Laser Hair Removal
DSA Dermatology now uses state-of-the-art high-speed LightSheer® Duet™ laser technology for the permanent reduction of hair. It is a wonderful solution for men and women, as legs and backs can now be treated in about 15-20 minutes comfortably, without the need for messy treatment gels or topical anesthetics. Virtually any part of the body can be treated.
For years, men and women have endured expensive, painful, and inadequate hair removal techniques. Laser hair removal is a preferable alternative to plucking, waxing, and shaving – now more so than ever. In 2009 alone, over one million Americans chose laser hair removal, because of its proven effectiveness and safety
The high speed LightSheer® Duet™ produces a larger beam of intense light. The pigment (melanin) within the follicles readily absorbs this light energy. During the hair removal process, the light beam pulsates for a split second, which allows the hair to absorb the light, in turn creating heat. The procedure reduces follicle’s ability to grow new hairs significantly. Over time, it results in permanent reduction of hair.
Laser hair removal cannot be accomplished in a single session, because hair grows in a specific cycle, with active and resting phases. Hairs in the active growth phase react to laser energy. Therefore, a series of carefully timed sessions is required for complete treatment. These appointments are usually scheduled five weeks apart.
After a laser session, you may notice slight redness in the treated area. However, it should be minimal and fade in a matter of hours. We may ask that you postpone treatment if your skin is tanned, or has been exposed to a considerable amount of sunlight. Additionally, the area to be treated needs to be close shaven immediately before treatment. You can do this at home, and when you arrive at our office we will help you with difficult to reach areas.
Laser hair removal FAQ
LightSheer is a laser hair removal procedure that is virtually pain-free and is effective on any skin type.
You may experience slight discomfort, only during treatment. It immediately fades.
Laser hair removal is faster than ever before, with LightSheer Duet™. Treatment time will vary, depending on the size of the area to be treated. The time may range from twenty minutes for full legs to just five minutes for the bikini area.
The quality and safety of all procedures are taken very seriously at DSA Dermatology. The cost of laser treatment will vary, depending on the area being treated. On average, a session can cost between $100.00 and $400.00. Pre-purchased packages can cost less.
We will schedule a series of treatments, timed to coincide with the active growth phase of your hair. The exact schedule varies, though most patient need between five and eight sessions, timed about five weeks apart.
There is no downtime after laser hair removal – you will be able to return to your regular activities immediately.
In most cases the answer is no, unless you have sunburned or heavily tanned skin. Occasionally, there may be mild redness and swelling at the treatment site, which disappears in about three days.
After a complete series of treatments, the result may last for several years. On occasion, a few very fine hairs may appear. These are easily treated with a quick touch-up.
The Duet™ laser can target virtually any area you can think of, including female or male bikini areas (Brazilian or Manzilian), under arms chest, back, neck, ears, lip, beard, and the chin.
Yes. This is an extremely safe technology, which has been in use for more than 15 years.
Isn’t it time to say goodbye to the razor, and say hello to silky smooth skin? Call DSA Dermatology at (972) 362-9567
, and schedule a consultation today.
At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX, Dr. Daniel S. Achtman, Dr. Carmine G. McConnell and Dr. Jordan. Achtman.
Dr. Achtman is a board-certified Dermatologist with over three decades of experience. Having graduated from the medical school of McMaster University, he also studied at the UTSW Medical Center in Dallas, TX where he also served as Chief Resident in the Department of Dermatology. In addition to possessing extensive training and experience in cosmetic enhancement techniques, Dr. Achtman is widely known as a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin cancers. He is an active member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Achtman goes the extra mile to understand your medical concerns and to ensure that he helps you meet your unique aesthetic goals.
Dr. Carmine G. McConnell is a board-certified physician in Plano TX. Having been trained at McMaster University, Canada, she went on to earn her board certification in Texas. Having served as Chief of Staff of her department at Plano Medical Center, she has over two decades of experience in practicing medicine in her practice and while assisting Dr. Achtman in the practice of dermatology. In addition to her extensive postgraduate training in laser therapy and aesthetic surgery, among other procedures, she possesses vast experience in both cosmetic dermatological techniques and family medicine. As a conscientious and caring physician, Dr. McConnell provides her patients with customized non-surgical treatments to help address health and aesthetic concerns related to the skin. She is also keen on helping patients understand their skin and how it can be cared for and protected.
Dr. Jordan Achtman is a board-certified dermatologist in DSA Dermatology at Plano, TX. Dr. J. Achtman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his residency in dermatology at UT Southwestern. His expertise spans general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. J. Achtman also has various special interests including chronic itch, infectious diseases of the skin, and the relationship between mental health and skin health. He is also very keen on helping patients form healthy skincare regimens and habits. In the hands of Dr. J. Achtman, you can be assured of innovative and cutting edge solutions for all your skin concerns.