Laser hair removal: things you need to know

Dr Rashmi Sharma Skin Specialist Delhi

Laser hair reduction is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures. It basically helps by causing successive destruction of hair follicle and about 80 per cent reduction in hair follicle.

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The basic principle is selective photo thermolysis. In this process, laser light is selectively absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle which leads to serial destruction of the hair follicle.

Melanin – the pigment that gives human skin, hair, and eyes their colour – is considered primary chromophore for all laser hair reduction procedures.

During the treatment, the hair follicle present in the anagen phase of hair growth cycle is targeted, and more than 80 per cent hair reduction is met with a series of treatment.

The various laser approved by US FDA for hair reductions are Nd YAG and Diode laser.


Firstly, counselling is done in detail by the therapist which is followed by detailed description by the doctor.

Laser Hair Removal Skin Treatment by Dr Rashmi's Clinic at Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

A good doctor will perform treatment at monthly intervals when a detail clinical history and examination are also done.

In case of excessive hair growth, hormonal profile is assessed to identify if there is any hormonal imbalance which is treated if present and accordingly managed.

Dr. Rashmi’s Skin, Hair & Nail clinic which vouches for safe and painless laser treatment, suggests that photo protection be done after laser sessions.

The laser treatment is done at monthly interval for six months which is then followed by maintenance session depending upon the hair growth of the individual.

Hair removal procedure is commonly done on chin, upper lip, cheeks, chest, under arms, legs and bikini.

The best result is obtained in light skin with dark coarse hair. However, now good doctors are targeting coarse hair in dark skin as well as fine hair.

According to Dr. Rashmi’s Skin, Hair & Nail Clinic, New Delhi, laser hair treatment doesn’t lead to darkening of skin if photo protection is maintained.

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10 best things to watch on web

Made in Heaven on Amazon Prime Video

The web has become a haven for some of the best content produced all around the globe. But often it is not possible to keep a note of the best shows on offer.

And so, here is a compilation of 10 programmes currently streaming across Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hotstar. And you just cannot afford to miss any of them.

  1. The Americans

This period spy thriller series is easily the best ever you will see. Set during the Cold War, it revolves around two Soviet KGB Officers who must pose as an American married couple living in the US.

The Americans webseries

‘The Americans’ offers the best mix of drama and thriller elements. Character development and long form storytelling rarely get better than ‘The Americans’. All the six seasons of this Emmy and Golden Globe winning series are currently available on Hotstar.

  1. Outlander

Here is another period drama with a fine mix of history and swashbucklery that’s set a little further in time—1740s Scotland. Yes, you read it right. ‘Outlander’ is based on Diana Gabaldon’s historical time travel book series of the same name.


Apart from its eye-catching period detail and breathtaking cinematography, the show offers some memorable acting performances and dialogue delivery. You can stream all the four seasons of ‘Outlander’ on Netflix. The series has already been renewed for a fifth and sixth season.

  1. True Detective

This crime drama series has already enjoyed three seasons of successful run with each season focusing on a separate storyline. While all the seasons have opened to positive reviews, the first seasons with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in the lead remains the most favourite.

True Detective

If you have an appetite for crime dramas, you just can’t afford to miss ‘True Detective’. All the three seasons are available on Hotstar. The storyline for the fourth season is currently being developed.

  1. You

‘You’ is easily one of the most refreshing programmes on offer right now. What makes it stand out is the brilliant way it is shot. You really have to watch it for yourselves to truly appreciate its unique shooting style. At the heart of ‘You’ is a fascinating tale of romance that’s as creepy as it is romantic.

You webseries

If psychological thrillers appeal to your palate, you will definitely love ‘You’. If good old romcoms are your idea of romance there is a possibility that ‘You’ might freak you out. The first season is available on Netflix and the second season has already been commissioned. So what are you waiting for?

  1. Medici: Masters of Florence

‘Medici’ is another must watch show if you love period dramas. The history lovers will devour it. But the show does take some dramatic liberties so it might leave some historians a little annoyed. The Medici family, of course, is one of the greatest families that ever lived and this series does a good job of transporting us to the 15th century Florence.

Medici: Masters of Florence

So far two seasons have been out and both are available on Netflix. The first season focuses on Cosimo de’ Medici, who is often hailed as the Father of Florence. The second season focuses on Lorenzo de’ Medici aka Lorenzo the Magnificent, who is said to have patronized artists such as Botticelli and Michelangelo. The third season has already been commissioned.

  1. Sharp Objects

This mini-series starring Amy Adams is based on Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name about a crime reporter suffering from alcoholism. If you like psychological thrillers, you must check out ‘Sharp Objects’.

The mini-series is brilliantly shot and edited and Adams’ performance further elevates it. ‘Sharp Objects’ is not meant for the faint hearted. It is currently streaming on Hotstar.

  1. Sex Education

If you don’t like dark stuff, ‘Sex Education’ is something you can seriously consider binge-watching. This coming-of-age dramedy series needs to be watched for its fascinating characters and the valuable lessons about life that it offers without even remotely sounding preachy.

Sex Education on Netflix

The series has already been renewed for a second season. For now you can watch the first season on Netflix.

  1. Made in Heaven

Created by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, ‘Made in Heaven ‘revolves around a Delhi-based gay wedding planner and his best friend and business partner. The series offers an interesting perspective on the Delhi’s elite while offering a critique of their decadent morality.

Made in Heaven

‘Made in Heaven’ is easily one of the best web series to have come out of India. You can watch all the nine episodes on Amazon Prime Video.

  1. Mirzapur

Here is a hard hitting crime thriller that borrows heavily from films such as Gangs of Wasseypur and Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster. Its USP is easily its acting performances, and its rather edgy content.

