FDA Approved – Suitable for Indian Skin

Why Nd-YAG Laser is suitable for Indian Skin
You may have heard from your friend that someone who had completed all Laser sessions did not get the required results and has new hair growth ,  the below info will explain why ….

  • Diode Laser has a Wavelength of 810nm , This can be treated safely for fair skin , As the skin becomes less fair , the intensity has to be reduced to avoid burns and pigmentations , this means more sessions  to get the results and then maintenance sessions .
  • Nd-YAG Laser has a wavelength of 1064nm and this means more energy can be delivered safely to the hair follicles and get permanent results  in few sessions. Nd-YAG is Gold Standard for Laser hair removal for Skin Type 3-6 .
  • The CANDELA Gentle YAG has heavy duty power delivery system for High focused energy  , this high focused energy is critical to permanently destroy the Hair follicles , this is not possible in a small machine or portable machine. This means even if the wavelength is there , the machine cannot deliver enough power to destroy the Hair follicles this can result in Hair regrowth after few weeks . The 1064nm wavelength is ideal for Indian skin type.

In short both Diode and Nd-YAG can be used for  Laser for Hair Removal , In Diode one needs to be careful for not fair/dark skin type  as there are chances of Burn , The operator has to reduce the energy level this compensation results in not enough energy to destroy all the Hair follicles and hence requires more sittings or session and more maintenance session.



This means less sessions in Nd-YAG to get the same results vs Diode and  also lower cost.

Things that you should check before you decide to go for Laser Hair removal session

LASER Hair Removal ( LHR)

  • Does the Clinic perform a Patch Test

It is always advisable to do a patch test if this is the first time you are going for Laser Hair Removal ( LHR)

  • Does the Clinic have qualified Technicians

Check if the staff has experience and qualified for the task.

  • Does the Clinic have the LHR machine suitable for your skin type

Different LHR machines works on different type of Skin tones , Skin is divided into five types ( I – V) I is fair and V is Dark.

  • IPL : wide spectrum of wavelength , Very common and cheap , small and compact not very effective for long term results .
  • Ruby: Old technology obsolete now . If they only have this type of laser, find another clinic.
  • Diode: 810 nm. Good for pale to fair skin type I-IV
  • Alexandrite: 755 nm. Works best on pale skin colors, skin type I-III. Not safe for some darker skin colors.
  • Nd:YAG: 1064 nm. The only laser currently on the market that can work with all skin types I-VI.

Apart from the type of Laser , it is important to check if the clinic has Professional Machine . Some tend to use sub standard or cheap machines. All Professional LHR ( Laser Hair Removal) machines are heavy and need high current to operate, this is because the power delivery of the LASER is very crucial to penetrate through the hair follicles and damage the tube-shaped sacs without damaging the adjacent cells. This is only possible with the Professional LHR due to the precise wavelength of the LASER light without compromising the Safety of the Person . Small hand held or portable machines may not be able to deliver the same power and  the wavelength is not precise .

The machines that are clinically proven to be safe are generally FDA approved Machines. FDA is a United states “Food and Drug Administration” . They enforce strict check on the Medical Equipment and ensure it is safe for Human use . 

In RIVO we  use FDA approved machines –  Candela Nd:YAG  ( USA)  This brand come under the TOP 5 worldwide. Yes they are very expensive machines the cost ranges from Rs45 Lakhs to 60 Lakhs . This is the reason all our clients are very satisfied with their results and recommend their friends and family to us in good faith. This is the secret to our growth.

  • A good clinic will always evaluate your skin and other medical records before suggesting you for Laser Hair Removal because some will not have the required hair reduction results for multiple reasons like PCOD , Hormonal issues etc.

How does it work

Laser hair removal is the deliberate removal of body hair using the technology of laser. Thicker hair can often be in unwanted places or too excessive, laser hair removal is directed towards the removal or reduction hair.

Laser hair removal works by targeting the hair follicle with laser light, this energy damages and goes on to destroy the hair follicle, thus stopping the follicle from producing further hairs. The laser delivers an intense beam of light, which is absorbed by the hair follicle whilst the surrounding tissue remains unaffected.

This process is called selective photothermolysis (photo means light and thermolysis means to destroy with heat). It is selective as it targets hair and not skin.

Laser hair removal is not electrolysis. Electrolysis works by directing an electric current into each individual hair follicle which is painful and time consuming. Laser can target a large amount of hairs in one go virtually pain free.

Benefits of LASER Hair Removal


  • Beautifully smooth, clear, hair-free skin.
  • Ideal for promoting hygiene.
  •  Reduces time spent shaving your hair at home.
  • Eliminating issues and irritation with ingrowing hair.
  • Facilitates healing and massages.
  •  Better long-term investment financially.

Which Laser is suitable for Indian Skin

Laser Hair Removal Indian Skin Types

Laser hair removal works by targeting the melanin in the hair follicle with laser light, this energy damages and goes on to destroy the hair follicle, thus stopping the follicle from producing further hairs. The newest lasers on the market now have the ability to target the melanin in the root of the hair without dispersing into the surrounding skin, which for Indians may have a higher melanin content, allowing laser hair removal to work effectively on Indian skin.

Talking specifically about Indian skin can be rather tricky because that covers a very broad range of skin types and tones. Indian skin and hair comes under the category of Asian, though of course Asian is very broad term too, and there are many smaller variations between countries and regions.

That said, Asian skin generally has these characteristics: It tends to be slightly darker than Caucasian skin it is also more prone to hyperpigmentation and scarring, whether from insect bites, light scratches or after an injury or surgery.

