Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures at our hospital.It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorbs the light. That destroys the hair.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, and other areas. Laser hair removal treatments are quicker than you might expect. For example, it only takes 20 minutes to perform a treatment on the underarm and Brazilian area.
Laser hair removal is one of the fastest-growing methods of ridding the body of unwanted hair. The appeal of laser hair removal stems from its effectiveness, efficiency, and convenience. It can be performed virtually anywhere on the body where you experience unwanted hair growth.
What is laser therapy?
Laser therapies are medical treatments that use focused light. Unlike most light sources, light from a laser (which stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) is tuned to specific wavelengths. This allows it to be focused into powerful beams. Laser light is so intense that it can be used to shape diamonds or cut steel.
What is laser therapy used for?
Laser therapy may be used to:
- shrink or destroy tumors, polyps, or precancerous growths
- relieve symptoms of cancer
- remove kidney stones
- remove part of the prostate
- repair a detached retina
- improve vision
- treat hair loss resulting from alopecia or aging
- treat pain, including back nerve pain
How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal
If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. That’s because the laser targets the hairs’ roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.
You should also avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.
Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Laser hair removal treatment is the most effective of all treatments. The majority of people who have undergone this treatment have had positive results and in some cases even permanent hair elimination.The procedure involved in laser treatment is fast and quick. The length of the treatment depends on the size of the area being treated. Each laser pulse will treat an area of 9×9 mm.
Laser hair reduction is a three-step procedure which involves cleaning, shaving, and scanning of the area that is to be treated. During scanning, the laser energy is passed through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle.It gives you smooth skin and enhances the beauty of the person. It is also safe for sensitive areas near eyes and mouth.
Laser Hair Removal Cost
The cost of laser hair removal treatment depends on various factors which include:
1. Area Of Treatment
The area which the patient wants to treat is the most important factor in determining the final cost. Larger areas of the body are charged higher than small patches. The primary reason for this price discrepancy is that the procedure is precise and takes a long time. Larger areas take longer time as compared to smaller portions.
2. Number Of Sessions
The cost of the entire treatment is divided into a number of sessions which is priced differently. So it is important for patients to take a note of the number of sessions which they would need to complete the treatment. To complete the treatment, most patients would require at least six additional sessions which increase the overall cost of the treatment.
3. Type Of Hair
The density, thickness, and length of the hair play an important role in determining the overall the cost of the treatment.