Laser hair removal is the procedure which uses lasers or an intense pulse light as technology to remove unwanted hair on the face & body. During laser hair removal a beam of laser or intense light is passed through skin to each hair follicle reaching to its base from where the future hair grows. This leads to permanent prevention of hair growth.
Thus Laser hair removal not only effectively slows hair growth but also leads to permanent hair reduction. This does not completely remove hair permanently. Hair reduction that occurs near about 80% is permanent. Multiple laser hair removal sittings are required to do that. It depends upon thickness & blackness of the hair and the color of the skin.
Areas Where Laser Hair Removal is Done
Laser Hair Removal in Women
The most common parts in Women are
Laser Hair removal in Men:
The most of the men are interested in getting laser hair removal done on
Laser Hair Removal can be done practically on every body part except eyelids and its surrounding area. Laser hair removal does not work for white, red or blond hair because the laser needs black medium for travel.
Laser Hair Removal Procedure Details
Before laser hair removal,
During hair removal procedure
Different lasers have different cooling devices on their tips, otherwise a cool gel is applied on the areas to protect your skin.
The intense heat from the laser beam damages the hair follicles, which inhibits hair growth. The Laser prick may feel like a rubber band pinch with diode laser or as warm feeling with IPL shots. Some discomfort in the skin is possible which may remain for few minutes to few hours. On the face, procedure may take from few minutes but in case of bigger body parts it may take somewhere 2-3 hours.
After the procedure
Results of Laser Hair Removal
Results of laser hair removal may vary from person to person, and might depend on which area of the body or face is treated. For this multiple sittings may be required (8-10usually) which are usually done six weeks apart. With every sitting there is not only the hair growth gets reduced but also hair become fine. Additional periodic maintenance treatments — perhaps once every six to 12 months may be required.
Types of laser
Various types of laser systems are now available. IPL, Diode or Nd-YAG lasers machines are available but either be can be used for remove hair has varying degrees of success depending upon type of hair. The size of the area covered by different lasers vary and each pulse of laser energy varies with the machine used.
Side effects & Risks of Laser Hair removal
The most common side effects of laser hair removal are:
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Lasers have definite benefit so far as removing unwanted hair on the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas is concerned. Benefits of laser hair removal are:
Laser Hair Removal Cost
Laser hair removal procedure definitely costs more than routine waxing or threading.The cost for various body parts usually vary depending upon the geographic location, area to be treated, no of shots required, quality of lasers, gender distribution etc. it varies from few hundred for upper lip to few thousands for full body.
1. Is laser hair removal permanent? – Yes will be the answer, until or unless there is some harmonal imbalance - hirsutism, or harmonal surges that occur during pregnancy or other phases of your life (Puberty, menopause).
2. Is Laser Hair removal safe? - Yes, for that you can rely upon safe & experienced hands.
3. Is it permanent hair removal or permanent hair reduction? – It is permanent hair reduction not removal. as apporximate 60-80% hair get reduced. It is really useful for thick & course hair.
4. Can we do laser hair removal at home? - There are few machines available for home use, but there their use & safety is not proven as there are not many studies regarding. There are limitations with their use.