LHR has become a popular choice for safe, long-lasting and effective methods of hair reduction for both aesthetic as well as medical indications. It is the most demanded aesthetic procedure. LHR improves the quality of life in patients suffering from hirsutism.
Why should one consider LHR?
LHR works on the principle of selective photothermolysis.
The laser beam hitting the skin is absorbed by melanin pigment present in the hair shaft which results in thermal damage to the hair shaft and the root. The laser only damages the hair that is in the growth phase of the hair cycle, remaining hair which is not in the growth phase are not damaged. Hence, we require 6 – 8 sittings depending on the body part.
Sessions required depends on the body part being treated. Back, underarms and legs require less number of sessions as compared to face & upper lip. First 2-3 sessions are done at a monthly interval, after which the gap between sessions is increased due to reduced growth.
Precautions to be taken before the procedure:
During the Procedure:
Since the damage to the hair follicle is by heat energy, slight discomfort in the form of warm prick sensation might be felt. The discomfort is minimized by the ice cooling tip.
After the procedure, the tingling and redness might remain for a few hours. Redness and swelling typically subside by 72 hours.
Measures to be taken after the procedure:
Contraindications to the treatment: