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December 2023
Laser Hair Removal: Benefits, Side Effects, And Cost
By - Dr. Sejal Saheta
Laser Precision: Exploring the Advantages, Risks, and Investment of Hair Removal for Lasting Smoothness.

laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light to remove unwanted hair. This treatment has been around for several years, but with advancements in technology, it has become a more effective and efficient way to achieve permanent hair reduction. INURSKN, a well-known skin clinic in India, offers laser hair removal services to help individuals achieve smooth and hair-free skin.

In this blog post, we will explore the benefits, side effects, and cost of laser hair removal, and how it can benefit those looking for a long-term hair removal solution.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

  1. Permanent Hair Reduction:- Laser hair removal is a long-term hair removal solution. Unlike traditional hair removal methods such as shaving and waxing, laser hair removal targets the hair follicle, inhibiting future hair growth. It is not uncommon for patients to experience up to an 80% reduction in hair growth after just a few treatments. Please do note that the success of the procedure depends on the hormonal levels of the individual. Also, it is important to understand that sometimes up to 8 sessions are needed to see a substantial reduction in hair growth, and after the same a session or two every year may be needed to keep the hair growth at bay.
  2. Precision:- Laser hair removal is a precise treatment that targets only the hair follicles. This means that it can remove hair from specific areas of the body without causing damage to the surrounding skin. The precision of laser hair removal makes it an ideal treatment for areas that are difficult to reach or are sensitive, such as the bikini line or underarms, or even upper lips. Please note that the safety and precision of the laser hair removal procedure may vary based on the type of laser being used. At InUrSkn we use Diode Lasers with ice-cooled tips which allows us to control the energy levels used for treatment very precisely. Also, the ice-cooled laser tip ensures that the treated area is always maintained at a very low cool temperature such that there are no chances of burns, etc.
  3. Speed:- Laser hair removal is a relatively quick procedure, with each treatment session lasting anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. The speed of the treatment makes it a convenient option for those with busy schedules. For smaller areas like lips, hair locks, under arms, the treatment can be finished in as less as 15 minutes, while for larger areas it may take up to 1 hour, and for full body treatment, the time taken may go up to 3 hours. But please remember the objective is to permanently reduce hair growth and hence the time taken is towards this in the long term there is a substantial saving on time, effort, and money over conventional methods of hair removal like waxing and shaving.
  4. Low Maintenance:- Unlike other hair removal methods such as waxing or shaving, laser hair removal requires very little maintenance. Patients can enjoy long periods of smooth skin without having to worry about hair regrowth. Please note that the permanent reduction ensures that even if you do have to engage in the process of shaving, it will be only for 10 or 20 percent of the total hair growth, and that too after many months. This translates to substantial savings of time, energy, and money.

Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal

  1. Skin Irritation:- Some patients may experience skin irritation after laser hair removal. This can include redness, swelling, and itching. However, these side effects are usually mild and subside within a few hours of treatment. Also, the presence of a dermatologist ensures that any such reaction is adequately catered to promptly. If there is a substantial amount of irritation then the dermatologist may prescribe a soothing cream which will settle the irritation or redness in a few hours.
  2. Pigment Changes:- Laser hair removal can cause changes in skin pigmentation. This is more common in patients with darker skin tones. However, these changes are usually temporary and will resolve on their own over time. Also note that such pigment changes were more common with older forms of laser hair removal and IPL hair removal, this is generally not rues for diode lasers which have good control and should not be a point of concern.
  3. Pain:- Laser hair removal can cause some discomfort, but it is usually minimal. Most patients describe the sensation as a slight stinging or tingling sensation. Some clinics may offer numbing creams or cooling devices to help reduce any discomfort. Also, note that a good Diode Laser with an ice-cooled tip ensures that the discomfort is further minimized.

Cost of Laser Hair Removal

The cost of laser hair removal varies depending on several factors, including the size of the treatment area, the number of treatments required, and the location of the clinic. On average, laser hair removal can cost anywhere from INR 1000 to INR 6000 per session.

The cost may seem high compared to traditional hair removal methods, but it is important to consider the long-term benefits. Laser hair removal provides a permanent hair reduction solution that can save patients time and money in the long run.

Also, note that most skin clinics that offer laser hair removal offer packages that bundle 6 to 8 sessions of laser hair removal and offer a substantial reduction in cost.

In conclusion, laser hair removal is an effective and efficient way to achieve smooth and hair-free skin. It offers a range of benefits, including permanent hair reduction, precision, speed, and low maintenance. However, it is important to consider the potential side effects and the cost before deciding if laser hair removal is right for you.

If you are interested in laser hair removal, it is recommended to consult with a dermatologist who can guide you if it is suitable for you based on your age, hair growth, and other factors. INURSKN is a reputable skin clinic in India that offers laser hair removal services. Their team of experienced professionals can help you achieve your desired results while ensuring your safety and comfort during the procedure.

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