Laser Hair Removal Agra, India
Welcome to the world of smooth, hair-free skin! Are you tired of using traditional hair removal methods? Do you need something that will provide long-lasting relief from unwanted hair? If yes, you have come to the right place. A laser hair removal procedure is the ultimate way to get rid of unwanted facial and body hair with minimal and temporary side effects. For laser hair removal in Agra, India, there is no better destination than Saraswat Hospital. Our state-of-the-art procedure ensures a safe, effective, and virtually painless experience for each patient who wants to get laser hair removal in India. Our AAAM-certified doctors plan tailored solutions to help you achieve smooth & silky skin on any part of your body. It’s time to transform your beauty routine and embrace hair-free & flawless skin with our advanced laser hair reduction procedure.
Factors That Trigger Unwanted Facial and Body Hair Growth
Do you suffer from unwanted hair on your body? In that case, you may seek hair removal for any of these causes:
Increase in hair growth, or hypertrichosis, that is not androgen-dependent. It may be caused by the intake of certain medications, like cortisone. Or a variety of diseases, such as porphyria, thyroid disorders, etc., may trigger unwanted hair growth.
Hirsutism, or the growth of terminal hair in women in androgen-dependent areas of the body such as the upper lip, chin, or chest, The most common cause of hormonal excess is PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease), which is estimated to occur in 1–5% of the female population of reproductive age. It may be accompanied by acne, androgenetic alopecia, and acanthosis nigricans.
Over the years, PCOS may bring more symptoms along with excess hair growth, such as obesity, irregular menstruation, infertility, and even cysts on the ovaries. There are many other reasons that may cause an increase in hair growth in women. To learn the reasons, watch this video:
3. Hair-bearing Flaps
Hair-bearing flaps used for the reconstruction of any site may contain unwanted hair that may interfere with normal function. Laser hair removal of hair-bearing flaps before surgery is thus indicated. For example, myocutaneous flaps used for urethral reconstruction may cause urethral obstruction, calcification, or even infection.
4. Cosmetic Reasons
This is also noted to be the most common reason for seeking consultation. Facial or body hair beyond the cultural norm would be very distressing to some patients. The most common areas treated in women are the axilla, bikini line, legs, face, hands, chest, back, excessive beard, shoulder, neck, and ears.
Temporary & Traditional At-Home Methods for Hair Removal
Facial or body hair removal is not a new concept. Both men and women have been following various types of hair removal techniques for decades. However, none of them bring long-lasting results and often have many side effects.
There exists a false assumption that in humans, shaving induces hair growth, but the truth is that shaving does not affect the rate or duration of the anagen phase or the diameter of human hair. Abrasives work to remove hair by physically rubbing it away from the skin’s surface. However, they are rarely used today.
- Can be done at any time
- Quick and easy process
- The shaving of facial hair is generally shunned by women because of the blunt tip and the masculine quality attributed to the act of shaving.
- It needs to be repeated frequently as it does not interrupt the anagen cycle.
- Some of the side effects are irritation and pseudofolliculitis (with very curly hair and a very close shave).
Epilation does not usually change the rate or duration of growth unless the hair plucked is in the anagen phase, in which case the duration of the anagen phase may be contracted. Repetitive plucking may lead to permanent matrix damage and finer, thinner hair later on.
- Quick and easy process
- Techniques are easy to learn and can be done in salons or at home.
- Plucking: Especially more than one hair at a time may cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, folliculitis, pseudofolliculitis, and even scarring. It is very time-consuming.
- Waxing: It brings much more discomfort and expense. All epilation techniques require the hair to grow long enough for it to be grasped by the device involved.
All these methods need to be repeated frequently to keep the skin hair-free. None of these procedures destroy the follicle, and as a result, hair grows according to its normal cycle.
Some Other Ways of Removing Unwanted Facial and Body Hair
Here are some other methods of hair removal that people follow to get smooth skin. You cannot try these ways at home. You need to visit a med spa or skin clinic to get the treatments.
1. Chemical Depilatories
Chemical depilatories are simple and painless to use. They are readily available and can give results that last up to two weeks. The primary potential side effect of depilatories is irritant dermatitis, which can be controlled with a decreased frequency of application and a lower concentration or pH. Allergic contact dermatitis is rare and may be related to either concomitant fragrance or thioglycolate.
Scalp hair is the most radiosensitive, with a progressive decrease in sensitivity seen with axillary hair, the beard, and eyelashes. Telogen hair is much more radioresistant than anagen hair. The disadvantage is that it is not a selective treatment and has potential hazards and all the side effects of radiation exposure. It is dangerous to repeat the treatments, and they are generally not accepted by patients.
3. Photodynamic Therapy
Photodynamic therapy involves the combination of non-ionizing radiation with a topical or systemic photosensitizer. Light of an appropriate wavelength is selectively absorbed by the photosensitizing compound and may then activate the chemical reactions directly or transfer energy to molecular oxygen, producing a reactive intermediate, singlet oxygen.
