What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure by which unwanted hair are removed from any part of the body by utilizing a long pulsed laser.

The laser parameters are carefully defined by studying the anatomy of the hair follicle and precisely matching the laser light and pulse duration to the follicle size, depth and location to inhibit the re-growth of the hair.

Laser hair removal is performed by a specially-trained laser technician or a doctor, who directs the light of a long pulsed laser onto the skin. The laser works by destroying hair that are in their active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hair will enter their growth cycle at different times, several sessions are necessary to destroy all of the follicles in a treatment area.

Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Both men and women seek laser hair removal services to get unwanted hair removed. Hair removal is commonly done on the hairline, eyebrow, top of the nose, Side burns, upper & lower lip, chin, ear lobe, face, neck, nape, shoulders, back, underarm, abdomen, buttocks, pubic area, bikini lines, thighs, breast, arms, legs, hands, and toes.

Laser works best on dark coarse hair. Nd:YAG long pulse and diode types of lasers work for all skin types (I – VI).

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

The FDA-USA has approved the process as ?permanent reduction which means that one shouldn?t expect laser to remove every single hair from an area. Some might need touch-up treatments once or twice a year after the initial set of treatment for any new growth the body may develop.

What are the precautions during the Treatment?

Following precautions are expected from a patient during the course of the entire treatment:

No waxing or removing hair with the root with any other way

After treatment is completed, aloe vera should be applied to soothe the skin

Exfoliating and/or scrubbing gently in the shower with a loofa after the treatment may help speed up the shedding process of hair

How Many Laser Treatments sessions Will I Need and how frequent?

The number of treatments depends on the skin and hair colour, density and coarseness of the hair, as well as the specific area to be treated. On an average, 5-7 treatments, scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart will approximately reduce hair growth by 70 -90%.

Additional session might be required to eliminate the hairs that came out of the dormant phase and are now active.

Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?

No. it is not as painful as waxing but it generates a quick ?rubber band snap? kind of sensation with each pulse.

What Are the Possible Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal?

There are no lasting side-effects of laser hair removal on a healthy body. However, one might experience the following immediately after the treatment:

Normal Itching during the treatment

Temporary Redness

Temporary Swelling

Pain, tingling, or feeling of numbness