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Effective Cosmetic Procedures For Hair Loss

Dr. Gajanan Anand Jadhao 86% (10 ratings)
MBBS, PGDCC - Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology, Fellow Hair Transplant Surgery
Trichologist, Pune
Effective Cosmetic Procedures For Hair Loss

Loss of hair can have adverse effects on your physical as well as mental health. Not only does hair loss affect your self-esteem or appeal, it also hints at an underlying health problem. There could be many reasons for the loss of hair. ‘Alopecia areata’ is a condition wherein sudden loss of hair begins with one or more circular bald patches that might or might not overlap.

Some of the common cosmetic treatments for hair loss include:

  1. Hair Grafting or Transplant: Hair transplant or grafting is a procedure that uses surgery to move hair follicles from one spot in the body to another and is mainly used to treat male pattern baldness. The transplantations are carried out in outpatient form, with local anesthesia and mild sedation. Harvesting of hair follicles is done using various methods, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Some of the common harvesting techniques are:
  2. Strip Harvesting: A strip of skin from the scalp or from any other spot where there is good growth of hair is harvested by the surgeon.
  3. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): Follicular Unit Extraction is a procedure which involves the singular extraction of each hair follicle without any removal of strip of tissue.
  4. Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT): Follicular Unit Transplant involves the removal of a small strip of tissue from the rear part of the head. The donor hair follicles would be extracted from this strip.
  5. Robotic Hair Restoration: The devices associated with Robotic Hair Restoration utilize robotic arms and cameras to provide assistance to the surgeon during the FUE procedure.
  6. Scalp Reduction: This cosmetic procedure involves removal of skin (non-hair-bearing) from the scalp, which ensures that the remaining skin (hair-bearing) can be extended to the area that it is capable of covering the bald spots on the head. This procedure is effective in covering bald areas on the back as well as top of the head. However, it is not favourable for the hairline in the frontal areas of the head.
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Laser Hair Removal - All You Need To Know!

Dr. Tarwinder Singh Nagpal 89% (17 ratings)
MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bathinda
Laser Hair Removal - All You Need To Know!

In the modern times, hair removal has become very common. Most people get a hair removal done for fashion reasons, although hair removal is extremely hygienic as well. The common hair removal methods are waxing, shaving or tweezing. The latest and the most effective hair removal method is laser hair removal

Benefits:

  1. Lasers are extremely useful to remove unwanted hair from different parts of the body like the face, the legs, the arms, the underarms, the bikini line, and any other area. Here are a few benefits of laser hair removal:
  2. Laser hair removal can focus on a particular portion of the skin leaving the surrounding areas. It can also remove coarse hair without affecting the skin in the area.
  3. It is a very fast method as each laser pulse takes just a fraction of a second. An upper lip laser hair removal takes about a minute whereas laser hair removal of the back can take almost an hour.
  4. Laser hair removals are mostly permanent after a series of minimum 3 sittings.

What to do before Treatment?
Laser hair removal is just not a method to remove hair, it is a complete treatment. Make sure the person who will conduct the treatment on you is a professional technician or a doctor. 
If you are getting a laser hair removal, abstain from waxing, plucking, or electrolysis for at least six weeks before going through the treatment. Also try to avoid the Sun as that can create certain complications.

What to expect from Treatment?
Before your unwanted hair is removed with laser, it will be trimmed to just a few millimeters right above the skin. The equipment of the laser treatment will adjust to the colour, the thickness, as well as the location of the unwanted hair being treated, along with the skin colour. The technician and you will need to wear eye protection, according to which laser will be used. Your outer skin will also be requiring a coolant gel or device before the treatment takes place. 
After the treatment is done you will be provided with ice packs and anti-inflammatory lotions to relieve the discomfort. Schedule your next sitting after at least six weeks. You will have to keep going for more sittings until hair stops growing.

Risks:
You might look sunburned after the treatment. Moisturizing will help ease the burnt feeling. Use sunscreen to prevent any colour change of your skin. Some other side effects can be blistering (which is usually very rare), swelling, scarring, or redness.

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What To Do In Case Of Excessive Facial Hair?

Dr. Sandeep Gupta 92% (1387 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
What To Do In Case Of Excessive Facial Hair?

Women can find unwanted hair growth very embarrassing. This is especially true if she sports hair growth on her face. Excessive hair growth on a woman is also known as hirsutism. This differs from the usual fine 'peach fuzz' that covers the rest of the body. Such hair can be characterized as dark and coarse.

