Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal


Best Permanent Laser Hair Removal in Gurgaon & Delhi

Come to the best dermatology & cosmetic surgery center, Cosmotree for the permanent Laser Hair Removal Clinic in Gurgaon, Delhi & Mumbai, India. We have got all the laser hair removal machines like Diode Laser, Yag Laser or SHR, designed & manufactured in USA & are FDA approved. Separate laser machines gives far better results than so called 3-in-one laser machines made in China. Currently we have centers in Delhi & Gurgaon. Our Laser & Dermatology center in Mumbai is coming soon.

Your complete guide to Laser Hair Removal: Technology, Procedures & FAQs

Doing away with unwanted body and facial hair is a decade old concern, with long-term hair reduction/removal being specifically challenging. People are persistently struggling with the hair growth issues even in this scientifically advanced era, mainly due to their shortcoming of understanding the right methods and appropriate devices for one’s own skin and hair specifications, to get rid of the unwanted hair.

Here, you will be updated all about the latest and the on-going most favorable laser hair removal methods and devices for various skin and hair types that can be highly effectual for long-lasting hair removal i.e. the ways in which the laser hair removal techniques would prove beneficial and what all it takes to get the lights flashed; getting cool gels and the tinted eyewear and more.

Super Hair Removal (SHR)

What is Super Hair Removal (SHR) and how is it Different?

Unlike traditional laser based devices, this new method uses groundbreaking technology to offer a one-stop solution for truly effective and lasting hair reduction/removal. Super Hair Removal (SHR) is an innovative technology that smoothly heats up the dermis to a temperature that safely and optimally destroys the hair follicles and obstructs hair re-growth, while preventing injury to the surrounding tissue.

With SHR, the hair follicles do not get revealed to one single pulse of high energy because using such energy can have the hazard of injuring the skin. Instead the follicle is delivered with multiple, short, and low energy pulses gathering sufficient energy to dismantle the hair follicle. With this the device supplied from Spectrum parameters are offered to ‘make certain & safe’ accurate amassed energy leading to the most effective results.

SHR Procedure Guidelines

How does Super Hair Removal (SHR) Laser Hair Removal Technology work?

Heat Build-Up

SHR starts its functioning by mildly heating the dermis to a temperature that destroys hair follicles. A high repetition of short pulses is targeted deep into the dermis, acquiring high average power and therapeutically optimal heat build-up, with virtually no pain and relaxing treatments.

Gliding Motion

Not only is Super Hair Removal (SHR) a smoother hair removal treatment, rather it is also conducted in a rapid gliding motion, making the method twice as quick as regular IPL. The gliding motion and competency to double-pass also offers better treatment area coverage, which consequentially generates a higher rate of hair removal with no patchiness.

This in-motion modus operandi of rotating the applicator repeatedly over the treatment area multiple times ensures full coverage. While the Glacial Tech super chilled cooling system through a sapphire tip helps cool the skin surface and preventing outward burns and enabling for practically painless, apart from highly effective hair removal via Grid templates.

What makes SHR favourable over Conventional Lasers?

Most traditional laser hair removal devices like IPL incorporate huge amounts of heat to damage hair follicles and establish permanent reduction, thus exposing skin to burns and other injuries. SHR, on contrary, is a distinguished technique that administers low fluence levels at a fast delivery, offering lasting hair removal, thus minimizing pain and the risk of side effects, with a high degree of patient satisfaction.

On top of all, the high speed of SHR delivery produces a short treatment; 5 to 15 minutes on a small body part and 20 to 30 minutes on the average man’s back, which take hours with the conventional techniques.

Proven Safety Record of SHR

Clinical studies shows proven records of SHR being the fastest, safest and effectual technique of laser hair removal and preventing hair growth for all skin types, including dark skin whereby melanin is exponentially more responsive to the fluences used in laser treatment.

Advantages of the SHR Method

SHR is a unique technique that combines Laser and IPL, representing a breakthrough permanent hair reduction treatment with light technology. Let’s see why SHR is getting dominance in the field of laser hair removal:

Benefits of SHR

  • Permanent Hair reduction and long lasting Results: Based on the osmosis of particular wavelengths of light energy which are converted into heat beneath the surface of the skin, light based hair reduction provides happy medium to the body’s competency to re-grow hair in the treated area, thus offering permanent hair removal and long-lasting results!

