Laser hair reduction is done by many patients for aesthetic concerns. Unwanted hair can be of big cosmetic concerns and it can affect emotionally. Excessive hair can make the patients so self conscious that it can affect their dressing. Commonly prevalent methods to get rid of the unwanted hair s are shaving, depilatories, waxing and electrolysis and it does cost huge cumulatively. In addition these methods can cause pigmentation change, repeated skin trauma and ingrown hairs. Laser reduction is the treatment of choice for permanent hair removal and gives a very satisfactory result. Patients seeking best laser hair treatment need to be determined if the excessive hair growth is due to genetics and ethnic background or due to hormonal disorder. Hirsuitism is a clinical condition where excessive hair growth is due increased circulating androgens produced by the ovaries or adrenal glands. The most common cause of hirsuitsm in young females is polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Selecting the type of lasers depend on the skin type. The common type of laser used for hair removal treatment are Diode and Nd:Yag. The most popular laser machines for laser hair reduction are Suprano series (Suprano Pro, Suprano Platinum, Suprano ice), Light sheer duet, Cynosure apogee elite, Candele gentleyag, Gentlemax, etc.
At Orange Tree, we use Suprano series which has inbuilt cooling system. The procedure is a combination of in motion and stamping and the laser hair removal result is excellent.
The basis of laser hair reduction is selective photothermolysis. The melanin pigment in the hair absorbs the laser light and hair bulb is permanently damaged. Laser can damage only those hairs which are in growth phase. The hairs in the body are in different phase of growth cycles and therefore repeated laser sessions are required to target all the hairs in the body parts treated.
Laser hair removal is commonly done in the upper lips, chin, and face. Arms and legs hair removal is a commonly requested by males and females with excessive hair growth. Armpit hair removal and bikini area hair reduction is also very common. Full body hair removal is an extensive laser removal procedure.
After a detailed history and examination, dermatologist or cosmetologist the will explain the procedure. You will be certain instructions before the laser hair removal-no waxing, plucking, depilatories 3-4weeks before the laser session. Avoid other laser facial hair removal treatment 2-3 days before.