Laser Treatments for Hair Removal & Acne

A way to get rid of hair that is quick, effective and doesn't hurt sounds like a dream. This dream has come true because of how far laser treatments have come in terms of technology. In recent years, this alternative way to get rid of hair and treat acne has become very popular.

Laser treatment for hair removal and acne is not a dream, even though it sounds like one. So, research before you try any of these treatments, especially before your big day.

Laser treatments for hair removal

Depending on the colour of your skin and the type of hair, the results of different laser treatments are different. The most common laser treatment is the Diode laser, which is safe for all skin types and works well on Indian skin. Diode laser could work like a charm if you have darker skin and terminal hair. Before choosing a laser hair removal treatment, you should consider how often it will be done and how long it will take to heal.

No treatment can be done in just one visit. And here's why. There are three stages of hair growth: Phase I (anagen), Phase II (catagen), and Phase III (resting) (telogen). In Phase-I, the laser destroys the hair follicle by focusing on the hair. However, not all of our hair grows at the same time. It means some of your hair might not grow during your laser treatment. Because of this, a laser hair removal treatment takes more than one session to finish.

After laser treatment, you might get a bit red and swollen. It's normal, and your skin will return to normal after a few hours. It is essential to avoid getting other treatments, like facials or peels, at the same time as laser treatment or right after it. There is little to no downtime, and the procedure can be done at the office or during lunch. However, there may be some redness or irritation. You should see a dermatologist in Roorkee immediately if the redness doesn't go away.

Laser treatment for Acne Scars

Laser treatment for acne scars takes off the top layer of skin where the scar is and helps new, healthy skin cells grow in their place. This procedure helps your skin heal and effectively treats fine lines, open pores, and dull skin.

Yag laser is known for removing freckles and sunspots and reducing pigmentation. Ablative lasers, like Erbium glass or Erbium YAG lasers, treat the top layer of skin by making small thermal zones in the deeper layers. They also help replace old skin with new, radiant skin by boosting collagen production.

Even though these treatments have come a long way in terms of technology, you should not expect too much from laser treatments. Scars from acne won't go away completely, but they can be much less noticeable. There is no way to know what will happen because each treatment works differently on different skin types. Before getting laser treatments to get rid of acne scars, you should talk to your dermatologist. You can expect to be out of commission for ablative treatments for 6 to 8 weeks.

One of the most popular non-laser combinations at Dr Hera’s Skin & Hair Clinic is microneedling with radiofrequency. We have the Endymed Intensif, the first insulated needle MNRF system in the world to be approved by the FDA.

It involves inserting a structure that looks like a needle down to the dermis. At the same time, radiofrequency waves cause collagen to coagulate through heat. It changes how the skin looks, making acne scars look better.

When should you begin your skincare treatments?

Even though the length of these treatments depends on how bad the skin problem is, they should start at least five to six months before the wedding. Any treatments for skin rejuvenation take 3 to 4 months to finish, so you should plan. Treatments to get rid of hair could take even longer. Also, please avoid scheduling treatments simultaneously and plan your schedule well in advance with the Big Day in mind.