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Everything You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal

Lasers treat everything from scarring to hair removal to hyperpigmentation by acting on skin tissue.

Laser Hair Removal
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Skin is the barest organ to the outside world, acting as the first line of defence against microbiological and chemical threats. As a result, it is extremely sensitive, and a variety of disorders can adversely affect the skin in a variety of ways. This can range from simple side effects to long-term effects that disrupt your daily routine, creating an urgent need for cures that effectively deal with and target such skin infections and their side effects. A dermatologist who specialises in treating skin, hair, nail, and mucous membrane problems is a good place to start for all of these problems.

Laser Treatments:

Laser is an abbreviation for ‘Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.’ A laser module converts light of different frequencies into a highly concentrated, small, and nearly non-divergent beam of monochromatic radiation. This could be in the visible or infrared light spectrum. When focused at close range, the laser beam is capable of mobilising enormous heat and power.

Lasers treat everything from scarring to hair removal to hyperpigmentation by acting on skin tissue. Hair on a woman’s face and body is unwelcome and difficult to remove. Again, this varies depending on the type of hair; some women have light-coloured hair that is less visible, while others have thick dark hair that is more likely to be visible and daunts self-esteem.

Laser hair removal for women of colour:

The melanin in the hair is targeted by laser hair removal. Melanin is the pigment that gives hair its colour; the darker the hair, the more melanin it contains. When lasers shine a light on the hair follicle, the melanin absorbs it and converts it to heat. This heat is to blame for the destruction of the hair growth centre in the follicle. Only when there is a contrast between dark skin and light hair can older laser models focus on the “bullseye” and remove unwanted hairs more precisely.

However, because tanned or darker-skinned patients’ skin contained a high concentration of melanin, laser hair removal was dangerous for them. Because outdated laser models couldn’t tell the difference between the pigment in skin and hair, they posed a risk to patients with dark skin. Hyper-pigmentation, burns, blisters, scarring, and skin spots around the follicle are among the risks.

Which laser treatment should you choose?

Darker skin tones have extremely sensitive skin. Because Indian skin tones range from light olive to dark, it’s critical to find the right laser for each patient. For darker skin and hair, two types of lasers are available: diode and Nd:YAG (Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet).

When compared to the Nd:YAG laser, the diode laser is better at treating thicker, coarser hair. Because they have an immediate cooling function that acts as a shield from overheating, most diode lasers are far less painful. However, because it can bypass the melanin in your skin, Nd:YAG is the safest option for Indian patients.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) hair removal for Indian skin is also an excellent option for women like these all over the world and in India. Because the risk of permanent skin lightening or darkening is significantly higher in patients with darker skin types, patients with darker skin should be treated by an experienced provider using a secure machine.

Remember that…

It is important to keep in mind that when the term “Indian skin” is used, it does not refer to a specific skin tone. Because Indian skin colours range from light to dark, the Alexandrite or Diode lasers may work well on one individual’s skin tone while the Nd:YAG laser is a better choice for another.

There is also IPL to consider, which is a similar treatment that has been approved for all skin types. It is always a good idea to consult with a doctor first to ensure that your skin laser treatment suits you. Any treatment performed by a non-physician operator should be avoided because there is a high risk of severe side effects due to a lack of training.

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Written by Kavya

Pursuing food technology and trying to make it big. Kavya loves reading, learning and believes that life can be anything but predictable.

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