Laser Hair removal for a smooth and perfect body
It is inappropriate to show body hair these days, especially in women and it is totally undesired in celebrities. Hair growth is natural and occurs to every man and woman, but when it develops in the visible parts of the body, there is a need to worry. Traditional methods of removing hair from the body include shaving using razor blades, threads, plucking and waxing. These methods are no longer effective and cause irritation to a majority.
An excellent method of hair removal from the legs, arms, chest, shoulders, back, and underarm is known as Laser Hair removal. There are different
types of lasers used to remove hair from the body and they include Pulsed Diode Laser commonly used on whiter skinned people, Nd: YAG Laser used on dark skinned people and lastly the Alexandrite Laser used for thinner hair on white skinned people.
Lasers are an advanced skin treatment/procedures that deliver the best and natural results in a majority of the patients. To get the best results, the best laser must be utilized and that will be after a consultation with the skin expert (Dr. Mohan).
MULTIPLE BODY SERVICES AT Dr. Mohan’s Skin & Hair Centre
Dr. Mohan’s Skin & Hair Centre is an advanced laser clinic with multidisciplinary body treatments. The centres conducts several body treatments such as anti-aging, skin brightening, skin tightening, acne treatment, acne scar removal, laser hair removal with the latest laser machines, pigmentation, hair transplant services, overall skin maintenance, and so on.
Dr. Mohan is the specialists at the centre and each patient is obviously treated by him and the rest of the team carries out their tasks under his supervision.
We are proud to deliver satisfactory results in every patient and that is why we are the number one top destination for skin treatments in India. Our services are comfortable and risk-free and there is no or minor downtime period. We obviously welcome those who wish to transform their bodies with the help of the latest technology
What is Laser Hair Removal?
It is a modern and an advanced technique of removing hair from the body. During treatment, the doctor uses a regulated amount of laser light to harm the hair follicles and at the end, they will be hindered from growing back.
Although laser hair removal is a suitable technique and promises the best results, there is no 100% assurance that hair won’t grow back after several years. According to the experts’ observation, results to last longer for those with;
- Slow growing hair
- Less hair on the body
- The specific part of the body that is treated
- The treatment rounds undertaken
- The type of laser used and so on.
This method is harmless and it is suitable for all men and women. Effective removal of hair from any part of the body is performed under the specialist’s observation and in some patients, it may require more treatment cycles as earlier detailed
TYPES OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL USED
Commonly, there are 3 types of Laser hair removal used and they include Pulsed Diode Laser, Nd: YAG, and Alenxadrite Laser. The Argon laser was traditionally used in the cosmetic field, but it is outdated and no longer used in the field. The IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is not a laser, but also used to remove body hair. A detailed explanation of the lasers;
The Alexandrite laser is a 360 degree laser hair removal simply because it is speedy, may deliver permanent results, and works on large parts of the body.
An Alexandrite laser is a type of laser that emits high energy light through an Alexandrite crystal.
The laser penetrates through the skin depending on the amount of the beam of light directed towards it. This light (red), is normally regulated depending on the part treated, and the amount of hair
The Alexandrite laser is approved by FDA, but the technique is not recommended for home purposes. It must be used under the supervision of a well-trained dermatologist in an advanced skin clinic.
BENEFITS OF THE ALEXANDRITE LASER
- It emits 755nm of a red beam of light which is easily absorbed by the pigment cells (melanin) and they are effectively destroyed
- This laser works best for the highly light skinned people and is 100% effective by producing results that no other laser can
- It is only performed by the experts due to its high technology
- The laser can also be used to eliminate;
- Spider veins
- Unwanted tattoos
- Vascular Birthmarks
- Light wrinkles
- Aging spots
The Diode laser is another effective type of laser that emits 810nm of beam of light directly into the hair follicles. This type of laser is commonly used on white skinned people, even though can be utilized even on those with skin types ranging from 1 to 3.
This laser emits the beam only in the treated area while the surrounding skin is left secure. It is widely used in cosmetology and offers few side effects like redness, swelling, and skin discoloration that takes only 2 to 3 days to vanish.
BENEFITS OF THE DIODE LASER
- There is vital efficacy with the pulsed diode laser and studies show that it can reduce hair growth by 83%.
- Penetrates deeper into the skin
- It will take one a period of 13 or 14 months to require the treatment again, though the results depend on the number of diode laser treatments undergone
- Though studies show that Pulsed Diode Lasers are capable of producing more side effects than the Alexandrite laser, these side effects are 90% reduced when the procedure is performed by an experienced practitioner.
