LASER REDUCTION VERSUS LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Laser hair reduction versus laser hair removal. What can be achieved? A caller asked me recently.

Laser hair reduction is getting rid of 70 to 90 percent unwanted hair. Laser hair removal means getting rid of 100% hair.

Medically,laser hair reduction is possible medically. Laser hair removal cannot be achieved. In case, one claim to deliver, laser hair removal, understand it’s a lie. Till date, best of the lasers can deliver only laser hair reduction. 70 to 90 percent hair gets killed. Whatever hair remains is reduced to thin villous hair. Their original thickness is gone. Also, when remaining hair is shaved, they grow back after a delayed time. If they used to grow back after a week’s time post shaving, they would now grow after three months. They are very soft to touch. Thus, laser hair reduction is good enough target to be achieved.

Laser hair removal till date is has not been achieved. Don’t fall prey of the centers claiming the same.

A US FDA approved Diode laser can deliver laser hair reduction. It takes around 6 to 8 sessions. Sessions are done at 4 to 8 weeks interval. Each session of full body takes around 2 hours. Smaller areas take lesser time. Dermatologist should be supervising each session. Slight pin prick sensation can be felt during laser shots. It can be tolerated comfortably.  Person can resume normal life immediately after the session. Laser hair reduction has no long term side effects.

UNDERARMS LASER HAIR REMOVAL                                          RESULTS

Summary : Laser hair reduction versus laser hair  removal. laser hair reduction means getting rid of 70 to 90 % of unwanted of hair. This can be achieved. Laser hair removal i.e. getting rid of 100% hair is not possible.

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COST OF LASER HAIR REDUCTION

Cost of laser hair reduction can be confusing for some. Every laser centers quote different prices. Price depends upon two things:

  1. QUALITY OF LASER: Laser comes in all quality. Laser machine can cost from 1 lakh to 30 lakhs INR. The better quality machine delivers better results. Make sure you are getting it done by USFDA approved machine. Ask the center for the brand name. Google it to find whether its USFDA approved or not. The center with a good quality machine would charge you more. Also, the chances of side effects of laser hair reduction are much higher with a low-quality laser.

 

  1. WHO IS DOING THE LASER: Laser treatments should be done under the supervision of a qualified dermatologist. It’s very important that right energies are delivered. Results depend upon the interplay of right energy, pulse width, spot size. It can be decided by a dermatologist. Laser done by non-medicos will charge you lesser. Under a doctor’s guidance, one can attain desired results.

 

Thus, it’s you who need to decide what quality of work you want, what kind of results you want and accordingly you choose a center and pay for it. A center run by a doctor and having the best of the lasers is certainly going to come with a price tag. But trust me, investing once is far better than investing lesser and then later cry either because of lack of desired results or due to side effects.

SUMMARY: Cost of laser hair reduction depends upon the quality of laser and the experience and qualification of the person doing it. When using USDA approved laser and done under dermatologist supervision then only results come. So invest in that.

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WHICH IS THE BEST LASER FOR LASER HAIR REDUCTION?

With advent of technology, lasers have undergone a huge transformation. Newer  technology replaces the old one almost every five years. Laser hair reduction is no exception.

 

IPL: Very first we had IPL –Intense pulse light for laser hair reduction. It’s basically broad band light and not specific to kill hair. Thus, it was least effective.

Nd :Yag Long pulse laser: Better than IPL since it was more specifically targeting hair. Drawback was energy needed to kill hair would make the whole procedure very painful.

Diode: The best so far. Diode is specific for targeting hair, and is suitable for all skin colors. Also it has proved it’s efficacy in reducing hair safely and for long term over more than two decades.

Alexendride: Technically superior to diode in giving results, but is too expensive thus didn’t get much acceptance in market. Also it’s a very strong laser, so if done right, give good results but in case gone wrong, chances of burns are much higher.

Triple wavelength laser: It emits all the three wavelengths: ND:YAG, diode and alexandrite in single shot . Technically sounds to be the best. Fault lies in the fact that one third is wasted in less effective Nd: Yag. The alexandrite put in this triple wavelength laser is not of the right pulse width required to kill hair. Thus, plain alexendride is better than the triple wavelength laser.

So now we know that diode is the best laser.

Apart from the technology it’s the quality that matters.

A cheap diode laser won’t give any results. Only a high quality US FDA approved laser would give the desired results. A photograph can be clicked with a cheap smart phone camera and also with a high quality DSR camera. Quality and the results of the photograph is not going to be the same. Same stands for laser. Thus always check for the laser quality before going for laser.

HOW TO FIND WHICH CLINIC IS USING WHICH LASER ?

Just ask for the brand name of the laser and google it out. You will find out the quality and technology . In case the clinic refuses to divulge the details , you already got your answer.

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Summary: USFDA approved diode laser is the best laser for laser hair reduction for all skin types.

