Dermatologic Procedure : LASER HAIR REDUCTION in Malappuram (2 results)
BOOKNMEET DERMATOLOGIC PROCEDURE: LASER HAIR REDUCTION FAQ
How does laser work ?
Laser cause selective destruction of hair follicles and achieve long term hair reduction after multiple sessions of treatment
How many treatment sessions are needed ?
Lasers do not achieve permanent hair destruction after one single treatment. Several sessions (between6-10) are needed for significant hair reduction. This is because laser attack melanin present in hair. Only growing hairs contain melanin and hence only growing hair are destroyed. The resting hairs reach growing stage after 3-4 weeks and hence laser needs to be repeated 4-6 weeks later to remove this second generation of hair
Is laser hair removal expensive ?
If viewed as fees per session, it appears expensive when compared to cost of a bottle of depilating cream or waxing. However when viewed long term and recurrent cost of other treatments are considered over several years, laser hair removal is actually more cost effective
What are the precautions for laser hair removal ?
Before laser treatment, you should avoid waxing and plucking of hair for 2weeks. Avoid excess sun exposure. This is to avoid damage to the overlying skin as the tanned skin will also absorb the laser light
Are there any side effects ?
Mild redness can occur and this can be treated by using specific creams for application on infected areas
Will the hair grow again in future ?
Laser is a cosmetic treatment to destroy the existing hair. If there is any underling cause which converts vellus hair to terminal hair, patient may develop future hair growth. Further hair growth after laser, even if it occurs is slow, the hairs are finer and maintenance session can be under taken after 6 months to 1 year
Can laser hair removal be performed by beauty clinics ?
Dermatologists have the necessary training and scientific back ground to perform the procedure and to investigate and treat the underlying cause for excessive hairs. Hence it is always advisable for the patient to consult a trained dermatologist