Laser Hair Removal

01Laser hair removal is commonly performed at plastic surgicentre in Doha, Qatar.

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow!
Say goodbye to painful waxing, shaving and plucking. Unwanted body and facial hair no longer has to be a concern. At Dr Makki clinic we provide the latest in hair removal services.

Which Treatment Is Best For You?
Patients with dark hair and light skin respond best to lasers. Call for a consultation to decide which treatment option is best for you. Even the most extensive areas such as facial hair, underarms, bikini line, shoulders and backs can now be treated. In just a few treatment sessions using the gentle power of lasers, you can have smooth, hair free skin you always dreamed of.

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Hair Removal
Eliminating Unwanted Hair Safely, Permanently, And Comfortably
In our culture, excess body hair in women can be embarrassing. Although shaving is acceptable to men, women who shave their faces just do not fit the image of a woman. The latest technology for removing hair is less painful and more effective and has eliminated scarring.

Start Today to Discover the Beauty of a Figure That Inspires Self-Confidence.

Start Today to Discover the Beauty of a Figure That Inspires Self-Confidence.

For years women have tried many methods for removing hair from their body. Bleaching, waxing, and tweezing are temporary solutions for battling excess hair. laser is the only permanent solution for hair removal. New technologies have produced more satisfied patients. Men have also found these newer techniques effective for unwanted hair on their ears, neck, shoulders, and back. A private consultation will answer your questions.

Gentlelase Laser Hair Removal
“Gentlelase With Integrated Dynamic Cooling Device Gaining Wide Acceptance”
What Is The Candela Gentlelase And Why Is It A Safe Treatment?
Lasers have been used for several years for a variety of medical cosmetic procedures including treatment of facial and leg veins, age spots, tattoos, and birthmarks and smoothing fine lines on the face. The Gentlelase, a revolutionary long pulse high energy alexandrite laser system, emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin, to the hair follicle where it is absorbed. The laser energy is transformed into heat, which can disable the follicle, leaving the surrounding skin unchanged. The skin is further protected during treatment by a dynamic cooling process where a cryogen is sprayed onto the skin cooling the upper layers providing patients increased comfort. This selectivity helps to protect the skin while effectively treating the unwanted hair.

What Conditions Are Treated With The Laser?
Traditional hair removal techniques, such as shaving, plucking, and waxing, provide only temporary relief. Until now, the only semipermanent way to remove hair has been by electrolysis. The Gentlelase safely removes unwanted body hair without damaging the delicate pores and structures of the skin. Facial and bikini areas are usually completed in under 10 minutes; legs and larger areas can take longer.

Why Should I Have Gentlelase Treatment?
This is a procedure to remove unwanted hair. The best results have been achieved on darker, finer hair, but other factors may influence the treatment process and are generally best evaluated and discussed during a consultation. The Gentlelase offers safe and effective treatment.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Hair grows in cycles. The number of treatments required depends on your skin, hair coloring, and coarseness of the hair. Everyone will require at least three to four treatments as the process is only effective on hairs during their growing cycle. Repeated sessions will be necessary to treat these follicles when they re-enter the growth phase.

LASER resurfacing Fractional CO2 Lacer

Laser Resurfacing

Laser Resurfacing

In the past, skin resurfacing was carried out using chemical peel or dermabrasion (a sanding technique). However, lasers have pretty much replaced the techniques for deeper resurfacing because it seems to offer added safety and faster recovery. Our experience with the laser for skin resurfacing has been very positive. We are impressed with the control that this modality offers. We agree that healing time is shortened, compared to other methods.

Laser resurfacing is often utilized as a compliment to surgery. It is not a substitute for the face lift operation as it does not correct facial laxity or sagging skin. It is excellent for treating fine lines on the cheeks, beneath the eyes and around the mouth – the very lines that are difficult to correct with surgery. Although some patients will have resurfacing as an isolated procedure, more often in our practice, it is coupled with face lift surgery.

One major advantage noted with the laser resurfacing in comparison with the older technique of deep chemical peeling is a decrease in the risk of skin lightening and scarring as reported in several clinical studies. While these risks are not eliminated, they seem to be less frequent. Another advantage is that the depth of treatment is more controllable.

Fractional laser resurfacing is a new method of skin rejuvenation. What sets this apart from other laser resurfacing methods is that only treats a fraction of the skin, leaving the surrounding areas alone. This allows a faster or virtually no downtime than the earlier laser technologies.

A fractional approach to resurfacing means that only specific areas are targeted using lights that are delivered in small, closely spaced micro beams. Both the epidermis and dermis are penetrated. Only a small proportion of the skin receives the laser light, while the other zones in between are left intact.

