A question from India regarding safety of laser hair removal.
Hello Richa – thank you for visiting SkinTour!
If your skin is fairly light in color and the doctor and his/her nurses are well trained, generally the diode based laser hair systems like the LightSheer by Lumenis will be safe for you. If you were darker skinned, it is safer to go with an Nd:YAG (Neodymium YAG) based hair removal laser.
I’m going to assume you’re not pregnant because we generally don’t recommend lasers during pregnancy (just to be extra safe!). Generally, there is no need to wait for a test of your hormones to start laser treatments.
When we have a patient with irregular periods, we recommend that they see a gynecologist for an evaluation. If the gynecologist finds a condition called Polycystic Ovaries, which can cause facial hair growth, irregular periods and sometimes acne, then the laser treatments will not work as well as they normally do. It doesn’t mean that you can’t do them, but it may mean you will need more treatments and more maintenance after the initial series. So please see your gynecologist for an evaluation.
Hope this helps, Dr. I