Laser hair removal can prove to be an efficient and painless solution for unwanted hair.
It’s permanently shorts, skirts and sleeveless tops weather in Singapore, which makes keeping your legs and underarms fuzz-free an ongoing chore. And while waxing or shaving provide a quick remedy, you might want to try laser for permanent results.
Laser hair removal involves the beaming of highly concentrated light into hair follicles. This light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair, melanin and destroys the hair follicle.
This poses some risk for those of us with darker skin tones, as the light can be absorbed by the melanin present in the epidermis, compromising hair removal and even causing hyperpigmentation. That’s why it’s so vital to choose a specialist who is both qualified and experienced in laser hair removal.
DR ANITA SOOSAY at The Aesthetics Centre practises an advanced method with a multi-pronged approach that uses several types of lasers to safely, painlessly and effectively remove hair. First, she assesses your skin type and hair colour to choose the best possible hair removal treatment for you. Depending on the skin and hair type, she will use a combination of lasers, namely the Soprano XL Diode laser, the Lumenis M22 system and the Candela long-pulsed ndYAG laser to treat the unwanted hair.
After the initial two to three sessions – during which you will notice that the treated hair is thinner and grows back more slowly – Dr Anita will assess the progress and switch lasers accordingly. As the lasers are of varying wavelengths and are able to handle different types of hair, using multiple lasers offers better results.
This Laser Hair Removal programme is suitable for both men and women of all skin types and most hair types, tackling both facial and body hair, and with lasting results.
—Published on expatLIVING BODY & MIND GUIDE 2016 Magazine