laser hair removal
February 16, 2022

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal is a common medical aesthetic procedure that provides fast, reliable & significant reduction of unwanted hair with the aid of concentrated laser light. it is a safe and effective procedure for all parts of the body; the upper lip, chin, back, legs, forearm, underarm, and bikini line being the most popular.

How does Laser Hair Removal work?

The mechanism of laser is well understood now. Laser energy passes through the skin and is absorbed by the hair follicle that holds the hair. The absorption of radiated energy increases the temperature of the follicle which eventually causes destruction of the cells that are responsible for hair growth.

Is the treatment painful? Is it safe? How long will the treatment take?

Is proven to be very safe and highly convenient. During the procedure, patient may will feel slight pin prick sensations. The sensation is based on your pain tolerance and the area to be treated and passes almost immediately after the laser ceases.

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Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, chin, back, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas.

Benefits of laser hair removal include:

Precision. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.

Speed. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour

How long will the results of laser hair removal last?

Most patients remain hair free for months or even years. When some of the hair regrows, it will likely be less noticeable. To keep the area free of hair, a patient may need maintenance laser treatments.

What are the possible side effects?

The most common side effects are minor and last 1 to 3 days. These side effects include:

  • Discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Redness

How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is more than just ”zapping” unwanted hair. It is a medical procedure that requires training to perform and carries potential risks. Before getting laser hair removal, you should thoroughly check the credentials of the doctor or technician performing the procedure.

If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. That’s because the laser targets the hairs’ roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.


At Amrita Medical Center, our staff is happy to answer any of your questions and help you decide if  the right fit for you. We even offer same day appointments for your convenience. Contact us here!

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