This method is a reasonable means of removing hair. It is a sort of surgical excision of the hair follicle. Grouping all permanent electrolysis hair removal procedures is analogous to grouping all lasers together as “one” form of treatment without recognizing the inherent differences in the laser medium, tissue effects, and safety issues, as well as the importance of fluence and pulse duration. This method includes pain scarring and postinflammatory hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation. The very long treatment and number of sittings required are more than for LASER. So, patient compliance is poor.
Experience Permanent Laser Hair Removal in Agra, India
Laser hair removal was approved by the FDA in 1996. Since then, it has created a sensation in the world of aesthetic beauty treatments. It has become popular in India, and both men and women are enjoying the amazing advantages of this procedure.
It is a perfect option for the removal/reduction of unwanted hair quickly, safely & virtually painlessly. For effective laser hair removal in Agra, many people prefer Saraswat Hospital as their first choice. Laser treatment for hair removal is a gentle, non-invasive way of removing unwanted hair by using a long-pulse Nd: YAG laser or a diode laser, both of which are available at Saraswat Hospital to ensure the best experience for our patients.
How Does It Work?
The laser beam (a focused beam of 1064 nm wavelength) gets absorbed in the melanin of the hair follicle (the growth center of hair) and increases the temperature up to 70 °C to destroy the follicular cells permanently.
All parts of the body can be treated with permanent laser hair. In women, the most common areas for treatment are the upper lip, chin, sideburns, underarms, arms, legs, and bikini lines. In men, the most common areas are the shoulders, back, beard area, and sometimes ears. For effective laser hair removal in Agra, meet us as soon as possible.
How Do We Perform It? A Step-by-Step Laser Hair Removal Procedure
At Saraswat Hospital, we prefer to use two USFDA-approved laser hair removal machines: the long-pulse Nd: YAG laser and the diode laser. Diode is good for lighter skin, and based on the requirements, we often enable the use of both machines to ensure satisfactory results.
- We start the procedure by cleaning the area and then marking the exact area of treatment.
- Next, we trim hair using a zero trimmer.
- Then, we apply a contact gel to establish a medium between the handpiece and the treatment area.
- After that, based on the requirements and goals, we set the machine parameters.
- Next, we start delivering laser shots. We follow different modes for small and larger treatment areas.
- The fluency and frequency of laser shots depend on the skin type and type of unwanted hair.
- Mild redness is common after the procedure. It is not a sign of any complication.
- We also apply a mild steroid cream in the treatment area to treat the redness.
In order to see how we perform laser hair removal at our clinics, watch this video:
How Many Sittings Are Required to Achieve Satisfactory Results?
In general, for laser hair removal in Agra, one may require 4-6 sittings to reduce hair by 60–80%. But the overall results depend on hormonal imbalance, skin type, the color of hair and skin, and individual hair growth patterns.
First, we should understand the hair growth cycle to calculate how many sittings one may require to get satisfactory results. There are four phases in the hair growth cycle: anagen, catagen, telogen, and exogen.
- The hair growth cycle begins with the anagen phase. It is known as the largest phase in the hair growth cycle. The anagen phase differs with the type of hair. For example, the anagen phase for eyebrow or pubic hair is much shorter than your scalp hair.
- The catagen phase is known as the transition phase and may last nearly ten days or so. In this phase, hair follicles may shrink and slow hair growth.
- The telogen phase is the resting phase and can last nearly three months. Hair doesn’t grow in this phase or fall out. At the same time, new hair starts to form in the follicles.
- The exogen is known as the shedding phase, and it can last nearly two to five months. New hairs grow in follicles, and old hairs fall away.
Laser hair removal is most effective for hair that is in the anagen phase (growth phase). Since hair grows in cycles, not all of the hair is in the anagen stage at any given time. At one point in time, only around thirty percent of the entire hair population is in the anagen phase. Each laser session can destroy only a fraction of the hair that is in the anagen phase. Additional sessions are necessary to catch all of the hair when they are in anagen.
Watch this video to understand how we calculate the total number of sittings at Saraswat Hospital:
The Cost of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal in India isn’t expensive. The cost of laser hair removal depends on a variety of factors, such as skin type, treatment area, and the type of laser technology. In order to know how much laser hair removal costs in India and how many sittings you need, come to Saraswat Hospital. Our internationally certified doctors will perform skin and hair analysis and suggest the number of sittings. With us, patients also have the flexibility to decide the frequency of sitting.
Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal
Before undergoing any procedure, it is important to know the side effects and ways to minimize them. You should also know the laser hair removal side effects before undergoing the procedure. However, with the right techniques, state-of-the-art machines, and expert doctors, you can prevent most side effects and get flawless results.
Temporary redness may occur after the procedure. It may last for a few minutes to several hours and then go away on its own. Our doctors also suggest a mild steroid cream to treat the temporary redness.
