got queries about laser hair reduction? get answers from our expert
you may have tried several hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing, epilators, hair removal creams, etc. but, while looking for a permanent hair reduction method, you stumbled upon the idea of laser hair removal. you have various questions in your mind such as what the laser hair removal side effects are, is laser hair removal permanent, or is laser hair removal safe.
all of these questions can be correctly addressed by an expert laser hair removal dermatologist who can guide you throughout your laser hair removal journey. you need to have a complete idea about any hair reduction procedure offered through laser before you decide to opt for this method. in this article, we ask some of your recommended questions to our laser hair removal expert Dr. Shrenik who comes with 8 years of industry experience to give you a clear picture of this method.
can you elaborate on laser hair removal?
Dr. Shrenik explains, “LHR basically is laser hair reduction where we use a specialised laser light to target the hair roots and destroy them so that the hairs become less in number and thickness. it is the latest and the best technology which can be used for hair reduction compared to all others”. in case you have any more questions about the process, Dr. Shrenik assures that all your doubts would be answered at makeO skin (formely skinnsi). “our laser hair removal doctor will start by giving an overview of the laser hair removal treatment and then take the process further”, he says.
how does lhr work?
Dr. Shrenik says, “the benefit of laser hair removal over other methods can be understood by knowing how this method provides permanent hair reduction.”
explained below is how LHR works:
laser hair removal works on the principle of selective photothermolysis. in lhr, laser light is absorbed by the melanin (dark pigment) present in the hair roots. the absorbed light heats up the hair follicle and destroys it. the long thick and dark terminal hairs are converted to thin,fine vellus hairs. the duration of the growing phase reduces and the resting phase is prolonged with every laser session. the density, thickness and colour of hairs gradually reduces and time taken for the hairs to grow increases so that one can be hair free after recommended sessions.
it is a cost effective method in the long run as one need not visit a parlour or pursue other methods of temporary hair removal.
do both men and women opt for lhr?
yes, both men and women above the age of 14 who want to get rid of unwanted hairs and want to be hair-free can take laser hair reduction treatment.
as per Dr Shrenik, ‘hair reduction through laser need not be restricted to women alone and men can also opt for this procedure for effective results.’
is lhr safe?
lhr is a safe procedure when done by a trained personnel as it targets only the hair follicles without affecting or damaging the surrounding skin. It will not cause any harm to the internal organs or deeper layers as it will only penetrate till the dermis. however, it is imperative that you reach out to an experienced dermatologist. before starting the treatment you will be briefed about it. Dr Shrenik says, “at makeO skin (formely skinnsi) our laser hair removal dermatologist will explain why laser hair removal is safe for your permanent hair reduction.”
when should you book a session?
one should have not undergone waxing, threading or bleaching in the past 1 month before booking a session. also, there should be a minimum gap of 4 weeks between the sessions or visible hair growth before booking the next session.
Dr Shrenik recommends that it is important to know the right time to undergo hair reduction treatment before you book a session for yourself.
does the hair grow back after lhr?
laser targets the hairs in growing or those in anagen phase and that too 10-15% of hairs will be targeted in each session. so multiple sessions are required for considerable results. on an average a minimum of 6-8 sessions and a maximum of 12-15 sessions are required for upto 90% reduction. the reduction seen will be in terms of density, colour and thickness. the remaining hairs grow back in time. however after 8-10 sessions, the hair growth will become slower and the residual hairs will be finer. they will be aesthetically acceptable and barely visible.
at makeO skin (formely skinnsi), experts like Dr. Shrenik will explain how you can expect your skin to be after the hair removal process is complete.
about laser hair removal at makeO skin (formely skinnsi)
at makeO skin (formely skinnsi), we offer an almost painless laser hair removal treatment where you can book our service from the comfort of your home. our laser hair removal experts use a 4 wavelength ice-cool technology that doesn’t heat the skin during the procedure giving you a safe hair reduction experience. with makeO skin (formely skinnsi), you can choose laser hair reduction for either a full body or a specific area to achieve well-groomed and flawless skin. we offer cost-effective pricing for each session that will help you save big on your overall hair removal treatment.