 

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CHEEK FAT PAD REMOVAL

Cheek fat pad removal is a great way to enhance one’s beauty. Let’s see how.

WHY CHEEK FAT PAD NEEDS TO BE REMOVED?

V shaped face looks better than round face. Fat pads in cheeks are removed to achieve the same. Once V shaped face is achieved, face looks better. Cheek fat pads are resistant to exercise and dieting. Thus, one needs to go surgical way. Picture below illustrates the difference between facial shapes.

FACE SHAPES

HOW IS IT REMOVED?

Cheek fat pad is removed by following steps:

1.Local anesthesia is given inside the cheeks.

2. Cut is given inside the cheek . Cut is less than a centimeter.

3. Fat is taken out.

4. Cut is sutured.

5. Sutures are removed on 7 th day after the procedure.

CHEEK FAT PAD REMOVAL

WHAT ARE THE RISKS INVOLVED?

No major structures are present around this region. Risk involved is minimal. Risk of infection is taken care by antibiotics.

HOW MUCH TIME DOES THE WHOLE PROCEDURE TAKES?

It takes around an hour to complete the procedure.

WHAT IS THE POST SURGERY CARE?

Post surgery following instructions needs to be followed:

1. A short course of antibiotics.

2. Take food  at cold or room temperature. Follow this for next 48 hours.

3. Apply cold packs few times a day for next 48 hours.

4. Apply warm packs after 48 hours. Continue this for next 5 days.

WILL THE FAT PAD COME BACK?

If one doesn’t indulge in overeating, fat pads are gone forever.

WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE THE RESULTS?

Have high calorie diet. This would help body deposit new fat.

CHEEK FAT PAD REMOVAL RESULTS

 ONCE ANESTHESIA EFFECT IS GONE, WILL IT HURT ?

No, it won’t hurt. Slight pain might be there. Pain killers can be prescribed.

WHEN ARE FINAL RESULTS SEEN?

slight swelling develops immediately after surgery. This masks the surgery result. Final results are appreciated 7 to 15 days after surgery.

Summary: Cheek fat pad removal is a in office procedure. It removes excessive fat off  face. It’s a  safe  procedure. After removal of facial heaviness, face looks younger. Also, V shaped lower face adds to one’s beauty.

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HOW TO IMPROVE SELFIES?

 

                Selfie pout

HOW A POUT MAKES SELFIE BETTER?

We all pout to enhance selfies. Ever wondered why? Pouting required sucking in of cheeks. This makes round lower face V shape. V shaped lower face is a mark of beauty. Thus, pout improves selfie.

All models and celebrities have V shaped lower face.

V Shaped lower half of face is considered                    beautiful

Have a beautiful face always, not just while posing a selfie.

HOW TO HAVE A PERMANENT V SHAPED FACE ?

Get the fat removed from cheeks. This gives V shape to face. Cheek fat is resistant to dieting and exercise. That’s why, it needs to be removed. These are first one to come in our body. Remember the chubby cheeks of babies? Cheek fat removal also highlights the cheek bones. Prominent cheek bones look beautiful

HOW IS CHEEK FAT REMOVAL DONE?

Cheek fat removal is a 20 minutes in office procedure. It’s done  local anesthesia  Thus it’s safe and comfortable. A small nick is given inside the cheeks. Next  fat is removed.  Lastly  sutures  are put. Sutures are removed after 10 days. Mild swelling remains for few days post procedure. But it’s hardly visible. Person can return to normal life immediately post surgery. Problem in talking or eating post procedure might be there for  few hours, till anesthesia effect wanes off. No, the fat doesn’t return after removal. If one over eats , then new fat can get deposited in some time.

         Cheek Fat Pad Removal Results

So contour the face to enhance beauty. It’s a permanent, Safe and effective way. All it takes is  20 minutes.

Summary : Pout makes selfie better. That’s  because sucking in cheeks  makes lower face V shaped. V shape is a mark of beauty. Get it permanently by cheek fat pad removal.

By:

Dr. Anvika Mittal

MBBS, MD, Dipl. ABLS (USA)

www.dranvika.com

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WINTER SKIN CARE

Does skin feel stretched after bathing?  Itches through ought the day? Develops a white mark on scratching? Well, all are sign of winter skin dryness.

Why skin turns dry during winters?

Less of moisture in air causes skin to dry during winters. Bathing with hot water adds to skin dryness.

How to take care of winter skin dryness?

