Laser Hair Reduction

Grooming is a very important part of our cosmopolitan culture. Removal of excessive unwanted hair makes a monthly visit to the salon compulsory. However, a safe, painless and long term solution for unwanted hair is now available i.e. Laser Hair Reduction.

What are the shortcomings of traditional methods of hair removal?

The traditional methods of hair removal like waxing, threading, epilation or shaving have many shortcomings. The hair tends to return quickly, and it may lead to the formation of bumps due to ingrown hair as well as pigmentation due to the damage to the overlying skin. The laser removes hair with gaps between sessions as long as 3 months apart. Once the laser sessions are completed, the hair growth is negligible. In fact, laser hair reduction is the best treatment to eliminate the chances of ingrown hair as well as pigmentation which may occur after waxing.

How does laser hair reduction work?

Laser hair reduction selectively targets the melanin in the roots of the hair. When the roots absorb the laser energy, they get heated up and get burnt. This destroys the growth plate of the hair, causing permanent hair reduction. After even a single session, the hair grows back thinner and sparser.

Is laser hair reduction safe?

Laser hair reduction in Bengaluru at Dr. Dixit Dermatology is a safe treatment as the rays used in the laser target only melanin. In order to increase the safety of lasers, newer technologies like Super Hair Removal have been invented. In Indian skin, the diode and Nd YAG lasers are safer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Is laser hair reduction effective?

Laser hair reduction is an effective treatment to remove unwanted hair growth. It gives a long-lasting reduction in the growth of hair, which has been proven in multiple medical studies.

How is the procedure done?

The hair is marked and shaved off. Then, a cooling gel is applied to the treatment area. The laser is applied and the dose is delivered. Ice is applied to soothe the skin and finally, sunscreen is applied all over.
For best laser hair removal please ensure that the procedure is being performed only by or under the supervision of qualified dermatologist.

How long does the treatment take?

Treatments are quick and a full face can be treated in under 15 minutes. Full body treatments take longer and may last up to 2hours.

Is laser hair reduction painful?

The laser targets the melanin in the roots of the hair, which causes them to heat up and burn. However, the sensation of pain is dulled by the use of ice before and after treatment, as well as using chilled laser tip during treatments. A new technology called Super Hair Removal, or SHR helps to minimize pain to a significant extent. In addition, the use of numbing cream in sensitive areas will help to make the treatment more comfortable.

How often are the treatment sessions recommended?

Dr. Rasya Dixit, one of the best dermatologists in Bengaluru recommends treatment sessions spaced 4 weeks to 6 weeks apart. However, as the sessions progress, the interval between sessions may increase to once in 3 to 4 months. The regrowth of the hair determines the interval between sessions. As the sessions increase, the hair growth becomes slow and the interval between sessions increases.

How many sessions are needed for a good reduction?

The number of sessions needed for good, long term reduction of the hair depends on the location of treatment, the density, and color of hair. However, on average, 6 to 8 treatments are sufficient for a long term reduction of hair.

Is laser hair reduction permanent?

The results after laser hair reduction last long. Few patients need maintenance sessions once or twice a year. Hormonal problems can cause the recurrence of hair growth, especially over the face of women. So, make sure that your medical profile is checked thoroughly before starting treatment.

Is laser a safe option for hair removal in men?

Yes. Laser hair reduction gives good results in men as well as women. Commonly, men desire to soften the density of hair and thickness of hair, not a complete reduction. This can be achieved with lasers.

At what age is laser hair reduction an option?

Laser hair reduction is safe after 18 years of age.

Does laser hair reduction work on grey/white hair?

The target chromophore of the laser in hair reduction is Melanin. As grey/ white and blonde hair lack this melanin pigment, the laser is not effective in removing them. However, electrolysis can be an option to remove these kinds of hair.

What are the options for beard shaping in men?

With the current rage of the stubble look in men, removal of excessive cheek and neck hair becomes part of the grooming process. A laser is an option for this, as the unwanted hair is removed, and the time for grooming reduces significantly.

What areas can be treated in men?

Laser hair reduction is a safe and effective treatment for unwanted hair on cheeks, neck, ears, back, and chest. The treatment in men aims at reducing the thickness and density of hair to normal proportions.

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