For men and women, the world over, unwanted hair can be a nuisance. Traditionally hair removal procedures have been painful, uncomfortable, cumbersome and time-consuming. Except for electrolysis, most methods are temporary. Science and medicine have innovated laser technology that removes hair permanently, safely and affordable.
Laser Hair Removal is the most popular and effective procedure, the world over, to remove unwanted hair from any part of the body. At Skin Doctors, the most advanced technology is in use for the Hair Removal procedure.
Who is an ideal candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Hair grows in three distinct cycles. First, the active or growth cycle (Anagen); next, the dormant cycle (Catagen) and, finally, the fall-out or shedding cycle (Telogen). Laser Hair Removal is most effective during the growth cycle (Anagen). Hair growth cycles differ in different parts of the body. Your skin and hair color, the coarseness of hair as well as age, metabolism and other individual factors influence hair growth rate.
What is the actual procedure?
The laser hair removal procedure is performed with the Diode Laser. The laser light is aimed at the hair follicle for just a fraction of a second. The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the laser light and converts the light to heat. The heat, in turn, damages the follicle and destroys its ability to re-grow. Significantly less hair grows back with each treatment ultimately resulting in your goal of permanent hair reduction. The number of treatments required varies from individual to individual.
What can I expect after the Laser Treatment?
Smooth hair-free skin, of course! In some patients, the treated area may become slightly red and show some swelling around each hair follicle. This is rare and typically disappears within three days of the treatment.
What’s special about the Laser Hair Removal procedure?
1. The treatment is virtually pain-free
2. It is less time-consuming
3. It results in permanent removal of hair
Does it hurt?
The treatment is comfortable. Our high-end technology ensures that your skin is cooled before and after each pulse is fired. Hence the pain is minimal and in some cases non-existent. A topical anesthetist is also available for people who are intolerant to the slightest pain.
How long does the procedure take?
It is a very fast procedure the entire face can be done in 20 minutes.
Will I need multiple treatments?
Because hair grows in phases, a series of treatments will be needed as new hair enters the growth phase. We recommend 6-8 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart for long term results.
How long does it last?
Treatments provide permanent reduction of hair. Patients may need a touch-up treatment, typically once a year or maintenance once a year.
What areas can be treated?
Face, underarms, face, Back chin, legs, neck, shoulders, upper lip, chest, bikini and arms virtually anywhere you have unwanted hair on the body.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Yes, Laser hair removal is very safe and has been used for more than 18 years.