SAFE & PAINLESS LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT
Nobody wants unwanted hair on the body that ruins the smooth look of their skin. Be it just the normal growth of hair on the body or excessive hair due to a medical condition, it is not how you want to see your skin. Usually, people resort to waxing, threading, plucking, tweezing, application of creams, etc. to remove this unwanted hair. The discomfort associated with these methods is not pleasant and adds to the stress. To add to this, these methods offer only a temporary solution and can also easily cause ingrown hair.
A question that lingers in the mind constantly is – “Is there a permanent solution?” Well, there definitely is. Laser Hair Removal stands as an answer to all these problems.
Laser Hair Removal is the process in which a laser of a specific wavelength is focused on the target skin surface. This light energy penetrates into the skin and is absorbed by the chromophores (colored pigment). It is converted to heat energy and this heat coagulates the proteins in the target and destroys it. The entire process of conversion of light energy to heat which then destroys the cells is called as Photothermolysis.
Technically speaking, the hair growth occurs in three cycles – Anagen (active cycle), Catagen (dormant cycle), and Telogen (fall-out cycle). When the laser beam is concentrated on the hair follicle (only in anagen phase) the pigment absorbs the light and gets vaporized at the right time destroying the stem cells that form the hair. Thus, this leads to permanent hair reduction. This process takes place without damaging the structure or pores of the skin.
Laser Hair Removal creates maximum impact when the follicle is in the anagen stage and each follicle must be treated individually to ensure maximum hair removal.
According to statistics, about 60%-90% of the problematic and unwanted hair can be removed with laser hair removal technique, if the course is followed accurately. The benefits of opting for this hair reduction treatment are as follows –
- Painless process with long standing results
- Procedure is swift and even a large area of skin can be covered in a very short span of time
- Far more effective and advantageous than depilatories, electrolysis, and other methods of hair removal
- Precise and targets only the problem area without damaging the surrounding skin
- Can be done on any part of the body such as arms, underarms, legs, bikini line, back, shoulder, buttocks, chest, abdomen, upper lip, etc.
- No chance of infection or scar formation
- Saves a lot of time, energy, and is cost-effective as compared to the results of the conventional methods such as waxing and threading.
There are negligible side effects of laser hair removal. Some clients may see mild redness at the treatment area immediately after the procedure. This would subside in about half an hour or so.
The advanced laser hair removal machines at our clinic enables us to perform the laser treatment on all Indian skin types and body areas, in both male and female. The different body areas that can be treated include full face, upper lip, chin, chest, abdomen, arms, underarms, bikini line, pubic area, legs, buttocks, and back.
If you are somebody who wants to get rid of unwanted hair forever, then you are the right candidate for Laser Hair Removal at Oliva Clinic. This treatment can be given on any kind of skin as the lasers we use suit all skin types, especially lighter skin tone and darker hair.
Pregnant and lactating women and young adults (in stage of puberty) are advised against laser hair removal as the body undergoes major hormonal changes during these stages.
Pre-care instructions for laser hair removal include the following –
- Do not shave for 10 days prior to the treatment
- Do not apply makeup on the skin that is going to be treated on the day of the treatment session
- Medications such as retinoids, depigmenting creams, and facial acids should be stopped four days before the service
- No beauty parlor activities like waxing, threading, or facial should be done on the treatment area for one week prior to the service
- Scrubs, both commercial and homemade, should not be used for at least two days before the treatment.
The actual procedure of laser hair removal starts only after an initial consultation with the cosmetic dermatologist. A detailed discussion with our doctor will give you insights into the procedure, the expected results, the number of required sessions, etc.
You will experience the following during the procedure –
- The target area is shaved and the cooling gel is applied prior to treatment
- The cosmetic dermatologist at Oliva ensures that the laser beam is set at the optimal wavelength to give the best results
- The area to be treated is divided into sections by the therapist
- The hand-piece is then gently moved over the targeted area. During the very first session, this might feel like a nudge with a pencil or like a cool metal is being rubbed against the skin, depending on the laser hair removal machine that is being used
- Once the entire area is covered with the hand-piece, the gel is wiped off and you are done!
