Laser hair removal in Mumbai. Permanent reduction in hair growth

We, at SkinGenious, are your dermatology experts. At our clinics, a top skin specialist doctor guides you through the process and supervises your treatment directly. We are a safe and effective choice for Laser hair removal in Mumbai. Transparency in prices is a given with us.

woman undergoing laser hair removal in the underarm area

Laser hair removal is an increasingly popular method for men and women to get rid of unwanted body hair. The first approvals for using lasers in cosmetology for hair removal were received in the 1990’s, after its efficacy was proven over decades long research. The technology has evolved to become more effective, consumer friendly and pain free since then. Today the global rate of growth for usage of lasers in hair removal is close to 16% every year. In Mumbai, we have noticed a growth much higher than this over the last year.

Once you read more about laser hair reduction on this page, you will very likely choose the method yourself, under the expert guidance of a dermatologist at SkinGenious!

Indications

Laser hair removal can be undertaken for the following reasons:

  • Cosmetic: This is by far the most common reason for undergoing laser hair reduction. The desire to lose unwanted body hair to look better.
  • Medical reasons: The various medical indications for which people may seek laser hair removal include hirsutism (often associated with poly cystic ovarian disease), hypertrichosis, recurrent pilonidal sinus, pseudofolliculitis and faun tail nevi.

Individuals with darker, coarser hair and pale skin are candidates to see better results. With dark skin and light-colored hair, the results may not be great.

Client stories

Mrs. Chhaon Bahl

Chhaon

 

I found SkinGenious off the internet and cannot be more thankful. I visited Dr. Pooja as my treating dermatologist. Having a skin specialist guide the treatment is so beneficial. I had tried a couple of sessions at a clinic chain before and there is a world of difference. There they only talked about commercials and limitations as if I’m out buying vegetables.

Here, I saw real care, an explanation after every session telling me what to do and not do when I get back home… they called me when I missed a session… everything was perfect and I’m writing this for them after I’ve finished my 7 sessions and the results are perfect!

Mr. Pavandeep Singh

Pavandeep

 

I had googled permanent beard shaping when I found these guys. I really thank SkinGenious for what they did for me. I lived in Colaba when I started my treatments with Dr. Aakriti. She was so helpful that I cannot express it in words. I ended up getting chest hair removal apart from beard shaping because those hairs bothered me too.

They are extremely flexible with scheduling appointments and the staff is also very helpful. Overall a very good experience and I also got the results I was promised. Keep up the good work.

We have skin clinics with the top dermatologists in the area at:

 

Andheri  |  Kurla  |  Colaba  | Chembur  |  Ghatkopar

How it works

Laser Hair removal is a process of using light at the right wavelengths to target the color pigments in hair follicles (the root of the hair). The principle on which it works is known as selective photothermolysis, a fancy way of saying that the light selectively breaks cell structures of a specific color through generation of heat.

In the case of laser hair removal, these are basal stem cells that lead to hair growth from the follicle. This helps de-activate the follicles from future growth. When we say selective, it also means that the laser does not affect other structures around it, which includes the skin.

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Laser hair reduction does not give desirable results in a single session. We must repeat the procedure multiple times to target hair follicles in different phases of growth. A total of 6-8 sessions are usually enough to permanently reduce 80-100% of hair growth.

 

The principle is universal for machines used across the globe and it doesn’t change if you are in the city of Mumbai.

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Procedure

There are different kinds of laser machines that are used for hair removal. These include the ruby, alexandrite, Nd:YAG and diode laser machines. IPL (Intense pulse light), which is technically not a laser is also used.

The two most popular methods in Mumbai are the Diode laser and IPL which are also used by our dermatologists. Both are effective on Indian skin tones with slight variations.

Once you choose laser hair removal at a SkinGenious skin clinic in Mumbai, a brief description of the steps that will be followed for laser hair removal procedure are:

  • The dermatologist will check the nature of your hair, the thickness, texture and color; since all these factors decide the level of results that you can achieve and also help the dermatologist decide the power and settings on the laser machine
  • You enter the treatment room and your highly trained therapist takes over. The body area being targeted is shaved to start with.
  • After the application of a gel, your laser hair removal treatment starts with the settings as decided by your skin specialist. The therapist ensures that the coverage etc. are exactly as per the requirements to achieve best results.
  • Finally, the area will be cleaned and you will be ready to go home!
  • Re-visit for your next session depending on when hair growth appears again, which is usually 4-6 weeks between the first two sessions. After this, the gap at which you require the next session will gradually increase and by the 7th session, you should see long-term results!
woman smiling after taking a hydrafacial treatment

Targeted areas

There is an increasing trend of people selecting to go for full body laser hair removal in Mumbai. We have seen a tremendous increase of clients who would rather select the full body option rather than pick and choose specific areas. However, we divide the areas of the body into small, medium and large. This helps with making the pricing very clear to you. The various body areas that are targeted include:

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Small size Areas

  • Upper lip
  • Sidelocks
  • Chin
woman undergoing laser hair removal in the underarm area

Medium size Areas

  • Underarms
  • Bikini
IPL probe being used for permanent hair reduction on a woman's leg

Large size Areas

  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Chest (male)
  • Back (male)

Cost in Mumbai

As mentioned earlier, the cost of laser hair removal depends on the size of the body area that is to be covered.

