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What Is Laser Hair Removal? Everything You Need To Know shares Dr. Alekya Singapore, Dermatologist & Founder, The Skin Sense- Skin & Hair Clinic In Hyderabad

Discover the Benefits and Risks of Laser Hair Removal


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Laser hair removal has become an increasingly popular solution for people who want a long-term reduction of unwanted hair. Dr. Alekya Singapore, a leading dermatologist, shares everything you need to know about this innovative procedure.  

Understanding Laser Hair Removal 

Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure that uses concentrated beams of light to remove unwanted hair. The process involves directing the laser at the hair follicles, where the pigment (melanin) absorbs the light energy. This absorption converts light into heat, which damages the follicles, inhibiting or delaying future hair growth.  

Why opt for laser hair removal? 

Laser hair removal serves as a solution for reducing unwanted hair in numerous areas, including the legs, armpits, upper lip, chin and bikini line. However, it is essential to note that certain areas, such as the eyelids or surrounding regions, should not undergo treatment due to the risk of severe eye injury.   

Some benefits of laser hair removal are: 

  • Long-lasting results: Laser hair removal significantly reduces hair growth and reveals smoother skin for a long time as compared to conventional methods like shaving or waxing. 

  • Precision: Lasers can target specific areas with little to no impact on the nearby skin. 

  • Reduced ingrown hairs: Laser hair removal can help prevent ingrown hair, which is a common concern for people with thick or coarse hair. 

  • Time-saving: Once the initial sessions are complete, laser hair removal requires less frequent maintenance as compared to shaving or waxing.  

Home vs. Professional Treatment 

While home laser hair removal devices are available, their effectiveness and safety compared to professional treatments are a bit unclear. Professional laser hair removal performed by trained medical professionals offers a higher level of oversight and also more effective results. 

How effective and suitable is it? 

While laser hair removal is effective in delaying hair regrowth for long periods, it usually does not result in permanent removal. Multiple sessions are required for initial hair removal and time-to-time maintenance treatments may be necessary.  

This procedure is most effective for individuals with light skin and dark hair, although advancements in technology have made it viable for various skin types. Also, if you have certain skin conditions or are undergoing specific medications, consult a professional to understand if it is suitable for you. 

Understanding the Risks 

While laser hair removal is generally safe, it can cause temporary side effects like redness, swelling and irritation. In rare cases, more serious side effects like blistering or scarring can occur. Consult a certified professional and follow proper pre-care and post-care instructions to minimize the risk of side effects. 

What are the post-treatment effects? 

After laser hair removal, you may experience temporary redness and swelling, which can be relieved with an ice pack or topical treatments. It is important to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by your doctor. Remember to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen regularly. 

The results of laser hair removal can vary. Most people experience reduced hair growth lasting several months to several years. Plus, the regrowth usually appears finer and lighter in colour. To sustain long-term results, maintenance treatments may be required. 


Laser hair removal offers a safe and effective solution for reducing unwanted hair, providing long-lasting results and improved convenience compared to traditional hair removal methods. With advancements in technology and expert guidance from healthcare professionals, you can achieve smoother, hair-free skin and feel greater confidence in the way you look! 

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