    Long term Permanent reduction in hair re-growth with constant reduction in the number of hairs re-growing measured at 6, 9 and 12 months after complete treatment regime is an incredible experience.
  • Full Coverage Rate: During SHR, energy is administered over a large grid- not just the area of the hair follicle. The In-Motion™ technology together heats up and destroys the hair follicles within the grid, making certain complete coverage and drastically improving treatment results.
  • Patients Comfort / Patients Responsiveness: Electrolysis and waxing can specifically be cumbersome and inconvenient and additionally patient’s acceptance for repeat procedures can be narrowed by this experience. Supported with active cooling in the hand-pieces, SHR treatments are significantly safe, comfortable with no skin sensitivity keeping the skin surface relaxed throughout the procedures.
  • Fast and Convenient Treatments: The large surface area covered by the specialized SHR hand-pieces allows for effective and quick procedure, with no after-treatment inconvenience
  • No Downtime: SHR make it feasible to receive treatments at lunch and then get back to the office or routine work that afternoon. Full legs or complete back could be treated in less than 1 hour, and treatments are highly optimal without the need to have hair grow out before the treatment, meaning you can shave right up until your Super Hair Removal session. That’s the best part and eminence over other laser machines too.
  • Sun-Tanned Skin Friendly: Unlike other laser equipments that ditch the tanned skin, SHR is not biased to all the pigmented hair on all skin types, including tanned skin and works effectively for permanent hair reduction.
  • Compatible with All Hair Types: Whether Dark or coarse, blonde, red or fine, SHR does the permanent hair reduction work for all.
  • FDA Approved: This permanent third generation hair removal machine invented by the supreme Alma Lasers is FDA Approved making it proven safe. SHR is Alma’s proprietary laser hair removal machine technology that has gained global brand recognition and is now available in state-of-art clinics all around the world.
  • No Gels and No Mess: Undergoing SHR eliminates the necessity of being applied with gel pads and cool pads that can be messy. It comes equipped with a specialized Gilding motion and cool tip that is virtually painless without the use of numbing gels.
  • No ingrown hair, lumps or bumps: Imagine never having to shave, wax, or tweeze again, never having to deal with re-growth, stubble, ingrown hairs or razor rash!

    Offering a unique heating and energy supply technique that effectively dismantles the hair follicle and prevents re-growth, while impeding injury to the adjacent tissue, the method puts a pause to any ingrown hair or bumps that are most likely with other lasers as well as hair removal methods. At the same time, ICE™ tech cools the skin surface and minimizes sensation or pain, making treatments incredibly worthy for patients.
  • Minimal risk of side effects: With SHR’s innovation, there dissolves the dangerous unworthy Laser treatments that are both time and money consuming. There is no risk of skin hyperactivity or burns plus it is virtually painless. Comparing SHR to other laser hair removal methods, it is found to be more effective, comfortable, and causes no side effects in dark skinned patients.
  • Pain Free Permanent Hair Reduction: Most conventional laser hair removal technologies, not using SHR technology, utilize huge amounts of heat to destroy hair follicles that hardly transport energy along the melanin to the follicles. In contrast, SHR Lasers shoot multiple shots but at lower Joules, thus only producing a warm tingling sensation. Some recipients even compare it to a warm massage. Amazing thing is that SHR ensures the temperature of the skin to remain around 42°C but not over 50°C (that can cause pain, skin discoloration, trauma or burns), which makes this technology fully pain free for all skin and hair types.

Is the SHR recommended for all skin types?

All Skin Types

Instead of revealing the hair follicle to a single high energy pulse which can lead to skin trauma with a high melanin count, SHR steadily heats the skin until the needed energy is delivered to the hair follicle. This makes SHR the effectual and the safest laser hair removal option on all skin types, including for dark skinned people. This is so because of the techniques and systems used. Unlike the conventional laser and IPLs, SHR can be employed all year round without requiring having to hide from sunlight.

Does SHR work with blonde or red hair?

As with all light based depilation systems, the darker hairs with most melanin, are those which better soak light, though, with Super Hair Removal (SHR) there can be as much as a 60% reduction in blonde and red hair which some lasers and IPL can’t reach. As with all laser based systems, outcome may differ from one patient to another.

Does SHR work with Tanned Skin?

The distinguished way that SHR affects the melanin straight in the hair follicle enables for procedure at any time of the year –as well as on naturally tanned skin! This is something; SHR is unmatched in this capability! Tanning beds or artificial tanning, however, not be applied to the skin 15days before SHR treatment).

Moreover, following SHR treatment, sun exposure becomes less traumatic to the skin.

PRE SHR (Hair Removal) Treatment Recommendations

So, there is this intriguing question always going around the prospective laser hair removal seekers as what do I need to do before my treatment or if they need to prepare in a special way or require certain conditions to be fulfilled. Breaking the bubble, SHR does not require users perform demanding precautions or tasks before jumping into treatment.

Here are a few do’s & don’ts before SHR (Hair Removal)

  • Avoid prescription strength exfoliate ointments (Alpha Hydroxy and Retin-A) for 15 days before treatment.
  • Do not use depilatory creams or get electrolysis for a month before SHR treatment, and in between treatments.
  • Do not wax, shave or pluck up to 2 weeks prior to first treatment. Please shave the night before all following procedures.
  • Avoid FAKE tanning, including sun exposure, tanning bed/booths, self-tanning creams, for a month prior to and in between treatments. A medical sunscreen with minimum SPF 30 or greater to apply on any area of sun-exposed skin, which you plan to treat, would be perfect.

