Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to eliminate body hair on all skin types and is one of the main ways that people are using to permanently eliminate the hair on your body. Laser hair removal is done with different types of lasers the main types that are used are the alexandrite laser which is 755 manometers, the 810 nanometre diode laser, 1064 nanometre and AG laser and the IPL lasers. There are many manufactures that makes all of those lasers. So always keep in mind that the type of laser is different than the brand of the laser.
To get 90% clear the laser is done around seven times in total or more than that. So we generally do this treatment once in 10 – 15 days and sometimes even farther than that depending on where we’re going to be doing the treatment, For E.g. legs will be at an interval of every six to eight weeks whereas face will be at an interval of every four weeks before the treatment.
What we do,
Generally our procedure starts from applying some numbing cream on and then wipe it off around half an hour, After we make sure that the treatment is as comfortable as possible. If still someone feel the pain or the skin is sensitive or if the area of treatment is very large like your back, we also give oral medicines.
Lasers generally utilized cooling via air blowing or by contact cooling this helps to prevent overheating the skin. The laser is delivering quite a lot amount of heat to the skin and that cooling either contact cooling or air blowing cooling or cryogen cooling is going to help keep the skin temperature low enough that you don’t run into any problems with a burn. The theory behind laser hair removal or the concept behind it is called Selective Photothermolysis, so basically the laser hones on the pigment of the hair and follows it down into the follicle and destroys the cells responds well for making the hair it’s selective photothermolysis because it selectively goes after the hair, the normal skin is not affected for that reason white hair blonde hair cannot be treated with lasers and because they don’t have melanin and if they don’t have melanin there’s no target and the laser cannot selectively go after those particular hairs.
Laser hair reduction after six to eight sessions of treatment we receive about 65 to 90 percent reduction of hair and then just a few maintenance sessions are required.
Advantages of laser hair reduction:
A lot of people must be thinking that if laser hair removal is not permanent then why do you need it, well when you use other methods of removal of hair like waxing threading or bleaching then the hair regrows back more quickly and in the similar thickness however when we perform laser hair reduction there is significant delay in the growth of hair and the terminal hair turns to vellus hair or the thick hair turns into baby hair.
Why do you need multiple sessions of laser hair reduction?
Every single hair follicle undergoes a hair cycle which consists of three phase
- Anagen phase or the growing phase
- The Catagen Phase
- The Telogen phase
Telogen phase is a resting phase and the shedding phase every single hair follicles at a given point of time is at a different phase of hair cycle and the laser hair energy it focuses only on the hair follicles in the Anagen phase hence we require multiple sessions of laser treatment to target the hair follicles in original fields.
What are the gold standard lasers for LHR?
There are various lasers available in the market for laser hair reduction however the gold standard technology is “Nd Yag Laser & Diode Laser” also has painless lasers available now IPL which is not a laser is an intense pulse light machine it must not be recommended for laser hair removal as it does not give very satisfactory results.
How does the laser technology work?
Highly concentrated light energy is targeted on the hair follicle. This hair follicle which consists of melanin pigment or the dark pigment absorbs the slight energy and destroys the positive that is why technology does not work on gray hair because they do not contain melanin pigment laser hair reduction treatment energies depends upon the skin type and the thickness of your hair.
How many sessions of LHR do you need?
Normally a person requires 6 to 8 sessions for laser hair reduction as the hair further fine on your face 8 to 10 sessions maybe required for LHR on face if you’re suffering from a hormonal problem or PCOD further 10 to 15 sessions may require.
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