  1. Apply either mustard oil or flax seed oil before bathing. Application before bathing in the skin’s  natural moisturizer, not allowing soap and water to rip it off . One can apply oil either one minute or one hour before bathing according to one’s convenience. In case one wants to use coconut oil instead, they can go ahead. Oils are good source of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Dry skin lacks these, so it’s better to replenish from outside.
FLAX SEED OIL FOR DRY SKIN
  1. While bathing avoid SLS containing soaps. SLS (Sodium laureate sulphate) in soaps is a harsh chemical which leaves  skin dry. Also damages it in long run, making it more prone to eczema.
SLS FREE SOAPS
  1. Immediately after bathing apply a good body moisturizer within 3 minutes of patting oneself dry with towel. That’s because applying immediately helps moisturizer to seal in the natural moisture which skin has absorbed while bathing. Applying later would have less benefit.
  2. Bath in lukewarm water, not hot water.
  3. Limit your bathing time to five minutes. Prolonged exposure to water too leaves skin dry.
  4. Use of humidifiers in room would increase the moisture content of environment and thus of skin. Use them especially in winters.

Summary : Oil before bathing, SLS free soap while bathing and a body moisturizer immediately post bathing would help take care of winter skin dryness.

So make these winters special for your skin.

By: Dr. Anvika Mital

MBBS, MD, Dipl ABLS (USA).

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                                              IS LASER HAIR REDUCTION PERMANENT?

Laser hair reduction is permanent. One needs to know to how to make results permanent.  Around 8 sessions of laser hair reduction are required to get rid of 70 to 90 percent of unwanted body hair.  Sessions are done around 4 to 8 weeks apart. Once the desired results are achieved,  single maintenance session is required once a year henceforth. This maintains the results  achieved so far.

That’s because skin tries to regrow killed hair. Whatever hair roots skin has regrown in a year post laser sessions, kill them there and then with yearly laser sessions. If one is regular with once a year maintenance session results can be maintained permanently.

In case one skips the once a year maintenance session , after 2 to 3 years  one would start getting the same hair growth back which one used to have initially.

Yes, it’s safe to keep getting laser every year. There are no long term side effects with laser hair reduction , if done using good quality laser and if right energy are given .

LASER HAIR REMOVAL

TO CONCLUDE:  Laser hair reduction is permanent if one is regular with once a year maintenance laser sessions.  In case one skips the maintenance sessions then results won’t last permanently.

By:

Dr. Anvika Mittal

MBBS, MD

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IS LASER HAIR REDUCTION SAFE?

Laser hair reduction is safe procedure. Reasons are as follows:

  1. Skin is 4 mm thick. Laser  penetration is not  4 mm beyond skin.Thus, all internal organs are rendered safe.
  2. Laser hair reduction is US FDA Approved for it’s safety and efficacy.
  3. It’s the most commonly done cosmetic procedure across the globe.This proves that it’s a very safe procedure.
  4. Laser hair reduction is there in market since last 5 decades. No reports of any long term side effects so far.

To ensure that the procedure is rendered safe, following parameters should be met:

  1. LASER QUALITY: All lasers are not safe. Cheaper ones would  not give desirable results. US FDA approved laser is recommended. Ask the doctor for same.
LASER QUALITY MATTERS

 

  1. RIGHT ENERGY PARAMETERS: Too low energy won’t give any results. Too high would burn the skin. Thus, make sure the laser is done either under s doctor’s supervision or by them only. Never by a technicians with no doctors around. Doctor should be dermatologist and not a Auyrvedic or homeopathic, physiotherapist /dentist etc. They are experts in their field but in other’s field.

Summary: Laser hair reduction is safe if good quality laser is used and right energy parameters are used. laser hair reduction have no long term side effects.

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Dr. Anvika Mittal

MBBS, MD

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WHY YOU DIDN’T GET RESULTS AFTER LASER HAIR REDUCTION?

Some people don’t get results after laser hair reduction. Reasons are summed up as below:

 

  1. QUALITY OF LASER MATTERS: One can click a photograph with 2000 Rs. Smart phone also and a 2 lakhs Rs. DSLR camera also. The results and quality of photograph is not going to be the same. Similarly lasers have quality. A cheap laser won’t give results. Only and only USFDA approved good quality laser would give results. That’s because only it has the power to deliver the voltage and energy required to actually get results.

Now how do you find out what quality laser is a particular clinic using. Just ask the brand name of the laser and Google it out. In case the clinic refuses to tell the brand name, you got your answer. A clinic using good quality laser would certainly let you know the brand  name .

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  1. ONLY RIGHT ENERGY GIVES RESULTS: The interplay of various laser parameters like energy, spot size, pulse duration etc. decides the results. A lay man when given even the best of the camera in hand just knows how to says cheese and click. Only a professional photographer knows how to use the camera and click the best shot. So get it done by a dermatologist run clinic where everything is supervised by a doctor and not by businessman run clinics, where technicians are handling everything. right energy delivered give results , low energy gives no results , high energy may leads to side effects.

So choose your skin laser clinic wisely.

Summary: Right energy levels delivered under dermatologist’s supervision by a US FDA approved laser and not by cheap laser is the key to get best of the results with laser hair reduction.

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By: Dr. Anvika Mittal

MBBS, MD (Dermatology)