BANGALORE, MAY 07, 2014 – Unwanted body hair peeping through those sleeveless dresses or spaghetti tops ruins the overall look of an individual. There are options available in the market that might solve the problem but not permanently. For a working individual, shaving is terribly time-consuming and has to be repeated daily in order to achieve best results. Waxing is painful while hair removal creams can be smelly and irritating to the skin. Now, achieving a satin smooth skin is made easier by Nirmal Skin and Hair Clinic. At Nirmal, only the safest, most sophisticated state-of-the-art methods are used to yield amazing permanent results.
These days, the most widely accepted method for hair reduction is lasers. However, there has been lot of fear amongst most of us due to misinterpretation of facts or miscommunication regarding lasers. Lasers work by the principle of selective photothermolysis, where the laser energy is absorbed by melanin in the hair follicle, thereby selectively destroying the hair follicle. One feels that hair will all be gone in a session; but Laser hair reduction needs multiple sessions for good aesthetic result. This is because, only the hair in growing phase of hair’s life cycle contain maximum melanin for the destruction to happen. Over multiple sittings, most of the hair can be cleared permanently. Even though some follicles get incompletely damaged and hence shrink in size, lighten in color and soften in texture, they are not unaesthetic. Hence, it is always referred as laser hair reduction and not laser hair removal. One has to remember that, as melanin absorbs laser energy, grey hairs which do not contain melanin cannot absorb the laser energy and hence are unresponsive to laser hair reduction. Intense pulse light, Nd:Yag and diode lasers have been widely used in India for laser hair reduction.
Dr. Nischal shares that, “at Nirmal Skin and Hair Clinic, they use the US FDA approved Pain Free Hair Free laser™, which is deemed to be the safest modality for laser hair reduction due to its various unique features. One of the very unique, patented technology of this laser machine is the In-motion™ technique, where laser at low energy is delivered repeatedly thus heating up the hair follicle gradually. Hence, there is absolutely no risk of laser burns.”
As the laser energy is slowly built up in skin, higher energies can be used without any risk of damage to skin which means, finer hair can be better targeted with the In-motion™. This is a great advantage over other lasers as most women have fine hair and not those thick, dark hard stubbles on a guy’s beard. The energy delivered to skin is by Continuous wave pulse™ technology where the first pulse which is long pulsed preheats the tissue and the second pulse that is short and effectively destroys the follicle. The slow build of laser heat and very efficient cooling of skin by Sapphire Dual Chill tip obviates the need for application of anesthetic cream and hence the procedure is not messy. So this technology is a boon to those who want smooth skin but not the bane of conventional laser hair reduction.
Often, people think lasers darken the skin. Dr. Urmila opines that, “this is false and actually the contrary is true. Hair bulbs of dark hairs contain lot of melanin and thus impart a dark shade to skin. This means a lot with regard to pigmentation as well. On reducing the hairs, there is reduction of darkness of the skin imparted by these thick, dark hair roots and skin looks much lighter in shade. This change is more appreciable in women with thick underarm or chin hair growth and in men with dense hair growth over ears.”
Skin cancers are a concern when it comes to light therapy. As lasers are absorbed specifically by specific target structures like melanin (chromophore), there is no risk of skin cancers by laser hair reduction. Safety is as important as efficacy and laser hair reduction is a very safe method of permanent hair reduction when performed by trained Dermatologist. There are higher chances of adverse events with lasers in persons with history of recent tan, intake of medicines which sensitize skin to ultraviolet rays or excessive dryness and use of retinoid creams for acne. These aspects have to be considered before performing laser service and this can only be better taken care of by doctors who are trained in lasers.
Dr. Urmila also opines that, “because of the new technology employed at Nirmal Skin and Hair Clinic, there is no hazard to the client’s skin when taking laser service. Thus now, a cherished dream of having a smooth skin without the need of having to undergo discomfort is a reality.”
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