Post SHR (Hair Removal) Treatment Recommendations

What do I do after?
  • Continuing Daily Application of chilled ice pack or Aloevera gel every hour for 5 minutes until symptoms subside may be soothing to the skin.
  • Avoid getting out in sun for 2 weeks post procedure. Sun exposure to treated areas should be restricted. Apply a sun block with SPF30 or higher to sun-exposed treated areas between treatments and for up to a month after last treatment.
  • Take shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature sensitive. Avoid use of strongly/hard soaps, scented gels or prescription strength exfoliate creams for next 2weeks after SHR. Loofah sponges, pumice stones and aggressive scrubbing to treated areas during healing phase must be avoided.
  • Allow any open areas, sores or blisters to heal involuntarily and promptly. If healing is delayed, a thin coating of antibiotic lotion may be prescribed. Do not pick at these areas as this may cause scarring and infection.
  • Allow any crusting to quickly heal; crusting will dissolve in 3 to 15 days. Do not apply antibiotic cream for crusting.
  • Appearance of Stubble (short, stiff hair) may appear in 1 to 4 weeks. Do not misunderstand it with hair re-growth. It is the stub of treated hairs being dismissed from the IPL-destroyed follicle. Allow this hair to automatically fall out of the skin or by mildly washing with a wet warm washcloth. Do not tweeze or pluck, though, you may shave during this period.

Please note that best results are achieved on patients who follow up the treatment instantly after hair begins to grow and adhere to this regime.

Which areas can be treated with SHR (Hair removal)?

Body hair can be eradiate from any part of the body. It is advised to perform a small patch before the first treatment that a professional clinician would do on own without requesting.

Super Hair Removal is a typical lunch time treatment and silky smooth skin in no time can be achieved super quickly! Areas on which SHR can work effectively includes:-

  • Full Face (Lip, Chin, Under Chin, Jaw line, Sides of Face)
  • Bikini Area ( Brazilian, Californian, High, Standard, Extended & Hollywood)
  • Bikini Line
  • Belly line and Belly Button
  • Breast & Nipple
  • Buttocks
  • Perianal
  • Back and Chest
  • Shoulder
  • Legs (Full & Half)
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Side burns


How many treatments are necessary?

Until recent, hair (20% to 30%) had to be treated during the growing phase. Stem cells are in a resting phase in the telogen phase but can still successfully be treated with the SHR system. Since growth cycles vary person to person, approx. 7-8 treatments are generally required to give up to 80 % of no hair regrowth.

Post 7-8 sessions, the rest of hair that remains and grows is the left 10-20%, which may require a few more sessions in order to attain complete hair removal. The average number of sessions for Asian and African origin people may vary between 10 -15.

If the person (male or female) is suffering from hormonal irregularities, they may require more than 15 sessions.

It is strongly advised to NOT stop the treatment before acquiring the final outcomes of No noticeable hair growth. Otherwise all that efforts and money would have been in vain. The final result is attained only when vellus hair is left on the treated skin, which is typically too thin to be visible.

SHR Diode 808 nm Laser Hair Removal is the established paradigm of laser hair removal procedures, providing long-term, more effective and safe hair reduction results as compared to other light-based or hair removal methods.

The number of sessions depends on what?

The number of sessions potentially depends on different parameters, including the size and area of the body to be treated, skin type, skin color, hair density, reason for hirsutism and sex.

It was earlier considered that hair on darker skin was difficult to treat while the thick dark hair on light skin was simplest to treat.

Nowadays, with readily available technologies like E-light and laser, it is possible to effectively treat all types of skin, be it dark or light of any intermediary color.

How long the intervals should be in between treatments?

The hair growth cycle and the interval between treatments should be in accord with spacing of around 6-8 weeks.

Hair growth takes place in 4 stages:

  • Early Anagen (early hair growth)
  • Anagen (active hair growth)
  • Catagen (regression) and
  • Telogen (resting, not growing)

Only stage that’s affected by Laser hair removal is the – Anagen stage (actively growing hair). Thus, approximately 25% of hair is taken off with each treatment spaced at time intervals for the treatment area to be completely hair free.

Will I need maintenance sessions?

Yes. As hair growth can be prompted by certain medications and hormonal changes, it is always conceivable for new hair follicles to galvanize causing new hair growth. How many sessions will be needed vary from individual to individual based upon factors affecting their hair growth but it is anticipated for people to require a couple of maintenance sessions per year.

How much time is necessary for a treatment?

Depending on the size of the area to be treated, the time ranges from 15 to 30 minutes for a facial treatment and about 3 hours for full back and chest and same for both legs.

Do I need to arrange time off from work or home for treatments?

SHR Laser treatments have no “down time” and needs no recovery time.

What can I except during this treatment?

It is quite important to find a comfortable experience in a professional & relaxing setting environment. So, the need is to choose a clinician adhering to medical standards and expertise, so you know you are always in good hands.

What can I expect after this treatment?

Immediately after, some patients may experience a little ‘spiciness’ or blazed assail, but nothing usually will last long.

How are different hair and skin colors affected?

