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12 Facts We Bet You Didn’t Know About Laser Hair Removal in Kolkata

If you’ve been debating over laser hair removal – you’ve come to the right place. But before we say anything, let’s be clear on one thing: what you do with the hairs on your pits and bits is completely your prerogative.

With that said, for de-fuzzers, we know the pain of getting rid of body hair on a monthly, weekly and sometimes even daily basis can feel like a chore. Anyone who’s had a shaving rash knows it’s not pretty, and obviously, the pain and the expenses that come with it.

Enter laser hair removal Kolkata as a long-lasting and more effective alternative. It goes without saying that because of the nature of lasers, it is always best to have the treatment with qualified practitioners. But only once you read up on the pros and cons of laser hair removal and the subsequent side effects can you make a decision if the treatment is right for you.

Above all, one thing is for sure: Laser hair removal takes time and money. Sadly, it is not a one-time job, but normally, 8 – 12 sessions are required, spaced over 4 to 6 weeks.

So, if you’re feeling tempted by the promise of long-term stubble-free skin – we have mentioned some facts and busted some myths about laser hair removal treatment.

The results aren’t immediate 

It’s important to catch the hair at the correct stage so that the laser can work best in zapping the hair follicles. Depending on how stubborn your hair is, you will need laser treatment at an interval of 6-8 weeks for your body and 4-6 weeks for your face. 

So, from start to finish, it will take at least 8 months, and for areas with hormonal receptors, like the groin, it may require a few extra sessions.

Important Read: Laser Hair Removal in Kolkata – Everything You Need to Know| Procedure, Safety & Side Effect

The process sounds hurting, but it isn’t too bad

Laser hair removal Kolkata works by sending the light of the laser through the pigment in the hair. The light converts the heat, which converts the hair follicles and the hair bulbs. For some, they may experience a quick, sharp pain, but the esthetician can always adjust the intensity of the laser, based on individual experience. 

 At Image Clinic, the machine we use has in-built cryo-cooling paired with a zimmer cooling device which gives you a much more comfortable experience. But compared to waxing, this pain is way more tolerable.

It’s actually pretty quick

The treatment time in itself is super quick, and it takes less than 20 minutes for a bikini and underarm treatment in one sitting.

Winter is the best season of the year for laser 

We always recommend getting your legs and hands treated in Winter because they are less likely to be exposed to the sun. Exposure to sunlight can damage your skin during laser hair removal because the laser will target the pigment in the skin instead of in the hair. 

You can’t go to the gym afterwards

You must know that the heat from the laser stays in your skin for 48 hours. This means you have to avoid any activity that involves sweating like saunas, hot showers, gym and swimming pools. And if you do, you run the risk of creating a lovely, warm environment for bacteria to multiply, resulting in spots and irritation.

You might need to amp up your beauty regime and products

Abrasive ingredients like scrubs, AHAs and retinoids should be avoided two days before and after treatment. In case your skin gets drier, you can add face mists for extra hydration.

Avoid lasers when you have your period

When booking laser hair removal Kolkata, schedule it during a time when you won’t be on your period. Fluctuations in hormones during your period can make the skin more sensitive, and the procedure will feel more painful than usual.

Laser hair removal has more than one benefits 

Apart from giving you hair-free, smooth and clearer skin, laser hair removal helps to reduce ingrown hairs and causes less irritation to the skin. This is because the treatment aids hair to grow straight. 

Laser works on all skin tones

You may think that if you have dark hair or dark skin, then the laser may have difficulty picking up the pigment in the hair. Fortunately, it’s not true. What is more important is that the right wavelength is matched with your ski type.

 Generally, there are three types of laser hair removal: Ruby is best for fair skin, Alexandrite is ideal for olive skin and ND: Yag is good for dark skin. Depending on your skin type, it’s best to combine the ND: Yag and Alexandrite to treat the hair on your skin, and it is ideal for all skin types.

Do your research to know if you have a more melanin-rich skin

The heat from the laser can trigger post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation in dark skin. So before you book your laser hair removal treatment, it’s necessary to do your research and find the right treatment for your skin.

You may need to go back for top-up treatments 

Most people report a 90 per cent reduction in hair growth, but fluctuating hormones can make the hair grow back. Depending on hair growth and individual client cases, people may require top-up treatments further down the line, with larger periods in between.

You can’t pluck, dry or wax the hair 

Plucking, bleaching or waxing disrupts the complete hair removal process. If you’re in dire need of it, you can go for shaving instead. 

When Are You Getting Your Laser Treatment?

Laser hair removal Kolkata is a quick and easy solution to your painful waxing problems. But there are a few things that you need to consider. Discuss with your dermatologist in detail before scheduling your appointment for your laser treatment in Kolkata. You can always schedule your laser appointment at the place where most Tollywood celebrities get their laser and skin treatments – Image Clinic Kolkata. Your hair-free skin is one call away!

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