The hair also differs, the actual space between cuticle cells is narrower, there are more cells, and these are denser and stronger. These factors have kept Indian people away from laser hair removal in the past. More sensitive skin and stronger hair!

In the past laser hair removal wasn’t safe and effective for Indian skin due to these factors, but as the laser industry has advanced this is now possible and there are very effective and safe lasers on the market.

There are now a few different lasers available for Indian skin but the one we would most recommend is the NDYag or Diode  This laser penetrates deep into the skin picking up only on the hair and not the pigment in the skin, this is vital as it allows you to miss the melanin in the skin, and by hitting only the hair follicle you avoid any trauma that could scar your skin. The NdYag also works great on thick, strong hair which is just perfect for the strong Indian hair.

We want to make sure that good laser hair removal treatment is available to you! And we do have a lot of experience using this laser on Indian hair and we can tell you now that you will certainly be seeing good results with no negative side effects.

NDYag Laser hair removal works effectively on both fine and thick hairs on:

  • Fair complexion
  • Wheatish complexion
  • Dark complexion

Diodeg Laser hair removal works effectively on both fine and thick hairs on:

    • Fair complexion
    • Partial results or require more sessions for Wheatish complexion
    • Not for Dark complexion

There are many types of LASER – IPL ,Diode , NDYag and Alexandrite .

Always confirm which Machine is the Clinic using and is it FDA Approved Machine . The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is a federal agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics, animal foods & feed[4] and veterinary products.

Pre-Care & Post-Care for Laser Hair Removal

Pre care

Prior to arriving for your treatment session

  • The area of treatment should be shaved at least 12 hours prior to treatment.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes on the day.
  • Avoid alcohol or smoking the night before and on the day of the treatment.
  • Drink at least 1 liter of water the day before and the day of treatment – this helps your body to regulate its temperature.
  • Arrive early prior so that you are relaxed.
  • Do not exercise before the treatment.
  • Avoid applying any products on areas of treatment, keep it dry and clean prior to treatment.
  • Do not expose the skin to UV light (sunlight or sunbeds) or apply any self-tanning products for 8 weeks prior to treatment.

Did you know?

Two weeks after your session, your skin will be beautifully smooth, any hair regrowth will be noticeably slower and you’ll wonder why you waited so long to get treated at RIVO Skin Clinic!

After care

Protecting your skin after and between sessions.

Here’s what to avoid:

  • Avoid exposing skin to UV light (sunlight or sunbeds) or self-tan for at least 2 weeks after treatment. This is to minimize darkening of the skin (hyperpigmentation).
  • Avoid heat treatments such as spas, steam rooms and saunas for 7 days.
  • Avoid excessive scrubbing or applying pressure to the skin for 4-5 days. This is to allow the treated skin to recover and to prevent any infection.
  • Avoid shaving the treated area for 72 hours after treatment.
  • Avoid exercising for at least 48 hours.
  • Avoid hot baths and hot showers for 48 hours.
  • Avoid anything that involves chlorine (e.g. swimming) for 48 hours.
  • Avoid make-up on the treated area for at least 48 hours.
  • Avoid the application of perfumed products or bleaching creams for 48 hours.
  • Avoid scratching the treatment area if blistering or crusting occurs, as this can cause scarring.
  • Avoid waxing, tweezing and threading for the complete duration of the treatment course.

And here’s what to do after your treatment and between sessions:

  • Do apply an ice-pack on the treated area to reduce pain, discomfort or irritation.
  • Do apply aloe Vera gel or calming creams for 3 days after the treatment.
  • Do wear loose clothes to avoid friction on the treated area for 48 hours.
  • Do keep treated area clean and dry for 48 hours.
  • Do drink plenty of water.
  • Do use at least SPF 50 sunscreen with Zinc for at least 2 weeks.

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 Nd-YAG Laser 1064nm

Below Prices are Excluding GST


6 Nd-YAG Sessions 1 Nd-YAG Session
Face ₹22,999/- ₹4,500/-
Upper Lips ₹10,999/- ₹2,500/-
Chin ₹15,999/- ₹3,500/-
Full Legs ₹32,999/- ₹6,500/-
Half Legs ₹20,999/- ₹4,000/-
Under Arms ₹11,999/- ₹2,500/-
Full Arms ₹28,999/- ₹5,500/-
Half Arms ₹19,999/- ₹4,000/-
Bikini  ₹20,999/-  ₹4,000/-
Side Lock(Face)  ₹15,999/-  ₹3,200/-
Half Body  ₹45,999/-  ₹9,000/-
Full Body  ₹77,999/-  ₹15,000/-


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 Nd-YAG Laser 1064nm

Prices are Excluding GST

6 Nd-YAG Sessions 1 Nd-YAG Session
Beard Shaping ₹18,999/- ₹4,500/-
Ear Lobes ₹7,999/- ₹1,800/-
Under Arms ₹16,799/- ₹3,500/-
Nose/Unibrow ₹4,199/- ₹9,00/-
Chest/Back ₹32,999/- ₹6,500/-
Full Arms ₹30,999/- ₹6,000/-
Half Arms ₹21,999/- ₹4,500/-
Full Legs ₹35,999/- ₹7,000/-
Half Legs-below Knee  ₹21,999/-  ₹4,500/-
Half Body ₹59,999/- ₹12,000/-
Full Body  ₹89,999/-  ₹18,000/-

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Nd-YAG Laser
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– Full body: 10 sessions – ₹119,999
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