Manuel A. Lopez, MD, FACS

Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

(210) 495-5771 (LPS1)
(210) 495-2367          
Lopez Plastic Surgery
1314 E. Sonterra Blvd, Suite 5104
San Antonio, Texas 78258

Sciton Clearscan Laser Hair Removal

What is ClearScan?

ClearScan employs laser energy that can selectively target microstructures, such as hair follicles. With its targeted absorption by melanin, it gives the optimal balance between safely treating all skin types and effectively removing unwanted hair. The ability to safely treat sun-tanned skin makes this the treatment of choice for active individuals.

 

How does ClearScan work?

The ClearScan laser selectively targets your hair follicles and heats them with laser energy. Unlike other treatments, the laser beam treats many hairs at once, making treatment of large areas practical. The ClearScan utilizes a unique computer-guided scanning system that automates the treatment, ensuring your skin is rapidly and evenly treated. The computer places the beam in an optimum pattern for your skin to experience a safe, effective and gentle treatment.

 

Can all skin colors be treated?

Yes, all skin types from light to dark can be treated.

 

Can tanned skin be treated?

Yes, tanned skin can be treated safely. However, always inform us if you have been tanning, using tanning products, or have experienced prolonged exposure to the sun within the last three weeks.  We will then adjust your treatment regimen accordingly to give you the safest and most effective experience.

 

Can in-grown hair be treated?

Yes, laser energy delivered by ClearScan can be used to remove all types of hair. When shaving bumps cover follicles, the laser energy can still penetrate to the hair follicle for a safe and effective treatment.

 

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and your physician will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. We may also combine your treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.  Typically, patients need 6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.  The Sciton Clearscan ND:Yag laser hair removal laser only kills the hairs that are currently growing.  It cannot kill the hairs that are in the dormant or asleep state.  Our hair grows in cycles and every month a new cycle of hairs turn from the dormant state to the growing state.

 

What will happen during the procedure?

We will discuss the treatment of the Sciton Clearscan ND:Yag laser hair removal laser with you and decide if you need a topical anesthetic cream. The area of your skin that is to be treated will be scanned with laser light. Treatment time will depend on the size of the area to be treated. The continuous cooling feature will ensure your comfort and safety during treatment. Since the sensation varies from individual to individual, a topical anesthetic can be provided. Let us know if you are very sensitive.

 

Is there a risk of complications?

Temporary pigmentation changes are possible but seldom occur. Always discuss your concerns with us prior to treatment.

 

What should I expect after treatment with the Sciton Clearscan ND:Yag laser hair removal laser?

Some redness and slight swelling may be present in the area that has been treated. However, this should subside within a few hours. If any prolonged redness or swelling occurs, please consult us immediately. Keep the treated area clean, use at least SPF 15 sunscreen when going outdoors, and follow physician instructions carefully.

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