Laser Hair Removal in Bangalore

Unwanted body hair?
Opt for the best Laser Hair Removal in Bangalore at Charma Clinic to get smooth hair-free skin! Undesirable body or facial hair is a serious cosmetic concern that can lead to embarrassment due to the poor self body image. Many people often feel disappointed with unwanted body hair when they can’t wear their favorite dresses. 

 

Most women wish to get rid of unwanted body or facial hair but the traditional ways to achieve smooth silky skin like waxing, shaving, plucking, and threading are full of hassles and discomfort. Thanks to the advancements made in laser technology, people no longer have to feel the pain of these temporary hair removal methods anymore.

 

Laser hair reduction is a popular cosmetic procedure that offers a long-lasting solution to undesirable body hair and freedom for people to flaunt their hair-free skin anytime they want. When compared to money and time spent for other hair removal methods over a lifetime, laser hair reduction is a more economical option. It is the most preferred technique for hair removal because of its speed and efficacy. It can be done on any hairy body part. The most targeted areas of laser hair reduction include face (except for the eye area), bikini line, neck, shoulders, chest, back, arms, underarms, and legs. This can also be taken as a medical treatment for treating conditions like hypertrichosis and hirsutism.

How does laser hair reduction work?

In this procedure, an intense beam of light is targeted to the specific unwanted hair of the body or face. This light goes deep down to the hair follicles and gets absorbed by the melanin (colored pigment) of hair, thereby causing selective thermal destruction of hair follicles. This results in the elimination of the hair roots and the blood flow to the base of actively growing hair

 

Laser hair removal in Bangalore only works for hair that belongs to the anagen phase of the natural hair growth cycle. After the first session, targeted hair eventually falls on its own. If next time the hair grows back, it is lighter, thinner, and finer. With repeated sittings, there is very little hair that grows back again. It is done until the hair permanently stops growing back at all. On average, most individuals get satisfied results after 6-8 laser sessions with a gap of 4-6 weeks between each treatment.

 

Ideally, Laser Hair Removal in Bangalore is done for men and women who have lighter skin and darker hair but with advancements made in laser technology, now people of all skin tones can get the procedure done. The reason behind the requirement of a hair and skin color contrast is because the laser light gets safely and effectively absorbed by dark hair as compared to lighter hair which usually reflects it. Thus, it is important to have hair with a significant amount of melanin present in it. Those with blonde or grey body hair will not get effective results. 

 

The Diode and Alexandrite lasers are mostly used which are safe and  do not cause any harm to the surrounding skin. During a laser session, people usually complain of having a feeling of a warm pinprick sensation as the heat hits the roots of the hair. This is completely normal and is managed by the application of cooling gel before treatment. 

 

At Charma Clinic, one of the best laser clinics in Bangalore, different technologies are available to deliver the best outcomes.

 

1. Intense Pulsed Light technology (IPL)
This technology uses gentle pulses of light that are targeted to the hair root. This makes the hair go into its resting phase and they fall out, and gradually the body grows less hair in that area.
 

2. Diode Laser
It offers better results in less time, and this technology is safe for people with dark skin tone. This laser uses 810 nm wavelength (longer wavelength in comparison to alexandrite laser) which is very effective in treating thicker/ coarser hair like in the pubic area.
 

3. Alexandrite Laser
An alexandrite laser is one that uses an alexandrite crystal as the laser source or medium. The alexandrite laser produces a specific wavelength of light in the infrared spectrum (755 nm) making it best for people with light skin and dark hair.

Laser Hair Removal in Bangalore

What to expect in laser hair reduction treatment?

In preparation for laser hair reduction sessions, one must avoid plucking or waxing at least for 6 weeks before the procedure. Only shaving is acceptable and is advised within 24 hours before the treatment as it only cuts long hair from  the surface and keeps the hair follicles intact, thereby preventing the risk of burning hair stubbles during the laser process.

 

Before the procedure, the laser technician cleans the treatment area. Then a cooling gel is applied to safeguard the skin against heat and help the laser beams penetrate better. To prevent any damage to the eyes, the patient as well as the technician wear protective eyeglasses. The laser equipment settings are adjusted according to skin color, location, and thickness of hair.