Most commonly, Light skin with dark hair responds most pleasantly to the laser procedures. Additionally, targeting the melanin, SHR-method affects the chromphore, a protein based in the hair follicle, allowing favorable treatment of dark skin removing fine, colorless hairs.

What does the patient feel during treatment?

Treatment with SHR is virtually painless unlike the treatment with the traditional IPL equipments. One might feel nothing or just a bearable, minor tingling or zapping during the treatment just at the time of the shots. On areas with voluminous hair growth, warmth from the light impulses is induced and the light impulses feel much less than with other laser or IPL.

Are there any side effects of SHR?

SHR is an advanced light-based treatment for permanent hair removal that gives absolutely no harmful side-effects for any type and color of skin and hair in the hands of a well-trained clinician with long-term experience.

In rare cases or instances of non-standardized treatment, one might experience the skin to be more sensitive in some parts of the body than in others and redness may occur as a side effect.

However, it should vanish itself in matter of hours but could probably be as severe as a sunburn lasting a few days. Unlike traditional methods, a light crusting which will dissolve after 2-3 weeks, or an alteration of the sin’s pigmentation which will vanish after 4-6 months, are complications as scarce as hen’s teeth.

Because SHR Lasers uses an IN-MOTION™ technique and low-heat settings, this makes it able to provide a level of safety in contrast to any other laser hair removal procedure.

Is SHR suitable for both men and women?
Yes, the hair removal technology works best for both the genders. For a fact, in present times, Men comprise a large percentage of users for laser hair removal treatment. On contrary to other hair removal technologies, SHR employs an IN-Motion mechanism, which is a rolling technique that scrutinizes the area, instead of concentrating on one hair at a time, hence providing males with a true pain less solution for all areas amassing dense hair.

Who should NOT have SHR Hair Removal Treatments?

This treatment is not advisable for people with any of the below conditions:

  • Have active herpes or skin trauma in the area being treated
  • Having history of abnormal/keloid scarring
  • Have electrical devices such as pacemakers or any metal installed in the body
  • Have had any laser resurfacing or chemical peels in the area to be treated within the last6 months
  • Taking Hirudin or a similar treatment must stop 2 weeks before treatment.
  • Taking herbal teas (e.g., calendula), stop using 2-3 weeks before the treatment
  • Have taken Roaccutane in the past 6 months
  • Tattoo's in the area being treated
  • suffering from sensory disturbance
  • taking light sensitive drugs
  • Pregnant
  • Epilepsy
  • Serious diabetes
  • Treatment would not be possible in case of recent sun exposure (within the last 2 weeks). This also applies to spray tan applications, tanning salons, fake tans and solariums. Established tans are still acceptable with SHR

Can I shave between treatments?

Yes! You can absolutely shave routinely between sessions. In fact, it’s good to be freshly shaved for each session. If you have very sensitive skin, best is to shave the day before SHR treatment but if you have quick hair growth, it would be advised to shave the day of the treatment.

Can I wax or pluck between SHR sessions?

If you wax or pluck a hair, the hair is fully removed from the follicle and distorts the hair growth mechanism we require for productive permanent hair removal. It is advisable to wait until 6 to 8 weeks after waxing or plucking having SHR.

Will the hair ever grow back after SHR treatment?

Actively growing hair (Anagen Phase) that's been treated with SHR should not grow back. Once a hair follicle is destroyed, it loses the potential to grow hair. But, hair follicles that were not in the active growth phase will require to be treated. It’s also not unordinary for some receivers to have a touch-up 2 years post treatment due to hormonal imbalances.

Is SHR permanent?

There is no such thing as definitive or permanent hair removal with any laser or light based; the body’s hormones are always producing hair. As with all methods of permanent hair removal, it works by destructing the hair growth from a discrete follicle. However, certain hormonal imbalances, drugs (contraceptive pills) or disorders can activate hair growth but this would be from a new follicle spurring new hair growth. Note, a hair follicle successfully treated by SHR will never grow back hair. What can be obtained with the procedure is a hair reduction of 80 to 90% and with just repeating the treatment once or twice a year; the initial outcomes can be maintained.

Diode Laser Hair Removal

Depending on whom you interrogate,you can get inconsistent reviews to the contrasts between IPL and diode laser hair removal technologies. The majority mention the effectuality of the diode as opposed to the IPL laser as the key difference, but where does this come from? For that, take a look at what you need to know about the laser hair removal techniques. Knowing well the differences between the Diode lasers and IPLs is crucially important before investing in the vocation of laser hair removal.

Understanding Laser Hair Removal Technologies

The fundamental principle behind laser hair removal methods is matching particular wavelengths of light and pulse duration to a determined target, namely the melanin in a hair follicle, at the same time, eluding the surrounding tissue area. Melanin is the naturally present pigment in our hair and skin linked with color.

Understanding Diode Laser Hair Removal

Diode Laser Hair removal

The Diode Laser is quite effective for darker skin and coarser hair. It produces comparatively less favorable results on lighter, finer hair. It employs quick repetition rates and covers large areas and enables for quick treatment of larger body areas. The key to successful diode laser hair removal is the supply of high energy into the skin which can be selectively soaked by the melanin in the hair follicle, simultaneously, not affecting the surrounding tissue.

