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24 years old having facial hair, what laser treatment should i take ?

Hello doctor im 24 years old and i have a facial hair problem on chin and neck and little bit on jawline they are very thick n coarse please tell me how to remove these hairs pemanently without any side effect Hello doctor.... i m 24 years old and i am from jaipur and i have a facial hair problem on chin and neck and little bit on jawline. they are very thick n coarse. i had tried many options to remove these hairs like face wax, plucking, and threading. please tell me how to remove these hairs pemanently without any side effect? even for this i had taken a treatment from kaya skin clinic . but that make the situatin more worst . Also suggest me which one is best Diode laser or ND-Yag laser?
Sat, 14 May 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response
first before taking treatment you have to find out the cause of it.
androgen hormone responsible for it.
so consult agynecologist about it. you require some blood investigations for hormones like fsh ,lh,androgen level and pelvic ultrasound for any ovarian pathology.
are you bit obese?are your periods regular?if yes then it can some pathology.
lasers are helpful. you have to consult a dermatologist for it.
take care.
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OBGYN Dr. Rakhi Tayal's  Response
Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic forum.
From your query it seems that you are a female that is why you are so much concerned about your facial hairs. These are usually seen due to the hormonal reasons and cannot be treated with any drugs. For permanent removal, YAG- laser is the best option with best results.
Hope I have answered your query. I will be available if you have any further queries.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum,

What you have is called HIRSUTISM .The best and permanent (long term) would be lasers,but before that I would like to tell the causes of it.
Facial and body hair can be because of idiopathic reason(i.e. no exact cause) ,to hormonal (as in Poly-cystic ovary disease-PCOD ) or thyroid cases or familial ...rarely it can also be because of some topical creams or oral tablets .Its important to diagnose the cause first .As you said it is thick and course ,that would mean that you should get your hormonal profile done .There are certain other feature which we look for in such cases like- acne(pimples), irregular periods ,weight gain & scalp hair loss.If you have any of these,then you should get the hormone test done .These test are done on the 2nd day of your periods. You can even get a ultra sound done for lower abdomen to rule out PCOD.If this comes positive then you should take hormonal medicines along with the lasers.

The best of the treatment is lasers which is a permanent treatment (strictly speaking long term) .Laser hair reduction requires multiple sessions at an interval of say 4-6wks.Normally one would require 6-8 sessions ,but if one has hormonal problem then you may need more touch ups.It is safe an effective...but you should go for it only if you have thick or moderately thick hair.Very fine hair may not show good result.Blonde or gray hair also don't respond well to lasers. Result also depends upon which laser machine you are going for.There are three basic types of lasers used --
1) IPL(intense pulse light)
2) Nd:yag laser
3) Diode laser.

The best of the lot is diode laser which is costly but very effective .The worst would be a IPL (which is actually not even a laser),its just a light device.Apart from its low effectiveness it has other disadvantages also like it can lead to burn marks.The probe of laser is big in size ,so its difficult to manipulate in smaller areas,and thus leads to big rectangular burn marks.Many doctors keep this machine as the cost of machine is less as compared to diode laser.Diode laser not only destroys the root of hair which is black but also the stem cells responsible for new growth of hair. Nd:yag laser comes next ,inferior to Diode laser.But if you don't get a diode in your place then you can go for Nd;yag.One thing you should remember before taking the laser ,that its not just the machine but the man behind the machine also which is important.I've been doing lasers myself for last 12 years now ,so I know in and out about lasers .I f you are further interested then you can visit my website for details .

But remember don't take laser treatments from any beauty parlor,prefer a laser clinic run by a dermatologist.

I hope this would help you decide which technique to go for .

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