Diode Laser Hair Reduction

Laser hair reduction procedure is recommended for unwanted hair one which may experience like Hirsutism, Axillary hair, Body hair, Pubic hair etc.

Laser hair reduction is safe, effective and nearly a painless solution for unwanted hair.

Diode laser works on the principle of selective photo-thermolysis by targeting on specific chromophores in the skin, melanin. It eliminates unwanted hair by emitting beam of light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair i.e., melanin. The energy of the laser is concentrated in the hair shaft, effectively destroying it without affecting the surrounding skin.

Most of the hair are permanently removed. Patients do not see any hair on the treated skin for several months or even years. When the hair regrows, the growth tends to be less. The hair also tend to be finer and lighter in colour.

Why Diode laser?
Because it is the most effective of all laser wavelengths for hair reduction of 810nm.

It can remove hair from all parts of the body including the face, neck, arms, underarms, abdomen, back and legs.

Diode laser can also treat sensitive areas like chest and bikini lines.

It has longer wavelength so provides safer and deeper penetration into the skin layer.

So, it can be used on all skin types of patients.

Brighter Skin
Brighter Skin
Dark Spots
Dark Spots
Dark Circles
Dark Circles
Eye Wrinkles
Eye Wrinkles
Bags & Puffiness
Bags & Puffiness
Wrinkles & Aging
Wrinkles & Aging
Treatment
At SPARSH we possess advanced USFDA approved Diode laser system (MILESMAN). It is effective on both coarse and fine hair and is safe for all skin types (including tanned and black skin).

Multiple sittings (6-8) are required at 4-8 weeks of interval for complete results. Special packages for specific areas (e.g., underarms), are available.

Permanent hair reduction technique is the best way to give yourself freedom from repeated waxing and shaving.

Treatment
Frequently Asked Questions
Laser hair removal works best for patients with light-coloured skin and dark- coloured hair.

After finishing the treatments, most patients do not see any hair on the treated skin for several months or even years. When the hair regrows, the growth tends to be less. The hair also tend to be finer and lighter in colour.

Laser hair removal can be dangerous in inexperienced hands. Burns, permanent changes to your skin colour, and scars can occur. So, it is strongly advisable to have your treatment done by a certified dermatologist.
Before the treatment, the area to be treated will be cleansed.

Some patients receive a numbing gel. Numbing the area to be treated helps when a small area will be treated and the skin is very sensitive. It takes about 30 to 60 minutes for a numbing gel to work.

The laser treatment will take place in a room set up specifically for laser treatments. Everyone in the room must wear protective eyewear during the procedure.

To perform the procedure, the skin is held taut and the skin is treated with the laser. The laser pulses feel like warm pinpricks or a rubber band being snapped against the skin.

A laser removes hair by vaporizing it. This causes small plumes of smoke that have a sulfur-like smell.

Duration for which your treatment lasts depend on the size of the area being treated.

Localised areas like upper lips are treated in minutes, while whole-body treatment take 3-4 hours of procedure time. Sometimes whole-body treatment is divided in to two sittings for feasibility of the patient.
To avoid any possible side effects, all patients need to protect their skin from the sun. Avoid sun exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen.

You will see some redness and swelling after treatment. This often looks like a mild sunburn. You can apply a cool compress if required.

Also follow any other after-care instructions given by your dermatologist like - do not tan or protect your skin by daily using sunscreen that is broad-spectrum, SPF 30+, and water-resistant.
No, laser hair removal generally does not require any real downtime. Immediately after going through laser hair removal treatment, your treated skin will be red and swollen, which will subside on its own within few hours. You can return to your everyday activities immediately.
It varies from patient to patient. The colour and thickness of your hair, area treated, type of laser used, and colour of your skin - all this affects the results. You can expect a 10% to 25% reduction in your hair after the first treatment.

To remove the hair, most patients need 6 to 8 laser treatments. After finishing the treatments, most patients do not see any hair on the treated skin for several months or even years. When the hair regrows, the growth tends to be less. The hair also tend to be finer and lighter in colour.
Most patients remain hair free for months or even years. When some of the hair regrows, it will likely be less noticeable. To keep the area free of hair, a patient may need maintenance laser treatments.
Diode laser hair removal is totally a safe procedure. The side effects seen are mild discomfort, follicular swelling and redness which last for few hours.

If the procedure is not performed by an experienced dermatologist or under his/her direct supervision, there are major potential side effects like blistering, infections, herpes simplex outbreaks, scarring, skin lightening or darkening.

It is also important to follow your dermatologist’s instructions. Following both the before-treatment instructions and after-treatment instructions will greatly reduce your risk of side effects.
This varies from patient to patient. Removing hair often requires a series of laser treatments. Most patients can have laser hair removal once every 4 to 6 weeks. Your dermatologist will tell you when it is safe to have another treatment.
  • Will a board-certified dermatologist perform the laser hair removal?
  • How many laser treatments will I need?
  • What results can I expect?
  • What will I need to do before going through laser hair removal?
  • What investigations do I need to get done before starting the treatment?
  • What are the potential side effects?
  • Do I have a higher risk for any side effects?
  • How much will the treatment cost?
  • A tendency to scar.
  • A recent tan.
  • Ever had a keloid (type of raised scar).
  • A tendency to get outbreaks of cold sores or genital herpes.
  • Taken isotretinoin (a medicine used to treat severe acne) — or are taking any other medicine, including medicine that you buy without a prescription, such as aspirin.
  • The dermatologist also will examine your skin because the success of this procedure depends on number of factors like site of the unwanted hair on the body, the colour and coarseness of the hair, and where the hair is in its growth cycle.
Dr. Milap Jolapara
Dr. Milap Jolapara
founder of SPARSH MD Skin & VD
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