Laser Hair Removal Singapore

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Bare it all with Laser Hair Removal!

Yes, long-term hair removal is possible and you can get it safely in Singapore, too! Eliminate unsightly/unwanted hair with The Aesthetics Centre’s Laser Hair Removal System and get silky-smooth results now!

  • Personalised Treatment Based on Skin and Hair Type

  • FDA-approved Medical-Grade Lasers (Candela GentleMaxProTM, ND-Yag, Diode)

  • Safe and Lasting Results

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Advantage of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal (LHR) is a medical procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light to remove unwanted hair. During the procedure, a laser emits a light that is absorbed by the melanin in the hair, which is then converted to heat, damaging the hair follicles that produce hairs.

LHR can be used to reduce unwanted hair in nearly any part of the body, except the eyelid or surrounding area. The treatment  usually takes around six to eight treatments for good results. However, as with all treatments, outcomes are not guaranteed and effects vary depending on individual factors. The interval between treatments also varies depending on the location or body part.

In Singapore, laser hair removal is becoming increasingly popular as a solution for smooth and hassle-free skin. According to a 2022 survey by Wellaholic Research, 62% of respondents in Singapore aged 18-29 years preferred permanent hair removal methods, like laser hair removal or electrolysis.

What are the areas that can be treated by Laser Hair Removal?

FACE

Including upper lip, chin, sideburns, and cheeks

UNDERARMS

LEGS

Including thighs, knees, and lower legs

CHEST

CHEST

Arms

ARMS

Upper arms and lower arms

ABDOMEN

ABDOMEN

BACK

BACK

Upper back and lower back

NECK and SHOULDERS

NECK/SHOULDERS

Bikini Line

BIKINI LINE/BRAZILIAN

Partial or full genital area

BUTTOCKS

BUTTOCKS

FEET & TOES

FEET & TOES

HANDS & FINGERS

HANDS & FINGERS

Note that while laser hair removal can be effective on various parts of the body, outcomes can be influenced by factors like hair colour, skin tone, and the specific area being treated. Always consult with a trained professional to determine if laser hair removal is right for your specific needs and desired treatment areas.

How does Laser Hair Removal work?

During laser hair removal, a handheld device delivers pulses of laser energy to the skin. The melanin absorbs the energy in the hair follicles, which causes them to heat up and become damaged. Over time, the damaged follicles cannot produce new hair, leading to permanent hair reduction. Here’s what happens during an underarm hair laser removal.

The process starts with a thorough consultation with a qualified professional to discuss your medical history, skin type, and the details of the process. They may also perform a patch test to determine how your skin reacts to the laser.

In preparation for the procedure, you will be asked to avoid using any lotions, deodorants, or other products that may interfere with the laser. They will also apply a cooling gel to the skin to protect it from the laser’s heat. As the doctor delivers pulses of laser energy to the skin, the patient may feel mild discomfort or a sensation of heat or stinging, but this can be minimised by using cooling techniques or numbing creams.

After the procedure, the doctor will provide instructions for aftercare. This may include avoiding sun exposure, wearing loose clothing, and avoiding hot showers or baths for a few days. You may also be advised to use a mild moisturiser or anti-inflammatory cream to soothe the skin.

 

What is our preferred laser?

A high-quality laser hair removal machine should be able to remove hair from diverse skin and hair types. Different lasers work better on some than others; for example, there is a wide range of coloured hairs that can make it difficult for certain machines to achieve optimal results. Be sure to ask about what types of skin and hair the laser machine is effective at treating.

A recommended machine is the GentleMax Pro™ by Candela™, a medical-grade, FDA-approved laser that targets unwanted hair on the face and the hands, arms, chest, back, thighs, legs, and feet. This type of hair removal machine is recommended for all skin types and removes black, white, and grey hairs. Since it can treat any hair colour on a wide range of skin types, it’s one of our favourites! It may be used in either smaller or larger areas depending on your needs.

What are the benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

  • PRECISION: Laser technology targets hair follicles accurately, damaging them without affecting the surrounding skin.
  • TIME-EFFICIENT: Unlike shaving or waxing, it offers lasting results with only occasional touch-ups required.
  • PREVENTS INGROWN HAIRS: Eliminates issues related to waxing or plucking, such as ingrown hairs and skin irritation.
  • VERSATILITY: Suitable for various body parts, from legs and underarms to bikini lines.
  • LESS HASSLE: Ensures smooth, hair-free skin, reducing the need for constant shaving, plucking, or waxing.
  • MINIMAL TO NO PAIN: Many people find laser hair removal to be less painful than waxing, especially in sensitive areas.
  • SKIN HEALTH: Reduces chances of skin darkening or scars, often caused by razors or waxing.
  • SAFE & FDA-APPROVED: The procedure is backed by extensive research and safety protocols.
  • FOR MEN & WOMEN: Effective for all genders, addressing concerns from coarse beard hair to finer body hair.
  • COST-EFFECTIVE IN THE LONG RUN: Despite the upfront cost, laser hair removal can be more economical over time compared to the cumulative costs of razors, waxing sessions, or other hair removal methods.