Skin type, laser equipment used, the thickness of the unwanted hair, and the body part to be treated are the major factors that decide on the feel of laser hair removal by the individual. For people with very less tolerance to pain, the doctor can recommend application of numbing cream.
Body hair grows, rests, and falls off in cycle that is specific for every individual. Laser Hair Removal treats only the hair in active growth phase (anagen) and at any point of time up to 70% of hair is in active phase. Since the laser affects only the active phase hair, multiple sessions are required to get the desired results. The number varies for every individual as per their skin and hair type, the presence of hair follicles, hormonal status, ethnic background, medical and other factors. On an average, 6-8 sessions are required for visible hair reduction. However, this may differ and an estimation of number of sessions required would be informed to you during the initial consultation with the dermatologist.
There is no recovery period after the laser treatment. No downtime is a key benefit of this procedure. You can go about with your daily activities immediately after the session.
A list of post-care instructions need to be followed to ensure that the results are optimal. These instructions are –
- Only water at room temperature should be used for the next 12 hours to cleanse the treated skin
- No heat treatments like the sauna, steam room, or hot showers or baths should be done for the next three days
- Avoid any form of workout for the next 24 hours
- No heavy cosmetics, greasy lotions, deodorants, and perfume usage for the following two days
- Regular usage of sunscreen every 2-3 hours is advised and 20 minutes prior to stepping outdoors
- Excessive sun exposure should be avoided for the next three days
- Bleaching, waxing, or threading the treated area in between sessions should not be done. You can shave the hair in between sessions, if required.
Besides the above list, there may be certain case specific instructions which the doctor informs post the procedure.
Considering the hair growth cycle, a few sessions are required for complete reduction in hair growth. Most individual body parts take 6-8 sessions on an average. For full body laser hair removal, the number of sessions may be higher as the entire body needs to be treated in segments.
But, once you have completed all the required sessions, you can be stress-free about getting rid of unwanted hair forever.
The cost of laser hair removal starts at Rs.2,500 per session. As around 70% of the hair is in the growth stage and can be targeted during each session, a few sessions will be required to get hair-free skin. Multiple packages are also available at Oliva Clinic that reduce the cost per session to a great extent.
As laser hair removal is such a revolutionary technology with fabulous benefits, people assume that it must therefore be incredibly expensive. However, you would be surprised to know how cost-effective laser hair removal is when you compare it to the traditional methods of hair removal. Here is a simple example –
A person spends up to Rs. 100 per session on underarms waxing and would need two waxing sessions per month on an average. So, this cost approximately comes upto Rs.200 per month. Since this is a temporary hair removal procedure, one needs to continue this month on month to maintain smooth hair-free underarms. So, 15 years down the line, you would have spent Rs. 36,000 on just underarms waxing for about 360 sessions. This is quite a big amount when compared to Rs. 15,000 (approximately) that one has to invest in one-time laser hair removal.
The final price varies depending on the range of factors given in the next sub-section.
There are many factors that are taken into account to decide the final cost of the laser hair treatment in India. Primary factors that hold importance are –
- Area of the skin to be treated
- Skin type and skin tone
- Hair type ie. thin or coarse
- Laser technology being used (Nd YAG/ Alexandrite/ Diode laser)
- Number of sessions required
Many machines are available in the market to perform this treatment and every salon or clinic that offers it uses different machinery and technology. Here is a simple comparison of the machines used –
- A beauty salon would use a machine that costs merely 1.5-2 lacs
- Small/ medium cosmetic clinics use equipment that costs between 5-6 lacs
- At Oliva, we use the latest and most advanced equipment from the world’s leading laser manufacturers, to ensure safety & efficacy of the treatment. This equipment costs around 30-40 lacs and is US FDA approved. It is of superior quality and offers effective results with minimal side effects; and makes the procedure absolutely ‘pain-less’.
