How does Laser Hair Removal work?
Laser hair removal is the latest advancement in permanent hair reduction that is virtually painless!
Using patented technology, Laser hair removal permanently destroys hair follicles by using low fluence, repetitive, short laser pulses to target and damage hair roots within the hair follicle. This method effectively removes hair and prevents its re-growth simultaneously.
At the same time, the laser tip provides contact cooling to the skin surface, preventing superficial burns and reducing discomfort.
What is the difference between Laser Hair Removal and IPL treatment in Singapore?
IPL hair removal treatments use a single intense pulse of energy that targets melanin, allowing it to be effective on coarse or dark hair. However, this reduces its efficacy on finer hair and may result in adverse effects such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and burns when performed on people with darker skin tones.
Hair Removal Laser, on the other hand, uses gentler pulses of laser energy fired at a high repetition rate to gradually heat the skin just enough to destroy the hair roots without causing pain and damage to the skin. Using a two-pronged approach, energy is targeted at melanin found in the hair shaft, and the cells responsible for hair production in the hair root. This method increases hair removal efficacy and safety and has no side effects.
The biggest advantage of hair removal by laser is that there is little to no pain! Contact cooling coupled with the gradual application of gentle laser energy to the skin results in less trauma and reduced pain sensation during the treatment, reducing the chance of side effects.
Laser hair removal is suitable for everyone and all skin types. Those with sensitive skin or individuals with dark skin types can now enjoy painless, permanent laser hair removal.
Laser Hair Removal Treatment Experience
Dr. Edwin recommends that patients shave prior to the laser hair removal session for optimal results. An additional charge will be applied if shaving is required. The targeted area will receive 3 passes of the laser.
During the laser treatment, patients may experience some warmth over sensitive areas such as the upper lip, underarms and bikini line.
The laser hair removal treatment is virtually pain free. Nowadays, laser hair removal treatment are made very comfortable by the advanced cooling laser tip!
Individual results vary according to one’s skin type (darker skin vs. lighter skin) and hair coarseness. For most people, Dr. Edwin finds that improvement is seen within 7 days of the first session.
Best results are seen after 6 to 8 sessions.
Patients should continue shaving after the treatment and avoid waxing / threading / or plucking of unwanted hair.
How many sessions are required?
At least 6 to 8 sessions are recommended. Done monthly, 90-95% of hair removal can be expected.
How can I prepare before the laser hair removal treatment?
The treated area should be shaved 2 to 3 days prior to treatment. Hair should not be plucked or waxed 3 weeks before treatment as this removes the hair shaft from the hair follicles, reducing the efficacy of the laser.
What can I expect during the Laser Hair Removal treatment?
Hair Removal Laser is virtually painless. At most, you may feel a warm sensation. The procedure is quick and will be over in 5 to 10 minutes for underarms and 15 to 20 minutes for larger areas!
Can Laser Hair Removal be used for facial hair removal?
In general, our laser hair removal service is used for body hair and not facial hair as facial skin is much more sensitive.
How do I find the best laser clinic Singapore has to offer?
Every clinic offers different laser treatments, no one clinic is same as the other. One clinic may recommend certain specific treatments like IPL. If you want to make sure that unwanted hair is removed appropriately, make sure that you have the right information on the clinic and information on the treatments they offer before proceeding.
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