If you are not happy with tweezing, shaving, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal will be the right option for you. Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures. During this procedure a laser beam passes through the skin to hair follicles. The intense heat damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth. Laser hair removal is ideal and most effective for the one with light skin and dark hair.

Although laser hair removal slows hair growth, it does not guarantee permanent hair removal. It generally takes multiple laser hair removal treatments for providing an extended hair-free period.

Our world class dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons take time to listen, find answers, and provide you best care. Dermatologists at Vimahans PrimaMed specialize in performing laser hair removal procedures. They perform a number of laser hair removal procedures each year.

Why it is done?

The procedure is commonly done to reduce unwanted hair. Common treatment sites are under arms, legs, upper lip, chin, and bikini line. But it is possible to treat unwanted hair in any area of the body- except the eyelid or surrounding area.

Skin type and hair color influence the success of laser hair removal. For instance, laser hair removal is most effective for individuals who have light skin and dark hair because the laser beams target the pigment in the hair. But, the arrival of latest technology has made laser hair removal an option for people with darker skin.

Laser hair removal is not typically effective for white, red, gray or blonde hair because the laser cannot see the lighter hair. However, options for lighter hair continue to be investigated.

Benefits

Benefits of laser hair removal are:

Precision- Lasers can selectively target dark hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.

Speed- Each pulse of the laser consumes only a fraction of second and treats many hairs at the same time. Small areas of your body such as the upper lip can be treated in less than one minute. One the other hand, large areas such as back or legs may take up to an hour.

Predictability- Majority of patients experience permanent hair loss after an average of three to six sessions.

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