How does Diode Laser Hair removal works in eliminating unwanted body & facial hair?

Diode lasers utilize the fundamentalism of selective photothermolysis to aim at particular chromophores in the skin, generally melanin or blood using a single wavelength of light that has a high breaking off rate in melanin.

The laser kills the chromophores by selectively heating them while absconding from the adjacent tissues getting damaged. When treating unwanted hair with diode lasers, for instance, the melanin in the hair follicles is fired at and killed, of which the output is the obstruction of hair growth and regeneration.

A diode laser can be supplemented by cooling system, or other pain curtailing techniques which improves treatment efficacy and patient’s contentment.

Gold Standard laser hair removal devices execute crystal freeze refrigeration contact cooling (+5ºC) to safeguard the surface of the skin, making the treatment a pain-free, relaxing regime for patients. Diode lasers deliver low fluence pulses and high frequency, and can be safely applied on all skin types.

According to the clinical research studies that have already been undertaken, it has been rationalized that there are 2 principal processes that will ensure the eradication of hair. These are:

  1. Degeneration of coarse hairs to vellus like hair: Vellus hair means that the thin hair that is generally present all over the human body since birth. In such condition, it refers to the case where the coarse hair compositions are converted into thinner ones using the thermal force of the laser.
  2. Complete destruction of follicles: This refers to destruction of the residues of the follicles fully with further treatment to guarantee complete removal of any hair growth pigments.

The diode laser treatment essentially concentrates on these 2 mechanisms to obtain the successful hair removal done. There are certain pre-operative steps that require to be adopted sincerely. These include:

  • Having hair is a requisite to have a successful treatment. You cannot wax, thread, tweeze or have electrolysis for a month before a treatment. An ideal way to manage hair before is to trim, shave, bleach or use depilatory creams.
  • Shaving the treatment area in order to ensure that the laser successfully reaches the depths of the hair follicle, thus eliminating the hair right from the roots. This step also helps minimizing the odor impelled by the hair that comes in contact with the laser while performing the procedure. Shaving the targeted area further disrupts the incident wherein the targeted hair lies on the skin and performs the thermal energy onto the skin which can become the basis of having blisters due to spatial heating.
  • Try avoiding sun exposure. Apply sunscreen lotion before the treatment; specifically the dark skinned people in order to prevent the post-treatment harm to the skin as incidents of these happening rises as the skin tone turns darker. Additionally, hair can be more intrusively treated deprived of fresh tan.
  • If you suffer from cold sores often or on the day of your treatment and are having your mouth area treated, you will require getting a prescription for Zovirax or Acyclovir and taking as directed by your clinician. Generally it is 2 days before and 3 days after the treatment. You can also get Aloe Gel, Vitamin E gel or sunburn lotions and keep them ready to use after your treatment.

What’s the difference between Diode Laser hair removal and IPL?

The treatment method demonstrated above i.e. the diode mean that, typically, Diode technology will need less frequent and long-term treatments for hair reduction as compared to IPL. A diode laser will function more optimally with less patients’ discomfort (with integrated cooling system) while treating more hair and skin types than the IPL.

Which Fitzpatrick skin type is the Diode laser best for?

The Diode laser is chiefly utilized for skin types I – III. But it can also be used for other skin types too.

Lasers Used for diode laser hair treatment

The semiconductor lasers employed in the clinical applications shows preference of efficacy and efficiency in comparison to the other laser devices which are used for YAG, Alexandrite, etc. because it is more compact. The other laser procedures use the flashlamp machine which tends to be sizable as compared to the diode lasers. Hence, the diode laser technique stands for extensive advancement in the hair removal technologies.

What are the advantages of Diode laser hair removal?

When all is said and done, the critical thing that comes to every prospective mind is about – how is a particular Laser Treatment beneficial for them.

Benefits of Diode laser hair removal

Below are the focal points showing the benefits of Diode mode of laser treatment as compared to the other viable alternatives:

  • Large Spot size coverage and Greater Hair Removal: The sum of hair eradicated is substantially more as compared to alexandrite and the hair takes much longer time to re-grow. The Diode laser exhibits an extended wavelength and therefore is able to offer better outcomes among dark-skinned people.A study undertaken by Grossman and group clearly stated that the diode treatment results in sizeable reduction of hair growth and delayed hair growth. There was 100% reduction observed in all the participants and the growth delay was gauged to be 1-3 months.
  • Short Treatment Time: Unlike IPL, Diode laser provides for a larger area that can be treated at one time. Today’s Laser treatments are principally four times quicker than traditional IPL techniques and much less painful than IPL, electrolysis or waxing.Although, the pain level linked with Diode is more as compared to Alexandrite treatment, which is still less than that of YAG laser treatment.
  • Maximal Comfort: This laser hair removal is a low risk procedure involving minimal inconvenience of the patient. It offers harmonized skin cooling mechanism during treatments which largely lessens any “discomfort” felt by the customer. Diode laser treatment offers deeper and safer penetration into the skin layer.
  • No Downtime: Diode lasers wavelength is much more exact as compared to traditional IPL, which makes the epidermis less impacted. Skin irritation like swelling, bruising or reddening hardly occurs after laser hair removal treatment.
  • Medically approved: Selecting a system that has Medical CE mark offers recourse of the assurance of a more stringent laser equipment quality and testing. The most effective Diode lasers are accompanied with the original manufacturer ISO 13485 accreditation. It’s perceived that in the not too far future, a Medical CE mark will be a regulatory for all cosmetic/aesthetic machineries.
  • Optimal Results: On contrary toIPL and other laser procedures, laser has precise target, better penetration and optimal destruction to the hair follicles. With just a few treatments patients notice results that will last for years. With this laser type, large areas of the body are likely to recover faster.


