Laser Hair Removal 

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All About Laser Hair Removal

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How Laser Hair Removal Works

During laser hair removal, pulsating beams of light target the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The intense heat from the laser damages the follicles, inhibiting future hair growth. Since this procedure works by targeting melanin, it is most effective for people with light skin and dark hair, although advanced technology has made laser hair removal an option for individuals with dark skin as well. Laser hair removal is typically not an option for people with white, grey, blonde or red hair because the laser cannot "see" the light hair. Common areas of the body that are treated include legs, underarms, upper lip, chin, and bikini line; however, laser hair removal can be used on nearly any part of the body.

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How to Prepare for Getting Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is more than just zapping unwanted hair, it's a medical procedure that requires extensive training and education. When pursuing laser hair removal, it is important to choose a doctor who is board certified and has experience in the field, like Dr.Sinha. Always schedule a consultation to determine what results you can expect based on your needs, skin and hair types.

Before undergoing laser hair removal, do not pluck, wax or undergo electrolysis for six weeks prior to treatment. This is because the laser targets the roots of the hair, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking. Sun exposure should also be avoided for six weeks before treatment because it can render laser hair removal less effective and increases the risk for complications. Shaving is permitted as it does not remove or damage the hair follicle.

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What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal

Immediately before treatment, the hair will be trimmed. The laser equipment will be carefully adjusted according to color, thickness and location of the hair, as well as to the color of your skin. Protective eyewear should be worn by both the patient and the technician depending on the type of laser used. A cold gel or special cooling device will be applied on the skin to protect the outer layers as well as help the laser penetrate the skin. The hand-held laser instrument will be held against the skin as the treatment is performed. Small areas such as the upper lip may only take a few minutes, while larger areas, such as the back, may take several hours.

After treatment, you may be given ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions, or cool water to counteract any lingering discomfort. Treatments are spaced four to six weeks apart, and repeated until desired results are achieved.

Advantages of Laser Hair Removal

Lasers come with many advantages that make them a go-to option for removing undesirable hair.

  • Accurate: Lasers can precisely target dark, coarse hairs by destroying them at their root while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
  • Fast and effective: Though each pulse of the laser takes less than one second, it can target many hair follicles at the same time. Small areas such as the upper lip takes less than a minute, while larger areas, such as the back, may take as long as an hour. If you are used to regularly waxing or shaving to remove your naturally coarse, dark hair, laser hair removal can save you time in the long run.
  • Great results: Most laser hair removal patients see long-term results after an average of three to seven sessions, though results can vary. You may also need occasional touch-up treatments to maintain results after completing your initial series of hair removal appointments.
  • Changes hair's texture for the better: Laser hair removal is unlike some other hair removal techniques that encourage your hair to grow back in darker or coarser. Over time, you'll see any new hair begin coming in finer and lighter, until it is gone for good.
  • Can be effective on all skin tones: In the past, older lasers worked less efficiently on people with tanned or naturally darker skin tones. However, laser technology has improved to the point that laser hair removal can provide good results even for people with more melanin in their skin.
  • Improves self-esteem: How many times have you felt embarrassed to wear swimsuits, shorts, or tank tops in warm weather shaving or waxing seemed like too much of a hassle? Laser hair removal gets rid of unwanted hair, freeing you to wear more revealing clothing whenever you like.

Are You A Good Candidate?

Cost of Laser Hair Removal

Steps to Take Before Your Treatment

Tips for Getting Ready for Hair Removal Treatment

During Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment

What is Laser Hair Removal and How Does It Work?

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After Your Laser Hair Removal

After Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Results to Expect From Laser Hair Removal

Recovery and Risks

Long Term Results

Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?

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Dr. Sinha - Recognition And Media

Dr. Sinha appears on television and in the press regularly. He is a recognized expert on plastic surgery and known nationwide for his delicate and artistic touch.

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Dr. Pradeep Sinha is a plastic surgeon in Atlanta that specializes in rhinoplasty, facelift, necklift, and facial rejuvenation.

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