Laser Hair Removal with Lumenis® LightSheer® DESIRE™

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Serving Dallas, Plano, Southlake, and Nearby North Texas

Does excess facial or body hair make you feel uncomfortable about your appearance? Hair reduction with Lumenis® LightSheer® DESIRE™ is a fast, safe, and effective treatment that will give you 85% to 90% permanent hair reduction. Just imagine not having to shave!

How Does Lumenis LightSheer DESIRE Work?

Lumenis LightSheer Handpiece | Laser Hair Removal DallasLightSheer DESIRE is a laser treatment that selectively targets hair follicles. Applying laser energy to the follicle causes it to shed the hair within and prevents the growth of new hair.

Who Is a Good Candidate for LightSheer DESIRE?

Anyone who has body hair they want to get rid of is a good candidate for LightSheer DESIRE. It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin, and it works on all skin tones too.

LightSheer DESIRE is suitable for many treatment areas, including the:

  • Face
  • Back
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Bikini area

Is LightSheer DESIRE Safe?

LightSheer DESIRE is an FDA-approved treatment that’s been clinically proven effective for hair removal. LightSheer DESIRE uses state-of-the-art laser technology that ensures it’s a safe treatment for people of all skin types.

What Happens in a LightSheer DESIRE Session?

LightSheer DESIRE is an in-office procedure. For each session, you’ll come to our Southlake or Plano office and go back to your regular activities immediately afterwards. The laser treatment uses vacuum suction to gently draw your skin into the application hand piece. This stretches the skin, which helps hair follicles absorb laser energy more effectively. LightSheer DESIRE also uses skin-cooling technology that makes the treatment comfortable.

The technology that powers LightSheer DESIRE is so effective that the average session is more than 75% faster than other kinds of laser hair removal. Even large areas such as the back can be treated in under 20 minutes!

Unfortunately, the technology doesn’t yet exist to provide laser hair removal that is completely painless, but LightSheer DESIRE is nearly painless. Many people feel only mild discomfort when they have the treatment.

Does LightSheer DESIRE Have Side Effects?

After your LightSheer DESIRE session, the treated area may experience some redness and swelling. This is actually a good sign, as it indicates that your hair follicles are responding to the laser treatment. Immediately after the treatment some hair may be shed immediately, and more hair will continue to be shed over the next few weeks.

Your clinician will give you skincare instructions for the weeks following your treatment. For example, you might be advised to avoid sun exposure for a period of time.

How Long Will It Take to See Results?

You may notice a reduction in your body hair at the treatment site after the first session of LightSheer DESIRE, although hair growth has several phases, and not all hairs are in the same phase at any given time. LightSheer DESIRE is more effective on hair that is in an early growth phase, which means that it can take a few sessions to get the maximum effect.

The amount of sessions vary per patient, depending on your:

  • Skin type
  • Skin color
  • Hair color
  • Hair thickness
  • Amount of hair

The average patient achieves 85% to 90% hair reduction after 6 treatments. The treatments are scheduled every 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the area that you have treated.

How Long Do the Benefits of LightSheer DESIRE Last?

LightSheer DESIRE is a 100% permanent treatment! Once a hair follicle has been successfully treated, and the hair has fallen out, it will never grow back.

Note that LightSheer DESIRE provides permanent hair reduction, rather than complete removal of all hair in a given area. Most people experience a small amount (about 10%) of regrowth of fine hairs within years after completing their series of treatments.

Why Choose North Texas Plastic Surgery for Your LightSheer DESIRE Treatment?

Any cosmetic procedure you have should be performed by someone who’s both qualified and experienced. North Texas Plastic Surgery is the best choice for people in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Onna, our registered nurse, is certified as a Senior Laser Technician within the State of Texas. She performs all of our med spa procedures. The fantastic team at North Texas Plastic Surgery will give you a great patient experience with safe and reliable results every time. Call 817-416-8080 today for an appointment.