Laser hair removal is a revolutionary scientific treatment which focuses on destroying the hair follicle or the root of the hair thus reducing its growth permanently.
It is a highly advanced procedure in which laser light is fired on the skin surface which is absorbed by the hair follicle, generating heat and destroying the hair from within.
It is a fairly safe procedure and the result depends on the quality of the laser which is used. One should search for centers which have high end machines to avoid any procedure related side effects. Getting laser hair reduction done from salons and parlors should be avoided at all cost and the procedure should only be done under the guidance of a dermatologist as they have the best knowledge regarding the skin and appendages.
Who can get laser hair removal?
Both men and women can get LHR done. Most women seek to remove hair from their faces, underarms, bikini lines, and legs, while men are more interested in treating hair on their backs and neck. Popularly men also opt for beard shaping through this procedure. Any person above the age of 14 can get this procedure done
What is the procedure of laser hair reduction?
During treatment, the area to be treated is shaved and cleaned. Markings are done to define the area correctly. Then a light-based system emits bright light flashes into the skin where the unwanted hair resides. The hair follicles absorb the light energy, heat up, and are damaged. The procedure is completely painless and comfortable. It is quick and has no effects.
What is the science behind it?
Laser hair removal works on the principle of SELECTIVE PHOTOTHERMOLYSIS which means the laser light is absorbed selectively by the melanocytes present in the hair roots and it destroys the hair follicle by generating heat. The hair is only destroyed if it is in the growth phase of its cycle. Each hair in your body can be at a different stage in the growth cycle at any given time. Thus, to target the hair during the anagen phase, multiple laser treatments are necessary to target the numerous hair follicles during their growth stage.
What must I do after getting laser hair removal?
All patients must protect their skin from the sun to avoid possible side effects. After laser hair removal, you should.
1) Avoid direct sunlight from hitting your treated skin.
2) Do not use a tanning bed, sun lamp, or any other indoor tanning equipment
3) Follow your dermatologist’s after-care instructions.
You will see some redness and swelling after treatment. This often looks like a mild sunburn. Applying a cool compress can help reduce your discomfort.
When will I see the results after having laser hair removal?
You will likely see the results immediately after treatment. The results vary from patient to patient. The color and thickness of your hair, the area treated, the type of laser used, and the color of your skin all affect the results. After the first treatment, you can expect a 10% to 25% reduction in hair.
To remove the hair, most patients need 4 to 6 laser treatments. After the treatments, most patients do not see any hair on the treated skin for several months or even years. When the hair regrows, they tend to be finer and lighter in color and much less in number.
How long will the results of laser hair removal last?
Most patients remain hair free for months or even years. When some of the hair regrows, it will likely be less noticeable. To keep the area free of hair, a patient may need maintenance laser treatments.
When is it safe to have another laser treatment for hair removal?
Most patients can have laser hair removal once every 4 to 6 weeks.
What is the post procedure care?
With the advancement of technology and newer machines the risk of any side effects is almost nil.
But a few general precautions should be taken post-procedure, namely
- Strict sun protection for at least 2-3 days.
- Do not use a tanning bed, sun lamp, or other indoor tanning equipment.
Cool compressors or ice can be used on the affected area if you notice mild redness or swelling (completely normal).
When can I expect results?
Although you will start appreciating a reduction in hair growth after one session, a more visible result requires 4-6 sessions. The result also varies from person to person and you might require up to 10 sessions. The color and thickness of your hair, the area treated, the type of laser used, and the color of your skin all affect the results. After the treatments, most patients do not see any hair on the treated skin for several months or even years. When the hair re-grows, they tend to be finer and lighter in color and much less in number.
Laser Hair Removal Cost
|Cost (per session)
|Laser Hair Reduction (Full Body excluding back)
| 80,000/- (6 sessions)
|Upper lip hair removal
|Under arm hair removal
|Facial hair removal