Indian typically like hair free bodies and faces. Unfortunately, while all of us have hair on our entire bodies, thick dark coarse hair can be an aesthetic nuisance. Common options to remove hair in the Indian culture have spread to other cultures and include threading, waxing, shaving, and even bleaching hair. The problem with all of these techniques is that hair will return and possibly return thicker and darker than before. Thick, dark, coarse hair needs specialized lasers to treat it to be effective in its removal.
Dr. Shah, who is of Indian heritage, is sensitive to the needs of Indian women and his laser aestheticians work to ensure that every treatment maximizes effectiveness as well as comfort. Our lasers use advance cooling systems to help nullify pain. Pain is typically a result of the heat generated from the laser. By decreasing the amount of heat, patients can now experience laser hair removal at a much more comfortable session that previously.
Indians in Chicago
There are many persons from India and Pakistan in Chicago. Culturally, both Pakistani and Indians sometimes equate hair removal with hygiene. Many Indians and Pakistanis live along Devon Avenue in Chicago, while many live throughout the Chicago area including Oak Brook, Hinsdale, and Burr Ridge.
Indian Hair Removal FAQs
Why have Dr. Shah and his team remove my hair?
We specialize in ethnic skin and ethnic hair. We understand how to safely and effectively remove unwanted hair with the least amount sessions. In addition, our treatments are surprisingly affordable. Dr. Shah is an expert in facial plastic surgery and oversees all laser protocols and parameters and has personally trained each laser aesthetician to understand how to treat Indian and Pakistani skin.
Does Laser hair removal cost alot?
Shaving and threading will cost more over a life time than laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is a way of permanent hair reduction to minimizes hair stubble, folliuclitis and darkening of the areas removed. Over a lifetime, laser hair rmeoval is much more cost effective.
What specifically makes laser hair removal so difficult in Indian patients?
There are several factors which make it more difficult. First of all, most Indian patients will have medium to darker skin with dark, thick coarse hair. Lasers must target the difference between dark hair and dark skin. Since there is less contrast, the lasers must be specifically enough to target the hair. Darker skin often requires cooling as well, which make it much more comfortable was well not to mention safer.
What type of laser is best for Indian hair removal?
There are two types of lasers which are effective, Nd:YAG and Diode. We have found the Diode laser to be the most effective laser to treat thick, coarse hair while the Nd:YAG to be better at targeting resistant hair when necessary.
Is laser hair removal painful?
The key to reducing hair is to utilize effective cooling mechanisms. Effective cooling will minimize the pain fibers which typically respond to heat. This makes laser hair removal with our system more effective and safer.
Is threading a safe alternative?
Threading is typically used for eyebrow reshaping. Threading can be used on the body but is typically painful and not effective in long term hair reduction.
Can I use a home laser kit?
Home laser kits often have a screening questionnaire to determine if your skin and hair type is safe. Most Indian patients will not pass this screening process. Even in patients who meet their criteria, results are limited due to low fluence or power. Our office has found these devices to largely be ineffective in long term hair removal, especially with Indian patients. In fact, even some conventional laser hair machines are underpowered especially in relation to thick coarse Indian hair. Our laser was specifically selected due to its higher fluence (powers) needed to eradicate thick coarse hair.
Are their cultural reasons why Pakistani women remove hair?
Some Islamic scholars recommend hair removal for women. Traditionally speaking, removal of hair has been considered more hygienic and attractive in the Islamic culture. The reason for this is that hair can have odor to it and removal of it will dramatically reduce potential odors.
Does Dr. Shah specialize in ethnic skin and Indian hair removal?
Dr. Shah has worked with Indian skin and ethnic skin on many patients. He has used lasers and other treatments to optimize benefit and minimize downtime for patients and risk.