Man from early days wanted to remove the unwanted hair from his body. Women are supposed to have clean and soft skin. Now a day removal of unwanted hair from the body is very safe and virtually painless. Laser technique of removing hair is very safe and a painless. The cosmetologist focuses a beam of laser to the base of hair follicle, thus halting the hair growth. Dr Sandeep Bhasin said in an interview to a fashion magazine that hair removal by laser technique is so safe that it can be used on any part of the body.
HOW DOES THE TREATMENT WORK?
Dr. Sandeep Bhasin give us detailed input how it works. The dark pigment of hair called melanin attracts the laser towards itself when focused on skin. The melanin acts as a conductor all the energy of the laser travels down to the base of the hair follicle and disperses as thermal energy. Base of the hair follicle is destroyed by it and thus it becomes barren and cannot produce hair follicle quickly. The sessions after it will further decrease the rate of production and completely cease it. As the laser needle needs melanin to disperse energy to the base the growth cycle of hair is very important. There is an active growing phase of hairs called anagen which is very crucial as in this phase the hair is attached and this provides the direct route for the laser energy to disperse. But not every hair is in this phase of anagen but of resting phase telogen so we require quite a few sittings to complete the procedure. Depending upon the area to be treated the laser may take from 15 to 45 minutes and the area should be treated every 4-6 weeks and for at least 8 months to get perfect result. Some people might feel burning sensation and pain so cold air or cooling gel is applied on the area.
Different types of technologies are being used by cosmetologist world wide but diode laser technology is best as far as result and benefits are concerned.
1. DIODE Laser Technology
Most of the cosmetologists worldwide are now using diode laser technology for removing hairs. The diode lasers are made up of tiny diodes or semi conductors and are very effective over large areas of the body. Dr Sandeep Bhasin recommends large areas of body such as back and chest apart from the smaller areas to use Diode laser technology for hair removal. This technique removes the hair permanently as it uses unique long pulse –width 808nm to penetrate into hair follicle. The laser is absorbed by the melanin hair shaft and hair follicle thus destroys the structure of oxygen supply. As the diode laser is super cool so it has one more benefit, it does not hurt the skin and does not produce any irritation. It has fast repetition rates and covers large areas and allows for fast treatment of larger body areas so it is very effectively used to remove hairs from large areas of body.
In IPL treatment the skin is exposed to the flashes of light by placing a hand held probe over the area to be treated. It has one major draw back that we have to apply a gel or a cooling spray to the skin as it get irritating after the exposure to laser. The Cosmetologist has to choose the intensity, duration, frequency and number of exposures according to the skin and hair characteristics such as skin tone, hair strand thickness, hair color and density of hair follicles
3. Nd: YAG Laser Hair Removal
These are solid state lasers and work at wavelengths of 1064nm and also on the double frequency mode. These ND: YAG hair removal technique works on all type of skin including Asian skin tone which other hair removal systems does not do easily. It can be used on large areas of skin like back and legs hair removing. Carbon is the chromophore in Nd: Yg hair removal. Carbon lotion is spread on the skin and this penetrates the skin. But the main side effect is that it may cause tattoo like effect
Advantages of Nd YAG Laser Hair Removal are
This system can work on all skin types including Asian and dark skin tones.
Large areas of the skin can be treated quickly and efficiently.
There is believed to be a significantly longer delay in hair regrowth than with other laser hair removal system.
Some common questions people asked at care well medical centre.
IS THIS THE RIGHT TREATMENT FOR ME?
As the laser treatment effectively works when there is availability of dark pigment so the blonde or white or grey hair does not get desired results.
HOW OFTEN WILL I NEED TREATMENT?
Dr Sandeep Bhasin recommends that treatment should be taken at regular basis to get maximum result. While the facial hairs are treated every 4 weeks the body hairs are treated every 6 weeks and to a minimum of 6 weeks.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TREATMENT?
You may experience some sort of redness in the skin which is normal and subsided with in 24 hours. But Dr Sandeep Cautions the patients to protect the skin from sun so that the skin does not get dark.
BODY PARTS WHICH ARE TREATED BY LASER TO TREAT HAIR
1. Facial hair
2. Upper lip,
3. Chin and
4. Cheeks - but also for hair in all body areas
6. Bikini line
Not only the women but sometimes men also require the laser treatment to remove the excess hair from back, chest, stomach, shoulders, and genital area.
Call us on +91 - 9818704499 for Laser Hair Removal.
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