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L.H.E. versus Laser or I.P.L.
Laser and I.P.L. (Intense Pulse Light) devices rely only on light energy while discard the associated heat. Since they remove the heat instead of using it, they require a very high concentration of light energy (fluence) to be effective. High fluence can be damaging and painful. By contrast, LHE (Light Heat Energy) uses the heat! By utilizing light AND heat energy, it uses low fluence which minimizes the risk of harmful side effects, eliminates the need for skin cooling, simplifies the treatment and makes it more cost effective. For patients it is much more comfortable.
How L.H.E. Works?
Flashes of broad spectrum light and heat are applied to the target area. The energy is drawn by the pigment (melanin) within the hair shaft. The temperature of the shaft is raised and conducted down to the hair follicle, the part responsible for producing the hair, and destroys it without damaging the skin.
What Area Can be Treated?
Any, except the eyebrows. Areas most popular for women are bikini, underarms, and face; for men - face, neck, shoulders and back.
When Can I See Results?
In as little as three treatments, but it is advised to do six to ten treatments, spaced about three weeks apart.
Does it Hurts?
LHE treatment feels like a very short tingling, a quick pulse of heat, or light snap of a rubber band. Numbing cream or ice pack may help but rarely needed.
Is L.H.E. Hair Removal Suitable for Everyone?
All light-based treatment modalities require hair darker than the surrounding skin. Light hair color contains very little pigment and may not respond. On the other hand, dark brown or black skin is very rich in pigment and may absorb too much energy causing unwanted damage to the skin. Laser or I.P.L. hair removal cannot treat this type of skin. L.H.E. has a hand-piece specific for dark skin and is safe and comfortable.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Each hair follicle goes through growing and resting phases. It is most successfully treated in the growing phase, called the Anagen. At any given time, 15% to 20% of your hair will be in this stage. During a treatment, only the hair that is in Anagen will be destroyed. After a few weeks, previously resting hair follicles go into Anagen, which then needs to be treated. This is why at-least five treatments are required to treat a given body part.