Hirsutism has a number of causes. Some of the most common reasons for this condition are:

Genes

Hirsutism often runs in families. Thus if your mother or grandmother suffered from this skin condition, chances are that you may suffer from the same. This is most commonly seen in people from the Mediterranean region and south East Asia.

Hormones

Hirsutism is also linked to an abnormally high level of male hormones like androgens in the body. This is usually seen in cases where women suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome, Cushings syndrome or tumors in the adrenal gland.

Medication

A shift in hormone levels is also a common side effect of many types of medication. This is typically seen in drugs that include hormones such as anabolic steroids, drugs that spur hair growth and drugs that help with endometriosis

Facial hirsutism can be treated in a number of ways. Some of the ways to remove excess hair are:

Shaving

This is an easy and quick way to remove unwanted skin. however, it may irritate the skin and with every shave, the hair growth may get coarser.

Bleaching

This is a temporary solution for Hirsutism but may irritate the skin and does not suit dark skinned women.

Waxing

When done regularly, waxing can reduce the amount of hair growth. However, this is a painful technique and can cause skin inflammation.

Laser hair treatment

Compared to the above forms of hair removal, laser treatment can remove hair for the longest period of time. However, this is not a permanent solution and can have side effects like the lightening or darkening of skin.

Electrolysis
This is permanent solution to hirsutism. It can require several sittings and may also lead to scarring or changes in skin colour.

Medication
Prescription drugs can also change the way hair grows on the body. However, if you stop using this medication the hair growth with go back to its original form. Birth control pills and anti androgen blockers are the most common form of prescription drugs used to treat hirsutism.
 

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Permanent Laser Hair Removal - Is It Painful?

Dr. Izhar Hasan 92% (247 ratings)
MD (U), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Delhi
Permanent Laser Hair Removal - Is It Painful?

What is Permanent Laser Hair Removal?

Permanent laser hair reduction is a non-invasive procedure, by which unwanted hairs are removed from any part of the body.

How Does Permanent Hair laser Removal Treatment Work?

The essential standard behind hair expulsion is selective photothermolysis (SPTL), the coordinating of an explicit wavelength of light and pulse span to acquire ideal impact on a focused on tissue with insignificant impact on encompassing tissue. Hair evacuation can cause confined harm by specifically warming dim issue or melanin. Henceforth, it focuses on the hair follicle, while not warming whatever remains of the skin. Dull items retain light, so vitality/warmth can be consumed by dim material in the skin, yet with substantially more speed and power.

Am I a Candidate for Permanent Laser Hair Removal?

Both genders look for hair expulsion administrations to get undesirable hair evacuated. Hair evacuation is ordinarily done on the hairline, eyebrow, best of the nose, Side consumes, upper and lower lip, button, ear projection, confront, neck, scruff, shoulders, back, underarm, guts, rear end, public zone, two-piece lines, thighs, bosom, arms, legs, hands, and toes.

Is this laser Hair Removal Permanent?

Permanent reduction which means that one shouldn?t expect to remove every single hair from an area. Some might need touch-up treatments once or twice a year after the initial set of treatment for any new growth the body may develop.

What are the precautions during the Treatment?

Following precautionary measures are normal from a patient over the span of the whole treatment:

  • No waxing or expelling hair with the root with some other way
  • After treatment is finished, aloe vera gel ought to be connected to alleviate the skin
  • Peeling as well as scouring tenderly in the shower with a loofa after the treatment may enable speed to up the shedding procedure of hair

How Many sessions will I Need and how frequent?

The quantity of sessions relies upon the skin and hair shading, thickness and coarseness of the hair, and additionally the explicit territory to be dealt with. On a normal, 5-7 sessions, booked 4 to about a month and a half separated will roughly lessen hair development by 75 - 90%. Extra session may be required to wipe out the hairs that left the lethargic stage and are currently dynamic.

Is it painful?

No. it is not as painful as waxing but it generates a quick? rubber band snaps? kind of sensation with each pulse.

What Are the Possible Side Effects of permanent Hair Removal therapy?

There are no lasting side-effects of hair removal on a healthy body. However, one might experience the following immediately after the treatment:

Aftercare maintenance?

