What is laser hair removal {LHR}
LASER is non-invasive light therapy device specialty designed to eliminate unwanted hair from all parts of the body, the laser generates a pulse of intense, concentrated light which is directed through a small, cooled hand piece which is gently applied to the treatment site.

How does laser hair removal work?
This laser energy passes through the skin to the hair follicle, where the energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair and hair follicle, ausing selective damage to the hair root without damaging delicate pores and structures of the skin. The hair follicle is destroyed permanently.

What are the benefits of laser hair removal compared to alternative treatments?
The primary benefits of LHR include: Larger areas may be treated with less discomfort than with electrolysis, waxing or tweezing.

The treatment is speedy, comfortable and has long lasting results.

The laser works on any area of the body.

Shaving, waxing and depilatory creams remove the hair but leave the hair follicle intact, so the hair re-grows within one to four weeks in most cases. LHR offers you a long term reduction in both the number/density ,thickness & colour of hair. Hair removal methods like plucking, waxing can cause irritation and may actually stimulate hair growth. This happens because one way body depends it self against having hair pulled out is to produce thicker, stronger hair; which are harder to pull out next time.

Why multiple treatment sessions are  needed?
All LASERS work by destroying hair follicles that are in their active growth cycle at the time of treatment. Hair follicles in their dormant / sleeping phase have Are not affected by LASER. Because hair follicles cycle runs through active and dormant phases of about 6to 10 weeks depending on body site, the LASER treatment needs multiple sittings at specific intervals to destroy active follicles.

Am I a good candidate for laser removal?
Yes, long pulse Nd: YAG laser allows treatment of people with all skin colours, and even light brown fine hair compared to other shorter wavelength lasers.

Which parts of the body can be treated?
All parts of the body can be treated.

Does laser hair removal treatment have any side effects?
No...laser energy source is non ionizing radiation and does not have any side effects such as malignancy. LASER targets the tissue selectively without damaging surrounding structures.

How many sessions are required?
Number of total sessions required for permanent Hair reduction,depends on factors like skin type, hair type, site of the body, hormonal history etc.
On an average 8 to 10 sessions are required with 6  to 10 weeks gap between each session depending on body, site, skin & hair type.However a couple of extra sessions may be required after pregnancy , in cases of hormonal disturbances like PCOD or Thyroid Anomaly.

Are the results visible instantly?
No, visible effect are seen usually after 3 sessions since the number of Active hair follicles destroyed during each session varies between 20 to 30% depending on body site.

How can females & men benefits from the laser?
For a normal healthy woman, laser can act as a cosmetic device to remove any unwanted air on the face (like upper lips, between eyebrows, shaping hair line/ eyebrows, underarms, bikini area, legs/arms...Just anywhere)!!!

for men, cheeks, beard reshaping , ears, mid brow , chest or even full body. Unless it is a professional compulsion

How can men benefit from laser hair removal?
Going by the trends, the clean look is in. Beside the cosmetic reasons, men can get hair thinking if they have very bushy hair on hands, shoulders, ears, eyebrows, cheeks..... just any where) or permanent removal (chest, legs) ,I recommend HAIR THINNING rather than HAIR REMOVAL FOR MALES ESPECIALLY ON THE BODY

Is laser hair removal costly?
Initially it looks costly, but n the long run it is the most reliable and economical option. Considering the time, money and energy spent on all other hair removal options at every 3-4 weeks for life long and at the end there will be all the hair on the skin as it is. Compared to this in laser hair removal you have to visit few times and there is permanent destruction of hair follicles. You can enjoy smooth skin for long-long duration. Thus, Laser hair removal saves huge time and money.

Do lasers work wonders for hair removal?

Laser s Do
- Cause selective destruction of hair follicles.
- Achieve long term hair reduction after multiple sessions of treatment.
- Cause some minor side effects such as swelling and pigmentation of skin in a minority of patients. These wean off quickly.

Laser ’s Do Not
- Work equally well for all patients, in fact different laser systems may work differently for patients with different skin types. Generally, patients with dark hairs and hair skin respond best to laser hair removal.

What are the precautions for laser hair removal?

Before the laser treatment, you should
- Avoid waxing and plucking of hairs for 2 weeks.
- Avoid excessive sun exposure 4 weeks before treatment. Dr. Anu will want you to lose the tan if you had prior sun tanning. This is to avoid damage to the overlying skin as the tanned skin will absorb the laser light.
- Shave the hair short on the day of laser treatment.

After laser treatment patients are generally permitted to resume normal activities immediately. However, it is recommended that you avoid vigorous activities such as strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours after treatment. For patients who treat their legs, Dr. Anu will want you to avoid hot baths. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. As always, it is a good idea to limit you sun exposure.

The Gentle  YAG pro LHR handpiece features five spot sizes-18mm, 15mm, and 12mm , 10mm , 8 mm affording you unparalled speed, eficiancy ans ease-of-use in removing unwanted facial and body hair, and for treatment of Pseudofollicultis barbae (PFB). The range of spot and patented DCD cooling technology make it safe for all skin types (especially the Indian Skins).

Treatment options

>  Long Pulse Nd:YAG  Laser (1064nm)


> Variable Pulse Light 610nm