Laser Hair Removal treatment for Men & Women

We use two machines having wave length of 1064nm and 690nm to remove unwanted hair.

Laser Hair Removal for men & women in Kochi

Frequently asked questions

We hope we can help you answer some of the more common ones here

How does laser remove hair?

Highly controlled flashes of laser beams are selectively absorbed by the melanin pigment in the hair follicles lying below the surface of the skin. The absorbed light heats the hair which damages and destroys the regrowth potential of the follicle without damaging surrounding tissue. Hair follicles are usually in different growth cycles different times in relation to one another. Since the hair follicles must be in active growth in order to be affected by the laser, several treatments spread over several months are required to assure the destruction of all hair follicles.

Is there any side effects with laser hair reduction?

Laser lights are infrared area of the electromagnetic spectrum. It only heats targeted tissue (melanin pigment) and destroys hair follicles. There are no damages from infrared light. Harmful lights are ultraviolet light, which is there in X-ray, CT Scan, and Radiation treatment.

Which type of laser machine is useful for dark and tanned skin like Indians?

Efficient laser hair removal for dark and tanned skin individuals are produced by the newer laser line, the long-pulsed Nd YAG laser, and Square pulsed IPL machine as they were able to distinguish between skin pigment and melanin in the hair follicles. Whereas, Alexandrite and Diode lasers are useful for fair-skinned individuals like Caucasians.

Which machine is used at DAC for permanent Hair Reduction?

DAC uses two different technology machines for laser hair reduction. They are long pulsed Nd YAG laser having wavelength 1064 nm, Fotona XP Spectro & Fotona SP Spectro and Square pulsed IPL having wavelength 690 nm, Venus Versa machine. All three machines are US FDA cleared for laser hair reduction treatment.

How many sessions does one require?

Hair growth is cyclical as hair follicles go through resting and growing phases. Only follicles in the growth phase are destroyed by laser light. Resting hair follicles need to enter the growth phase before they can be destroyed by the laser treatment. It is, therefore, necessary to repeat the treatment at 1-2 months intervals until all the hair follicles have been through the active phase. The length and timings of the growth cycles are affected by numerous factors such as body site, hair density and thickness, ethnic origin, hormonal status and age. Usually, 6-8 sessions are required to get a desirable result. In some cases, it has gone up to 10-12 sessions. Later it may require a touch-up session once in a year or longer period.

What is the difference between laser hair reduction and electrolysis?

In Electrolysis, there is the insertion of a small fine needle into the hair follicle followed by the passage of electrical current whereas, in laser treatment, laser light damages the hair follicle. Electrolysis is a technician depended procedure whereas laser treatment is machine depended procedure so the possibility scaring including keloid formation is a major drawback in the case of electrolysis. The number of sessions in case electrolysis is 10 times more than laser with a much shorter interval. Upper lip laser hair removal takes 5 minutes whereas it takes 30 minutes in electrolysis. Patients with a pacemaker should not undergo electrolysis.

What kind of hair is most suited to laser hair removal?

While it is natural to think that fine hair is most suited to laser therapy, the reverse is true. Thick, coarse, black hair is the most suited to this method of hair removal. Similarly, laser cannot be done on white hair. This is because the laser seeks out the melanin pigment in hair and white hair has no melanin..

What are the causes for hair growth?

They are Polycystic ovarian syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing’s syndrome, HAIR-AN syndrome (hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance, acanthosis nigrans), Heredity, Idiopathic hirsutism, Medication – Phenytoin, Minoxidil, Cyclosporine.

Do I have to do any investigations?

It is advisable to do some preliminary tests like Serum Testosterone – free & total, Serum AMH (Anti Mullerian Hormone) and TSH to find out any hormonal abnormality.

Does the treatment hurt?

An advanced real cooling system ensures skin is always protected from the heat, so you can enjoy a more comfortable treatment with no downtime.

Any anaesthetic cream is required?

Venus Versa treatment does not require any anaesthetic cream before the procedure. Fotona laser machine requires anaesthetic cream 30 minutes before the procedure

How long does each sitting take?

For facial hair removal it takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Full body hair removal it takes 4 to 5 hours

Does the Venus Versa treat blond / Grey hair / Very fine?

Very blond/grey hairs are treated by Radiofrequency needles and fine hairs are treated by Venus Versa machine.

Can I remove the hair in between treatments?

Usually, all the treated hair will fall off within a week’s time. The next phase of hair growth starts appearing only after 3 to 4 weeks period. You can remove the hair cast by shaving, trimming, or depilatory cream. Waxing and plucking are not acceptable methods of removing the hair between treatments.

Do you have any schemes for laser hair removal?

Yes, we have the following schemes for laser hair removal

  1. Buy 2 sessions and get 20% discount
  2. Buy 6 sessions and get 40% discount
  3. Buy 12 sessions and get 60% discount

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