There are many options for hair removal like threading, waxing, shaving, threading, creams, epilators and more. But these methods are temporary as body hair regrows and one has to go for hair removal process all over again, not just once but again and again. Laser Hair Removal gets rid of body hair permanently.
We spoke to the dermatologists and laser hair removal specialists at Clinic Dermatech, North India’s Most Awarded Skincare Clinic, who explained some things about removing hair through laser.
Laser Hair Removal – How it works
Laser Hair Removal works by sending the light of the laser through the pigment in the hair. The concentrated light is converted to a laser that damages the hair follicle and the hair bulb. Certain lasers come with a cooling mechanism, where a cold blast of air is directed at the skin where the laser is pointed. This reduces the chances of burning sensation.
10 Facts to know before getting it done
1. The process isn’t painful
Little or no pain at all is felt during the process of permanent laser hair removal. One will feel a slight low-level dull pain in parts where the skin is thinner, like the upper lips and chin. It is more like a rubber band twanging against the skin. No pain is felt on arms, underarms, legs and other parts of the body.
2. You can’t bleach or pluck the hair beforehand
Lasers work best on dark hair and lighter skin. Therefore, it is advisable not to bleach the hair beforehand. If the hair is bleached, it will not absorb the laser and the effort will be wasted.
3. Hair can’t be plucked, threaded or waxed beforehand
Plucking, threading and waxing can damage the hair follicle and hair bulb. It can disrupt the hair growth cycle too. Thus, avoid removing the hair and let it grow instead.
4. It works on all skin tones
The color of your skin tone doesn’t matter that much though the best results are on contrasting skin and hair color as in dark hair and light skin. The hair has to be dark enough to draw the laser. The latest lasers can be used on all skin types.
5. The area has to be shaved before the laser treatment
Yes, the area to be treated has to be shaved. This is because the hair on the skin’s surface can absorb the heat of the laser, which may then not reach the hair follicle. Also, the hair can get burnt giving the dreaded smell.
6. The procedure takes time, depending on the area
Laser hair removal for men and women will take 10 minutes to an hour depending on the area under treatment. Underarms, lips and chin can take just 15 minutes while the chest and back can take up to an hour.
7. You can’t take a hot shower right away
One has to avoid hot showers or gym for over 24 hours as the heat from the laser stays in your skin. Sweat and hot water can cause the skin to heat up more and cause rashes.
8. You will need to apply sunscreen
One has to avoid sun exposure as much as possible before and after the treatment. So, lather up the sunscreen when you step out after the treatment. Remember to apply sunscreen even if you are indoors.
9. Hair Reduction Results Take Time Showing Up
It takes two to three weeks after the first session of Laser hair reduction treatment to see a difference. It will take at least 8-12 sessions to get a complete result. Be regular with the appointments as the hair follicles will be at different stages of their growth and one wants every hair to be zapped.
10. You will need a ‘maintenance’ session every year
Remember only the hair in certain growth phases gets damaged so you will have to return for more sessions to complete the treatment. A 90% reduction in hair is achieved in 6 or more sessions. The time between sessions varies or increases as the hair growth slows down. You might have to come in for a ‘maintenance’ session once a year especially when hormones fluctuate.
Benefits of Laser Hair Reduction
The biggest advantage of laser hair reduction is freedom from waxing, shaving and other forms of hair removal and of course, no body hairs. It gives clearer and smoother skin. It may surprise that laser can help with ingrown hair and reduces irritation of the skin. Laser Hair Removal treatment either destroys the ingrown hair follicle or boosts the hair to grow straight.
Facial Hair Removal – Lose it forever with laser
If you are a female who hates the idea of threading or waxing or bleaching the upper lips and chin to hide facial hair, then laser hair reduction is for you. One no longer has to go through these methods of laser treatments. But yes, one has to remove makeup before the treatment and avoid bleaching the skin for over 10 days before the session.
For laser hair removal, the portion has to be shaved even if it is for Facial hair removal. Yes, whether it is the chin, cheeks or upper lips, it will be shaved. As a female, if the idea of shaving your face makes you recoil in horror, remember that ‘shaving leads to darker hair’ is a beauty myth.
Full Body Hair Removal – Say yes to Laser
Any and every portion of the body can be freed of body hair through laser hair reduction. The face, neck, arms, underarms, chest, back and even private parts can be chosen for laser hair removal. The only part that is not recommended is around the eyes.
Today, women and even men are choosing laser hair reduction to keep their body free of hair. Excessive body hair makes it embarrassing for many men to go swimming where they are mockingly called ‘barbers delight’. Sportsmen who wear tight-fitting clothes for cycling and other sports are using lasers to keep their hair free of hair as hair can pull and snag while one is wearing clothes. Many celebrities are using it to shape their beards and keep their chest camera ready.
One can go in for Full Body Hair Removal at Clinic Dermatech where affordable packages of Rs. 49,999/- are available. This is an amazing offer wherein laser hair removal is available at a discount of 50% off. Such unprecedented offers are time-bound and should not be missed.
Laser Hair Removal in Delhi – Choose well
Clinic Dermatech is the leader in Laser Hair Removal in Delhi NCR and other cities of India. Only new, medically advanced laser equipment imported and used in all the clinics of Clinic Dermatech. Special long-pulsed ND: YAG lasers, which are safer for treating darker skin tones as well as pigmented skin, are used. Additionally, special lasers that have a cooling tip are also used as these cool the skin while the laser works its magic, reducing the chances of even the minor skin burns.
The staff is trained in using the laser machines and all procedures take place in state-of-the-art rooms that are clean, hygienic, and comfortable. The privacy of the client is strictly maintained.
To know more about Laser Hair Reduction at Clinic Dermatech, visit www.clinicdermatech.com for a Free consultation with a leading dermatologist.