If you’re not sure if you’ll need multiple sessions or how many treatments will be necessary, find out what your provider’s policy is in terms of refunds or future treatments. There may also be options to purchase additional treatments as part of your package if you decide later that you want more sessions.

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Is Laser Hair Removal similar to IPL treatment?

Laser hair removal and IPL hair removal are two different methods of hair removal that use different types of light. Laser hair removal uses a concentrated beam of light that targets the hair follicles and damages them to prevent future hair growth. IPL hair removal uses a broad spectrum of light that targets the melanin in the hair and heats it up, causing damage to the hair follicles. Both methods are effective in reducing hair growth, but laser hair removal is widely documented to be more effective and safer than IPL hair removal.

LHR is virtually pain-free, while IPL hair removal can be more painful and uncomfortable. Laser hair removal is also more expensive than IPL hair removal, but it is considered to be a better long-term value because it requires fewer treatments and provides longer-lasting results. Both methods have some side effects, such as redness, swelling, and itching, but these are usually minor and temporary. Laser hair removal is generally considered to be safe when performed by a skilled medical professional, while IPL hair removal can be less safe and effective when performed by inexperienced operators.

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Who is recommended for Laser Hair Removal?

  • Those With Hair In Unwanted Areas: This includes facial hair, back hair, or any other area where hair growth is unwanted.
  • Those With Light Skin And Dark Hair: The contrast between dark hair and light skin allows the laser to target the melanin in the hair follicle more efficiently.
  • Those With Coarse Hair: Laser hair removal tends to work best on coarse hair as it can absorb more laser energy.
  • People Seeking Permanent Reduction: Laser hair removal may not eliminate 100% of hairs permanently, but it can significantly reduce hair growth.
  • People With Ingrown Hairs: Those who suffer from ingrown hairs or skin irritation from shaving or waxing can benefit greatly.
  • Those Looking For Long-Term Cost And Time Savings: While the upfront cost of laser hair removal can be high, it can save time and money in the long run by reducing or eliminating the need for ongoing shaving or waxing.
  • Those Who Are Prepared For Multiple Sessions: Good results typically require multiple sessions spaced weeks apart.

 

Who is NOT a good candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

  • Those People With Light Blonde, Red, Gray, Or White Hair: These hair colours lack sufficient melanin, which the laser targets.

  • Pregnant Women: While there’s no concrete evidence of harm, it’s generally advised to avoid LHR during pregnancy.

  • People On Certain Medications: Some medications, particularly those that increase light sensitivity, can interfere with LHR.

  • Those Actively Using Tanning Products: Tanned skin can increase the risk of side effects.

  • Those With Certain Skin Conditions: Conditions like psoriasis or dermatitis in the targeted area might be a contraindication.

Remember, it’s crucial to have a consultation with a dermatologist specialising in laser hair removal before undergoing the procedure as they can provide guidance and a treatment plan tailored to individual needs and circumstances.

 

How do you prepare for your Laser Hair Removal session?

Before your laser hair removal session, avoid sun exposure. Refrain from excessive sun exposure and tanning for at least six weeks before treatment. Sunburned or tanned skin can increase the risk of complications during the procedure.

The day before your session, shave the area to be treated. Laser hair removal is effective on shorter hair, and shaving ensures the laser energy targets the hair follicles effectively.

Also, avoid specific hair removal methods. Refrain from plucking, waxing, or using depilatory creams in the weeks before your appointment. These methods remove the hair from the root, and the laser needs the hair follicle intact to be effective.

And if you have any medical conditions or skin disorders, or are taking medications, inform your laser hair removal provider during your consultation. They will assess your suitability for the treatment and address any concerns.

The Possible Side Effects

Laser hair removal is generally considered safe when trained professionals perform it in a controlled medical setting. However, like any medical procedure, it may have potential side effects. It’s essential to be aware of these side effects before undergoing laser hair removal.

What are common side effects of Laser Hair Removal?

  • Skin Irritation and Redness: After the treatment, it is normal to experience some skin irritation and redness in the treated area. It usually subsides within a few hours to a day.
  • Swelling: Some individuals may experience mild swelling around the hair follicles immediately after the treatment. It is temporary and should resolve on its own.
  • Skin Sensitivity: Laser-treated skin may become more sensitive to sunlight. It is crucial to avoid direct sun exposure for at least two weeks after the procedure and use sunscreen when going outdoors.
  • Changes in Skin Colour: In some cases, laser hair removal can cause temporary lightening or darkening of the skin in the treated area. It is more common in individuals with darker skin tones but usually resolves independently over time.
  • Itching and Discomfort: Mild itching or discomfort may occur in the treated area following the procedure. It is usually temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter creams or ice packs.
  • Crusting or Scabbing: Some individuals may experience mild crusting or scabbing in the treated area. It typically resolves on its own within a few days.
  • Rare Complications: In rare cases, laser hair removal can cause more severe side effects, such as blistering, scarring, or infection. These complications are uncommon and often the result of improper treatment or inadequate aftercare.