 

During the procedure, the laser beam is passed in pulses into the skin. The intense heat generated from the laser causes damage to hair follicles. In the treatment area, slight discomfort may be felt which is often described as a light rubber band snapping against the skin or a warm pinprick sensation. 

 

The time taken for completion of the procedure varies depending upon the size of the target area. Laser hair reduction needs to be performed for multiple sessions (3 to 8) which are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. After the laser hits the hair follicles, it takes days to weeks for the hair to shed. The results may vary among different people based on the location, density of hair, and hair thickness.

 

After the procedure, mild redness and swelling may be seen but these effects are relieved within a few hours. Ice packs, lotion, or anti-inflammatory creams may be applied over the treated area to soothe the skin. The doctor recommends using a broad spectrum sunscreen daily over the sun-exposed areas and avoiding sunlight as much as possible. Sun tanning must be avoided both before and after the laser treatment session. 

 

How to care for skin after laser hair removal in Bangalore?

After a laser hair removal treatment, the patient may experience slight redness and bumps at the treatment area which usually resolves within a few hours. The discomfort caused to the skin can be alleviated by applying an ice pack, cooling gel, or using a special cooling device along with a laser instrument. If the person witnesses an immediate skin reaction, it can be relieved by using a topical steroid cream on the affected skin area. For skin crusting, an antibiotic cream may be applied. It has been seen that darker pigmented skin absorbs maximum laser and is subjected to more discomfort which lasts for long. 

 

Post-treatment Care
Dr. Rajdeep Mysore, a renowned laser hair removal specialist in Bangalore recommends to follow these post-care instructions:

  • Avoid sunlight or UV exposure and use sun tanning beds at least for 6 weeks after the laser session and even between the scheduled treatments. It is advised to wear broad-spectrum sunscreens of at least SPF 30 daily to protect the skin from sun damage throughout the treatment as well as 1-2 months after it.
  • Gently cleanse the treated area with mild soap and pat dry the skin. There must be no rubbing, picking, or scratching of skin for the first 48 hours.
  • Avoid applying lotions, deodorants in underarms, moisturizers, and makeup for the first 24 hours as it may irritate the skin.
  • Exfoliate to speed up the shedding of dead hair which usually occurs gradually within a couple of weeks after the procedure.

 

The laser hair removal method is the best approach to get rid of body or facial hair without the risk of having ingrown hair. It is a widely accepted procedure used for aesthetic purposes and is considered to be safe and effective for even sensitive skin areas. It is an economical approach that works with full accuracy and is a speedy process with no downtime.

 

Benefits of laser hair reduction

  • Ingrown hair is the tweezed or shaved hair that grows back into the skin, leading to its inflammation. Waxing, shaving, or other hair removal methods can result in ingrown hair. By causing damage to the hair roots in laser treatment, the person would no longer worry about the pesky hair growing back or the development of ingrown hair by curling the back of the hair into the body.
  • It gives a boost of self-confidence and self-esteem and one no longer has to worry about unsightly hair regrowth.
  • It is comparatively less painful than other hair removal methods.
  • Laser hair removal technology works on the specifically targeted hair without harming the surrounding skin.
  • Laser technology can be performed on any site of the body. It can work even on sensitive areas like the bikini area and face.
  • One can wear clothes of their choice.
  • Unlike other hair removal solutions which require time investment and frequent use throughout the lifetime, the laser hair removal treatment can get rid of undesirable hair.
  • With laser hair reduction sessions, people can enjoy hair-free, smooth skin at all times and save a lot of money in the long run.

 

To know about laser hair reduction cost in Bangalore, schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dermatologist at Charma Clinic.

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The word Charma means skin in Sanskrit and other Indian languages. Charma was conceptualised in the summer of 2013 as a centre to treat dermatological problems. It was started in Chirag Hospital, a small nursing home in South Bengaluru.

Charma Clinic

Chirag Hospital, 3rd floor, #1635, 17th main, J P Nagar 2nd phase, Bengaluru - 560078

Clinic Timings

Monday to Saturday : 9.30AM to 7.30PM
Sunday : Closed!