About Laser Hair Reduction
Laser hair reduction (LHR) is gaining popularity among the Indian population. It is a non-surgical procedure performed to remove unwanted hair using light energy. Pain-free Laser therapy has been introduced; it is a convenient procedure with a much better output.
How would LHR benefit me?
LHR confers the following benefits:
- It removes 60 – 90% of unwanted hair.
- The results last for a longer duration.
- It specifically targets the problematic area without damaging the surrounding skin.
- It can be used to remove hair from any part of the body, including arms, legs, bikini line, back, buttocks, chest, upper lip, etc.
- It is an efficient procedure to remove hair from large areas of skin.
- It is cost-effective compared to the money spent on conventional processes in a lifetime.
How does LHR work?
Laser contains an intense beam of light of a single wavelength that is targeted on a specific area of the skin. This beam will penetrate through the skin and interact with the skin pigment called melanin. The interaction will generate heat that will damage the hair follicles inhibiting the further hair growth.
Will LHR harm my skin?
LHR does not damage the skin, as it contains less melanin when compared to hair.
Will I need multiple sessions?
Usually, six to eight sessions are required for the entire body with a spacing of 1-3 months interval. But the number of sessions may vary depending on the type of skin and hair, target site, ethnic background, hormonal balance and metabolism.
LHR vs other methods
Intense Pulse Light (IPL): IPL is a broadband-pulsed light source that targets the melanin pigment. Laser treatment is selective and more energy is focused on the hair follicle. Thus, faster results are obtained from laser than IPL treatment.
Epilators: When compared to LHR, epilators are very painful, time-consuming and do not have a permanent effect. The procedure for LHR is less complicated, and the treatment shows permanent results.
Electrolysis is another method practised for a long time; it is very slow and involves a tedious process without permanent outcomes.