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Laser Hair Reduction

The only way to enjoy hair-free skin for long term and avoid the monthly hassles of hair removal is laser hair reduction. At DermoRita Skin Clinic, you can receive superior results from laser hair reduction treatment in Delhi at an affordable price. The practitioner and aesthetic dermatologist at DermoRita Skin Clinic, Dr. Sarita Sanke has years of experience in performing laser hair reduction treatment.

Benefits of Laser Hair Reduction

Laser hair reduction offers many benefits that make it a worthy investment for people tired of having unwanted facial or body hair. The pros of laser hair reduction include:

  • A minimally invasive, advanced hair removal option
  • A long-term solution to reducing undesirable body or facial hair
  • No downtime
  • Minimal side effects
  • No ingrown hairs, razor burns, or skin irritations, as with other alternative treatments
  • Minimal upkeep required
  • Saves money over time
  • Works for extra hair growth in PCOS-affected people, hirsutism patients, and hypertrichosis patients
  • Reduces chances of certain skin diseases like folliculitis
  • Improved facial or body aesthetics and boosts a person’s self-esteem and confidence.

What is Laser Hair Reduction?

Laser hair reduction is the most sought-after, breakthrough hair removal option to get the face and skin of any area of the body free of undesirable hair.

How does Laser Hair Reduction Work?

During a laser hair reduction treatment in Greater Kailash, Delhi, the laser light gets transferred to the deep skin layers. As the light reaches the targeted hair follicles, it thermally destroys them. The heat generated from the laser gets selectively absorbed by the melanin of the targeted hair, lying within the hair follicles. This heat damages the hair follicle and so the existing, actively growing start shedding without being replaced with new hair. Even if there is hair growth seen following the treatment, it's sparse, finer, and barely noticeable.
Laser treatment can effectively remove unwanted body hair safely using a suitable frequency of light. For more details on this amazing treatment, book a visit with Dr. Sarita Sanke, best laser hair reduction doctor in Delhi.

Laser Hair Reduction Pre-Treatment Care

Before arriving at the laser hair reduction session, the candidates must follow these instructions:

  • Shave the treatment area at least 12 hours before the session.
  • On the day of the treatment, come with cleansed skin without any cosmetics on the treatment area and wear loose-fitting clothing.
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol at least a night before the treatment and continue this throughout the treatment course and even afterwards.
  • Avoid working out and tanning your skin in the treatment area prior to the treatment.
  • Drink adequate water a day before and on the day of the session to help the body regulate its temperature.
  • Avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen or other sun-protectants for at least 8 weeks before the treatment.

Laser Hair Reduction Procedure

The laser hair removal in Delhi session starts with the application of a numbing gel, or topical local anaesthetic, in case the treatment area has sensitive skin. The candidate is provided with laser-protective eyeglasses and the laser device settings are made according to the location of the treatment area, skin colour, and skin thickness.

Next, a cold gel is applied over the treatment area or a handheld laser equipment fitted with a special cooling device is used. The aesthetician hovers the laser device over the treatment area which delivers pulses of laser light into the treatment area to the targeted hair follicles. Once the laser light is passed into the entire treatment site, a soothing lotion or anti-inflammatory cream is applied to the treatment area. The overall session lasts for a few minutes to an hour, depending upon the size of the treatment area.  

Laser Hair Reduction Aftercare

For smooth recovery and minimal discomfort after laser hair reduction, the candidates after each session must follow these post-treatment care tips:

  • Apply ice packed in a dry cloth or cold compress for 5-10 minutes repeatedly throughout the day, to soothe the skin and minimise swelling of the treated area. Keep doing it until the pain or discomfort subsides.
  • Wash your face or take a shower only with lukewarm water for at least 48 hours.
  • Avoid anything that could heat or irritate the skin and cause sweating for several days. This includes direct sun exposure, saunas, steam rooms, hot baths, and tanning beds.
  • Do not apply any fragranced skin products or tanning lotions in the treated area for 48 hours.
  • Avoid scrubbing, scratching, rubbing, waxing, tweezing, and other activities that put pressure on the treated area for several days.
  • Do not go swimming for at least 48 hours.
  • Wait for about two weeks to undergo another cosmetic treatment in the treated area.

