Removing your unwanted hair by shaving, waxing, or, god forbid, plucking can get very tiring. Laser hair removal is a fantastic solution and it eliminates the constant battle with your body hair. No more tweezers or expensive waxing treatments needed. However, after talking with the experts at Edwin Lim Clinic there are a few things you should know about laser hair removal in Singapore. This is what this article is about!
Is laser hair removal safe?
We sometimes get the question of whether or not laser hair removal is safe. Seen as the technology is reasonably new and the machinery high-tech, it’s a valid question. The answer is, of course, a resounding yes!
As long as you find a reputable clinic, then laser hair removal in Singapore is safe for pretty much anyone. All medical devices need to be approved before they are used in a clinic which ensures all devices are tested thoroughly before being used on you!
There is some difference in risk from one clinic to another depending on how experienced the employees are, but this difference is minimal for a minor procedure like laser hair removal.
5 things you should know about laser hair removal
If you’re looking to get your body or facial hair removed using a laser hair removal treatment, then there are a few important things you should know. We’ve listed five of them below!
1. It’s painless
Laser hair removal is painless and only causes a mild discomfort while the treatment is happening. This is more than can be said for other more traditional forms of hair removal, like waxing or plucking.
After each treatment you can go about your day as normal, there’s no recovery time as there is with other cosmetic procedures. This means it’s not only painless but also fits perfectly around your schedule. With most treatments taking less than an hour, dealing with those pesky hairs by way of laser hair removal is easier than ever!
2. Maintenance visits – It’s a process
You’re left with smoother feeling skin after just one session, and the effects are certainly noticeable instantly. However, it takes multiple treatments to get rid of all the hairs thoroughly.
In between treatments, it’s important that you don’t pluck or wax hairs but stick to shaving. This ensures that all hairs get exposure during your maintenance visits. It takes just a few short visits per year for a number of years to completely rid you of your hair on the treated area.
3. It’s permanent
Laser hair removal is permanent if the treatments and maintenance procedures are followed correctly. This means that when you’re completely finished, you’re left hair-free and won’t have to deal with the waxing, shaving, trimming or plucking again!
When waxing or plucking, the hairs tend to thin out slightly over time, but it will take ages and a ridiculous number of waxing or plucking sessions to get rid of the hairs entirely. Laser hair removal takes only a few sessions of less than an hour per year. If continued for a few years the results you get will be permanent, and you’ll enjoy smooth hair-free skin.
4. Different kinds: Laser or Intense pulsed light?
There are two main forms of hair removal that are named laser hair removal in Singapore, these are laser-based hair removal and light-based hair removal, otherwise known as IPL. Even though this second option isn’t technically speaking laser hair removal, it often falls in the same category.
True laser hair removal works using a laser that deals with the hairs at the root. IPL works using a powerful light-beam, so not a laser. This powerful light beam helps to lighten the hair’s colour and increase the time it takes for them to grow back.
Generally speaking, laser hair removal is more effective, but IPL is worth mentioning for people with darker body hair. IPL helps to lighten the colour of the hairs as well as reduce their growth rate, but it’s not permanent as laser hair removal is.
This is why laser hair removal is often preferred over IPS if you’re looking to remove the hairs for good!
5. Laser hair removal in Singapore is inexpensive
Each treatment can cost anywhere from $75 to $225, depending on the time it takes. If you compare this with IPL then it may seem expensive, but laser hair removal is much more effective and yields better results in fewer treatments.
Since you only have to revisit the clinic a few times per year for a few years, you’re far better off going with the laser hair removal.
Waxing strips cost money too and you’ll be putting yourself through discomfort and pain each month for very gradual long-term results. For the parts of your body that you do not want the hair to return, laser hair removal is your best bet!
Laser hair removal in Singapore is a popular choice to not deal with hairy body-parts and a permanent one at that, with the right maintenance. If you consider the long-term, then it’s even more cost-effective than other more traditional forms of hair removal, like waxing for example!