What can you expect from a Laser Hair Removal process?

Before the procedure, an initial consultation is important, allowing your doctor to evaluate your skin and hair type and discuss your goals and address any concerns.

On the day of the treatment, the area set for treatment will be cleaned, and if necessary, a numbing cream might be applied to ease any discomfort. Protective goggles are provided to shield your eyes from the laser. In the first session, the doctor or technician will test a patch of your skin to ensure the right laser setting is used.

The sensation during the treatment varies among individuals but is commonly described as sharp pin pricks or a warm, tingling feeling. Newer laser devices often come with cooling mechanisms to minimise discomfort and safeguard the skin.

Post-treatment, it’s not unusual to experience redness or swelling, akin to a sunburn’s effects. Cooling gels or packs might be offered to soothe the skin.

It’s important to note that achieving the desired results usually necessitates multiple sessions spaced a few weeks apart, due to the growth phases of hair.

Call us today at +65 6820 3308 to book an appointment with The Aesthetics Centre.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Face, including eyebrows (“unibrow”), upper lip, cheeks, chin, neck
  • Hands
  • Arms
  • Torso, including chest, back
  • Legs, including thighs
  • Feet
It depends on your skin tone and hair color. Grey and blonde hairs don’t respond well to this treatment because these have no pigment. A consultation with our doctor is the best way to know if you’re qualified for laser hair removal. Note that we won’t push the procedure if it won’t produce good results for you.

Yes. Proper techniques performed by a certified and experienced technician render safe and effective results (Lim and Lanigan, 2006). There are associated risks but these are minimal, especially with proper precautionary measures. With The Aesthetics Centre, you’re assured of a thorough assessment to determine any potential complications.

At your personalised consultation, you will be advised about the number of sessions and type of treatment that suit you best.  Since each client’s expectation of hair loss is different, some may already be happy with 50-60% hair loss, which means lesser number of sessions, while others prefer an 80-95% maximum.

It depends on the size of the targeted area and amount of hair to be removed. We’ll be sure to give you a quotation after you’ve been personally evaluated by our licensed technicians.

If some of your questions or concerns are not addressed above, feel free to book your consultation at The Aesthetics Centre. Book your private consultation with us today so that we can extensively evaluate your case and provide the appropriate treatment.

Please bear in mind that not all patients are alike, some will require a slightly different approach than others. You will be given a specific price quotation after an initial consultation. Dr Anita Soosay and our staff are always ready to address any questions and to discuss this procedure with you in detail.

The Aesthetics Centre website provides general information about aesthetic/cosmetic procedures. General information is not a substitute for professional medical advice and treatment, hence it should not be accepted in place or in preference to a consultation with a certified professional.

    Contact Us Today!

    Please fill-out the form below to let us know how we can help you get rid of unsightly hair once and for all. A private consultation and personalised evaluation awaits you at The Aesthetics Centre.

      Contact Us Today!

      Please fill-out the form below to let us know how we can help you get rid of unsightly hair once and for all. A private consultation and personalised evaluation awaits you at The Aesthetics Centre.

      Main Office: 1 Kim Seng Promenade #01-137 Great World City (Office Tower), 237994 Singapore, Singapore
      Phone: +65 6820 3308 | +65 6820 3309
      Email: enquiry@theaestheticscentre.com

      Clinic’s Operating Hours:

      Monday, Thursday: 11am to 8pm;
      Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am to 6pm;
      Saturday: 10am to 2pm.

      Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays.

      Please bear in mind that not all patients are alike, some will require a slightly different approach than others. You will be given a specific price quotation after an initial consultation. Dr Anita Soosay and our staff are always ready to address any questions and to discuss this procedure with you in detail.

      The Aesthetics Centre website provides general information about aesthetic/cosmetic procedures. General information is not a substitute for professional medical advice and treatment, hence it should not be accepted in place or in preference to a consultation with a certified professional.

      Resources:
      Lim, S. and Lanigan, S. (2006). A review of the adverse effects of laser hair removal. Lasers in Medical Science, 21(3), pp.121-125.
      Read more about Medical Aesthetic Treatments and Procedures

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      The Aesthetics Centre website content including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material is a general information intended for educational purposes only. Please note that individual client’s circumstances may vary and each treatment may not be suitable for all, just as how the content in this website does not intend, in any way, to substitute for a detailed and personal consultation with a licensed practitioner.
      Seek consult with a medical professional, or contact The Aesthetics Centre for an appointment, before making any decisions or for guidance about specific aesthetic treatment or procedure.