Good Candidates for Laser Hair Reduction

Several factors go into making someone a suitable candidate for laser hair reduction. This includes the hair and skin type of an individual, trends of the body and facial hair and grooming, and the treatment area.

  • Ideally, lasers work best for people having undesirable dark and coarse hair in contrast to their fair complexion.
  • Laser hair reduction is an excellent choice for groupings of hair covering large areas of the skin such as underarms, back, legs, and arms. It even works best for facial hair except around the eyes.
  • While deciding the candidacy for laser hair reduction, the doctor ensures that the candidate is overall healthy, holds realistic expectations from the treatment, and shows commitment to following the recommended pre- and post-treatment instructions.  

 As a precaution, pregnant women and lactating mothers must forgo laser hair reduction. This treatment is also not suitable for people having any autoimmune condition, active skin conditions, allergies, infections; or permanent tattoos in the area with unwelcomed hair growth.

To know more about your candidacy for laser hair reduction, one can get in touch with Dr. Sarita Sanke, dermatologist in Greater Kailash, Delhi at DermoRita Skin Clinic.

Results After Laser Hair Reduction Treatment

The time it takes for the treatment outcome to be noticeable varies for every candidate for laser hair reduction. It’s likely for a candidate to see a 10 to 25% reduction in undesirable hair after the first session. There are various factors affecting the results such as the size of the area being treated, the colour and thickness of hair, the skin colour, and the type of laser used. The actively growing hair follicles hit by the laser can take days to weeks to completely shed.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long do the results of laser hair reduction last?

After laser hair reduction, it’s possible to notice finer and lighter hair regrowth. But, with multiple laser sessions, you can achieve smooth, hair-free skin for months or even years. Maintenance sessions would be required to ensure long-term results.


2. What are the potential side effects of laser hair reduction?

Just like any other treatment, laser hair reduction has minor side effects, most commonly redness, swelling, and discomfort. All of these last for about 1-3 days. Other potential, rare side effects include infections, scarring, blistering, skin lightening or darkening, and cold sore outbreaks. A dermatologist informs about these side effects while detailing laser hair reduction to the client during the initial consultation. If you want to minimise the risk of having such side effects, it is recommended to properly follow all the pre and post-treatment instructions provided by the dermatologist.   


3. When is it safe to repeat the laser hair reduction session?

This varies from one candidate to another. To achieve optimal reduction in undesirable hair growth, a series of laser treatments is needed in intervals. A gap in between the treatments is necessary so that every targeted hair follicle actively grows hair and so the laser can work to thermally destroy them. Typically, dermatologists recommend 4-8 laser hair removal sessions spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. Your dermatologist will tell you when it is the right time to safely undergo another laser session for unwanted hair removal.


4. Is laser hair reduction safe?

Lasers have been in use for medical and aesthetic purposes for many years. FDA has made advanced laser technologies safe and effective for hair removal in most cases. Earlier, only people with fair complexion and dark hair were safe to undergo laser hair reduction. But today, advanced lasers are safe even for individuals with fair skin and light-coloured hair and those who have a dark complexion with precautions. Dermatologists who are trained and highly experienced in laser hair reduction can ensure the safety and effectiveness of the treatment in people holding candidacy for the treatment.


5. Does hair removal with a laser hurt?

As compared to traditional hair removal options like waxing, laser hair removal at DermoRita Skin Clinic, best laser treatment clinic in Delhi, is not a painful method and also the treatment at the clinic is performed by experts. The degree of pain or discomfort during laser hair reduction depends upon the pain tolerance level of an individual. Some people report experiencing a warm pinprick sensation as the hair is zapped off from the skin while others feel the laser pulses as a hot rubber band is snapped against the skin. For those having sensitive skin, a numbing gel is used to ensure comfort throughout the session.  

One can get laser treatment at any season to enjoy a smoother hair free body. To learn more on laser hair removal cost in Delhi, its benefits, sessions required, and other details do visit Dr. Sarita Sanke at DermoRita Skin Clinic.