Laser Hair reduction
Laser Hair reduction
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We know everybody wish a stubble-free smooth skin. People use so many different options to remove hair like waxing, threading, shaving and tweezing, but laser hair removal is one of the few options that offer a more permanent approach to getting rid of body hair.Bid goodbye to cumbersome, messy and repetitive hair removal methods.Less maintenance and longer periods of hair free skin makes it superior to all other methods.
What is laser hair reduction?
Laser hair reduction uses laser energy to target pigment of hair (melanin) to destruct hair tissue without affecting surroinding skin. There are different kind of laser technologies which are useful in hair reduction. In India diode and long pulsed Nd:yag laser are most suitable on basis of skin and hair color. Between diode and Nd:yag, diode is more effective and delivers results more faster. Diode laser hair reduction is a safe, effective, fast and convenient option for hair removal. It promises long term results and is suitable for large and small areas including sensitive areas like ears, nose, nipples as well as the bikini area.
How does Laser hair reduction (LHR) work?
Laser energy enters the skin and targets only color of hair present in different parts of hair to damage hair. The laser waves can identify hair pigment only so no surrounding structure get affected. So hair which contains more black color (thick growing hair) will be removed faster. Damage in important parts of hair leads to delayed growth and thinning of hair. The laser effects actively growing hair. Since hair growth has different phases, LHR requires multiple treatments for desired results. Regular sessions at defined intervals will reduce significant number & thickness of hair and few remaining hair are very thin not visible from even 2 feet distance. For those hair maintenance sessions are required at longer intervals.
About LUMENIS LIGHT SHEER DESIRE
At Dr.Kothiwala’s SkinEva Clinic, Jaipur Laser hair reduction is done using diode technology with LUMENIS LIGHTSHEER DESIRE. This is the most effective technology in hair reduction and has been clinically proven safe and effective and is one of the best ways to achieve permanent hair reduction.
This hair reduction system is new generation technology and is considered Gold standard for permanent air reduction.It has following unique features for safe, effective and minimally painful permanent hair reduction.
- It has Vacuum Assisted High-Speed Technology and a large spot size. Thesefeatures reducethe pain during the treatment at the same time provides effective hair reduction. With help of this technology whole body can be covered in 1 hour.
- ChillTip™ Technology – This feature ensures that you are comfortable throughout the procedure, and the skin remains cool, even if the treatment requires higher fluence. This technology help in avoiding side effect of superficial burns.
What is required before laser hair reduction treatment?
Patient selection: During consultation assessment of skin and hair will be done that helps in deciding laser parameters. Clinical information about any underlying hormonal disorder like PCOD, CAH or family history of excess unwanted hair (hirsuitism) or history of herpes in affected area also important factors. Laser hair reduction require atleast 6 regular sesions and some maintenance sessions annualy so affordablity is also a concern.
Blood Investigation & sonography: In female having history suggestive of hormonal disorder some hormonal investigations and pelvic sonography are required before starting laser. If investigations show some abnormal hormonal levels then medical treatment is required before starting the laser hair reduction.
What happens during laser hair reduction treatment?
Session starts with a short consultation followed by photographs and consent. Prior to the procedure, the hair will be shaved from the treatment area. Icing will be done on treatment and adjoining areas for 5-10 minutes. Braces should be removed before facial hair removal.
The laser is especially designed to maximize your comfort without compromising on quality of treatment.It keeps your skin cool during the procedure, you may just feel a bit of burning or stinging sensation which is tolerable is most cases.Immediate post laser you may experience slight redness, follicular bumps, and mild swelling in the treated area. This would resolve in 2-3 hours. Post-treatment, Icing will be done on treatment and adjoining areas for 10-15 minutes.
Is there any precaution I need to take before and after the procedure?
Laser hair removal targets hair follicles and destroys it, that’s why you must avoid procedures like waxing, tweezing and electrolysis, 2-4 weeks before the procedure and should not attempt to use these methods till all sessions end. Active sun exposure must be avoided, or sunscreen must be applied at least 2-weeks prior to treatment. Post-treatment you should not expose laser-treated areas to sun or tanning beds for 7 days. Sunscreen prescribed by your doctor must be used for at least 4 weeks. You may need to change your skin care products for 2-3 days before and after the laser specially if you are using exfoliating agents. The hair on which laser was done will fall out in 4-7 days after laser treatment then skin will smoothen and next session will be repeated on regrowing of new hair.
How many sessions will I require to permanently remove hair?
The laser acts on the follicles which are in the growing phase. Since some follicles may enter the growth cycle after the treatment, multiple sessions are required for optimum results. At our clinic usually, 6 sessions are required, but some patient with hormonal disordermay require more.
How permanent is laser hair removal?
After completion of all recommended sessions, some hair may regrow. These hair will be so thin and few that will not be visible from 2 feet distance. Maintenance (2-3 sessions in a year) sessions may be required in the future. Results may vary with the individual depending on skin colour, hair colour, hair density, hormonal changes in the body and any medication taken for the same.Laser hair removal is misnomer because it isn’t always permanent. Complete treatment may lead to hair reduction for a long duration with minimum maintenance but patients should not expect permanent hair removal.
Is there any downtime?
No, you can resume normal activity immediately following your session.
What are side effects of laser hair removal ?
There is no side effect of laser hair reduction if done with trained hands and standard laser machine. There can be some temporary skin changes that resolve on its own. Mild redness, swelling in laser area can be there post laser for 3-4 hours. Sometimes folliculitis may develop due to lack of proper hygeine in laser area but it is also self limiting in 3-5 days. Superficial hair can be charred with laser and can form crust which will fall in 1-2 days on its own. In darker skin some pigmentory changes may occur which subside with time.
Can I get cancer from laser hair removal?
Laser hair reduction machines are designed to target only color of hair structure. As of now there is no such report of developing such adverse effect after laser hair reduction.
Does hair grow back thicker after laser hair removal?
No. Laser hair reduction doesn’t make your hair thicker. After completing recommended number of laser sessions remaining hair are much thinner than original hair and require 2-3 maintenance sessions in a year.
Is electrolysis better than laser?
Laser therapy and electrolysis both give long lasting results compared to waxing. In electrolysis no maintenance sessions are required and carries fewer side effects. The downside is that electrolysis must be spread out over more sessions. It can’t cover large areas at once like laser hair removal can.
Why Should I choose Dr.Kothiwala’s SkinEva Clinic?
- Detailed authentic consultation by Dr Sunil Kothiwala Dermatologist in Jaipur
- Explanation about hormonal influence and laser working during first consultation.
- World’s most powerful and fastest result delivering laser machine Lumenis LightSheer Desire.
- Laser is done by doctor only, not technician.
- No regular session required after 6 sessions.
- Minimal maintenance sessions required (2-3 in a year)
What is the cost of laser hair reduction?
The cost of laser hair reduction at our clinic starts from 799 Rs and varies depending on areas and type of hair growth. Laser hair reduction usually done in packages only as minimum 6 sessions will be required to get maximum results. Packages are available with discounts.
For more information on Laser Hair reduction or to inquire about other services please contact us on 7726938335.
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Dr. Sunil Kothiwala
Dermatologist, Cosmetologist & Hair Transplant Surgeon
With more than a decade of experience including postgraduation from AIIMS & experience of SMS Hospital make,Dr. Sunil Kothiwala one of best dermatologist & cosmetologist in Jaipur. Renowned for delivering the highest level of quality care for patients in the fields of dermatology and cosmetology.