In tropical country like Malaysia, we experience hot sun throughout the years. This eventually bring in a trend of sleeveless tops with short pants. However, can you imagine how embarrassing it is to have hairy underarm along with the nice outfits? It’s not just something to do with beauty, but about self-hygiene as well. And so, here comes the purpose of the permanent laser hair removal !
The hair growth cycle can be divided into 3 phases, namely anagen ( growth phase ), catagen ( transitional phase ) and telogen ( resting phase ). Laser hair removal mainly targets the hairs in growth phase by destroying 15% - 30% of hair follicles in each laser treatment. It usually requires 5 - 10 visits to remove the hairs completely. The result varies depending on individual. Based on the latest technology, the frequently used methods include ‘ Nd:YAG laser hair removal ’ and ‘ IPL hair removal ’.
‘ Nd:YAG laser’ not only helps in removing the hair effectively, it helps to reduce melanin pigmentation as well, preventing hyperpigmented underarm. The deep penetration of the laser ensures it reaches even the deepest hair follicles, while its low absorption in all skin types ensures the surrounding tissue is preserved without causing epidermal damage and scar formation.
The advantages are :
Specific cooling system for a pain-free procedure
Safe and effective
No ingrown hair , irritated or infected skin
‘ IPL ’ stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It is a form of light therapy, commonly used for hair removal. The only difference between IPL and laser is that IPL have many different wavelengths and it targets hair follicles of different depth with different wavelengths. IPL can remove a large area of hair in a single visit. The advantage is there is no need of sunlight avoidance, less incidence of hyperpigmentation and it is gentle to our skin, causing less damage to our skin. However, IPL machine is not as easily operated as compared to laser machine and so there are high chances of the operator choosing unsuitable wavelengths and treatment time, causing skin injury and treatment failure.
Laser hair removal can remove all the hairs permanently, but there might be no complete destruction of the hair follicles in some areas due to lack of laser coverage during treatment procedure. In the future, the hair might still grow back but the hair will become much thinner and the growth will be very slow due to the partial destruction of the hair follicles by laser. Those hairs can be easily removed by another treatment visit. The treatment visit solely depends on the targeted area, but it will usually take up to 8 visits or more. There will be few months gap during the treatment procedure as the laser has no effect on hairs in catagen ( transitional phase ) and telogen ( resting phase ).
There is no need of shaving the hairs completely before the procedure as approximately 0.5cm of hairs should be there for better light absorption to destroy the hair follicles. The gap between the procedures is usually 4 to 8 weeks. You might experience some temporary redness and swelling on the treatment area, therefore products containing alcohol, whitening products and scrubs are prohibited on the treatment area. It should be taken care by good hydration and sun protection to avoid hyperpigmentation.
Instead of shaving every week, looking for which brand is giving a better and pain-free shaving, why not just go for permanent laser hair removal ? Once in a month for 4-6 visits and you will forget the existence of underarm hairs ! With the recent technology, laser hair removal is not as painful as 10 years back. Single visit only takes up to 20 minutes and you will be able to return to your normal activities immediately !
The prices for the laser treatment packages vary depending on the equipments. I believe that you can see many good promotions with RM38 for a single visit, but here’s a kind reminder for everyone ! Quality will speak the truth. Always go for safe and effective ways of permanent laser hair removal or else you might one day regret with the treatment failure !
After doing some research on the prices, I notice that a registered clinic usually offers the prices of RM350 to RM650 per visit. You can either choose to call the clinic for enquiry or directly proceed to the clinic for more details. Treatment packages including 6-7 visits will be always more economic. Choosing a right registered clinic with the professional team will definitely allow you to enjoy the beauty without worries !
The following medical aesthetic clinics in Penang are providing permanent laser hair removal treatment, kindly proceed to the clinic for more information :
i. 26M，Jalan Masjid Negeri, 11600 Jelutong, Penang
ii. 19, Medan Limau Emas, Pusat Perniagaan Limau Emas, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang
2. Klinik Dr. Ko
i. 87C Jalan Kelawei, 10250 Georgetown, Penang
ii. PT1797-1-4A, Kompleks Auto World, Juru Interchange, 15A, Jalan Perusahaan, 13600 Perai, Penang
3. O2 KLINIK
i. 1 & 1M, Jalan Ayer Itam, 11500 Georgetown, Penang
4. Carl Corrynton Medical Centre
i. 12A, Jalan Masjid Negeri, 11600 Georgetown, Penang