Which area of body diode laser removal can be used?

Diode’s hair removal are wonderfully created to target cheek hair, side burns, chin, upper lip, chest hair, male back and chest hair, bikini area, oxter hair (underarms), hair on the back of the neck, and lower abdomen (supra-pubic hair).

How many sessions are required?

Permanent Laser hair removal/reduction treatments are typically known to impair the growth potential of the hair follicles when they are in the active growth stage. Not all follicles remain active at once and a number of treatments, every few weeks, may be required to attain the desired result.

The number of treatments range from 3-6 depending upon the area to target and the volume and coarseness of the hair to be targeted. This also varies from recipient to recipient.

Most recipients notice a conspicuous reduction in hair growth in 3 to 4 sessions. Moreover, other factors such as age, hormonal changes and hair density can affect the outcome of your treatments. It would be legit to say that a person will require a minimum of 3 treatments, generally one month apart to acquire best results.

How long the intervals should be in between Diode laser hair removal treatments?

The gap needed between the sessions should be around 30-45days if it is facial hair and 60-90days if it is any other part of the body. This is due to the reason that facial hair grows quicker in comparison to body hair. Also, it is critically essential to target the hair in the right growth phase of its full cycle.

Who can go for this treatment?

Since the laser aims at the melanin content, the ideal candidate for diode type of laser treatment should have dark hair and light skin. The blonde and red colored hairs as well as silver/white hair do not react satisfactorily to the treatment and this may be due to their low levels of pigment.

How much does professional diode laser hair removal machine costs?

Prices can vary high between brands and hands. Yes, cost of any kind of lasers or any quality cosmetic device procedure greatly depends upon the manufacturer the product belongs as well as the service provider who administers the product.

Know what—like most things in life if prices sound ‘too good to be true’ they generally aren’t. Similarly, cheap cosmetic devices will be of degraded quality and can end up costing more capital in the long run.

Gold Standard Diode lasers for hair removal treatment can last for many thousands of pulses making their operating costs low. IPLs on contrary will need continuous alterations of either their hand-pieces or flash-lamps or will have to be compounded in to costs when considering the overall business cost.

What will happen after my diode laser hair removal treatment?

Redness may occur but would usually fly-by-drive by the time you get home. It would not be out of ordinary for the skin to be little drier that evening and to need more of Moisturizing Creams.

The hair follicles may appear little more evident or a slight pink for the following day or two, but this is rarely a cosmetic issue, and usually much less marked than after waxing or sugaring.

What are the side effects of Diode laser hair removal?

The Diode laser is safe and effectual for permanent facial and body hair reduction or removal. There may be some untoward pigment effects, but these are brief. The Diode laser is across the board, the best laser for all six skin types based on long term use and safety and is particularly effective in people with skin types 1 to 4. There may be some scars, swelling, reddening, skin discoloration, and burns at the treated site. In some recipients, a condition called urticaria subsists may occur..

What are the specifications of the Diode Laser?

Knowing the wavelength, power, spot size, and technical specifications of a diode laser hair removal device can be easily used to help choose the right model for your need as well as business.

Wavelength: 800, 810 nm
Pulse width: 5-30 ms
Repetition rate: 1 Hz
Fluence: 10-40
Spot size: 9 mm

Smaller spot size needs more shots to treat a particular region, whereas with larger spot sizes it’s useful to remember the laser hair removal device must have the power to manage a larger spot size.

Are the Diode laser hair removal treatments painful?

Most patients feel a warm prick as the laser probe into the hair follicle. Many people explained the sensation as a short convulsive movement against the skin. To decrease the discomfort, a cool gel and topical anesthesia is applied to the skin before beginning with the treatment.

Which Hair Color Responds Best To Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

Because lasers aim at the PIGMENT in hair roots, diode works best and quick on black or brown hair. Naturally red hair may need 4-6 sessions. Very light colored blonde or natural red hair may need 5 or 6 treatment sessions, and may respond only fractionally. White hairs do not respond to this laser hair removal procedure.

