When I first heard about laser being used as a hair removal device or for treating pigmentation, dark spots and the likes of it, the first thought that came to my head was that it is only meant for celebrities who need to look their best and hair free all the time. Its only very recently and after talking to a few dermatologists I have realized that no, laser treatments are not only meant for celebrities but also for normal people like us who want better skin and those don’t want to constantly think about getting waxing or shaving their hair every few days.
A few days back I had a one on one session with the representatives of Alma Lasers and a team of dermatologists from the Skinnovation Clinics, where they explained the science and technology behind laser treatments. Without going into much technical detail, Alma Lasers is a global innovator of laser, light-based, radiofrequency and ultrasound solutions for the aesthetic and surgical markets. They use state-of-the-art, clinically proven technologies and methods in the field of hair removal and other skin concerns. They have a variety of lasers for different kinds of skin concerns. Their constant R&D has been modernizing the existing treatment methods for the ever-growing needs of patients as well as practitioners around the world.
Skinnovation Clinics, an aesthetic dermatology clinic located in Model Town, Delhi. It comprises of a team of very well renowned doctors from the field of dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, plastic surgery, dermatosurgery and lasers. Dr. R.P Gupta and Dr. Anil Ganjoo have around two to three decades of experience in this field. Dr. Rajat Gupta and Dr. Sumit Gupta, the new age doctors have received world-renowned training and recognition and strive to bring in latest technologies in the field of dermatology and lasers according to the growing needs of their patients. The Clinic itself is a huge, very European themed clinic with pristine white interiors. It gives a very luxurious vibe as soon as you enter.
Laser in Todays Day and Age
With the ever-changing technologies, there is no skin concern that a laser can’t treat. Whether you have pigmentation, stretch marks, scars, acne, tattoo removal, fine lines, aging skin, sagging skin etc. Lasers can be used to get rid of the damage caused to your skin thanks to all the pollution and sun damage. They can make you look younger by reversing the signs of aging.
Laser treatments are tailor-made to suit your skin concern. Usually, skin rejuvenation, scar removal treatments take about 3-4 sittings, again, it depends on how deep your problem is. They come out to be quite time effective as compared to other beauty services we undergo monthly like facials, clean-up etc. Laser treatment is performed by either cosmetic dermatologists or trained technicians. The latest technology provided by Alma can be used for treating a wide range of aesthetic dermal conditions.
Did you know that exposure to sun, ageing, pollution, acne, excessive stretching like when you lose or gain weight suddenly, destroy the collagen that is already present in our skin. These Lasers work deep into the skin to stimulate the production of collagen and the result is healthier, plumper looking skin free from scars, wrinkles, lines etc. In case of pigmentation and spots, lasers clear layers of melanin accumulated in the darkened area to get rid of the discoloration.
A lot of us have scars left behind from stubborn acne or even some injury. I have scars left from a bad chickenpox disease that I had as a child. And I have tried almost all home remedies, which promise to get rid of such marks. But nothing has worked till now. There is nothing wrong with scars or marks. But there is nothing wrong in getting rid of them either. Some of us are not comfortable with the acne scars and try to hide them with makeup. A few years back there probably wasn’t any treatment to get clearer skin. But today there is, and when the treatment has no side effects, there is absolutely no harm in trying it.
Some Facts You Should Know Before Going In For Laser Treatment
It is a permanent treatment. Recurrence of the scars or pigmentation etc. is negligible. However, if the problem re-occurs due to which the scars were formed, then the scars can reappear again.
Maintenance might be required in some cases. A session or two per year might be required depending on your concern.
No Type of Scars can be Removed 100%. Whether it is stretch marks, scars or acne scars, they cannot be completely removed. They will be reduced considerably.
They are safe and effective for all skin types as well as for thin and delicate areas like the neck, décolleté. Contrary to general belief, laser treatment do not have side-effects.
Results are effective for lighter as well as darker skin tones.
It is suitable for all age groups.
It is very time effective. It obviously depends on which area of your body you are getting treated. But for example you go in for acne scar removal on your cheeks, it will take only 10-15 minutes of your time.
Laser Hair Removal
One of the major concerns all women have is body hair and its removal. We spend innumerous number of hours at a salon each month to get waxing. For women who shave, they spend even more time, as close to atleast once a week shaving. Whereas, one session of laser for getting rid of facial hair takes about 15 minutes and larger parts like back, legs or hand take about half and hour to one hour in total. It is recommended taking about 5-7 sitting, depending on your hair growth and the result is hair-free forever. A yearly session of maintenance is also recommended after finishing your sittings.
For a lot of us, hair at unwanted areas, especially the face is a big concern. Laser Hair Removal is now quick, painfree and has absolutely no side-effects. It works on all kinds of skin- light, dark, tanned. With the coming of new-age lasers, even finer hair is easy to remove. They are safe for any part of your body, including the more sensitive areas like the bikini area. The laser hair removal is customizable as per your need.
I will be going for a session of laser hair removal at the Skinnovation Clinics soon, where they will be using the Alma Soprano Ice Laser. A dedicated blog post on Laser Hair Removal will be up after I get the experience.
Feel free to leave any question that you might have in your mind about Lasers for hair removal or any other skin concern. I will try to get them answered by the team of dermatologists at the Skinnovation Clinics and the representatives of Alma Lasers.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, views written in this post are my own or what were represented to me by the dermatologists at the Skinnovation Clinics.