what settings should be used??

Hi…this may sound like a very familiar question to most of you and im sorry for that, but what setting or influence should be used on a lightsheer diode on male type-4 skin to attain good results?

there is no standard. they need to test your skin. but in general, anything under 25 joules is not very effective. the higher your skin can take, the better (without burning of course)

just got bak from my 1st chest lhr. They used the AUrora instead of the usual light sheer that was used on my back. I had very nice results with the lightsheer, but the doc there said that i would have good results with the aurora too. I am aware that aurora is not a true laser, and is an IPL. They used 24 joules on me and didnt hurt a bit. But, i dont see any shedding of any sort and seems like many areas have been missed, whereas some areas already seem to be totally hair free. It might be because of the shave too though.
IS 24 joules an efective setting on the aurora? SHould i insist on the lightsheer to be used on my chest too, just like on my back? Which one is more painful?
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wanna add one more thing. I was charged 1800 bucks for my chest and abs for 6 treatments, with a 2 year guarantee. They said that they will keep using the aurora on me. Is this reasonable? Thanks.

sounds like you’re at that chain clinic. i would insist on LightSheer, especially if it has worked well on you already. if not, I’d find another place. most people don’t get as good of results with the Aurora and it takes more treatments to get the same results. most people I have noticed report hair growing in finer after Aurora though instead of completely disappearing as compared to LightSheer on average. you’re not supposed to see hair shed until 2-3 weeks later. It’s too early to judge.

hmm…thanks alot for ur input yet again LAGIRL <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />…Well, i guess i better insist on lightsheer the enxt time i go in for my appointment. It did work pretty well on my back. Not total hair removed but a definite huge reduction.
and YEa, im again at the same chain clinic, ehehe. I feel like gettin started with electrolysis for my back in order to get all the hair, but dunno where to start. How i wish the same chain clinic offered electrolysis as well <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />

I have had both Aurora and Lightsheer treatments on my chest. IMHO the Lightsheer worked better.

I was not impressed with the Aurora on darker skin. It gave me an arc burn on my lower leg. I had better results with the Nd:YAG laser.

Max. optical and RF fluence on the Aurora is 25 Joules so that is close to being maxed out. If you didn’t feel anything it is probably not going to work for you.

When they use the Lightsheer make sure they use compression. It makes a big difference in effectiveness, plus the cooling system works better that way.


hi rjc…WHat results did u get after treatments with aurora and lightsheer? IS ur chest completely hairfree?? what settings did they use on u? what type of skin do u have?
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i left my last laser treatment and looked at the screen… it said 23 very large. was that the joules? is that good for the face or too low? (it was a lightsheer)

i told them to turn it up since i didnt have very good results last time but i think she kept it the same. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" />

yes, that was probably joules, although no way to tell if that was on short or long pulse.