What types of lasers are used to remove body hair & is laser treatment safe for me?

For laser hair reduction and body hair removal, various laser products can be used:

Ruby Laser

The oldest type of hair removal laser, ruby laser works best for fine and light hair. The ruby laser cannot be used on patients with darker skin, including people with tanned skin. This and other factors, such as the relatively small area that they cover, have made ruby lasers increasingly less popular for laser hair removal in recent years.

Alexandrite Laser (alexandrite laser hair removal)

The fastest of the laser types, the alexandrite laser is good for treating large body areas in patients with light-to-olive complexion. This is one of the most widely used lasers for hair removal.

Diode Laser (diode laser hair removal)

The diode laser is most effective for darker skin types and is less effective on lighter, finer hair. It covers large areas and has fast repetition rates, allowing brisk treatment of large body areas.

Long pulse Nd:Yag laser (nd yag laser hair removal)

This laser can be safely used in all skin types, including tanned patients. Large coverage areas and fast repetition rates allow large areas to be treated quickly, but may cause more discomfort during treatment.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Devices (ipl hair removal)

These devices are not lasers, but are “laser equivalents” in the sense that they use the same concept of selective photothermolysis to complete hair removal. IPL devices are more difficult to use than lasers and require a very skilled and experienced technician to operate.

Is laser treatment safe?

All procedures carry some risk

The most common laser hair removal side effects include:

  • Skin irritation (temporary irritation, crusting or scabbing)
  • Pigment changes (treated skin may darken or lighten, usually temporarily). Skin lightening primarily affects those who have darker skin, especially if an incorrect laser is used at an incorrect setting.
  • Rarely, laser hair removal may cause blistering, scarring or other changes in skin texture.

Why Choose Us

If you’re considering laser treatment, look for an expert with specialized training and significant experience performing these procedures. Consider going to an expert who is affiliated with a major medical centre, such as at Cleveland Clinic. Ask your specialist about credentials, training and how many laser and light-based treatment procedures he or she has performed.

Is this procedure covered by health insurance?

As with all cosmetic procedures, laser treatment is not typically covered by health insurance. Ask to talk with a financial representative from Cleveland Clinic Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Center who can explain costs of the procedure and if insurance coverage is an option for you.

This information is provided by Hair Transplant Clinic Vadodara and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition.

Have Questions? Contact the APEX Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Centre Vadodara. Contact Us Schedule a Consultation


301, Shyamal Complex, B/s. Rajvee Tower, In-front of Silver Plaza, O. P. Road, Vadodara – 390020

+91 – 8000 72 3108

+91 – 8128 99 7535

info@hairtransplantvadodara.in  , http://www.hairtransplantvadodara.in


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