5 THINGS TO BE CAREFUL FOR BEFORE LASER HAIR REDUCTION

Laser hair reduction is one of the simplest, commonest and most sought after aesthetic procedures presently.

Indeed, freedom from repeated waxing, threading and bleaching sessions is a welcome respite. It also gives you the confidence to step out whenever you want without having to think about first getting facial/body hair waxed.

But there are few things you should be careful for:

  • 1. WHAT TECHNOLOGY AND BRAND?
    It is extremely important to know what exact technology is being used for you. Is it safe and certified? Certifications like US FDA are of highest standard and treatments approved are totally safe.

    Ask for brochures of the laser, good companies always provide detailed brochures. Atlast, go online and search!

  • 2. 6 WEEKS BEFORE LASER:
    Greater results are obtained on shaved areas rather than waxed or epilated sites as light absorption by the pigmented hair shaft itself plays an important role. Shaving and use of hair removal creams will yield a more effective result after laser.

  • 3. HISTORY OF VIRAL SKIN INFECTION:
    Any history of herpes,etc should be told to the doctor as it is an indication for prophylactic antiviral treatment.

  • 4. PROTOCOLS AND HYGIENE:
    Make sure you check on the safety protocols like use of eye protection, etc and also the way the procedure is carried out in the clinic, the use of disposable items, staff trainings and overall hygiene and cleanliness of the clinic.

    Ask for a test patch first if you are not sure about the place, technology or procedure.

  • 5. AVOID COMPARING PRICES AND GOING FOR THE CHEAPEST ONE:
    As is correctly said, “Quality never comes cheap”.
    You might be tempted by the discount offers or the low prices offered but remember the first point, check on the brand.
    Just like cell phones, it is an abyss of different cheap quality lasers as well which you as a service seeker will not know. Maybe the clinic might be using some cheap machine or an outdated technology.
    Hence, the importance of the first point, ask for brochures and check online!

Dr. Prerna Mittal

M.Ch in Plastic Surgery from CMCH Ludhiana in 2012