Laser hair removal


Unlike white light, which is a mixture of many colours, laser is a single-colour light. This allows its energy to be focused at very specific areas making it ideal for use in permanent hair reduction.

Laser hair removal - the process

Light at a specified wavelength is focused onto the skin by means of a hand piece, where it targets dark material, usually the pigment in the hair. The pigment absorbs laser energy and transfers it to hair follicles causing thermal and mechanical damage to them while sparing surrounding tissues. This permanently renders the follicles ineffective and prevents hair growth.

Laser hair removal - the technique

How laser hair removal works...

Hair grows in three distinct cycles. First, the active or growth cycle (anagen); next, the dormant cycle (catagen) and, finally, the fall-out or shedding cycle (telogen). Laser hair removal is most effective during the growth cycle (anagen).

The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the laser light and converts the light to heat. The heat, in turn, damages the follicle and destroys its ability to re-grow. It is important to treat each follicle during the growth cycle for maximum hair reduction.

At laser Clinics, your skin is compressed and cooled with the FDA-approved light Sheer diode. Manufactured by Lumenis, the nation’s leading manufacturer of aesthetic procedure equipment, the patented chill tip cools before, during and after each laser pulse to protect your skin and make treatments more comfortable. A topical anesthetic is available if you experience any discomfort. The laser pulses for just a fraction of a second, heating the hair follicle and impairing its ability to re-grow. Significantly less hair grows back with each treatment, ultimately resulting in your goal of permanent hair reduction. The number of treatments required varies from individual to individual. Hair growth cycles differ on different parts of the body. Your skin and hair color, coarseness of hair as well as age, metabolism and other individual factors influence hair growth rate. Our experienced staff will work with you in designing a schedule to optimize your results.

Total safety with no side effects

The experts this is the safest technology that one can opt for. It has no side effects and the only effect it has is permanent hair reduction.

You gain with no pain

The only sensations you get are of minor pinpricks.

Multiple sessions = permanent solution

We need multiple sessions for effective hair removal. This is because of unsynchronized hair growth cycle. This 3-stage cycle has an active stage, the phase of hair growth; the regression phase, the pause between active and the next stage; and the resting stage, when the hair attains full growth.

The laser hair removal/reduction are only effective during the active stage when hair contains the highest amount of pigment to absorb energy required for rendering the follicles ineffective. But due to differing growth cycles of individual follicles only about 30% of them are in active stage at any given time. The ones in the resting stage need three weeks to three months to become active. So, it becomes necessary to undertake a series of sessions after 3 to 4-week interval. The number of sessions is determined by factors that include skin type, hair type and skin's response to treatment. However, normally 4-5 sessions with a 3 to 4-week gap between them gives the desired result.

The sessions - duration and gaps

The duration depends on the body part being treated. As a rough guide, upper lip session may take 15 to 20 minutes while legs may take up to three hours.

The gaps depend upon the hair growth patterns. Typically, a 4 to12-week gap is given. However, on an average, 40-45% reduction in hair growth is seen after three sittings. And up to 85-90% after 4-5 sittings. In addition, 1-2 maintenance sessions may also be required every year to remove new hair follicles that were missed out during the sessions.

The proof of the process

Basically, effects of the technique are visible at an average of 4-5 sessions, but it can vary from person to person. However, don't be alarmed on noticing hair on the treated area after weeks following the session. This is not the sign of early growth. It's just the hair follicles and hair shafts being shed!

What patients should know?

  1. These procedures may be offered in informal settings such as shopping malls, spas and walk-in clinics, but it's important for patients to choose an experienced health care provider. Treatments should be performed by or under the direct supervision of a dermatologist or other physician who has appropriate training and expertise.
  2. In general, three or more treatments are required to achieve permanent hair growth reduction.
  3. Darker hair responds best to laser hair removal.
  4. Lighter-colored hair is least responsive, but topical medications can be used in an effort to increase effectiveness.
  5. Patients seeking laser hair removal are advised to avoid tanning or sunless tanners and to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen for up to six weeks prior to treatment.

Side effects

  1. The most common side effects include discomfort, swelling, and redness that last one to three days.
  2. Other possible side effects include blistering, herpes simplex outbreaks, bacterial infections and temporary skin lightening or darkening (especially in patients with skin of color or those with tans).

Though laser hair removal is safe, complications are observed at times. Before going for the treatment, consult your doctor and analyze the potential risk factors. Here are given some side effects of laser hair removal that are visible to a certain degree, but are not essential to turn out.

  1. Bleeding: It happens in rare cases as is the prospect of infection, resultant of treatment.
  2. Darkening of the skin (hyper pigmentation): Though it is a temporary side effect, it is long lasting or permanent in rare cases.
  3. Lightening of the skin (hypo pigmentation): It usually becomes the problem with people having darker skin.
  4. Blistering and scarring: Though such a problem occurs seldom, laser may scar the skin or form blisters.
  5. Changes in the skin texture: This too, occurs in rare cases.
  6. Crusting or Scabbing: In case this occurs, it is usually temporary and gets healed quickly.
  7. Hair growth changes: There is a possibility that the new hair growth would be finer and lighter in color.


  1. The percentage of hairs removed per session varies by location on the body, with thinner-skinned areas (e.g., armpits and bikini area) generally responding better than thick-skinned areas (e.g., back and chin).
  2. About 10 percent to 25 percent reduction in hair growth can be expected with each treatment.
  3. Treatments are repeated every four to eight weeks.
  4. The hair that regrows following treatment tends to be lighter and finer in texture.
  5. Patients are instructed to avoid Sun exposure and to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a Sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher following the procedure.


Have you decided that shaving isn’t something you want to keep doing and doing and doing? Are you tired of painful and stinging waxing, skin-damaging and smelly hair removal creams? Do you want to give a cut on putting up with tweezing and all of the time that hair removing can take?

Until now, hair removing it was very uncomfortable, expensive and time-consuming. But that has all changed and you can now join the millions of people that have already had unwanted hair permanently removed with the new breakthrough laser hair removal technology.

Laser hair removal may be the right choice for you if you want long-term results and if you care for your skin and money. Laser hair removal technologies are non-invasive and designed to remove unwanted hair from any part of the body where you want really smooth skin: face, under arms, legs, bikini line, you name it. Also, laser hair removal is permanently tested, improved and has constantly showed proven long-term results.

The specialists will provide you with the best technology of laser hair removal and with the best skin care solutions. And all you have to do is to take your time to enjoy the long term benefits.

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