Laser Hair Reduction is one of the most reliable and safest ways of getting long term control of unwanted hair growth on the body or face. It uses the principle of selective photo thermolysis; in simple terms it means that the black pigment in the hair shaft absorbs the heat of the laser light and then this in turn kills the growth centre of the hair shaft, permanently destroying it. The lasers used in this treatment are either Alexandrite, Diode or Nd:Yag lasers and are extremely safe and unlike the common myth this treatment has absolutely no cancer risks.
Electrolysis involves insertion of a thin needle into the hair follicle and then burning the growth centre. It is more painful and can leave behind pigmented scarring in coloured skin. Laser Hair reduction uses simultaneous cooling of the outer layer of the skin while delivering the energy and destroying the growth centres of hair follicles over a larger area at one time. This is why compared to electrolysis it is less painful, quicker and safer.
Dr. Prashant’s standard advise is that one will need between 5–8 treatments spaced out between a month to two months each, before one should start seeing appreciable slowing down of the growth and also patchy regrowth. One might need up to 8 to 10 treatments to get to a point of reduction of 70–80% of hair growth.
While a certain percentage of hair follicles that were not in the growth phase will grow back even after Laser Hair Removal, after a series of treatments most of the follicles will be silenced and one will see fewer hair, which grow back much slower and are finer, making them less of a nuisance.
No! Laser Hair Removal is a permanent hair reduction system that attacks the growth centre, the rest of the above simply temporarily get rid of the hair shaft.
Yes, there will be a few follicles that will have loose hair in them after treatment, we encourage our patients to clean the area with a dry flannel to try to remove these hair.
The laser needs one to have the shaft of the hair (that leads on to the growth centre) to be effective. Any kind of plucking, threading, waxing, epilation will remove the shaft rendering any laser treatment ineffective.
No, there is no added benefit for more frequent treatments. We call our patients back at once a month interval, based on the hair growth.
One should expect the treated area to be a bit red and feel a bit sore, but this generally resolves by the next day.
No, it does not. There will be additional cost to it, which one will get an estimate of when they visit the clinic.
With the latest Soprano Titanium laser which incorporates Alexandrite, Diode and NdYag lasers one can target pretty much all hair types.
Most certainly yes, with excellent and safe results.
It is always better to go to a clinic where the treatments are supervised or conducted by a doctor specialising in laser techniques.
No. Most modern machines have such effective cooling on board, and are generally done in the in-motion mode, which is virtually painless.
We encourage our patients to book a block of 5 – 8 treatments, that will generally give them up to 80 % permanent reduction, after this we advise them to come in for once in 3 monthly top-up treatments.
If we compare the costs of waxing or threading with Laser Hair Reduction it certainly costs more per treatment, but if we consider the permanent reduction over a period of time, one actually saves on money on the less painful laser hair removal.
There are very few side effects of modern laser hair removal systems, but in the rare instances, they can cause blisters, burns, pigmentation and scars.
* All prices quoted apply to surgery done at World Class clinic in Mumbai, India and are subject to variation based on prevalent exchange rates.
The cost of the procedure can wary from £65 to £140 depending on the area to be treated.
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