Are there any risks & complications with Diode Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

Any laser has the danger of hyper-pigmentation if treated areas are exposed to sunlight. The sun is very strong in Asian countries & several western countries and you must wear at least SPF 40+ daily on all the areas treated and remain shun off the sun and cover up. Your clinician would also abandon hope for any issue with hyperpigmenation, that is caused by sun exposure, not by lasers.

Tanned and very dark skins are best not to be treated with laser. Even self-tan, tanning beds or bottle bronzer is not to be used before any laser treatment.


It has been surmised from the perusal of several researches that the Diode treatment for laser hair removal is best adapted for Fitzpatrick skin type’s I-IV. This laser should always be executed with a contact cooling system. The darker skin types should be given a treatment with longer pulse durations ranging from 30 to 100m sec to minimize after-procedural inflammation.

The diode laser is also a good choice for back or bikini hair. It operates at a wavelength that allows deeper penetration into the skin, circumventing the melanin in the epidermis and hence targeting directly the hair follicle. All things considered, diodes are more portable, users friendly, and easy to use.

It is advisable to seek a professional and well experienced dermatologist’s in the case for all such procedures.

YAG Laser Hair Removal

"YAG" stands for yttrium aluminum garnet , which is one of the newest type of laser hair removal that usually works well and more effective on all skin types, more powerfully on (type I to VI), including tanned skin. This is its unique characteristic that other types of lasers and IPL lack in.

Markedly, YAG is highly workable on dark or tanned skin with darker hair, but is of limited use on light or fine hair. Ideal results still have not been attained with light, fine or white hair. The YAG laser system is generally recommended for darkest and tanned skin. This laser works best on thick hair.

How YAG works in getting rid of unwanted facial/body hair?

While treating the hairy skin with YAG, a carbon lotion is applied to the skin for the purpose of spiking the hair follicles that will be treated. The follicles then sop up the laser wavelengths delivered by the YAG laser. What makes the YAG type of laser nothing short of phenomenal is that it can be utilized efficiently for hair removal for almost all types of skin and hair, even including the tanned skin.

This is something other lasers are not competent for.This laser allows for the fast treatment on large areas of the body.

YAG Scientific Results

Many clinical test conducted have reported the Yag lasers to be able to significantly achieve postponed hair re-growth and reduction in hair growth in the areas being treated. Wherein, it does not work on red, blonde, red and grey/white hair because there is no pigment in the color of the hair. Yag laser is less effective with fine hair but if not too much, some results can be achieved.

Other Application of YAG Laser Hair Removal Treatment

YAG is also more effectively and commonly used for permanent tattoo removal as well as hyperpigmentation other than unwanted body hair removal.

Which skin and hair type YAG Laser is best for & Why?

YAG type of laser is best for dark skin. Why it is highly powerful for darkest skin complexion is because of its apparatus that of which one metric for a laser quantifies its melanin sopping up, or the degree at which the laser's light and heat is sucked by melanin, the pigment in the hair and skin.

Therefore YAG Laser is most favorable for hair removal for dark skin due to its weaker melanin sopping rate.

What also make it better and safer for dark skin are its lengthened wavelengths, which can get through beyond the melanin in the epidermis to the melanin in the hair. However, because the laser pursues more undiluted melanin, it is not very good on fine or white hair.

  1. Pros: Apart from the YAG's longer wavelengths making it effective and safer for dark skin; they also provide the most potential to damage hair at the papilla, the bulbous composition at the bed of the hair follicle.
  2. Cons: Because of its low melanin sopping, more sessions are needed for expected results. Treatments with these lasers can also be less effective and more discomforting on fine hair.

What are the advantages of YAG laser hair removal?

  1. Works desirably on almost all skin types including darker or tanned skin tones. YAG 1064 nm contraption is advisable for darkly pigmented skin.
  2. This type of laser has the potential to obtain a rational delay before hair grows back in the areas treated.
  3. Allows for Larger body areas to be treated very quickly. With Quick repetition rates, it enables for massive coverage as well as quick treatments.

What are the side effects of YAG laser hair removal?

This type of laser may be more painful and discomforting than other lasers. There remains a risk of redness, scars, swelling, skin discoloration, and burns.

What are the specifications of the Yag Laser?

  • Wavelength: 1064 nm
  • Pulse width: 10-50 ms
  • Fluence: 20-100
  • Repetition rate: Up to 10 Hz
  • Spot size: 3-5 mm

What happens during the YAG Laser hair removal treatment?

A cooling apparatus which spanks an ice cold air is applied to the skin prior to and during the treatment to cool off the skin and minimize redness and blazing while the treatment is being conducted. Hairs are made to be shaved the night before in order to provide the skin an opportunity to recover before a laser treatment. Recipients must not come along putted up with any perfume, deodorant make-up, oil and spray tan!!!

How many treatments will I need?

Usually patients will require between 6-12 treatments to obtain promising results and may still need maintenance session afterwards. As whenever active hair growth precipitates, you should book your session to sustain the best results from your laser hair removal treatment.

How much the time of interval between laser session should be? How will Yag work on my hair growth?