Nd: YAG LASER
The Nd: YAG Laser (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet) is a crystal used as a lasing medium for solid state lasers. It is comprised of 1064nm and it has the potential of penetrating into the deeper layers of the skin than other types of lasers.
The Nd: YAG Laser works by emitting a wavelength of high light energy that produces heat once collides with the skin and destroys the cells.
The Nd: YAG Laser works best on those with tanned skin and normally, a carbon lotion is used (applied to the skin) to reduce discomfort during the procedure
It is also used for;
- Tattoo Removal- Q-Switched Nd: YAG Laser can eliminate black, blue and grey tattoos. Ink molecules are selectively destroyed, absorbed by macrophages and lastly removed.
- Photo-aged skin- it works by improving the appearance of the wrinkles
- Vascular lesions
BENEFITS OF THE Nd: YAG LASER
- High DPI capabilities
- Facilitates Q-Switched processes
- It is a perfect option in case high power density is required
IPL (INTENSE PULSED LIGHT) THERAPY
This is not a laser, but the skin therapy also uses impulsed light to remove body hair. The concentrated pulsed light is directed towards the skin and absorbed by the targeted cells with chromophores. This light energy changes into heat energy damaging only the hair follicles
The IPL system is altered depending on the part to be treated since it emits different or many wavelengths
IPL is a non-ablative technique and it only targets the dermis than the epidermis of the skin. It is also used for;
- Skin irregularities like age spots, freckles
- Pigmented lesions
- Vascular lesions
- Varicose Veins
BENEFITS OF IPL (INTENSE PULSED LIGHT) THERAPY
- Treats larger areas
- Little or no downtime
- Treats a variety of skin issues
Candidates for Laser Hair removal
Laser hair removal is becoming more popular with years. The method of eliminating hair from the body works for the following
Due to unforeseen circumstances or genetic factors, some women may grow hair in the facial region. Hair may appear on the chin, sides of the jaws, and may also form a mustache. In intense situations, it is only laser hair removal that can help remove all the hair. In the case of swimmers and celebrities, wearing of bikinis may become impossible, requiring a laser hair removal
Men also fall victims to exaggerated hair and patches in different parts of the body, such as the belly, chest, chins and the jaws. Hair may be removed if at all a man desires it.
Any domestic animal like cats and dogs can have a laser hair removal for different reasons.
There is no direct answer towards this question since women experience different changes during pregnancy. The major worry is at the growing fetus/embryo/baby since there is less research conducted about this matter. Since the laser emits a high density light wavelength, scientists are sceptical about its effect on the growing baby. There are different abnormalities that newborn babies suffer sometimes due to inappropriate habits of a pregnant woman, therefore, a woman must be vigilant
However, a woman may undergo laser hair removal for specific areas like the face, legs, and the hands. This must be after a major consultation with an experienced practitioner in an advanced skin treatment centre. Parts like the breasts, abdomen, and the pelvic region must be protected during the procedure.
One fact with pregnancy is that there is increased hair growth in some women which fades after delivery. With that, a woman may choose not to undergo laser treatment
Yes, he or she can undergo laser hair removal though the question is commonly posed in the opposite. To know a cancer survivor’s eligibility, he or she must schedule a consultation with a skin expert.
Laser hair removal cause skin complications like sores, redness, major discoloration and infections if poorly conducted, but this is not cancer.
According to the research conducted, there are no cases of cancer rooted from laser hair removal.
Preparing for laser Hair Removal
- A patient shouldn’t remove or shave his or her hair at least for 8 weeks or two months of the treatment. One shouldn’t use creams or lotions before the method is performed.
- Limit sun exposure and if one is affected by burns, allergies or irritation, the laser treatment must be postponed until one is fit for it.
- One must also suspend any treatment with Retin-A, tanning creams, Renova, or any topical cream prior to the laser hair removal.
Laser We Use
How the Laser hair removal Works
- Before the procedure kicks off, the doctor cleans the skin and applies a numbing gel to prevent irritation and discomfort.
- The doctor will expose a beam of laser light to the intended skin, which has a negative effect on the hair follicles once the light is absorbed.
- The amount of the laser beam is always regulated by the doctor and it has no side-effects
- The laser light will only affect the hair follicles and nothing else is damaged. The treatment may be repeated on other areas of the body depending on the hair to be removed or the parts to be worked on.
CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Health is the major concern before laser hair removal since poor health can jeopardize the results as well as one’s life. Here is what to consider before the procedure;
The results are at times determined by the way one responds to the procedure. Some researchers have revealed that women with chronic diseases, hormonal imbalances, PCOS, and perpetual smokers’ results are less. Therefore, it is better that one treats any medical condition before the procedure.
For the perpetual smokers, it is best that you spend at least 1 month without smoking to get significant results
NUMBER OF TREATMENT PROCEDURES
For satisfactory results, a number of treatment procedures must be scheduled and it is normally 2 to 3 in less hairly individuals
THE COST OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Each session of laser hair removal may cost one between RS. 9,000 to RS. 15,000. That means that a patient must have budgeted for the different procedures to attain desired results
A DETAILED PROCEDURAL GUIDE TO LASER HAIR REMOVAL
In advanced skin clinics like Dr. Mohan skin centre, tests are at times carried out before the actual procedure to weigh the effectiveness of the laser type on one’s skin. Changes are made in any way required
The hairs to be treated will be trimmed to a few millimeters and the doctor will clean the skin. Protective eye shields (glasses) will be provided to protect the eyes from the laser light.
A numbing gel to prevent irritation and discomfort and generally to protect the superficial layer of the skin will be applied. This gel also facilitates the proper penetration of the laser light into the skin. During the procedure, a cooling device is used to prevent any harm from the heat produced
The doctor will expose a beam of laser light to the intended skin, which will damage the hair follicles once the light energy is absorbed. The laser beam is regulated during the procedure, depending on the hair thickness, skin color, and the location of the hair
The laser light will only damage the hair follicles and nothing else is affected. The treatment may be repeated on the areas of the body depending on the hair to be removed or the parts to be treated
LASER HAIR REMOVAL FOR WOMEN
More and more women are opting for laser hair removal since it seems permanent for them. Different body parts can undergo laser hair removal and they include;
The Bikini Region
We live in a modern world with trends flowing in one after another. The lifestyles are also changing and with that, most love to spend more time at the beach in their swimsuits. However, pubic hair causes embarrassments which means that laser hair removal is an excellent option
Significant results are always witnessed after every session of the procedure
Changing lifestyles with modern clothlines don’t allow underarms to be disorganised and looking nasty. The laser procedure can eliminate the hair and also keep the underarm clean and tidy
The legs and the arms
To enjoy the summertime, one must have hairless legs and arms to fit into any outfit. Therefore, laser hair removal is the best option when it comes to this case. With sexy and hairless legs, one can rock a miniskirt or a short jeans and feel perfect
Though some women have invisible hair on the chin, cheeks, and upper lip, this is not the case for every woman. Some due to hormonal imbalances experience increased hair growth all over the face, which can only be eliminated by a laser procedure.
In other cases, baby hairs over the hairline are unwanted in some women plus the eyebrows may visibly grow out of shape and the issue can be addressed by laser procedure
Full Body Laser Hair Removal
Women can undergo full body laser hair removal for a hairless body. This takes several treatment rounds, but the results are significant and generally appreciated
LASER HAIR REMOVAL FOR MEN
Though men are known to be more hairy, this is not the trend today. Men also love hairless bodies, especially the exposed regions. The Laser hair removal works for men during;
Men loved hairy chest in the past, but this is not the story today, especially for models, artists, and actors. The laser can help them eliminate all hair on the chest
Having hair on the back reduces a man’s confidence, even though the area can be covered in most cases. Eliminating hair from the back requires more sessions, especially for those with more hair
Monthly shaving with razors takes more time, especially for busy men. 1 or 2 laser sessions can stop hair growth for 2 months
What happens after the laser hair removal?
The side effects that occur after laser hair removal are completely normal, disappear after 2 or 3 days, and when conducted by an expert, the patient recovers with no risks. One will experience;
- Tingling sensation due to the effect of the laser beam.
- Swelling Undesired side effects that might be prolonged include;
- Hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin)
- Hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin)
It is necessary that a patient takes the dermatologist’s Do’s and Don’ts vital.
Normally, patients who formerly underwent tanning or artificial spray tanning and sun exposure may be affected from burning.
Avoid sun exposure after the procedure
Laser hair Removal & Electrolysis
At Dr. Mohan Skin Disease Hospital, both treatments are available for different purposes. Laser Hair removal is suitable for minor treatments, whereas in major treatments, electrolysis is required since there is the application of chemical energy and heat.