This way, the skin heals much faster because only fractional damage was caused by the heat of the light source. The micro injured cells start the process of healing with collagen remodeling. The healthy unaffected tissues help to fill in the damaged area with new cells.

The skin tightens and its texture improves. The treatment is comparable to a pixel by pixel retouching of a digital photograph.

Skin Conditions that can be treated with Fractional Laser Resurfacing

·  Wrinkles

·  Acne scars

·  Traumatic scars

·  Sun damage

·  Brown spots

Contraindications/ Precautions

People with a history of skin sensitivity to light, or have an active infection near the site to be treated are not allowed to undergo the fractional laser resurfacing. The use ofretinoids for acne treatment within the past 12 months is also contraindicated.

Darker skin types must be properly evaluated by a doctor because of some issues of fractional lasers with these skin groups. Ethnic skin has a tendency to develop hyper pigmentation post fractional laser resurfacing. Your physician may recommend an adjunctive regimen to help counter this unpleasant effect.

Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should delay the treatment because the safety of the fractional laser resurfacing on them is still not well- established.

The Treatment Process

The process is reported to be well tolerated by most patients. There may be some mild prickling or burning sensation. An anaesthetic cream may be applied on your skin prior to the fractional laser resurfacing to reduce any pain or discomfort.

The fractional laser resurfacing  usually finished in less than 30 minutes.

Post Treatment

You can return to your usual activities after the session but for the first week your skin may be red and swollen. There may be a sunburn sensation lasting for a few hours to a few days. Cooling gels may be applied to relieve the discomfort.

For most fractional laser resurfacing systems, make-up can be used immediately to camouflage the redness. Your skin will be extremely sensitive to light, so avoid basking in the sun during this period. Sunscreens with high SPF will be useful.

Usually, multiple sessions are required for optimal results. Around 3 to 5 treatments are necessary, with 5 to 7 days interval. The exact number of treatments you will need will be determined by your plastic surgeon.

Dramatic improvements of the skin condition are typically observed in 2 to 3 months. The effects are lasting but not permanent. If you’d rather have a single yet more permanent solution, plastic surgery is an option. Face lifts, for example, will tighten the skin to reduce wrinkles with more permanent results.

Laser skin resurfacing will improve your self confidence and restore a more youthful appearance to your skin.

Laser tattoo removal

Tattoo removal presents a difficult scenario to the treating physician. Tattoos may be accidental, caused by dirt or foreign material being driven into a wound, or they may be purposely applied in either an amateur or professional setting by using a varied number of inks and techniques. Successful removal of the latter type of tattoo is dependent upon its cause, size, method of placement, and type of pigment. Very small tattoos that seldom “show” are often best treated by simple excision and closure. A scar will result, but the scar is often less objectionable than the tattoo itself. Historically, physicians have treated larger, multicolored, purposely applied tattoos in two ways:

Dermabrasion–sanding the skin down below the level of the tattoo ink
Carbon dioxide laser vaporization of the entire tattooed area

In most patients, these treatments result in objectionable scars. Today, we remove tattoos with a type of laser known as a Q-switched YAG laser. This laser fires a very intense beam of light, either invisible or green colored, into the tattoo in a very rapid burst. This heats the pigment within the tattoo and triggers its eruption from the skin. The laser color is chosen dependent upon the color of the ink–certain colors, like fluorescent yellow, are extremely difficult to remove. The procedure time varies from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the tattoo size and the area treated. Topical anesthesia is occasionally used depending on tattoo location, size and the patient’s tolerance for the brief burning discomfort associated with each laser burst. Oral or intramuscular sedation can be used at the patient’s request. Following treatment, the wound may ooze small amounts of blood for several hours. The wound must be covered with a dressing for 24 hours and maintained in a moist environment for seven to 10 days. The risks of scarring with this treatment are quite low. However, complete eradication of the tattoo is quite rare. Although multiple treatments are usually required to obtain successive lightening of the tattoo, final results are dependent upon the depth of the tattoo pigment within the skin. On rare occasions, certain uncommon tattoo inks react with the laser to form a darker-colored chemical which is untreatable. While some small amounts of pigment may remain, the average patient is quite happy with the improvement obtained. Although multiple treatments are required, the risk of the procedure is quite low.

The information on this web site is only intended as an introduction to this procedure and should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor as a guarantee of the result.

The best method of determining your personal options is to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Makki. He will be able to answer specific questions related to your situation.

Please don’t hesitate to call for any questions that you might have