At SkinGenious, we recommend packages of 7 sessions so that you may receive realistic and long-term results. Our specialists will advise you in case you could see long-term results with lesser sessions & the price of the package will be reduced accordingly.

Prices of laser hair removal at a SkinGenious clinic:

BODY AREA SINGLE SESSION PACKAGE OF 7 SESSIONS
Upper Lip hair removal ₹ 1500 ₹ 9000
Sidelocks hair removal ₹ 1500 ₹ 9000
Chin hair removal ₹ 1500 ₹ 9000
Underarms hair removal ₹ 2500 ₹ 14000
Bikini hair removal ₹ 2500 ₹ 14000
Arms hair removal ₹ 4500 ₹ 25000
Legs hair removal ₹ 4500 ₹ 25000
Chest (male) hair removal ₹ 4500 ₹ 25000
Back (male) hair removal ₹ 4500 ₹ 25000
FULL FACIAL HAIR REMOVAL ₹ 2750 ₹ 15000
FULL BODY HAIR REMOVAL ₹ 17500 ₹ 70000

If you choose multiple areas, the prices may further come down.

Benefits over other methods

Removal of unwanted body hair has been a beauty ritual for a long time. Laser hair removal has become the fastest growing method in popularity, simply because of the convenience and long-term value for money that it provides.

The various benefits that laser hair reduction offers over other traditional methods of hair removal include:

  • It shows long term effects
  • It is relatively painless
  • The cost over a life-time is lesser than waxing or shaving
  • Lesser chances of complications in surrounding skin compared to waxing or shaving
  • Supervised by a skin specialist so the risks are handled better

Risk and side effects

Laser Hair removal does not generally have side effects. It is completely safe and a long-tested method. The machines used are USFDA approved. However, under rare circumstances it may lead to:

  • Inflammation & irritation: it may cause temporary redness & swelling, but even when they occur, they generally disappear within a few hours.
  • Skin Color changes: Laser hair removal may lead to lightening or darkening of the skin, but this is again very rare. The pigmentation changes may be temporary or long term.
  • Excessive hair growth around the treated area may happen again in rare cases.

These are the reasons why you should ensure that you hair removal is performed only under the supervision of a really good skin specialist. They can ensure the minimization of these risks and also put you at ease regarding how to handle them, given the minimal chances that they do occur.

Before and after picture

An example result of visible decrease in hair growth pattern of a woman (upper lip area) after 2 sessions of laser hair removal at a SkinGenious clinic.

laser hair removal before and after at skingenious. Results showing reduction in hair growth pattern over lips after 2 sessions

What to expect

It is important for you to have realistic expectations when you are going in for any cosmetic treatment. It is the same with laser hair removal in Mumbai. As shared before, it is people with darker, thicker hair and a pale skin tone who can expect the best results. If you have darker skin and thin hair, the results achieved would be lesser. overall, you would see a 70-100% reduction in hair growth after laser hair removal.

 

Even the hairs that do persist, would be much finer in nature and maintenance sessions at much longer gaps may be required for some people through life. It is still however, a method that saves you more time over traditional methods, considering the long gaps between maintenance sessions (if required).

 

Between 2 sessions, you need to allow time for the hair to grow back so that the follicles can be targeted. Hence, you need to wait for 4-6 weeks between sessions and this time frame slightly increases as the sessions go on.

 

After your sessions, you need to be careful about a couple of things. Look for signs of redness, irritation or changes in pigmentation. These are easily manageable and reversible, but you must inform your skin specialist for them to be able to do so. In case the body part you underwent the treatment for is exposed, please do not forget to apply sun screen.

 

 

Preparing for treatment

Unwanted body hair is a secondary sexual characteristic and the hairs appear after you have attained puberty. You must therefore be post-pubertal to go ahead with laser hair removal.

There are no absolute lifestyle changes that you need to take before going ahead with laser hair removal. However, some things that would help with the avoidance of any unwanted side effects are:

  • no blood thinning supplements like aspirin to be taken for 2 weeks before a treatment session
  • no smoking means lesser chances of bruising etc.
  • check with your specialist if any of the products in your skin care routine can interfere with the treatment results.

The most important thing is to not shave or wax before you come for your treatment session. The hair needs to be visible

Your providers at SkinGenious Mumbai

At a SkinGenious skin clinic, your entire treatment of laser hair removal will be supervised by one of the highest rated dermatologists in the city. The importance of dermatologist supervision for laser hair removal is that the settings on the laser machine, the intensity and wavelength etc. need to be adjusted according to your specific hair type, hair color, hair density etc.

