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Permanent Laser Hair Reduction: A Smoother, Faster and Painless way to remove hair

  • Are you not satisfied with the temporary methods of hair removal and still looking for the best option?
  • Facial hair makes you worried a lot and you need a permanent solution?
  • If you have dark hair and light skin
  • Have you got fed up with regular waxing and shaving and it takes your lot of time too?
  • Do you want to wear sleeveless, but unwanted hair limits your choice as you have to think twice before wearing shorts or backless?

Hair grows through a cycle that has three stages, i.e., growing, shedding, and resting, which scientifically termed as anagen, catagen, and telogen respectively. The laser energy only targets the growing stage of hair, however, only 10-15% of hair can be removed at a single time. Therefore, 5-6 sessions are needed if you want to achieve the permanent results of the laser hair removal.

There are various types of temporary methods to remove hair or hair removal such as waxing, shaving, epilation, and threading, but all these are applied when someone wants to remove hair for a time being as these all methods cannot remove hair permanently.

At Allure Medspa we have the most advanced types of machines/techniques, i.e., Diode laser, IPL, ND-YAG to remove hair permanently that gives the best result.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal may be an option worth if you are not satisfied with the temporary methods of hair removals such as waxing, shaving, or tweezing. Laser reduction is a permanent method of hair removal that is quite familiar in the cosmetic fraternity applied both for men and women. It beams highly concentrated light into the follicles. Follicles absorb the light and destroy the hair ultimately. Pigments in hair follicles absorb the light and cause the follicles to destroy.

The LHR removal in the cosmetic process of removing body hair effectively applied for face, leg, chin, back, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas. It is useful for removing unwanted hair permanently using laser light such as IPL, Diode lasers. The recognized cosmetic centers use cutting-edge technology like diode lasers and IPL to perform the removal treatment gives the most aesthetic results. The exposure of light to the targeted areas causes the destruction of follicles that permanently resolves the issue of unwanted hairs.

5 key Facts of Laser Hair Removal:

Time Required2-3 Hours
AnesthesiaNo anesthesia required
Pain LevelAlmost painless
Result6-10 Session
Interval between two sessions4-6 weeks
  • It Removes unwanted hairfrom the body areas.
  • It selectively targets dark and coarse hair while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
  • Laser hair removal can treat many areas in a single session as each pulse takes a fraction of a second.
  • Upper areas, i.e., lips, or forehead can be treated in a minute, whereas larger areas such as the back, legs, or arm may take up to an hour.
  • Laser hair removalgives immediate results without any downtime followed by post-treatment advice & instructions.
  • Aside from cleaning the skin from unwanted hair laser hair removal technique also helps in making the skin soft, smooth, and reduce ingrowing hair.
  • One can receive the permanent removal of hair after an average of 3-6 sessions of laser hair removal.

Following is the body areas are primarily concerned for the LHR Treatment:

  • Full face
  • A small area of face
  • Cheeks
  • Upper lip
  • Lower lip
  • Chin (include lower lip)
  • Sides of face
  • Ear
  • Neck
  • Shoulder
  • Underarms- the axillae
  • Upper arms
  • Forearm
  • Chest
  • Breast
  • Abdomen
  • back
  • Bikini
  • buttocks
  • Upper legs
  • Lower leg

Consultation is mandatory done by the expert cosmetic surgeon/dermatologist suggest the laser treatment if you are a suitable candidate to receive LHR.

Receiving laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures that permanently remove unwanted hair. Since the shaving and waxing is a time-consuming and costly affair which is needed to continue every month to maintain skincare and reduce the length of growing hair. Nowadays, laser hair removal is one of the most selected cosmetic options among both men and women who wish to permanently remove unwanted hair.

  • Patients who need a permanent solution to the problem of unwanted hair
  • The ideal hair type for performing the treatment is dark and coarse, but anyone can receive the laser hair treatment if they wish to have a permanent solution
  • Pale skin patients are also an ideal candidate, but it doesn’t mean laser hair removal cannot be performed for whitish or black colored patients
  • The most recent technique of laser light is used to perform the laser hair treatment for the patients having light lower contrast or thin hair.

Consultation is an important step in the LHR treatment without this, both you and your dermatologist are driving blind.

The dermatologist will examine your skin before starting the treatment as the success of LHR treatment depends on various factors, including the areas where treatment is needed, the color and coarseness/texture, and also the stage of hair plays an important role.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that can cause the growth of excessive facial hair termed as hirsutism among patients who sought the LHR treatment. Some PCOS patients can experience thicker on their facial as well as body areas needs the laser removal (LHR) treatment at most.

