What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure used to remove unwanted hair from targeted areas such as legs, hands, underarms, upper lip, chin, and bikini line. Laser hair removal technique can be used to remove unwanted hair from any desired area of the body except the eyelid and the areas surrounding the eyelids.

Laser hair removal technique uses a pulse of laser light to destroy the hair follicle and thus restrict the hair growth. The targeted area is exposed to a highly concentrated beam of laser light. This light is absorbed by melanin, the pigment that is responsible for the natural color of the hair. This light energy, absorbed by melanin, gets converted to heat energy and heats up the stem cells in the hair follicles thus rupturing them. As a result, hair growth is restricted.

The basic principle of laser hair removal is selective photothermolysis. This means that the laser light is absorbed by the dark objects and reflected by light colored objects. Thus, melanin present in hair must be darker in color compared to the melanin in the skin in order to achieve the desired results. Due to the darker color of hair melanin, the laser light is absorbed by them and not by the melanin of the skin. Thus, the laser beam damages only the hair follicle and does not do much damage to the skin.

For people with darker skin tones, the risk of damage to the skin is much higher than for those who have good contrast between the color of the skin and the hair. Also, laser hair removal is not very effective for people who have light colored hair such as white, blonde and light grey; as these colors don’t absorb laser light very well. However, a lot of researches are carried on to provide such people with better results.

Benefits of laser hair removal

During the last few decades, laser hair removal has become one of the most widely done cosmetic procedures. Laser hair removal has highly paid off to those who are not satisfied with the traditional ways of hair removal such as shaving and waxing. Some of the benefits of laser hair removal are listed below.

1) Safe

Laser hair removal is very safe and has very less side effects. Also, the side effects that do exist are temporary and go away within a week or two.

2) Fast

Laser hair removal is a very quick process. A large number of hair can be treated by the beam in a fraction of second. Laser hair removal is also considered very fast in terms of overall results. A person undergoing laser hair removal may expect considerable outcomes within the first few weeks and with
around 2-3 sessions.

3) Painless

Traditional hair removal methods like waxing, threading and epilating are known to be very painful. Shaving also has a risk of cutting and hurting. On the contrary, laser hair removal is not associated with any such pains or risks. Although slight discomfort may be experienced during the procedure, the pain factor is minimal.

4) Accurate

Laser hair removing devices target the hair follicle and cause minimum damage to the skin. This is due to the fact that the laser beam is absorbed by dark objects and is reflected from light colored objects. Earlier, the contrast between the color of the hair and the skin was a crucial criterion to decide The success rate of laser hair removal. However, with the advancement in technologies, laser hair removal for dark skin tones is also possible and the success rates are quite good.

5) No downtime

Waxing, threading and epilating needs enough surface hair growth in order to result well. However, waiting for surface hair growth is not needed for laser hair removal.

6) Cost-effective

The upfront laser hair removal cost in India may seem to be quite high. However, if considered on a long term basis, laser hair removal cost comes out to be lower than the summation of money spent over waxing and threading all through the life. However, the laser hair removal cost increases with the increase in area to be treated.

Typically, laser hair removal prices in India ranges from around Rs.2000 for upper lips to Rs.
50,000 for the whole body.

Why choose us?

Laser hair removal outcomes depend highly on the equipment and technology used. ALCS ensures best laser hair removal technologies and equipment. ALCS has a huge family of happy customers as we provide up to the mark before and after services to all our patients.

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