Real and effective long-term results can only be achieved if your specialist is able to adjust these correctly for you. By choosing a SkinGenious skin clinic, you would be in very good hands.

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    FAQs

    What is the cost of laser hair removal in Mumbai?

    ₹ 70,000 is the cost of full body Laser hair removal at clinics that are a part of the SkinGenious network. The price includes 7 sessions of laser hair removal to ensure that you get long terms results. Laser hair removal prices for packages of 7 sessions are also listed for other body parts. There are separate packaged for full facial hair removal as well as full body hair removal. You can go through our price list.

    BODY AREA

    SINGLE SESSION

    PACKAGE OF 7 SESSIONS

    Upper Lip hair removal

    ₹ 1500

    ₹ 9000

    Sidelocks hair removal

    ₹ 1500

    ₹ 9000

    Chin hair removal

    ₹ 1500

    ₹ 9000

    Underarms hair removal

    ₹ 2500

    ₹ 14000

    Bikini hair removal

    ₹ 2500

    ₹ 14000

    Arms hair removal

    ₹ 4500

    ₹ 25000

    Legs hair removal

    ₹ 4500

    ₹ 25000

    Chest (male) hair removal

    ₹ 4500

    ₹ 25000

    Back (male) hair removal

    ₹ 4500

    ₹ 25000

    FULL FACIAL HAIR REMOVAL

    ₹ 2750

    ₹ 15000

    FULL BODY HAIR REMOVAL

    ₹ 17500

    ₹ 70000

    What are the side effects of Laser Hair Removal?

    Laser Hair removal does not generally have side effects. It is completely safe and a long-tested method. The machines used are USFDA approved. However, under rare circumstances it may lead to:
    a)      Inflammation & irritation: it may cause temporary redness & swelling, but even when they occur, they generally disappear within a few hours.
    b)      Skin Color changes: Laser hair removal may lead to lightening or darkening of the skin, but this is again very rare. The pigmentation changes may be temporary or long term.
    Excessive hair growth around the treated area may happen again in rare cases.

    Should I choose Laser hair removal with skin specialist doctor?

    We recommend that you undertake your laser hair removal at a good dermatologist’s clinic rather than a regular corporate clinic chain. This is because a good dermatologist knows the exact setting on the machine required depending on your skin-type, skin color and hair thickness. This helps avoid the possible side effects in the first place. Also, a dermatologist is a specialized doctor, so in case they do occur, a qualified dermatologist is much better placed to guide you through reversing the side-effects.

    Is Laser hair removal permanent?

    No, Laser hair removal cannot be called permanent. Although the results last for very long periods of time, it is not entirely permanent in all cases. The quality of hair that may re-grow after multiple sessions however, is much finer. Maintenance sessions may therefore be required, but due to the changed quality of hair, these require much less time and cost lesser.

    What is the laser hair removal process?

    Your dermatologist will guide you through the entire process once you opt for Laser hair removal. A brief discussion of the steps includes:
    – consultation on first visit where the dermatologist will evaluate if you are an ideal candidate and what levels of improvement can be expected.
    – Shaving of the target area
    – Application of gliding gel for the probe
    – Emission of light energy on the target area
    – Cleaning, after which you may get back to work or home

    Is laser hair removal painful?

    No, with the latest technologies, Laser hair removal is no longer painful. You may just feel mild sensations.

    Is it worth it to get Laser hair removal?

    Over a life-time, Laser Hair removal is definitely the cost-effective option to managing unwanted body hair. To compare the cost to a traditional method of hair waxing at salons, you should take the cost of full body laser hair removal plus a few maintenance sessions, against 30-40 years of waxing. You should be easily able to calculate that over a lifetime, waxing would cost you more than 10 times the amount that full body laser hair removal would cost.

    Does SkinGenious provide Laser hair removal near me?

    Yes, we provide you laser hair removal services with the best dermatologist near you. You can go through our network of clinics in Mumbai to see which one is nearest to you. We are currently present in Colaba/Cuffe Parade, Andheri, Chembur, Ghatkopar & Kurla

    Is electrolysis better than laser hair removal?

    This is subjective. Both treatments are ideally performed only by a dermatologist. Electrolysis is more permanent in nature. However, the downsides with electrolysis are that:
    a)      It is more invasive in nature
    b)      Larger areas cannot be covered in a single session
    c)       The cost per session is more or less the same, but a higher number of sessions are required in electrolysis.
    d)      It is more painful
    e)      Risk of side effects is higher

    Do you charge higher prices of Laser hair removal for women with PCOD or PCOS?

    No, our price list is applicable for women with PCOD as well.

    At what age can I start laser hair removal?

    Unwanted body hair appears only after you have hit puberty. You must hence be post-pubertal to go ahead with laser hair removal. There is no specific age recommendation. However, most dermatologists will not advise you to go ahead with the treatment before the age of 14. Some might ask you to wait till the age of 16.

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