Consent for Laser Hair Removal
This consent is designed to give __________________________ the information needed to make
an informed decision to undergo LightSheerTM Diode Laser treatment for hair removal. Although
Laser Hair Removal is quite effective, you require a series of treatments to reach the desired level
of improvement. The hair often becomes thinner and lighter after each treatment. Please read
this form to be sure you understand it completely before making your decision.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. Different types of lasers produce different
colors of light. The color of light produced by a particular laser is the key to its effect on hair
follicles. The light emitted by the LightSheerTM Diode Laser is absorbed by the pigment located
in the hair follicle. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the
pigment, disabling several follicles at a time to eliminate or significantly impede the hair’s
growth. During each visit you will be questioned thoroughly regarding your medical history.
During each treatment session a laser light will be applied to the hair areas. These areas may be
photographed before each treatment. You must wear protective eyeglasses during the treatment
to protect your eyes from the intense light.
Risks and Complications
Individual responses to treatment with the LightSheerTM Diode Laser may vary. Some people may
feel minimal discomfort during treatment, but this is for a short duration. Although a topical or
local anesthetic may be used to eliminate or reduce any discomfort, most people can tolerate the
treatment without anesthetic. After treatment, the area may feel similar to mild sunburn and the
use of Post Laser Lotion and Sun block is mandatory throughout your treatment course.
Scarring: Whenever there is any disruption of the skin surface a rare possibility exists of
hypertrophy scars (enlarged scars), and keloid scars (abnormal, heavy raised scar formation) fo