Questions that you should ask your Dermatologist/Doctor before Receiving the LHR:

  • How many LHR treatments have you done before on the patients having the same skin coloring?
  • How many sessions will I need?
  • What will I need to do before having LHR?
  • Do I have a higher risk of any side effects?
  • May I see before-and-after photos or speak with patients you treated with LHR?
  • How much will the treatment cost?
  • During the consultation, your dermatologist also can tell you whether other treatments would be a better option for you.

What should you say to your Dermatologist before having the Laser Reduction/removal?

  • Your sensitivity of the skin towards pain
  • Tendency to scar
  • Ever had a keloid (the type of raised scar).
  • A tendency to get outbreaks of cold sores or genital herpes.
  • Taken isotretinoin(a medicine used to treat severe acne) — or are taking any other medicines, including medicines that you buy without a prescription, such as aspirin.

Follow the instructions given by a Dermatologist:

It is very much important to follow the dermatologist’s instructions if you have done with the LHR treatment/procedure. The follow-up instructions help you out by reducing the chances of any kind of side effects associated with the procedure/treatment.

Some worthy instructions may include:

  • Do not tan (outdoors and indoors).
  • Do not use sunless tanners.
  • Protect your skin by using sunscreen. You should apply sunscreen every day before going outdoors. Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen i.e., SPF 30+, and water-resistant.

One may have a number of questions to ask, but one must introspect each question with respect to the concerned problem, hence, it is good to make a list of important questions before proceeding for the consultative step.

Your surgeon may use one or a combination of the following devices, depending on your skin type, hair thickness and color, the size and location of the area being treated, and the treatment timing.

Types of laser technique are available in the cosmetic fraternity is described below:

  • Ruby laser
  • Alexandrite laser
  • Diode laser
  • Nd:YAG laser
  • Intense pulsed light devices
  • Excimer Lasers
  • Solid-state Lasers
  • Fiber Lasers
  • Photonic crystal Lasers
  • Dye Lasers
  • Free-electron Lasers

The primary principle behind LHR removal treatment is selective photothermolysis (SPTL), the matching of specific wavelengths of light and pulse duration is applied to obtain the optimal effect of targeted areas without affecting the surrounding tissue. The laser causes localized damage of stem cells followed by selectively heating of melanin, and destroyed by stopping the follicles’ growth results in the reduction or removal of hair.

What happens while Laser Treatment is Performed?

  • Treated areas are firstly cleaned and numbed by applying the numbing gel. The numbness of the skin is required for sensitive skin and it takes around 30-60 minutes to be work.
  • The patient and doctor/technician both are required to wear protective eyewear while the treatment is going on to avoid the effect of rays.
  • The skin is taut to perform the treatment and laser light is employed to the targeted areas.
  • To minimize the harsh feeling of pulses topical anesthesia is given to the patients in the form of gel or cream, especially for the patients who have sensitive skin.
  • The length of removal treatment depends on the needed areas to be treated, machine probe size and type.

Following is the Safety measures are needed to be followed for LHR:

  • Depending upon the technique and light source used, it is advisable to wear eye protection for both the patient and technicians. Recognized clinics have serious concern towards following the safety and hygiene measure for performing the LHR removal/reduction.
  • It is also important to apply cold gel or special device while removal treatment is going on as it is necessary to protect the outer layer of skin from the pulse of light.
  • The pulse of light is targeted to the treatment areas and checked it for several minutes to make sure the best settings were used and to check for bad reactions.
  • When the procedure is completed, you will be given to the ice packs, cold water, special device to ease any discomfort.
  • You will be advisable for your next appointment 4-6 weeks later
  • You will get treatment until hair stops growing.

AFTERCARE

  • Avoid Gym, hot showers, and Saunas for at least 24 hours as a warm environment raise the chances of risks associated with spots & irritation.
  • It is instructed to avoid applying scrubs, glycolic acid, and retinol creams 2 days before & after the treatment.
  • You also have to avoid chemical peels and similarly, you should wait for 1-2 weeks before using any harsh cosmetic products.

Result/What to Expect?

  • The results of LHR removal are practically permanent only 5-10% may require more sessions or maintenance.
  • There is no real downtime after havingLHR removal treatment. The results are visible immediately after the treatment. Immediately after the treatment one may experience redness and swelling of the treated areas that go overtime. One can resume daily life activities just for the very next day of the surgery.

