Removing Facial Hair With Laser Treatment, What to Expect
Triple wavelength laser treatment can treat the different length and thickness of the hair. Celebrated dermatologist explains how the treatment works.
Everyone has facial hair to some extent. However, excessive hair growth or hirsutism can impact a person’s beauty and crush their self-confidence. The negative self-image can harm not just one’s personal and social relationships, but also pose challenges at work. Fortunately, modern cosmetic solutions including the triple wavelength laser treatment can help you get rid of excessive hair growth on the face, regardless of the hair length and thickness. Dr. Rinky Kapoor, a celebrated dermatologist illustrates the efficacy and safety of triple wavelength laser hair reduction treatment.
What is a triple wavelength laser?
The triple wavelength diode laser combines the benefits of three different lasers - long-pulse 755 nm alexandrite laser, long-pulse 810 nm diode laser, long-pulsed 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser- into a single device. Wavelength 1064 nm is useful for removing hair in areas such as armpits and pubic area, wavelength 810 is useful for areas such as cheeks, arms, and legs, whereas 755 nm is useful for upper lip areas and eyebrows. The 1064 and 810 nm wavelengths also have potential for deep penetration, hence effective on darker skin tones.
How does triple wavelength laser treatment work?
The triple wavelength laser emits energy based light that actively destroys growing hair follicles in each treatment session by reducing the blood flow to the follicles. Hence, the new hair growth is weaker and thinner, causing the hair to fall out over time.
It's common to experience some redness, itching, and swelling after the treatment, so you may take an antihistamine and apply hydrocortisone a few times a day to relieve itching and redness. Also, avoid sun exposure, and make sure to apply sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30, any time you go out in the sun.
If you’ve lasered your underarms, avoid using perfumes or deodorants, and avoid hot showers and saunas. Instead, you should take a cool shower. If you’ve lasered your bikini area, wait for 24 hours after laser hair removal treatment - for the swelling to go down before you have sex. Lastly, if you need to remove your body in between the treatment session, refrain from waxing, threading or tweezing, and shave your hair instead.
Because hair growth is different for everyone, there’s no textbook schedule for how many sessions you’ll need or when you’ll need them. Generally, people take six to eight triple wavelength laser treatments staggered every one to two months, along with an annual maintenance session.
The cost of laser hair removal removal treatment depends on the number of sessions you require, the area where the laser is done, and the type of laser that’s being used. In the case of triple wavelength laser treatment, a single session cost ranges from Rs. 1500 for upper lip area to 12000-15,000 INR for full body laser hair reduction.
Excessive hair growth on the face is a common aesthetic concern across the globe. Usually, people resort to methods such as shaving, waxing, plucking, and use of chemicals to get rid of body hair, but they only offer short-term results. Those seeking long-term results, find laser hair removal treatment to be the mainstream solution. Triple wavelength combination laser is the newest member in this treatment category. It’s especially effective on people with darker skin tones, which has made it a popular hair removal treatment in India. Additionally, the triple wavelength laser works well on pubic areas, scalp, and armpits, and offers efficient cooling in the device, making the hair removal process almost painless.
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