Neo TrueNorth Hospitals
Neo TrueNorth

Understanding Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure used to reduce or eliminate unwanted hair from various parts of the body. It works by targeting the pigment (melanin) in the hair follicles with concentrated beams of light, damaging the follicles and inhibiting future hair growth. Laser hair removal offers a safe, effective, and long-lasting solution for smooth, hair-free skin, with minimal discomfort and downtime.

Preparation and Procedure

At Neo TrueNorth, we prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction throughout the laser hair removal process. The procedure typically involves the following steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: During the initial consultation, the skincare specialist will evaluate the patient’s skin type, hair color, and treatment area, and discuss their goals and expectations. The specialist will also review the risks and benefits of laser hair removal and provide pre-treatment instructions.

  2. Skin Preparation: Before the procedure, the patient may be instructed to shave the treatment area and avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, and certain skincare products that could increase skin sensitivity. A topical numbing cream may be applied to minimize discomfort during the procedure.

  3. Laser Hair Removal Session: The patient will be positioned comfortably, and protective eyewear will be provided to shield the eyes from the laser light. The skincare specialist will then use a handheld laser device to deliver controlled pulses of light to the targeted hair follicles. The laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles, heating and damaging them to inhibit future hair growth.

  4. Post-Treatment Care: After the procedure, patients may experience temporary redness, swelling, and mild discomfort in the treated area. These side effects typically subside within a few hours to a few days. It’s important to follow post-treatment instructions provided by the skincare specialist, including avoiding sun exposure, using gentle skincare products, and applying soothing creams or lotions as needed.

  5. Results: The results of laser hair removal are gradual and cumulative, with noticeable reduction in hair growth after each session. Most patients require multiple treatment sessions spaced several weeks apart to achieve optimal results, as hair grows in cycles and laser treatment is most effective during the active growth phase (anagen phase) of the hair follicles.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Laser Hair Removal?

  1. Skincare Expertise: Our team of experienced skincare specialists specializes in laser hair removal procedures, utilizing advanced laser technology and techniques to achieve safe and effective results for our patients.

  2. Customized Treatment Plans: We offer personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique skin type, hair color, and treatment area. Our specialists take the time to assess the patient’s needs and develop customized treatment plans that address their specific goals.

  3. State-of-the-Art Equipment: Neo TrueNorth is equipped with state-of-the-art laser devices that are safe and effective for all skin types, including light and dark skin tones. Our lasers deliver precise energy to target hair follicles while minimizing damage to surrounding skin.

  4. Comprehensive Care: In addition to laser hair removal, we offer a wide range of skincare services and treatments to address various cosmetic concerns and enhance the overall health and appearance of our patients’ skin.

Meet Our Experts

Dr Kiran Petkar

Plastic Surgeon, Cosmetologist

Dr Keertana Devasani

General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgeon, Burn Surgeon, Diabetic Foot Surgeon, Cosmetologist