The follow-up treatments for hair removal are essential to kill hairs that were dormant during the actual treatment sessions. Generally, the after treatment session varies between one to four times. This is again dependent on the areas being treated. One must not pluck or wax after the treatment as will be unable to detect hair roots present in the waxed area.

 

Hair Removal - Best Tips For Men!

Dermatologist, Pune
Hair Removal - Best Tips For Men!

While a thick layer of hair on your head is a much sought after feature for men and women, body hair may often become a source of embarrassment. While women have been known for ages to remove hair off themselves for a smoother and more appealing look, men have also come to the fore in the recent years. Man-scaping is fast becoming as essential part of men’s grooming.

Options for unwanted hair removal

While a razor is man’s best friend in most regards, it cannot simply be used to take care of hair in many hard to reach places. It is also extremely temporary and the resulting stubble in a few days will cause an itch, which can be very embarrassing as well as uncomfortable. Let’s looks at some of the possibilities for hair removal for men:

  1. Waxing: Using hot waxes or waxing creams with paper is a quick way to remove body hair. However it can be painful and you will have to go for repeat sessions frequently.
  2. Epilating creams: These creams are very convenient and painless and a fairly quick way to get rid of unwanted body hair. However, strong chemicals in these products may cause damage to your skin.
  3. Electrolysis: In this method a machine with tiny electrodes are used to zap the roots of the unwanted hair follicles which causes them to fall off and discourage them from growing back. Although this is a permanent way of removing hair, some follicles may still remain and grow back.
  4. Laser hair removal: This method is the most popular method of permanent hair removal and offers the most balanced benefits with the best results for the cost involved. This had been a very popular form of hair removal among women for quite some time, but it is also becoming very popular among men.

Facts about laser hair removal

1. How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal works with the help of a laser emitting high intensity infra red light from a diode. This is focused on individual hair follicles which are then damaged, thus resulting in the hair being removed permanently without any damage to your skin. This is a very safe and effective procedure which has the longest lasting results and is suited for all types of skin.

2. Cost comparison

Although laser treatments may seem more expensive than some of the other ones, you will have smooth, hairless skin in just a few sittings permanently. Thus in the long run, the cost effectiveness of laser hair removal is multiple times higher s compared to other methods. Waxing or epilating creams over the period of few years will end up costing you much more than a few sittings of laser hair removal that will give you a permanent solution with smooth skin.

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Could Laser Hair Removal Give You CANCER?

Dr. Akhilendra Singh 88% (116 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Could Laser Hair Removal Give You CANCER?

With the evolution of medical technology, we have made inroads when it comes to evolved methods of treating a variety of ailments and conditions. The use of lasers is now commonplace for a number of surgeries and non-invasive procedures that can help in treating many conditions. From hair removal to surgeries, there are a number of places where lasers enjoy medical and cosmetic use. There is a common misnomer that lasers have detrimental effects and may even be carcinogenic or cancer causing in nature.

Let us find out why lasers cannot cause cancer.

  1. Penetration of light: For many people, it may be a cause of concern that laser treatment of the hair, skin or other parts of the body is done with the penetration of high energy beams in that part of the body. Yet, the beams do not penetrate that deeply. Usually, this penetration only happens to the extent of hair follicles and skin, which leaves the internal organs safe.
  2. Redness: At the very maximum, the lasers can cause a reaction like redness on the skin. This does not mean that the lasers are capable of causing cancer. This can simply be treated with the help of ice application on the affected area.
  3. Mutations: There have been many reports that say the ionising radiation of the laser beams can cause DNA mutations. Yet, this is not true. These DNA mutations can lead to the manifestation and production of abnormal and cancerous cells, which can further progress and spread to become malignant tumours. Yet, laser treatments and applications do not have the power to cause such DNA mutations, and there is no medical evidence that suggests the same.
  4. Treating areas near reproductive organs: There are many women who opt for laser hair removal which is a more permanent solution for waxing and other forms of hair removal that we go through on a regular basis. But many women are also concerned that it may actually cause problems and cancer when it comes to the reproductive organs, in case the hair removal treatment and lasers are applied to the area near these organs. This is not true because the laser beams are merely applied to the hair follicles of the area. Since, laser beams are not applied to the reproductive organ, which ensures that there is no effect on the internal reproductive organ in any way.