There is a biological mechanism linked to human body and the hair growth on a human body. Remember that all of our hairs do not grow at one and the same time.If it did, we would have hair all over our bodies and then when it cease to exist and shed out we would go bald everywhere. Each hair has its own growth cycle which takes up to 45days. This is why laser hair removal requires to be completed over a number of treatments and months.

Each laser treatment will be targeted to heat up the hair follicle and deaden the active hair root, thus averting the hair from growing back. The hairs that have already doomed and dissected from the hair follicle will just not be impacted.

For optimal outcomes, sessions will require to be booked in a time interval of 4-6 weeks apart the start of a course till the hairs begins to not grow back as fastidiously then based upon how long the hair takes to grow back, space the appointments according to this.

Every patients hair growth will vary as our hair does not all grow in unison rate and clinical or hormonal conditions (e.g. PCOS/PCOD, Hirsutism and Menopause) can affect this.

Does YAG Laser hurt?

The threshold of tackling with a certain situation is different for each individual and similar the case in laser treatments. Some patients may find this procedure a bit uncomfortable while some may not be bothered much. Still, there may be a little more discomfort with YAG laser than as compared to other laser hair removal machines.

The higher the tempter,the better the treatment which will have an impact on the hair follicle and the skin as heat is made to stab through the skin. Asian and skin with huge amount of melanin will be unable to utilize this as higher tempter as skin types 1 & 2 due to the risks of the skin sopping up the laser and causing burning. A skilled dermatologist will complete the patch test before beginning up the treatment in order to evaluate which temper to use.

Who is not eligible for YAG laser hair removal treatment?

Yes, there are certain contradictions linked with laser hair removal such as:-

  • Breast feeding mothers
  • Pregnancy/ half year after
  • Epilepsy
  • Keloid scarring
  • Open wounds, gash burns, contusions or lesions in the area being treated
  • Tattoos in the area to be treated

Pre-Operative Preacautions

  • Avoid Medication which causes photosensitive
  • Do not undergo 15 days before a sun holiday & 15 days after a sun holiday
  • Avoid beauty treatments in the area of treatment 15 days before & 15 days after
  • Stop taking glycolic, retinols, and prescription products on treatment area 5 days before

Post-Operative Care

  • APPLY SPF everyday to the areas being treated to prevent pigmentation.
  • NO tanbeds, tan sprays, UV or holidays 15 days after
  • NO sauna, swimming, gym, hot showers or heat treatments for next 48hrs
  • NO make-up besides Mineral make-up for up to 24hrs after
  • NO cosmetic treatment or chemical peels in the area for 15days
  • AVOID applying strong tropical products in the area being treated for 5 days

How to choose laser hair removal center?

The pre-requisite to select a laser hair removal treatment is to first seek out the centre’s medical accreditation and medical approval of the clinician to be performing the treatment. Other important factors to consider includes:-

  • The experience of the technician. Do not shy away asking the doctor about his/her good work and years and contribution in the respective field.
  • Testimonies. You can always ask for the clients and their outcomes to verify the skills and expertise of the technician.
  • The product and the brand that is been used. Request them to disclose the brand they will be using to ensure the quality of the procedure. Also this will help you ascertain the approx cost you will be paying for the procedure. But never get influenced by the low cost lasers as theses might not be effective and may cost a lot more in long run.
  • The statutory practices being followed at the center with respect to hygiene and other medical standards, like the clean-sterilized equipments, upright staff and humble practitioner and assistants that makes the procedure all the more comforting and efficient.
  • No obligation centre that means you go for the consultation and discuss your queries but make sure that the clinician do not expect you to hire his/her services.

Can I get the treatment if I am expecting a baby or if I am going through the treatment for pregnancy?

There have not been scientific studies to prove that laser hair removal are harmful to the expecting or conceiving mothers but it is advisable to refrain away from the laser light during the period as it could affect the fetus in the womb when the pulse is delivered.

You can always get the laser treatment after 6 months of delivery and all that hair growth that occurred during the pregnancy time and due to hormonal shifts would be cleared off with laser treatments.

When can laser hair removal procedure be ineffective?

Lasers can be ineffective or less effective with sun tanned or artificially tanned skin. Laser would also not work desirably on make-up applied skin or if a tattoo is there at treatment site. Certain medical and hormonal conditions also make the laser hair removal ineffective.

Waxing before laser makes the procedure fruitless as when there will be no hair there would be no removal by laser.

Final Concluding Remarks

As a final concluding remark - When compared to other lasers hair removal, this laser is not that working on white or light or fine hair, so people with that type of skin and hair would probably be better off with other laser hair removal or IPL.

Here is a quick look at which type of laser is good for each need

Check here for a quick rundown on the 3 most popular laser types and your need of laser:
  • Diode: The diode laser works effectively for light and dark skin.
  • Alexandrite: This laser is the quickest of all laser types and functions promisingly for treating larger body areas among patients who have light-to-olive skin complexions.
  • YAG: This long pulse laser can be utilized efficiently and safely on all skin types, including even the tanned skin. It does not work desirably for light or fine hair comparatively to other types of lasers.