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.
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.
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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