Laser Hair Removal

  Image: High Speed LightSheer DUET
  High Speed
LightSheer DUET

The Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Department at Virginia Mason, in Seattle, Washington, offers the High Speed LightSheer® DUET for long-term hair reduction with comfort and personalized care. Reduce unwanted body hair comfortably, and in a fraction of the time compared with other lasers. The High Speed LightSheer DUET uses innovative vacuum-assist technology combined with the largest spot size on any diode laser available, to allow comfortable and rapid treatment of large areas. Our experienced laser practitioners, using state-of-the-art lasers, can easily treat your unwanted hair.

Ask your provider to tell you more about treatment, possible side-effects and what results you can expect during your consultation. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call (206) 223-6831.

Understanding hair removal
In the past, remedies for unwanted hair included plucking, shaving, waxing, electrolysis or chemical depilatories. Some are painful. Some are messy, and all are only temporary.

Laser hair removal is a more effective solution. The LightSheer DUET uses diode lasers with vacuum-assist technology to remove unwanted hair, with greater speed and comfort than other methods. 


There is a better solution for removing unwanted hair

Image: High Speed LightSheer DUET being used on leg. The LightSheer DUET is a laser that produces a larger beam of highly concentrated light. The light emitted is well absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicles. During the procedure, the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, allowing the hair to absorb the light and heat up. As it heats up, the hair shaft and bulb are damaged which significantly impedes its ability to re-grow. With the large spot size, the process treats numerous hair follicles simultaneously, making the treatment much faster than traditional laser hair removal alternatives. A back or legs can now be treated in 15 to 20 minutes, without the need for topical numbing creams.

The LightSheer DUET also offers your physician the gold standard LightSheer ET™ handpiece with ChillTip® cooling for smaller areas, and allows your provider to customize treatment for your hair type, skin type and lifestyle.


What can you expect?
Laser hair removal requires multiple treatments. This is because the laser works best when hairs are in an early growth stage (referred to as anagen), and all the hairs are not in this phase at the same time. For more information about what to expect or to schedule a consultation, call (206) 223-6831.

Image: Treatment time chart