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No hair please: Men opting for full body hair reduction in droves

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With Bollywood trends fast catching up in this cash rich city,skin clinics are flooded with patients (men and women) with demands of laser hair reduction. While men are coming up with demands of hair removal from chest,back,ears and even on cheeks,girls want to get rid of monthly waxing of arms and legs apart from getting facial hair removed.

Looking at the rising demand,Ludhiana-based ARV aesthetics organised a four-day skin camp from October 5- October 8 in which consultation was free apart from providing treatments at discounted rates.

Dr Pooja Dhawan,Consultant Dermatologist,ARV Aesthetics,said,“Young boys often land up in our clinic with demands of hair removal from chest and back. They are following the Bollywood stars in this trend.” Dr. Mohan Singh,Director of ARV,said,“For permanent reduction of coarse facial/body hair,a particular laser wavelength,which can effectively penetrate and destroy the roots of growing hair follicles,is needed and only this will provide the maximum clinical benefit.”

Dr Jastinder Gill,skin specialist of Apollo hospital said,“men come to me with demand of hair removal from cheeks and even from ears. The style of models,stars in movies and TV serials is making men come into skin clinics with demands of full body hair reduction.”

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“It takes about 6-8 sittings for hair reduction on one part. Normally,one sitting is for six weeks,” she added. Dr Gill has also started a free online website – http://www.bebeautifulindia.com – for her patients. “To my surprise men are more eager to ask questions than women,” she added.

Dr Gurinderjit Singh,another skin specialist of Ludhiana,said,“more women are coming to me as compared to men. Women come with demand of facial hair removal while body builder men come with demand of hair removal from chest and back.”

On an average the full body hair reduction cost between Rs 50,000 and Rs 1.5 lakh depending on the area of hair removal,even as specific areas have separate rates,revealed the doctors. The doctors claim that hair reduction is upto 90% permanent after 6-8 sittings and it is also painless as efficient cooling systems are used simultaneously.