Before trying out laser treatment, it is important to try it on a small portion of your skin so that you can be sure that it does not affect you and cause a reaction. Further, for laser related surgeries, it is important to turn to a well known clinic, hospital or doctor so that the right level of energy is used during the surgery.

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Laser Hair Reduction!

Dr. Clinic Eximus 87% (48 ratings)
Dermatologist, Delhi

Laser hair reduction is a long-term hair reduction that significantly improves the quality of life.

Laser Hair Removal - Everything You Should Be Aware Of!

Dr. Devang Soni 86% (10 ratings)
Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Navi Mumbai
Laser Hair Removal - Everything You Should Be Aware Of!

Human beings are considered as the most evolved species on this planet. Though it is said that our ancestors were monkeys, very few of the habits are common between the both. In the process of evolution, civilization has always been a priority. One thing which is similar (though reduced a lot) between humans and monkeys is the hair growth over the body.

Excessive, unwanted hairs on the body (especially face) is a usual problem being faced by everyone. In this fast, competitive world, it brings a social barrier to our identity. This can affect one’s future to a varying extent. Nobody likes to compromise with the future.

There are only two ways to get rid of them:

  1. Temporary methods like Waxing, Threading, Shaving, plucking are associated with pain, thick regrowth of hairs, infections (due to poor hygiene) and life long repetition of the procedure. This costs a lot of precious money and time. These procedures are usually undertaken by Beauty Parlors.
  2. Permanent methods include Laser Hair ReductionLaser targets the melanin pigment in the hair root, thereby destroying it completely.

Once the client is ready for the procedure, the area is cleaned and marked; the hairs to be treated are shaved. Ice pack can be used for sensitive skin. The probe is placed firmly on the skin and fired. Pricking sensation on the skin may be felt in few cases. Whole body procedure may take a couple of hours. Routine activities can be resumed once the procedure is finished. The next session may take place after a time period of 1 month to 5 years (depending on the sittings already completed).

This is considered the best treatment modality in the approach towards unwanted hairs. The total number of sessions required are few. The procedure is completely safe, effective and hygienic.

We, at SUDEH, always strive to give the best possible results with the most advanced technology and the most suited treatment as per the individual needs.

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Excessive Facial Hair (Hirsutism) - Know Common Reasons Of Their Occurrence!

Dr. Malay Mehta 87% (88 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Excessive Facial Hair (Hirsutism) - Know Common Reasons Of Their Occurrence!

Women can find unwanted hair growth very embarrassing. This is especially true if she sports hair growth on her face. Excessive hair growth on a woman is also known as hirsutism. This differs from the usual fine 'peach fuzz' that covers the rest of the body. Such hair can be characterized as dark and coarse.

Hirsutism has a number of causes. Some of the most common reasons for this condition are:

-Genes

Hirsutism often runs in families. Thus if your mother or grandmother suffered from this skin condition, chances are that you may suffer from the same. This is most commonly seen in people from the Mediterranean region and south East Asia.

-Hormones

Hirsutism is also linked to an abnormally high level of male hormones like androgens in the body. This is usually seen in cases where women suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome, Cushings syndrome or tumors in the adrenal gland.

-Medication

A shift in hormone levels is also a common side effect of many types of medication. This is typically seen in drugs that include hormones such as anabolic steroids, drugs that spur hair growth and drugs that help with endometriosis

Facial hirsutism can be treated in a number of ways. Some of the ways to remove excess hair are:

-Shaving

This is an easy and quick way to remove unwanted skin. however, it may irritate the skin and with every shave, the hair growth may get coarser.

-Bleaching

This is a temporary solution for Hirsutism but may irritate the skin and does not suit dark skinned women.

-Waxing

When done regularly, waxing can reduce the amount of hair growth. However, this is a painful technique and can cause skin inflammation.

-Laser hair treatment

Compared to the above forms of hair removal, laser treatment can remove hair for the longest period of time. However, this is not a permanent solution and can have side effects like the lightening or darkening of skin.

-Electrolysis

This is permanent solution to hirsutism. It can require several sittings and may also lead to scarring or changes in skin colour.

-Medication

Prescription drugs can also change the way hair grows on the body. However, if you stop using this medication the hair growth with go back to its original form. Birth control pills and anti androgen blockers are the most common form of prescription drugs used to treat hirsutism.
 

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Fed-up with unwanted hair on your body?

Dr. Venu Kumari 89% (1850 ratings)
MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad

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