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"Hi I’m Dr. Corey Maas, a board certified facial plastic surgeon and associate clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco. As a founder and director of The Maas Clinic, a center here in San Francisco that's focused on facial aesthetic and body surgery, I’m really glad to be able to talk about some new technology that's here in our office which is called ultra-high speed laser hair removal.
The Duet machine is a way of giving laser hair removal in a very fast fashion with a minimum of discomfort or pain. Topical numbing is typically not even needed. For those that had laser removal before you know that it can be a little bit uncomfortable, but with these newer technologies we can make it completely comfortable for patients and get an entire back or entire legs done on the patient within a very short period of time and have you on your way.
To get in to the technology just a little bit I wanted to show you this diagram or cross section of our skin. If you can see the skin surfaces appear and the hair follicle lives deep within the skin itself.
When we're doing laser hair removal, the laser rays penetrate the skin and target the chromophore which is the pigment in the hair bulb. When that hair bulb is heated gently, it doesn’t touch the surrounding skin or heat it or minimally heats it, the hair bulb is destroyed, which is what gives us persistent or long lasting hair reduction or complete hair removal.
Hair removal in its traditional methods with electrolysis, waxing and other things, has plenty of problems. I think most people know about a little bumps and lumps that happen with doing these things. People can get irritation when shaving. So doing these procedures and making them very cost effective with the high speed laser that we now have called the Duet, is a great option for people who want an effective long term reduction in hair in any area of the body.
If you're interested in this procedure please visit the website, we've got a lot of information on how it works, and I’d be happy to show you before and after pictures, and even come in for consultations with myself and one of our nursing injectors and specialists can talk to you about how procedure is done and whether it would work for you."