While cost is an important factor when it comes to choosing a laser hair removal treatment, it is also important to understand and analyse the other important factors like: the expertise of the clinic and the dermatologist, and the technology being used for the treatment. Using non-FDA approved equipment is not a safe decision, as well as getting the laser treatment done at a novice clinic can leave you with unwarranted scars and burns. Choose wisely, while keeping all the factors in mind!
Hair-free skin does wonders to your persona and brings out the real you. Before impressions fail and before your confidence takes a toll, the right solution is imperative for unwanted hair and that surely rests with the laser hair removal treatment at Oliva Clinic.
Laser Hair Removal Procedure Explained By Dermatologist
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Frequently Asked Questions on Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Laser Hair Removal is a scientifically proven technique that helps to prevent hair growth in the most effective manner. If performed precisely, as done by our expert dermatologists, the technology works on destroying the stem cells that form the hair. Thus, making this a permanent solution for hair removal.
Conventional methods that people undertake in India are painful, time-consuming, and temporary. In contrast, laser hair removal is becoming an increasingly popular aesthetic procedure among Indians to eliminate undesirable hair from the face and body forever, leaving behind smooth and silky skin. Some of the most popular treatment areas in India are are face, arms, back, legs, under arms, chest, abdomen, back, bikini line and even full body.
Laser Hair Removal has many benefits when compared to traditional methods like waxing, threading, depilatory creams, and tweezing. Most importantly, it helps to destroy the hair follicles forever, making the chances of the hair growing back nil. It is a permanent solution for removal of unwanted hair.
Laser Hair Removal has many benefits when compared to the conventional technology like Electrolysis. Firstly, Laser Hair Removal is quick and painless. The chances of hair reduction are high. In Electrolysis, the process is time consuming, causes a reasonable amount of pain and discomfort, and above all, there is a risk of picking up infections or getting scars.
Most importantly, Laser Hair Removal helps to remove the follicle but in Electrolysis the chances of the hair growing back is significant. A study conducted in 2000 at the ASVAK Laser Center in Turkey comparing laser and electrolysis for hair removal on 12 patients concluded that, laser hair removal was 60 times faster, less painful, and more reliable than electrolysis.
No. Laser Hair Removal is a comparatively painless procedure with much better output than other hair removal processes like waxing, threading or electrolysis. It just feels like a hot stone massage which is tolerable for most clients. Also, the laser equipment used at Oliva comes with cooling technology which cools down the exposed part right after it is zapped. The discomfort, if any, associated with laser hair removal varies considerably between individuals, skin type, laser equipment used, the thickness of the unwanted hair, the body part, and one’s ability to tolerate pain are the major factors that decide how laser hair removal is felt by an individual. For people with very less tolerance, the doctor can recommend on numbing cream application but preferably only for smaller body parts.
Normally, all areas of the body require 6 to 8 sessions on an average. But the number of sessions can vary in different types of skin and hair depending on number of hair follicles at the target site, ethnic background, hormonal balance, metabolism, and skin sensitivity.
Laser Hair Removal is a scientifically proven technique that helps to prevent hair growth in the most effective manner. If performed optimally (as done by our expert dermatologists), the scope for re-growth of hair is extremely minimal. It saves a lot of time, energy, and above all money compared to the results of the conventional processes. So, this is a sensible solution to resolve your unwanted hair problem.
Laser Hair Removal at Oliva Clinic can be given on any kind of skin, as we use specific lasers for all skin types including darker skin tone. The laser technologies used at Oliva are Nd:YAG laser and Soprano Ice.
Pregnant and lactating women and individuals in stage of puberty are advised against laser hair removal as the body undergoes major hormonal changes during these stages.
No laser hair removal is not harmful. It’s the most advanced and safe technology, not just revolutionizing cosemtic dermatology but also treating many kinds of cancers and other health concerns.
No, this is a common myth; because laser hair removal is such a revolutionary technology with fabulous benefits, people assume that it must therefore be incredibly expensive. However, you would be surprised to know how cost-effective laser hair removal is when you compare it to the traditional methods of hair removal.