A patient may experience swelling in the treatment area. This is also a temporary symptom that goes away in a few minutes to a few hours. One can apply ice or a mild steroid cream to reduce the swelling.
If one’s hair is dark, coarse, and thick, it may absorb more laser energy. After 24 to 48 hours of the treatment, he/she can develop symptoms like pustules, papules, etc. Our doctors prescribe antibiotics and mild steroid creams to prevent such side effects.
After a laser hair removal session, one should not go under direct sunlight without applying sunscreen to the treatment area. Otherwise, it may result in pigment changes. However, it can be avoided with sunscreen.
- Skin Burn
The use of a subpar machine or improper techniques often leads to burns or blisters. Try to avoid getting laser hair removal treatments from inexperienced hands. To know more about laser hair removal side effects, watch this video:
You can reduce the risk of laser hair removal side effects by letting your treatment be performed by a medical doctor who is extremely skilled in using lasers and has in-depth knowledge of the skin and hair.
Why Choose Saraswat Hospital for Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
We can give you endless reasons for choosing our advanced laser hair removal services. We are mentioning some of the main reasons for choosing our laser hair reduction service.
- State-of-the-art Procedure
Saraswat Hospital uses the latest laser technology and imported equipment for unwanted hair removal, ensuring safe, effective, and long-lasting results for their patients.
- Board-Certified Doctors
At Saraswat Hospital, you can get the best laser hair removal treatment in Agra, India, from internationally certified doctors. Dr. Preeti Saraswat is AAAM-certified and has years of experience in laser hair removal. All our associate doctors have passed rigorous training and exams to provide safe and effective laser hair reduction treatment.
- 19+ Years of Experience
Dr. Satya Saraswat and Dr. Preeti Saraswat are not only board-certified but also have more than 19 years of experience. They have performed more than 13,000 successful cosmetic surgeries. Their profound knowledge in the field of laser and aesthetic medicine will help you get the best skin treatments.
- Amazing Patient Care
Our entire team is trained and dedicated to providing personalized care and attention to each patient, ensuring great comfort and satisfaction throughout the hair removal process.
- Aftercare Support
We also provide aftercare support to ensure all our patients receive the best possible results from their laser hair removal sessions. Our team guides each patient on proper skin care and a follow-up appointment if needed.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Laser Hair Reduction
1. Are there any special precautions before laser treatment for hair removal?
It’s important not to remove hair by waxing, threading, or creams at least 2 weeks before laser treatment for hair removal, even bleaching is not recommended.
2. Any discomfort or pain?
Our new Zimmer air cooling system is the best cooling system in the world and makes the process virtually painless in the case of the Nd: YAG JOY laser. The only feeling you may get sometimes is like a rubber band snapping or a slightly warm skin sensation. If so, tell your doctor to cool your skin further. The new diode laser has a cold tip, so no external cooling is required.
3. Are there any risks of laser hair removal?
For a few hours, you may have a slight reddening of the skin and may need a mild steroid cream for a few days. Sun protection is mandatory. Blisters and burns are rare and temporary but occasionally occur, particularly if post-treatment precautions are not followed properly.
4. What are the choices of lasers for hair removal?
The most common method used for laser hair removal in Agra is photothermal destruction.
The lasers used for the same are:
- Normal mode ruby lasers (694 nm)
- Normal mode alexandrite lasers (755 nm)
- Pulsed diode laser (800 nm)
- Long-pulsed Nd: YAG lasers (1064 nm)
- Intense pulsed light source (590-1200 nm)
The long-term comparison of the different lasers mentioned above shows the most convenient and best performance of the Nd: YAG and DIODE lasers.
5. Who should be performing the laser hair removal?
You should get it done at an established cosmetic surgery center with a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist specially trained in the laser field. Patients know their reputations and rely on their experience and expertise. Consumers are advised, as with all forms of medical care, to seek the center of the highest quality rather than the lowest cost. Laser hair removal requires individual attention and experienced, trained, caring, and professional staff. Experience is crucial in selecting the proper laser parameters to use for any given area on any individual patient. Centers with the most experience generally have the best results. Remember, this is a medical procedure and should be selected with the same care you would give to selecting a surgeon.
6. What are the choices of lasers for hair removal?
Saraswat Hospital is the only such clinic that provides laser hair removal in Agra with state-of-the-art laser machines.
Dr. Satya Saraswat is a Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon with M.B.B.S., M.S. (Surgery), M.Ch. (Plastic Surgery), and D.N.B. (Plastic Surgery-Gold Medal). He is the chief consultant with extensive exposure to laser procedures. He is the first doctor to bring cosmetic laser surgery facilities to the Agra Region. He is the first doctor in Agra to be a Lifetime Member of the Indian Association of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons.
Dr. Preeti Saraswat is the Chief Cosmetologist at Saraswat Hospital. She is a Member of the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM) and the Indian Association of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons (IACLS). She is an Associate Member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS). She has profound experience in various cosmetic and aesthetic procedures, with special training in laser treatments.