How many times have women (and men) wished unwanted hair away? It seems now that we can literally ‘whiiiishh’ it away by the use of lasers. Lasers work on the simple physics of photothermolysis, which is the destruction of melanin and, in this case, the pigmented hair cell.
One of the top treatments on the block is the Cutera Cool Glide Laser. Apparently, as well as providing the same treatment as other lasers, which is near permanent hair removal after a few sessions, it’s also suited for all skin tones, deals with any kind of hair be it thick or fine, and it increases patient comfort by minimizing the adverse skin reactions.
While this all sounds very scientific, the procedure is a fairly simple outpatient process for the patient. Upon average, 3-4 sessions are required for good results but it would depend on whether the patient has waxed, plucked etc. At any rate it beats the pain of waxing, the cuts of razors and the allergies of depilatory creams and has said goodbye to electrolysis. “This machine is designed to glide along your skin and to cool it at the same time it gets rid of hair.” Says Dr. Punam Navare, Plastic Surgeon at the Royal Aesthetic Center. “The results are staggering! A few sessions and most people don’t need any more treatment except once per year!”
Dr. Punam advises that “Laser hair removal be done in a series of sessions usually spaced 4-6 weeks apart. This allows the capture of the previously dormant hair in the growth phase.” She also adds “There are different wave lengths for different skin types and using the wrong type can blister the skin. These procedures should be supervised by doctors who can control the variables.”
Excellent for the Middle Eastern and Asian skins, laser is almost a permanent hair loss mechanism. Laser is fast gaining popularity amongst men too! For beard shaping, nape of the neck, chest, hair over the back, armpits and the hair growing over the ears.
Dr. Punam Navare is a Plastic Surgeon at the Royal Aesthetic Centre, Royal Bahrain Hospital. To book your appointment, call 17 246 939 or 17 246 857 and visit our website: www.royalbahrainhospital.com