While performing the procedure the laser light is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the anagen type of hair follicles of the body hair, generating heat which damages the follicle to inhibit future hair growth. Laser hair removal treatment is also known as laser hair reduction in which laser hair removal procedure is performed using USA FDA Approved World's best Diode Laser at Skinos. Laser light destroys the hair follicle in the treated area leading to reduced hair growth and works best on dark hair.
The laser light is best absorbed when the hair follicles are in the active growing phase (anagen phase). So plucking waxing the hair before the treatment will reduce its efficacy as the target will be absent.
Also because, not all hair are in the anlagen phase at a particular period of time, so multiple sessions are required to produce signification reduction of hair.
Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal treatment?
Anyone with unwanted dark coarse hair is a good candidate for laser treatment to get rid of unwanted hairs. Laser hair removal works in all skin types and skin tones.
Females with increased facial hair growth and underlying hormonal imbalances can also undergo laser hair removal, in addition to the treatment of hormonal issues after consulting and obtaining a medical advice from the Dermatologist.
People with white or grey hair do not have sufficient melanin in the hair roots to serve as target for laser light, hence they are not suitable candidates and must consider other hair removal options.
What should be avoided prior to starting the treatment?
The following activities should be preferably avoided 4-6 weeks before laser hair reduction treatment.
Hair Removal Cream
Tweezing and plucking
Excessive Sun Exposure
What areas of the body can be treated?
Laser hair removal can be done for the entire body, as well as for individual small areas of concern like face, underarms, bikini line area, private areas, upper lip, chin, beard Shaping as well as large areas like arm, leg, back, abdomen, buttocks, thighs and chest.
Laser hair removal is recommended for both men and women.
What are the steps of the procedure?
It is a very comfortable procedure performed without anaesthesia. The area to be treated is first marked with a white skin marking pencil. The hair is then shaved off using a disposable razor.
Pre-treatment cooling of the skin is performed with sterile ice packs. A transparent gel is applied on the skin.
Laser parameters are set in the machine, hand-piece of the device is held steadily and placed on the surface of the skin and laser shots fired. The laser shots are felt like snap of a rubber band or minor needle pricks. The discomfort is reduced markedly by cooling performed before, during and after the treatment.
The entire treatment area is covered in a systematic manner to avoid skip areas. At the completion of the session, the area is cleaned and post-treatment cream is applied.
What are the benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
Laser is useful for removing unwanted body hair. The Benefits are:
Very Selective: Lasers only target the dark coarse hair without causing any harm to normal surrounding skin.
Time Saving: Laser hair removal takes just few minutes for small areas to few hrs for larger areas. It is very time saving and full body can be treated in just 3 to 4 hours.
Guaranteed Result: : Most patients get permanent results in 6 - 8 sessions of treatment
Cost Saving: You will be surprised to know that the amount spent for complete laser hair removal sessions is less that the total amount spent on waxing which is required life long!
Smooth Skin: : The final result is the smooth flawless skin which makes you confident from within.
Trying to find laser hair removal? The type of laser machine used at Skinos is World's no.1 USA FDA Approved Diode. It is absolutely safe and all the procedures performed here are under the direct supervision of Dermatologist Dr.Shruti Gupta.
Laser hair treatment is a comfortable procedure. The laser shots feel like a snap of a rubber band or like minor needle pricks. The discomfort can be reduced by proper cooling of the area pre and post procedure.
For more sensitive areas like the pubic area, a topical anaesthetic cream may be applied for 30-40 minutes before the session.
How much time will each session take?
Depending on the body part being treated, a laser hair removal session may take few minutes to few hours .
What can I expect during the recovery period?
There is no down time associated with laser hair removal treatment. You can return to normal activities immediately.
Icing may be done for a couple of days post treatment if you experience any burning or stinging sensation. A moisturising lotion is advisable to be applied to soothe the skin and keep it soft along with other skin care product such as regular sunscreen application.
How many sessions do I need to achieve best results?
Because hair grows in cycles, and laser target the hair follicles only during their growth (anagen) phase, it typically takes six to eight laser hair removal treatments to provide significant hair reduction. Some areas respond much earlier, while other areas may need few additional sessions.
What is the interval between laser sessions?
Depending on the area treated, removing hair by laser we generally recommend six to eight weeks interval between different sessions.
How will I look between sessions?
The dead hair roots shed off spontaneously in 7 - 10 days. After that the skin feels smooth and hair free. Always wear sunscreen to protect you skin from direct rays of the sun.
One of the most common question asked is, whether females can apply make up the next day if the treated area was your face? Yes, Make up can be applied however please note for any skin changes for redness. If there are any abnormal changes then consult your dermatologist for the right guidance and further management as advised.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Absolutely, laser treatment for hair removal is 100% safe if performed by a Licensed Dermatologist at Registered Skin clinic! There are no side effects however special care must be taken in darker skin types. At Skinos we use only state-of-the-art USA FDA Approved World's Best Diode Lumenis medical lasers. Additionally, all of our Doctors and Staffs are highly experienced and qualified.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Yes. The hair that is removed once do not grow back. However, it requires multiple sessions to achieve the long term results. Also the cost of laser hair reduction is very less compared to waxing which is required for life long.
Please note that laser used for anti ageing treatments are different from that used for laser hair removal.
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