Laser Hair Removal: General Information for Patients
1. What is Laser Hair Removal? Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses concentrated beams of light (laser) to remove unwanted hair. The laser energy targets the pigment (melanin) in the hair follicles, damaging them and inhibiting future hair growth.
2. Who is a Good Candidate? Laser hair removal works best on individuals with light skin and dark hair, as the contrast between the hair and skin tones allows the laser to target the hair more effectively. However, advancements in technology have made it possible for people with a wider range of skin tones to undergo the procedure.
3. Preparing for the Procedure:
Avoid sun exposure for a few weeks before the procedure, as tanned skin can increase the risk of complications.
Avoid plucking, waxing, or electrolysis before the procedure, as the laser targets hair roots that these methods temporarily remove.
4. The Procedure:
The area to be treated is cleaned, and a numbing cream may be applied to minimize discomfort.
The technician or doctor will adjust the laser settings based on your hair and skin type.
You will be given protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the laser.
The laser device is then applied to the treatment area, emitting pulses of light.
5. Sensation and Recovery:
The sensation varies from person to person. Many describe it as a mild stinging or snapping feeling.
After the procedure, there might be redness and swelling, similar to a mild sunburn. This usually subsides within a few hours to a day.
6. Number of Sessions:
Multiple sessions are required to achieve optimal results. Hair grows in different phases, and the laser is most effective on actively growing hair.
Typically, 6 to 8 sessions are recommended, spaced a few weeks apart.
Avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen on treated areas.
Avoid hot baths, saunas, and strenuous exercise for a day or two after the procedure.
Gently cleanse the treated area and avoid using harsh skincare products.
8. Potential Risks and Side Effects:
Temporary redness, swelling, and discomfort are common after the procedure.
In rare cases, blistering, scarring, and changes in skin pigmentation may occur.
9. Maintenance Sessions:
Even after completing the initial sessions, some hair regrowth may occur over time. Periodic maintenance sessions are often needed to keep the results.
Before undergoing laser hair removal, it's crucial to have a consultation with a qualified professional who can assess your skin type, hair type, and medical history. They will determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.
General pricing :
(Approximate prices per session only).
For under arms Rs. 1000 – Rs. 3000
Full Body (Single Session): Rs. 7,500 – Rs. 15,000
Full Body (Six Sessions): Rs. 45,000 – Rs. 1,40,000
For a full facial hair removal charges vary from Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 4,500
For the male chest area, it is approximately: Rs. 3,500 – Rs. 4,500
For female bikini area: Rs. 2,500 – Rs. 5,000
Full legs and thighs hair removal: Rs. 4000 to Rs. 8,000
Full arms laser hair removal: Rs. 3,500 to Rs. 7,000
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