Laser hair reduction or removal gives immediate results. For a day or two afterward the treatment you will have a noticeable change, but an effect like sunburn will appear on the treated areas that go itself. Cool compressor or moisturizer can be applied and makeup can wear from the very next unless your skin is blistering.

Risk & Uncertainties/Side Effects:

  • Redness milia on the treated areas are common, which is usually not itchy or painful.
  • Redness and irritation after the LHR session are very common that can minimize overtime.
  • Swelling and redness respond well to ice packs or a cool bath.

Some Rare complications:

  • Some patients may experience skin crusting in the treated areas, which is considered as a minor issue.
  • The skin color may get changed due to the laser treatment that naturally attains the natural color over time.
  • Damaging of hair follicles due to the pulse of light can cause skin infection, however, affected areas are needed to be healed effectively. People are advised to report any signs of infection immediately to a dermatologist.

With vast knowledge and extensive experiences, Dr. Shweta Sawalka is known as one of the expert cosmetic dermatologists in Mumbai contributing Allure Medspa. She is a pioneer in cosmetic dermatology, especially in the LHR procedure and served many medical institutions as a house officer. She has a credit for satisfying thousands & thousands of patients seeking cosmetic treatment all over India. She has extensive experience and expertise in performing the Botox treatment, fillers, cheek augmentation, lip filling, and nose augmentation. She is a recognized key dermatologist in Mumbai and has the great convincing skills and dealt a number of cases for the patients seeking the right treatment measure at the right time.  Her persuasive skills and expert treatment ability helped many celebrity patients in achieving the desired cosmetic goal as well as the best cosmetic treatment/services in Mumbai.

She has more than seven accreditation in the implementation, structuring, and design of oral and poster presentations made in her name. She has also been an active participator and a contributor to a number of national and international conferences of dermatologists. She has even conducted numerous cosmetic treatments in her professional tenure.

Allure Medspa, an ISO 9000:2008 certified is a leading name in the plastic & cosmetic surgery known for the best Laser hair removal/reduction treatment/procedure centre in Mumbai in the commercial capital of India, i.e., Andheri West location. we are known for employing the ultra-modern technology to perform the procedure. We are the most trusted names among the celebrity clients who regularly visit our centre to get the Laser hair removal treatment/procedure done with the celebrity cosmetic dermatologist Dr Shweta Sawalka.

At Allure Medspa, we use the most advanced technology Diode and IPL for performing the laser hair removal procedure and have a record of thousands & thousands of happily satisfied clients across the globe.

Laser Hair Removal Cost:

The cost of LHR depends on several factors associated with a patient’s physiological and anatomical status, as well as the technique used to perform the procedure, hospital setups, accreditation of clinics, recognition of the doctor, and the location of the clinic or centre.

LHR cost varies from one patient to another as it depends on a number of considerable factors associated with the patients and their need for the treatment.

Cost of Laser Hair Treatment depends on the following factors:

  • Size of the area being treated and the time required for treatment
  • Number of treatments required
  • Whether a dermatologist/doctor or someone else performing the treatment
  • The location of the cosmetic centre where you are having the procedure.
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • REPUTATION

Q: Is it Permanent?
Ans: Yes, LHR gives permanent results as it removes the hair follicles from its root followed by 3-6 sessions that permanently suppress the hair growth by targeting all the hair regardless of their growth stage. However, every hair root gets targeted and offers the best permanent results.

Q: Does it Hurt?
Ans: Only a bearable pinprick pain can be experienced while the treatment is going on, but still topical anesthesia is recommended if you are quite sensitive to pain.

Q: Will it work on my Skin Type and Hair color?
Ans: It is okay with every skin type and color of hair to receive the laser hair removal treatment. Light-skinned people will usually receive the treatment with Diode laser, while darker-skinned people will receive treatment from an Nd:YAGor IPL.

Q: How long Does It Take?
Ans: The procedure time depends on the treated areas, either it will be a matter of minutes or may go up to an hour. The more the areas will be small the lesser the time would be taken and the vice-versa.

Q: Where should I receive LHR?
Ans: Only an accredited cosmetic centre is recommended to receive LHR treatment where extreme care and concern are followed to perform the procedure. The laser hair reduction/removal treatment is advisable to receive under advanced technology of a laser beam that effectively helps in attaining the desired cosmetic goal of the treatment.

Q: Which body areas are treated with Laser Hair Removal?
Ans: Almost all the body areas are treated with laser hair removal treatment where hair growth can be experienced such as the back, bikini area, chest, face, upper lip, chin, neck, and shoulders.