Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is helpful in people who want to get rid of unwanted hair growth. They work by destroying the hair follicles. Laser treatment dramatically reduces the number of unwanted hair in a particular region, but it requires regular follow-up sessions to prevent hair regrowth.

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Does laser hair removal help with acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old man. I would like to ask your opinion about laser hair removal. I have read a lot in the last days and almost everywhere it is said that it is not bad for your health and body and one of the best ways to deal with hair. I am thinking about doing laser removal of hai...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The laser is a safe, painless and permanent method to get rid of unwanted hairs. It is called laser hair reduction to be more precise. Let me explain to you how this laser works: When the laser is passed through the skin, it targets melanocyte (pigment-producing ...  Read Full »

Is Cushing's syndrome the cause for hair on my face, hands, and legs?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 19 year old female. I have hair on my face, hands, and legs. I have regular periods. My weight is 50 kg, and I am 153 cm tall. Is this Cushing's syndrome?  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for your query. Excess unwanted hair at unusual sites requires investigation for any underlying hormonal abnormality even if the cycles are regular. It is routine to go for a few blood tests to look for any underlying hormonal abnormality. Laser hair reduct...  Read Full »

What is the best method for facial hair removal?

Query: Hello doctor,I want to know which is the best method to remove facial hair. I have gone for laser hair removal, and it was effective. However, as it is expensive, I am looking for cheaper ways. Is halava suitable for the face? Kindly suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Lasers (Diode, IPL) make the hair thinner and lighter. It is the most effective and permanent method of hair reduction. Waxing is not recommended for the face. The other options include threading and shaving. Hormones and genes determin...  Read Full »

Is there any surgery to eradicate hirsutism?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old female. I have been suffering from hirsutism (due to PCOS) for about six years. I have undergone treatments like LASER (for about a year) and even consumed antiandrogens and contraceptive pills. But, nothing really worked out. It is horrible now. The growth of the ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Sunil Sekhri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Before I can answer, I would like to see some lab reports. Serum testosterone. DHEAS (most sensitive to adrenals, if > 800 ug/dl suggests adrenal tumor). 17-hydroxyprogesterone. Serum prolactin. Urinary 17-ketosteroid. FSH and LH during the first three days of ...  Read Full »

I have excess hair on the body and need to remove it. Will laser treatment help?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old female and have excessive hair on my body. They are still growing. Please suggest to me how to get rid of it. Is Laser treatment safe or not?  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Excessive hair from the body can only be removed by laser technique. In case of conditions like hirsutism, where body hair grows in unwanted areas, especially for females, they may use creams like Eflornithine twice daily. Even though that is true, creams are sometimes ...  Read Full »

Does Isotretinoin increase facial hair growth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. My height is 5'3" and weight 58 kg. I have started to use Isotretinoin 20 mg per day. I have been taking it for the past seven days. But, my facial hair has grown more all over my face. They are not dark, but noticeable. What to do? Should I continue the medici...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Growth of facial hair is not a side effect of Isotretinoin. It could be due to factors such as racial, hormonal and irregular menses. You can continue Isotretinoin till your acne clears and then reduce it to a maintenance dose of 10 mg twice weekly or as needed. However,...  Read Full »

Can laser remove unwanted hair from all over the body?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 24 year old male. I have hairs all over my body. I need a natural way to permanently remove them at least from my back, arms, neck and shoulders. Will laser help?  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are two different procedures that can be done; one is called as electrolysis and the second is laser-based hair removal. The electrolysis involves treatment of each and every hair roots and could be painful. The hair loss is usually permanent with the first sessi...  Read Full »

Will laser hair removal help with the appearance of keratosis pilaris on legs?

Query: Hello doctor, I was wondering if laser hair removal helps with the appearance of keratosis pilaris on legs.  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. Keratosis pilaris is a condition where there is abnormalities in the lining of the upper part of the hair follicle and the heir follicle get clogged with scales rather than it getting exfoliated. 2. This is a chronic condition, although Laser - assisted hair rem...  Read Full »

My face looks worse after two years of facial hair removal treatment. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to take treatments for facial hair removal using a laser, microdermabrasion, and chemical peeling. I did these treatments before two years. My skin has become worse now. I have more dead cells in my skin, and I have darker looking skin. Even my lips have turned dark. My entire upp...  Read Full »

Dr. Kumaresan Muthuvel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are having hormonal issues. It could be the reason for having pigmentation and excess hair growth. Please mention about the steps taken to maintain the skin. Please send the images of the darkened portion of the skin. I can suggest some remedies after looking at the...  Read Full »

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