Laser Hair Removal: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

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Here’s all you need to know about the laser hair removal procedure.

Laser Hair Removal is everyone’s dream. There are a lot of questions that come to our mind when we think about the procedure. There are a lot of myths & Facts around the Laser Hair Removal too. In this post, we answer all your questions so that you get first hand knowledge about the procedure. We bust the myths too and provide all the facts. You can then decide for yourself and take an informed decision. I’m Tanya, the founder of this blog and I have undergone the laser hair treatment. I am writing this post out of my experience so the information shared is based on my observation and is authentic. I have also attached a video towards the end that shows the complete laser hair removal procedure on my face. Do watch to get the first hand idea about the procedure.

Here I am with my doctor before the first sitting of the full body laser hair removal procedure.
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It’s a fuss free and easy life. I can wear sleeveless whenever I want!

Here’s everything you need to know about Laser Hair Removal.

Is Laser hair removal permanent?

The first question that comes to the mind is – Is laser hair removal permanent? Or How permanent is laser hair removal?

Well, Laser hair removal is not permanent. It reduces the hair in the treated area by a considerable amount. Some people lose as much as 70-90% hair in the treated area which is considerable. The hair growth reduces and becomes thinner which is appreciated by people like me who have thick and speedy hair growth.

How to prepare for Laser Hair Removal?

How to prepare for Laser Hair Removal is a 3 step formula. Take an appointment with a doctor. Discuss your whole requirement, medical history and ask about the procedure in detail. Ask everything you wish to know about the procedure including the risks and effects. Book the appointment. 🙂 As such there is no preparation. Just do not wax or bleach the chosen area for the procedure.

How many laser hair removal treatments does it take to permanently remove hair?

How many laser hair removal treatments does it take to permanently remove hair depends on the growth of your hair and the area taken for the treatment. Some areas respond faster and some may take time. Generally 6 to 9 sessions are required. The first 6 are regular sessions done at a gap of 4-6 weeks. The latter 3 sessions are for maintenance done at a gap of 2-3 months or as advised by the doctor.

Laser Hair Removal Side Effects

Laser hair removal side effects are manageable like redness and irritation post the treatment. I had redness and acne on my stomach and back post the treatment which went away in 10 days. I spoke to the doctor and continued the ointment for the same. The side effects may differ from person to person and the doctor will advise the treatment accordingly. On the whole, they are manageable and may not even happen.

Is Laser Hair Removal Costly?

Is Laser Hair Removal Costly is the first thing that stops many of us from undergoing the procedure. I’ll answer by putting two points forward. Calculate the number of waxing sessions you undergo in a year and add the hassle to it. My hassle includes the pain, the inconvenience of undergoing waxing sessions and the mental torture of just planning a salon visit. Add your hassles together and you’ll have your answer clear. Yes, it’s costly but luxuries are costly. Still we don’t mind spending on them, don’t we?

Before and after Laser Hair Removal

What to expect during and after Laser Hair Removal is simple. Before and after Laser Hair Removal guideline is easy. Do not wax yourself for at least 3 weeks before the laser hair removal procedure. If you want to undergo laser hair removal for your face, do not bleach it. Laser rays work best on black hair. After laser hair removal procedure involves taking care of your skin as much as possible. My doctor prescribed a medicated ointment + loads of moisturiser for five days post the treatment. I was asked to use a sunscreen with SPF 50+ for face and avoid sun as much as possible. I was even prescribed using sunscreen for the whole body to avoid sun damage. Your doctor will advise you everything, so don’t worry.

Ask your doctor all the questions. Get into the details.

Laser Hair Reduction

Laser Hair Reduction is the correct word for the process. Yes, it’s laser hair reduction and a considerable one.

Laser hair removal Cost & Price in India

Laser hair removal cost & prices differ from city to city and clinic to clinic. Laser hair removal Cost & Price in India depends on the area you want to get treated and the clinic you choose. Some clinics charge Rs 50,000 for 8 sessions of full body laser hair removal procedure. Some charge as high as 1.7 lacs for the same. It all depends on the reliability of the clinic, credibility of the doctor and the quality of the machines used. Smaller areas cost far lesser. So it’s all about the area chosen, number of areas chosen and the goodwill of the clinic.

Can we do laser hair removal at home

Can we do laser hair removal at home is a thought that should be shunned at the first go. Laser hair removal should be done at a proper clinic. There are some machines available in the market that claim laser hair removal at home. Stay away from such machines and get the procedure done from a good clinic under the guidance of a good doctor.

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Get Laser Hair Removal done on full body or any particular body part, as required. Source – velico

Laser hair removal technique

Laser hair removal technique is simple to understand. The process uses light energy to destroy hair follicles. Laser emits a wavelength of light which is targeted to your skin to heat up and destroy the hair follicle. It works only on the targeted areas. One has to undergo many sessions to get the desired result.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

There are many benefits of Laser Hair Removal. The first and foremost being no waiting for hair growth. There are no more ingrown hair and waxing hassles. The light growth left after the process can be easily shaved at home. You can wear short dresses and sleeveless without caring a world.

How painful is laser hair removal?

My friends ask me this often- How painful is laser hair removal? It is less painful than waxing. There were two machines used during my procedures. The machine used for the body did not pain at all. It worked like a sucking machine. The machine used for the face stung in between but it was tolerable. So it’s a mild painful process which is easily bearable.

Is it necessary to shave before laser hair removal?

Yes, it is necessary to shave before laser hair removal. The machine works at the hair follicle level and the body has to be shaved before the process. The technician at the clinic will do that for you. You do not have to shave at home and go. Just go there and give yourself to them.

Does hair grow back thicker after laser hair removal?

The hair does not grow back thicker after laser hair removal. The hair becomes thinner after the procedure. Unless you are suffering from a hormonal problem, the hair becomes thinner and manageable after the procedure. Speak to the doctor about your health issues to get the best advice.

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How many treatments are needed for laser hair removal?

Around 6-9 treatments are needed for laser hair removal. Sometimes more also but generally 6 regular sessions and 2-3 maintenance sessions are required for the procedure.

Is Laser Hair removal Safe?

‘Is Laser Hair removal Safe’ was the first question that I asked my doctor. His answer was, YES. Yes, it’s a safe procedure to undergo. Just ensure you get it done from a reputed clinic.

Is it worth getting laser hair removal?

You still want to ask if it’s worth getting laser hair removal? Of course Yes. The results vary from individual to individual and I have mostly seen happy people around me post the procedure. So go ahead, take the plunge.

Laser hair removal can be done on facial hair, underarms, full body and even the bikini areas. It can be undertaken by both men and women. I would urge all of you to meet a doctor and discuss all your doubts. This post will help you decide but a doctor’s word is final. Share your medical concerns, doubts and hesitation so that the doctor can advice you the best way forward. Ask all the questions you have, how much stupid they may sound. It’s your body and you have to decide for yourself.

Here’s the video which has full details of the procedure done on my face. This will give you all the information you want to go ahead with the procedure. Do watch.

Incase you’d like to ask me a question, write to me in the comments below. You can also follow me on Instagram here to know my beauty advices. My feed is really nice. 🙂

Good luck and hair free body to you!

tanya sachdev

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