Laser hair removal goes painless thanks to a new and innovative technology of double cooling says Dr Rasya Dixit of Dr Dixit Cosmetic Dermatology. Laser Hair Reduction targets the melanin (the pigment in the hair root) and destroys the hair by raising its temperature. This is felt as pinpoint pricks. While using the older generation of lasers like the Nd YAG, we had to use generous amounts of local anesthetic creams to numb the treatment areas, especially while treating sensitive skin like face or underarms.
This new technology now comes as a great relief to people who are scared of pain. Here a cooling gel is applied to the treatment area, and the Diode laser which has a double chill tip is used. The cold tip of laser prevents any pain sensation. The laser also delivers the energy split up into mini doses, so the treatment becomes more comfortable than ever.
Results of treatment are seen as early as after the second session. The hair regrowth is thinner, and sparser and usually delayed by a couple of months. And here comes the best news.. the laser treatments also improve the quality of the skin being treated. That means no more ingrown hairs or bumps on the treated area.
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