Many people are troubled by having too much hair on their legs and armpits. If you’re one of them, fret not, we have solutions for you. Laser hair removal may just be what you’re looking for.
What is hair removal?
There are various temporary or permanent hair removal methods that can remove unwanted excess hair on different areas of the body. Some temporary methods include shaving, waxing, application of depilatory creams and plucking.
More permanent hair removal methods include:
Laser hair removal
This makes use of intense light of a specific wavelength to heat up and destroy the hair follicles selectively. The laser energy is absorbed by the pigment within the follicle and it burns the follicle without damage to the surrounding tissues.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
This uses very bright light converted to heat energy to strike the hair shafts of the bulb or root of the hair to destroy them.
When do we need hair removal?
Usually, there is no medical need to remove excess hair. It is usually done for cosmetic purposes, or if the extra hair causes terrible distress psychologically.
What are some benefits of laser hair removal?
Some benefits of laser hair removal include:
- Selective destruction of hair follicles
- Long-term hair reduction after multiple treatment sessions
- Less discomfort when compared to other methods
- Flexibility of hair removal from any part of the body
- Reduction of ingrown hairs and folliculitis
Is hair removal painful?
In most cases, laser hair removal only causes minimal discomfort, especially if you compare it to other methods like waxing. Many patients describe the sensation as being snapped by a rubber band – very tolerable. Of course, it does depend on your personal pain tolerance levels too, but you shouldn’t have to be too worried about it at all.
Is there any downtime after laser hair removal?
Your treated areas may be slightly red and swollen right after laser hair removal, so you may want to apply some ice to the area. Your doctor may also prescribe some soothing creams as part of your aftercare. That said, you may return to normal activities right after. Hence, there is minimal downtime.
What results can I expect from laser hair removal?
The hairs will not fall out immediately, but will be shed over a period of days to weeks. Repeated treatments may be necessary because hair growth occurs in a natural cycle and the laser hair removal treatment works best with hair follicles in the growth stage.
Results may vary from person to person but can last for months to years. The hair may not regrow, but if it does, it is usually finer and lighter in colour. You might need some maintenance laser treatments in the long run to keep the hairs from recurring.
Hair Removal Treatment in Singapore by Harmony Aesthetics
If you are tired of shaving, plucking, or waxing unwanted hair constantly, laser hair removal may be the best solution for you. The Clarity II laser is able to safely and effectively remove even very fine facial hairs in darker skin individuals. It works by selectively targeting pigment in the hair shaft while sparing surrounding skin structures. Hair growth is permanently reduced – hair takes longer to regrow, is less dense, appears finer and sparser.
Besides the convenience it affords, laser hair removal reduces incidences of ingrown hair and folliculitis. With a sufficient number of well-timed treatments, results can be semi-permanent, sometimes lasting for years. This may end up saving you more time and money in the long run by not having to go for repeated temporary hair removal procedures.