Hirsutism is a medical term for excessive hair production in women. Hirsutism can be a result of multiple factors and is often a significant cause of emotional distress and poor self-esteem. All women have facial and body hair, but the hair is usually very fine and light in colour. The main difference between normal hair on a woman’s body and face (often called “peach fuzz”) and hirsutism is the texture. Excessive or unwanted hair that grows on a woman’s face, arms, back, or chest is usually coarse and dark. The growth pattern of hirsutism in women is like that of normal hair growth in males.
Hypertrichosis is excessive hair growth over and above the norm based on the age, sex and race of an individual. In contrast to hirsutism, which is excess hair growth in women following a male distribution pattern. Hypertrichosis can develop all over the body or can be isolated to small patches affecting both men and women. Hypertrichosis may be congenital (present at birth) or acquired (arising later in life).
Folliculitis barbae is a type of folliculitis affecting the beard area. It is also known as folliculitis barbae, shaving rash or razor bumps. It is a foreign-body inflammatory reaction surrounding ingrown facial hair, which results from shaving.
Folliculitis barbae occurs more commonly in people who have curly hair because the curl of the hair means that sharp pointed end of a recently shaved hair comes out from the skin and re-enters the skin close by.
After shaving, patients may experience a painful acne-like eruption. The small lesions may be flesh-coloured or red and inflamed. If they become infected, pustules and abscesses may develop.
Before LightSheer technology, removing hair from large areas such as the back or legs could be painful, expensive, and extremely time-consuming.
With the LightSheer Desire though, treatments for those large areas can be done in as little as 10 to 15 minutes, without any need for gels, anaesthetics, or other preparation.
At the same time, the LightSheer Desire’s versatility allows it to treat the more delicate face or bikini region just as quickly and just as effectively, even during the same appointment.
LightSheer Laser uses a laser with an 805nm diode wavelength, the new gold standard for universal safety across all skin types. Repeated pulses from the laser first eliminate existing hair and then allow the laser’s heat to penetrate the skin and direct energy into the hair follicles, preventing future growth. Compared to other laser treatments, the LightSheer Laser’s larger spot size allows for deeper penetration with fewer pulses, decreasing the likelihood of future regrowth, while also allowing for faster treatment.
The Lightsheer™ Laser offers three different treatment spot sizes for maximum versatility, each one utilising specialized technology. For the largest spot size, the High-Speed Integrated Technology incorporates suction to elevate and stretch the skin. By stretching the skin thinner, the laser achieves maximum absorption into hair follicles, while minimizing the physical sensation of heat. For the two smaller spot sizes, the ChillTip technology uses a specialized cooling system to achieve the same effect. The cold raises the hair follicle, allowing for easier hair removal and deeper penetration, while also momentarily numbing the skin to minimize pain.
LightSheer Laser vs. other Laser & IPL Hair Removing Platforms
The difference between standard Laser and IPL’s and the new generation of LightSheer Lasers lies in the comfort and efficiency of the treatment. The Lightsheer™ Lasers have set the new standard wavelength, to guarantee maximum effectiveness while being safe for all skin types.
The LightSheer lasers offer smaller, more streamlined handpieces that can be swapped out instantly. This allows for a faster, less invasive, and more comfortable treatment session than ever before. Comfort and time have long been the biggest obstacles for effective hair removal, but with the new LightSheer™ technology, those obstacles are a thing of the past.
Medaesthetics® is the only clinic in WA to offer the latest Lumenis Lightsheer Desire™ Laser Hair Removal Treatment.
Medaesthetics® Alice Springs is the only clinic in the Northern Territory to offer Lumenis Lightsheer™ Laser Hair Removal treatment.
In Perth, all Lumenis Lightsheer™ treatments are exclusively done by our doctors for medical hair reduction. Pricing starts from $500 per treatment area per session for smaller areas like the neck. Large areas like the full back, chest, and arms may cost around $1500 per area per session.
Patients can choose to have their hair reduction treatment done with our dermal therapists using IPL platforms if they are on a strict budget.
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