The Lumenis LightSheer XC is the workhorse model of the LightSheer family of lasers. It is designed for busy practices and offers the most rapid cover rate compared to the ST and ET models.
Like the ST and ET models the LightSheer XC is a diode laser system and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for permanent hair reduction applications. This means that patients can expect to see long-term results when treated by this laser.
The laser works by targeting hair follicles that are in a state of active growth and more than one treatment is required to permanently destroy hair follicles. The XC produces a highly concentrated beam of light that is absorbed by targeted hair follicles. The LightSheer can treat larger areas of the body at once. To be the most effective, it is recommended that patients undergo a 6 treatment cycle to obtain a success rate of close to 100%. The reason for this is that not all follicles are in an active state of growth at the same time.
The ChillTip is one of the most important components of the LightSheer system. This contact-cooling handpiece allows for the safety treatment possible because it cools the upper layer of the epidermis effectively during treatment. It works before, during and after each pulse cycle and allows for the safe and effective treatment of skin types from I – VI.
The handpiece is designed with a 12 mm square sapphire lens that cools the skin, focuses the laser beam and compresses the skin during treatment which serves to bring hair follicles closer to the light energy being delivered.
The XC is a standalone system and does not come with an optional cart like the ST and ET models.
|Laser Type||Diode Arrays|
|Repetition Rate||Up to 2 Hz|
|Spot Size||12mm (square)|
|Pulse Width||5-400 ms OptiPulse Peak|
|Cooling||Self-contained, closed cycle system |
|Electrical||100-120 VAC, 100-120 VAC, 12A, 200-240 VAC, 8A, 50/60 Hz|
|Weight||114 lbs / 52 kg|