Dr. Simrat Sandhu personal will be happy to discuss the procedure with you. Laser hair removal is a Non-Invasive Medical Procedure that is designed to permanently remove unwanted body hair by using the light energy from a laser. This procedure is for both women and men, please feel free to make an appointment for a private free consultation to discuss your specific needs.
The actual process is very simple. First of all the area of treatment will be shaved and cleaned up, and then a thin layer of cold ECG Gel will be applied on the area to be treated. The practitioner will adjust the settings of MeDioStar Diode Laser to give proper energy according to your skin type for the most effective treatment. Then hand-held applicator will be placed on the area to be treated and a flash of laser light emitted from the applicator. The operator then continues to move the applicator over the entire area to be treated, flashing a new area every few seconds. The time of treatment session is depending on the size of the area to be treated. The degree of discomfort experienced varies with each person, depending on the sensitivity and pain threshold.
With every treatment hair will be permanently removed but only which are in its anagen phase (active growing phase). Human hair is not always growing. Hair in their active growing stage will die and fall out in 10 to 14 days after the treatment. Depending on which body part we are treating, we will wait 3 to 5 weeks for your next treatment. This period corresponds with the human hair growth cycle and allows a maximum amount of the remaining hair to move into the anagen phase, so that your next treatment removes the maximum amount of hair. Therefore, most clients will need 10 to 12 or more treatments to achieve significant results. Laser hair removal results depend on abnormality of the body and several other physical conditions, including hair color, skin color, hair thickness, hair density and mainly what equipment is being used for the purpose. All these factors should be evaluated by your practitioner before treatment to get the best results without side effects.
How does laser work. A laser is an intense source of specific light energy that produces heat when it is absorbed by the Melanin (black hair). The 810nm wavelength of Diode laser can transfer its high energy harmlessly through the skin and that high energy reaches to the hair follicles at deeper levels (2 to 3mm deep in the skin). Melanin bearing hair (Black hair) is the most attractive target for laser energy. Presently black hair shafts & follicles absorb that light energy generated by the Laser and turned into heat. The light is pulsed for fraction of a second and the heat reached up to 60° to 80°C in the melanin of hair shafts. That heat (thermal effect) damages the papilla and surrounding cell layers permanently, which are responsible for hair production. At that time hair present in anagen phase or growing phase will be dead and falls out after few days and never grow again for life. This is the magic of MeDioStar Diode laser. This is a safe procedure. Laser hair removal is very safe (even in pregnancy) because technically 810nm wavelength of Diode laser is attracted only to the melanin and heat up black hair shafts in the skin only (2 to 3 mm deep in the skin). Deeper body parts can’t absorb this energy. Slight redness and swelling of the treated area occurs in some patients but last for half an hour. The procedure is not painful but some patients describe it as a slight uncomfortable pinching or prickling sensation for few seconds when the pulse of laser light is delivered. Each pulse of the laser takes less than one second, so, any discomfort that you may feel is only for very short periods. No local anesthesia or pain relief medication is required.