- Using the best technology for Indian skin, the NDYag laser.
- Suitable for men and women (aged over 18 only).
- Ultra-fast with excellent results.
- Safe even on the higher melanin content of Indian skin.
- Reduction of ingrown hairs.
- Open until 8pm both weekdays and weekends.
- 2 clinics in Central London, located near Bank & Tottenham Court Rd.
- Over 15 years of experience in skin care.
Laser Hair Removal Indian Skin Types
Laser hair removal works by targeting the melanin in the hair follicle with laser light, this energy damages and goes on to destroy the hair follicle, thus stopping the follicle from producing further hairs. The newest lasers on the market now have the ability to target the melanin in the root of the hair without dispersing into the surrounding skin, which for Indians may have a higher melanin content, allowing laser hair removal to work effectively on Indian skin.
Laser hair removal works effectively on both fine and thick hairs on:
- Indians with a fair complexion
- Indians with a wheatish complexion
- Indians with a dark complexion
Talking specifically about Indian skin can be rather tricky because that covers a very broad range of skin types and tones. Indian skin and hair comes under the category of Asian, though of course Asian is very broad term too, and there are many smaller variations between countries and regions.
That said, Asian skin generally has these characteristics: It tends to be slightly darker than Caucasian skin it is also more prone to hyperpigmentation and scarring, whether from insect bites, light scratches or after an injury or surgery.
The hair also differs, the actual space between cuticle cells is narrower, there are more cells, and these are denser and stronger. These factors have kept Indian people away from laser hair removal in the past. More sensitive skin and stronger hair!
In the past laser hair removal wasn’t safe and effective for Indian skin due to these factors, but as the laser industry has advanced this is now possible and there are very effective and safe lasers on the market.
There are now a few different lasers available for Indian skin but the one we would most recommend is the NDYag. This laser penetrates deep into the skin picking up only on the hair and not the pigment in the skin, this is vital as it allows you to miss the melanin in the skin, and by hitting only the hair follicle you avoid any trauma that could scar your skin. The NdYag also works great on thick, strong hair which is just perfect for the strong Indian hair.
With at least half a million Indians living in London we want to make sure that good laser hair removal treatment is available to you! And we do have a lot of experience using this laser on Indian hair and we can tell you now that you will certainly be seeing good results with no negative side effects.
- How long does a treatment take?
This varies depending on what body part you plan on treating. A small area such as a mustache or chin would be under ten minutes whereas a larger area such as the back or full legs could be up to an hour.
- How many treatments will I need?
This varies from person to person but usually a course of 6-8 treatments will see that hair permanently removed. Once you get started on your treatments your practitioner should be able to tell you more clearly how many you will personally need.
- How long a gap do I need between treatments?
For treatments on your face you will need a four week gap between appointments and for treatments on the body you will need about a six week gap. This is because the hair cycle on these different types of hairs varies slightly and it is important to catch the hair during an active stage.
- Will it hurt?
There is some mild discomfort but nothing unbearable. It is often described as similar to having an elastic band pinged against your skin.
- How can I be certain that my Indian skin won’t be adversely effected by the laser?
Before undertaking any full treatments you will have a free consultation and patch test. In this consultation you should voice any concerns and the laser practitioner should be able to put you at ease. On top of this, the patch test is a trial use of the laser on a very small part of your skin, if you are especially worried you can pick somewhere to try that is not in plain sight and watch for any adverse reactions. Once the laser has shown to be safe you can start your actual course of treatments with no doubts.