Hair Removal

lightsheermachine-lsDr. Bryson Richards is excited to provide hair removal treatment at his Las Vegas, Nevada location. The treatment is performed by a certified laser technician under the supervision of Dr. Richards. The treatment not only removes hair but prevents hair growth because the Laser will actually target the melanin in the base of the hair follicle, thereby preventing future growth. Of all the hair removal and hair growth prevention devices on the market, Dr. Richards uses and recommends the LightSheer DUET by Lumenis. This device allows for a treatment experience that is fast and comfortable. The LightSheer enables you to have your back and legs comfortably treated in only 15 minutes. No topical anesthetic is required. Popular areas of hair removal include: back, chest, shoulders, underarms, legs, and bikini area.

The treatment will thereby prevent the follicle from growing new hairs. The LightSheer Duet utilizes new technology through skin cooling and vacuum assistance to maximize the comfort of the treatment.

Who is the best candidate for hair removal?

Patients with darker hair and light colored skin usually have the best results because the melanin in the base of the hair is the target for the laser. Patients with light blonde hair are less likely to see as dramatic as a result.

Can you treat my face and back?

9mm-chilltipThe LightSheer DUET has two treatment heads, one with a small spot size that is approximately 9mm in width and another with a larger spot size that is approximately 35mm in width. This allows for versatility in the treatment options.
This 9mm head has ChillTip™ technology that provides constant cooling as the laser treatment is destroying the hair follicles. Unwanted upper lip hair can be safely targeted by the smaller treatment head.

larger-areaLarge areas such as the back and legs can be treated with the larger treatment head, shown here. This head has integrated vacuum technology that helps to focus the energy, and provide increased comfort with the treatment. The larger head allows for a faster treatment time. An entire back can be treated in 15 minutes.

Are all the hairs killed in one treatment?

Up to 90% of hair growth can be eliminated with a single treatment. 10% of the hairs are usually in a dormant state. A second or third treatment can be done 6 weeks after the initial treatment so that these residual hairs can be treated.

What can I expect after treatment?

The skin is cleansed after your treatment and there is no downtime. You must avoid sun exposure for 48 hours after treatment. The skin can be slightly sensitive. You can return to normal activities that day. We offer a variety of skin care products to moisturize and protect after your treatment.

We welcome patients from the region to visit our LASER spa in Las Vegas. We cater to patients from Parker, Kingman, and Las Vegas.