- Diode LASER for Hair Removal –
- People who are tired of their body hair can undergo this treatment. The best results are achieved for dark and thick hair. Thin and fine hair can also be targeted for reduction with latest technology.
- Women with hormonal imbalances like PCOD, Thyroid problems having frustrating and embarrassing facial and body hair
- Troublesome hair on chest and lower back in males
- Male beard shaping is possible
- Underarm hair reduction for long term satisfactory results both in men and women
- Men and Women in professions such as modeling and acting that need a lot of frequent skin exposure
- The bikini area hairs are very painful to treat with other hair removal procedures and also can cause darkening. Lasers LASERs give great results.
- The black hairs are treated with laser LASER. Electrolysis is needed for white hair.
Mechanism – photothermolysis
Diode laser targets melanin in the hair shaft and bulb. Each Laser pulse generates heat causing desired damage to the hair follicle.
Protocols to be followed before laser –
Avoid waxing, threading, bleaching, plucking or use of hair removal creams while on laser treatment. Shaving, trimming, cutting of hair is allowed.
About 8-10 sessions are generally needed depending on growth and type of skin and hair.
Hormonal imbalances like PCOD may need more sessions. The number of sessions and results vary person to person. Every session generally reduces 30% of hair.
Each session is placed about 4 to 8 weeks apart.
It is better to avoid removal of hair for 3-4 weeks before commencement of treatment. (Shave /trim is allowed).
One week prior to treatment it is better not to shave or trim either. With successive sessions the time duration between 2 sessions can increase t upto 3 months.
The area is marked, the hair is trimmed and laser is delivered to the area.
Ice, Gels can be used before or after to reduce the discomfort.
The treatment time depends on area to be treated.
Post procedure –
The treated area can appear slightly red. You can use ice cooling to reduce discomfort if any. The hair in treated area fall off in about 10-12 days. The hair free interval is about 15-30 days.
Any skip area is treated within max 2 weeks time. The next session is scheduled after about a month as hair grows back. The total reduction can be aimed at 90% but may vary from person to person. A few fine thin hair may remain even after finishing all laser sessions. A maintenance session can be done every 5-6th month later if needed.
Do not use bleach/ abrasive cleanse/ scrub post treatment for 1 week.
Do not expose to harsh sun.
Do not opt for any facial/ saloon treatments post treatment for 1 week.
Wear a good sunscreen and use a physical protection like scarf, hat or cap when on treatment.
Follow up regularly.
Procedure has no long term side effects
2. Tattoo removal-
It seemed like a good idea at the time. But people change, and the old tattoo just doesn’t fit with your new image.
Fortunately, Laser Tattoo Removal can make your tattoo vanish for once and all.
The biggest advantage – it is non-invasive; plus, gives better results than any other method.
Laser energy breaks up the ink pigment into smaller particles that, over a period of weeks, are removed by body. Larger particles may require several treatments, but the tattoo gradually fades.
Depending on the size and location of the tattoo, a typical session runs from 10 to 30 minutes. Multiple sessions at 4-6 weeks interval might be required.
Tattoos that contain yellow, red, or certain green pigments can be difficult to remove.
And large or particularly thick tattoos, usually applied by a professional tattoo artist, can require many treatments for successful removal.
LASER energy is delivered to tattoo. Pigment bursts giving rise to whitish spots. Some burning might be experienced.
Post procedure –
Little amount of swelling and redness may be there and usually subsides within 24 hours. Ice packs may be applied to alleviate discomfort if any.
Yes, but none as effective or painless. Surgical removal (excision) results in scarring. Techniques that use acid or abrasion to remove the tattoo are often painful, dangerous and cause scarring.
What will it cost?
The cost will depend on the number of treatments required. That, in turn, depends on the size of the tattoo and its location, depth, color and type of ink used. Professionally applied tattoos tend to contain more ink than amateur versions and usually require a greater number of treatments.
- Pigment Removal
Other pigmented lesions treated by Q switched Nd YAG LASER
- Birth marks and nevus
- Melasma and Chloasma
- Photodamage and pigmentation
- Facial rejuvenation