The iron-fisted Akhandanand Tripathi is a millionaire carpet exporter and the mafia don of Mirzapur. His son, Munna, is an unworthy, power hungry heir who will stop at nothing to inherit his father’s legacy. An incident at a wedding procession forces him to cross paths with Ramakant Pandit, an upstanding lawyer, and his sons, Guddu and Bablu.

The violence quotient is quite high and so if you don’t have a taste for it, you are better off giving it a miss. You can watch ‘Mirzapur’ on Amazon Prime Video.

  1. The Widow

‘The Widow’ revolves around a Welsh woman in search of her missing husband who presumably died in a plane crash in Congo. At first she too was convinced that her husband is dead but one day when she sees a man in a TV news report that she believes is her husband, she takes a flight to Congo to find out the truth.

A woman's search to uncover the mystery of the disappearance of her husband leads her to the Congo, where she's forced to seek the truth about what happened to the man she loved.

But will she succeed? The thriller series stars Kate Beckinsale in the lead. It can be watched on Amazon Prime Video.

Yoast has a new CEO: Marieke van de Rakt

Yoast ceo Marieke van de Rakt
“I’ve led the company through a pandemic. I’ve built a strong company culture and I’ve successfully completed our acquisition process,” said the outgoing CEO Marieke van de Rakt. “I can’t wait to see how Thijs will take Yoast to the next level. His drive, his intelligence, and his ambition will make him a good CEO,” she added. Marieke van de Rakt will now be focusing mostly on content marketing as Creative Marketing Manager.

Marieke van de Rakt is the new CEO of Yoast. Founder of Yoast Academy and former Chief Strategy Officer at Yoast, she is thrilled to take on her new role.

Joost de Valk, former CEO and founder of Yoast, will start focusing mostly on software development, He becomes the new Chief Product Officer of the search engine optimization company.

Yoast is a search-optimization firm based in Wijchen, Netherlands. It develops and supports the popular Yoast SEO WordPress plugin. The plugin has over 5 million active installations.

Marieke joined the company in 2013 after obtaining her Ph.D. in Social Sciences and working at various universities. In 2015, she started developing Yoast’s first SEO training: Basic SEO. Soon other courses followed.

Today, the company offers an impressive portfolio of SEO courses, tailored to the specific needs of people wanting to learn about SEO.

In 2014, Marieke joined the board. She took on the role of CSO and was heavily involved in the company’s strategy for growth, being responsible for content, marketing, research and project management.

“I don’t think there will be big changes inside our organization,” Marieke said, adding things will pretty much keep running the way they were always running.

“[However,] I am very curious to what extent people will treat me any different now that I am the CEO of the company,” she said.

The Yoast board exists of 4 people. As Marieke van de Rakt takes on the role of CEO and Joost de Valk as CPO, Michiel Heijmans continues to be COO and Omar Reiss remains CTO.

“I first started working with WordPress when my husband build a website for me. At that point, I was working at universities, doing criminological research. As Yoast grew, I became more involved with WordPress,” Marieke said.  

Pinterest says it’s a growing global community

No matter where you’re from, Pinterest gives you the inspiration you need to create a life you love.

As of today, there are now more than 250 million people who use Pinterest each month. That’s a lot of people (more than the population of Brazil!).

But more than the size of the number, what’s truly exciting is how all those people are using Pinterest.

A cross section of people G Caffe interacted with, said they have a unique mindset while using Pinterest.

True, it is said – When it comes to a great idea, you know it when you see it.

No wonder Pinterest is poised to capture its share of advertising since people come to Pinterest to decide what to try or buy.

Pinterest beauty trends
On Pinterest, people all over the world are searching and saving ideas to make themselves look and feel their best. With over 8 billion beauty ideas and 207 million beauty boards, there’s something for everyone… no matter where you are, what your hairstyle is, or what color skin tone you have.

Pinterest says it is helping a quarter billion people find inspiration

At a time when the internet can feel increasingly negative and politicized, it is remarkable that a quarter of a billion people are choosing to spend their time on Pinterest, a place that helps them feel positive and optimistic about the future.People on Pinterest

Pinners across the globe describe Pinterest as their own positive corner of the internet. It’s where they go to learn about their personal tastes, and get the confidence to try new things.

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann summarizes the company as a “catalogue of ideas” that inspires users to “go out and do that thing”, rather than as an image-based social network.

Today, when there are popular apps about connecting with friends and inviting more people to join, Pinterest is proving to be a place to reconnect with yourself.

According to a Nielsen study, 98% of Pinners go out and try ideas they find on Pinterest—way more than the 71% social media platform average.

People are going to Pinterest for inspiration—for shoes, for latest design projects, for outfitting new apartment, for recipes, for wall art, for tattoos and what not.

175+ billion ideas and counting

There are now more than 175 billion Pins to explore on Pinterest—up 75 per cent since early last year.

People have been saving all kinds of different ideas here, like products they love, style ideas, art and DIY projects to try.

This means there are now more ideas than ever for other people to discover and get inspired by.

Pinterest also allows businesses to create pages aimed at promoting their companies online. Such pages can serve as a “virtual storefront.”

Evan Sharp, Co-founder, Pinterest
Evan Sharp, Co-founder, Pinterest.

“When we first started building Pinterest eight years ago, we certainly hoped people would use it to get more creative with their daily lives. But we never imagined Pinterest would one day be one of the biggest internet platforms in history,” Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp said.

Pinterest is a web and mobile application company that operates a software system designed to discover information on the World Wide Web, mainly using images and on a smaller scale, GIFs and videos. The site was founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp. Pinterest was first conceptualized in December 2009. The first prototype was launched in March 2010 and made available to a small group of colleagues and family members. Since its inception, it has developed into a well-funded site financially supported by a group of successful entrepreneurs and investors.

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