There are various methods available for hair removal, some only result in temporary hair loss while others result in more long-term hair reduction. Temporary methods such as shaving, waxing, depilatory creams and plucking result in inflammation of the hair follicles and ingrown hairs, causing a lot of frustration.
Long term hair reduction methods which destroy the hair follicles and hair roots are preferred. Laser hair removal is the preferred method by our dermatologists as they cause specified and selective destruction of hair follicles without injury to surrounding normal skin. The laser energy is absorbed by pigment within the hair follicle and heat generated in the process is destroys only the follicle. New hair removal lasers have specially incorporated cooling systems to reduce pain and side effects, especially in darker skin types.
Generally, patients with dark hairs and fair skin respond best to laser hair removal, but different modes can be customised for different skin types to achieve maximum results. White hairs will not respond to laser.
Multiple treatment sessions 6 to 8 weeks apart will be needed for best results. The treated areas may not be completely hair-less after treatment, but any remaining hairs will be lighter in colour and finer in texture.