system for laser hair removal and explains what makes it effective.
The gold standard for laser hair removal right now is diode laser hair removal and I think the best machine in the market right now is the LightSheer™.
The nice thing about this machine is it will actually heat up the hair follicles and destroy the hair follicle enough that it makes it difficult for the hair to grow.
We can pluck and pull and wax and it’s almost impossible to damage a hair follicle. It takes an awful lot to damage.
The Litesheer™ allows us to heat the hair bulb and the hair follicle up enough that it damages the hair follicle.
So when the hair does grow back the next time it’s kind of shorter and smaller and skinnier. It’s a weaker hair.
So each time you have a treatment it will go after the biggest, fattest growing hair bulbs and damage those.
Every time you come back those bulbs that are in different growing phase will be there, big and fat, and the best bulb to damage. After all those hairs that are in growing phase are damaged then the weaker hairs, it will go after the next biggest, fattest bulbs.
So that’s why laser hair removal takes multiple sessions. Each hair is in a different growing phase and it works best when it’s peak of growing phase.
So we spread the sessions apart depending on the area of the body that you are getting treated because each hair growth cycle is different for different parts of our body.
And those sessions are spaced to take advantage of having the most hairs in that big fat growing cycle and heating of those bulbs is the most important part.
About Dr. Lee Laris, D.O.:
Dr. Lee Laris, D.O., is the Medical Director and Chief Cosmetic Surgeon of Phoenix Skin Medical Surgical Group in Phoenix, Ariz. Dr. Laris graduated from Gannon University in Erie, Pa., in 1981 and continued his education at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, Calif., where he received his Medical Degree in 1987. He completed his internship at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.