Reduction of body hair using laser therapy
09 Feb, 2019
What is laser therapy?
This type of therapy uses laser beams which are passed over the surface of your body. The laser beams emit both light and heat energy which penetrate deep into the hair follicle and damages it, so that the follicle will no longer be able to hair, for a long period of time or sometime the damage can be permanent.
This method of treatment is becoming increasingly popular for hair removal because it provides people with a lasting solution to problems they were facing, with hair growth in unwanted areas of their body. This unwanted hair growth can be cleared in a just a few sessions of laser therapy, by your dermatologist in Vasundhara, giving you lasting results. Because you may have become fed up with the more traditional methods of hair removal such as waxing, depilatory creams, shaving, plucking of hair using tweezers and others, which last only for a short period of time, sometimes less than 24 hours, and can even have an adverse effect of accelerating hair growth in the follicles, which you want to avoid.
Is laser therapy safe?
This method of treatment has proven to be effective and safe, with minimal damage to the surface of the skin. It has been highly effective in those with light colored skin and dark coarse hair, and as your dermatologist in Vasundhara, we have had excellent results with this treatment to date. Laser therapy does not work on grey hair, or even red, light brown or blonde hair, and they have to first undergo electrolysis in order to perform laser therapy on this type of hair. Laser therapy can be safely done on all areas of the body, except the skin that lines the socket around your eyes.
What does laser hair removal therapy involve?
Before you begin your laser therapy for hair removal, you should prepare for it, by avoiding any other forms of hair removal for about 4-6 weeks prior to undergoing the laser therapy. Because this helps the hair follicle to be active at the time of the therapy, which brings about better results. The entire process of getting rid of the body hair completely may require 6 to 8 treatment sessions, because in the first few sessions what your dermatologist in Vasundhara will be doing is, actively help your hair follicles to grow, so that they have enough pigment within them in order to absorb the heat and light energy, which can then help to destroy them. Then in the next few session, the hair follicle will slowly be destroyed and disabled.
The treatment sessions itself will take varying amounts of time, because it depends on which area of the body your dermatologist in Vasundhara is working on. But the sessions will last roughly between 10 minutes to half an hour. As the laser probe is run over your skin, you may experience some uncomfortable sensations such as a zap or pinch, but you can be assured that there will not be any severe pain to tolerate.
Categories: Laser Hair Removal