How does Hair Reduction Laser work?
The laser targets the dark pigment called melanin in hair by passing a beam of light through the skin. The intense heat produced by the beam of light destroys the hair follicle instantly.
Laser hair removal has emerged as preferred treatment for removal of unwanted hair in both men and women due to its safety and effectiveness. People with light skin and dark hair prove to be ideal candidates for laser hair reduction treatment.
What are different areas that can be treated ?
Contrary to what most people believe, laser hair reduction treatment is not just restricted to facial hair. This treatment can be used on practically any part of the body including
- Bikini Area
- Underarms / axilla
- Pubic area
How many sessions are required?
On an average 6 to 8 sessions are required on any part of the body. However, number of sittings and results vary from person to person depending on various factors such as type of skin and hair, number of hair follicles, skin sensitivity, ethnic background, hormonal imbalance, and metabolism.
Is it ok to thread, wax or bleach prior to laser?
NO. Laser beam targets the pigment present in hair roots. If hair is removed using means like threading, waxing, laser will be rendered ineffective. Since bleaching changes the color of the hair, the target of laser energy (black color of hair) will be lost. However, shaving the hair prior to the laser does not have any negative impact.
What results should be expected?
Hair reduction is gradual in laser treatment but results achieved are permanent. In case, an underlying cause like altered hormonal levels remains untreated in females, the hair could grow back again. Therefore, it is important to have a qualified doctor to supervise the treatment, as he would ensure that root cause of superfluous growth is removed.
Multiple Laser sessions assure three things:
1) Decrease in number of hairs
2) Increases the time gap between regrowth of hair
3) Soften the texture of the hair i.e., coarse hair becomes fine.
However, there is no guarantee of 100% elimination of hair.
What are the possible side effects?
Other than mild burning sensation, and redness that lasts a few hours, there are no serious side effects of laser treatment. It is safe as well as most effective way to permanently remove the unwanted hair from the body.
At Kyra Clinic, we use “Light Sheer Duet – High Speed Diode Laser” by Lumenis for laser hair reduction treatment.
It is US- FDA approved and “Gold Standard” Laser Machine for Laser Hair Reduction used by top cosmetic surgeons all over world.
All treatment sessions are done by a trained female laser technician under the supervision of Dr. Vikas Gawri.
Consistently superior results we deliver are outcome of the combination of experience and expertise of Dr. Gawri, trained staff and the best and latest technology we use.
Q: How does the LightSheer Diode Laser System work?
A: The system targets its near-infrared laser light towards the pigment located in the hair follicle. The hair follicles absorb the laser pulsed for only a fraction of a second. The intense heat of laser damages the follicle despite the short duration of each pulse. The system's unique, patented contact-cooling hand piece, the ChillTip, protects the skin through conductive cooling during the process.
Q: How is LightSheer Diode Laser System better than the other methods of hair reduction?
A: The LightSheer Diode Laser System has been designed to ensure minimal risk of infection, speed and accuracy without discomfort during treatment. The unique Contact-cooling hand piece of diode laser makes sure that skin irritation and burning is minimized that has been the bane of other methods. Since it is completely non-invasive introducing bacteria into the skin is out of question. Due to its fast speed, larger areas can be treated in a short time, increasing the efficiency of the hair removal process, significantly. Last though not the least; LightSheer Diode Laser is a precise instrument. It can be adjusted to destroy the hair follicles, while the surrounding skin remains largely unaffected.
Q: How long do the results last?
A: The LightSheer laser has been cleared by the FDA for hair removal and permanent hair reduction on all skin types and tanned skin. To achieve a satisfactory level of clearance, 6-8 treatments are typically required.