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LASER HAIR REMOVAL IN CHENNAI

Meaning

If you are struggling with unwanted hair and if you're not pleased with shaving, tweezing or waxing, laser hair removal can be one of the best options. Most folks notice it troublesome to stay up with the long, ineffective hair removal treatments within the hopes of maintaining a hairless body. In fact, Laser hair removal is one among the foremost cosmetic procedures done today. It is the process of removing unwanted hair by exposure to pulses of laser light that destroy the hair follicle.

Benefits

Lasers are helpful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, abdomen, back and alternative areas.

Benefits of laser hair removal include:

  • Diode Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs whereas leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
  • Diode Lasers will avoid pigmentation in the skin and gives a smooth hair free skin.
  • Diode laser has its fast repetition rate to cover larger areas.

Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and might treat several hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the scale of ¼ sq in each second. Small areas such as the upper lip may be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, could take up to an hour.

Permanent hair loss after an average of 3 to 10 sessions.

Types of Lasers

There are three types of FDA cleared lasers normally used for different skin tones like

  • Diode lasers (Pain free laser) for all the skin types.
  • YAG laser for the Dark skin to be safe and effective.
  • Alexandrite laser for lighter skin

Procedure

Dr.Senthil Sivaprakasam examines the skin and wherever the unwanted hair on the body, the color and coarseness of the hair, and wherever the hair is in its growth cycle pre-treatment. Before the treatment, the area to be treated is cleansed and treated with numbing gel.

Using extremely concentrated energy, pulses of light are emitted and hair follicles are targeted. The laser's energy is drawn to the pigment of the hair, the same way sunlight is attracted to darker clothing. In a matter of minutes, hair follicles are destroyed with the smallest discomfort. For this reason, laser hair removal works best on those with dark, coarse hair and a fair complexion. Most patients normally require 2 to 6 treatments. Afterward, most patients are freed from the unwanted hair for several months.

Post-Treatment

There can be some redness and swelling post treatment which often looks like a mild sunburn. This discomfort can be reduced by applying a cool compress.

After laser hair removal, you should:

· Avoid direct sunlight from treated areas and use medicated sunscreen lotions with SPF of at least 30

  • Follow your dermatologist’s aftercare instructions
  • YAG laser for the Dark skin to be safe and effective.

Side-Effects of Laser Hair Removal

The most common side effects which are minor and last one to three days are

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Blistering
  • Scarring
  • Skin lightening or darkening

Conclusion

Dr.Senthil Sivaprakasam has already performed several laser hair removal treatments till today, and the number continues to grow as more people discover all of the benefits of his offerings.

Authored By Dr.Senthil Sivaprakasam - Dermatology MBBS MD, Chennai