Laser Hair Removal Services in Bangkok
Are you tired of using razors and wax to remove unwanted body hair? If so, laser hair removal may be the perfect solution for you! Laser hair removal effectively and often permanently reduces and eliminates hair growth without invasive procedures or recovery time.
How Is It Done?
During the procedure, a technician uses a hand-held laser device that emits a concentrated beam of light into the hair follicle. The pigment in the follicle then absorbs the light, which damages the hair and prevents it from growing back. Generally, multiple treatments are required for complete hair removal, and sessions are usually spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart. Before the procedure begins, the treatment area will be cleaned and a cool gel will be applied to protect the skin from the laser's heat and ease any discomfort. The technician will then move the laser device over the target area in a sweeping motion.
What Are the After-effects?
Some people may experience mild discomfort during the procedure, but a numbing cream or cooling device can be used to reduce this. After the treatment, the area may be slightly red and swollen, but these side effects should fade within a few hours.
Is It Safe for Darker Skin Tones?
The advancements in laser technology have made it safer for individuals with darker skin tones to undergo laser hair removal. At Nirunda International Aesthetic Clinic in Bangkok, we utilize various lasers and light sources for hair removal, including the diode, alexandrite, neodymium YAG, and intense pulsed light sources. In particular, diode lasers are effective for people with light-to-medium skin tones, while YAG lasers are effective for those with darker skin tones.
At our clinic in Bangkok, we offer laser hair removal services on most areas of the body, including the underarms and bikini areas.
Our underarms are where hair tends to grow faster, and while shaving, plucking, and waxing are the common methods of hair removal, they come with their own set of drawbacks. Shaving is quick but can lead to ingrown hairs, razor burns, and underarm darkening. The repetitive act of shaving can cause micro-tears in the delicate skin, leading to irritation and sensitivity. Over time, these micro-injuries can result in a darker hue, commonly referred to as "shadowed underarms."
On the other hand, plucking provides a longer-lasting smoothness than shaving since it removes hair from the root. However, it can be time-consuming and painful, and might lead to folliculitis—a condition where hair follicles become inflamed, causing red and sore spots, which may even lead to scarring.
Waxing also offers longer-lasting results as it pulls the hair from the root. Yet, it too can be painful, especially if done improperly. Waxing can sometimes lead to skin burns, irritation, or allergic reactions due to the ingredients in the wax. Regular waxing can cause the skin to become saggy over time because of the constant pulling and stretching. The skin in the underarm area is especially delicate, making it more susceptible to these issues. Furthermore, like shaving, waxing can also cause ingrown hairs and, if done repeatedly, may contribute to skin darkening.
Laser hair removal, especially when undertaken at trusted clinics like Nirunda in Bangkok, offers a superior alternative to these traditional methods. The procedure targets only the hair follicles, ensuring that the surrounding skin remains undamaged. Compared to methods like shaving or waxing, which offer temporary results and can lead to skin issues, laser hair removal provides longer-lasting and safer outcomes.
Our clinic's underarm laser hair removal service is a quick and painless procedure that can eliminate underarm hair for up to six months at a time. Since the skin on your underarms is thinner, it makes the hair follicles easier to target, which makes the procedure even more effective, leaving you with silky smooth underarms.
Brazilian and Bikini Laser Hair Removal
We also offer bikini and Brazilian laser hair removal services at our clinic. Our bikini line laser hair removal treatment covers up to several inches beyond the panty line to ensure a sleek and smooth look. And for an even more extensive hair removal treatment, our Brazilian laser hair removal option includes your labia and perianal areas. You can go completely bare or leave a "landing strip"—the choice is yours!
Personal grooming is time-consuming and inconvenient, especially in your more intimate areas. It can also be uncomfortable and painful for many, as treating ingrown hairs or stubbles from shaving and waxing can be harder than on other areas of the body. With our Brazilian and bikini laser hair removal treatments, you can enjoy a quick and painless solution that can provide long-lasting results.
Why Choose Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal can remove unwanted hair, be it from a condition that causes excess hair growth or just the desire for a new look. Most individuals will require a series of treatments as most of the lasers and light sources FDA-cleared for permanent hair reduction reduce hair over time. Some individuals will see very long-term hair removal, which may last for many years, while others may require maintenance treatments over time. It is impossible to determine in advance how many treatments will be required and how long the hair removal will last.
As stated above, laser hair removal works best on those with dark hairs and lighter skin, however, newer technologies for lasers and light sources have made the procedure safe and effective for those with darker skin and for individuals of color.
Preparing for Your Treatment
Before the procedure, our expert dermatologists will usually review the patient’s medical history and conduct a physical exam. This is the time for the doctor and patient to discuss expectations, potential risks, and outcomes of the procedure. Before undertaking laser hair removal, it is crucial to adequately prepare to ensure the best results:
- Avoid Sun Exposure: Make sure to protect the treatment area from direct sunlight for at least 2 weeks before your appointment. A tan can make the skin more sensitive to the laser's heat, so avoid sunbathing or tanning beds.
- Skip the Waxing and Plucking: About 4 to 6 weeks before the treatment, avoid waxing, plucking, or electrolysis. These methods remove the hair root, which is targeted during laser hair removal. Also avoid chemical peels or collagen injections for 2 weeks prior to the procedure.
- Shave the Area: A day or two before your treatment, shave the targeted area. This step will prevent scorching of hair on the skin's surface and allow the laser to penetrate deeper to the root of the hair.
- Cleanse the Area: On the day of your appointment, make sure the area is clean and free of creams and oils. This will allow the laser to work more efficiently. Avoid perfumes, deodorants, or any potential irritants in the treatment area before and after treatment.
- Avoid Some Medications: Avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements that may increase the risk of bleeding.
Post-treatment hair removal care is just as crucial to ensure the best results and a swift recovery:
- Avoid Direct Sunlight: The treatment area will be sensitive post-procedure. Protect it from direct sun exposure for at least 2 weeks after treatment to prevent discoloration and sensitivity.
- Skip the Gym Session: For the first 24-48 hours, avoid activities that will cause excessive sweating. This will reduce irritation in the treated area.
- Cold Compress: If you experience any swelling or discomfort, a cold compress can provide relief. Avoid hot baths or saunas for the first 2 days.
- Gentle Skincare: For the first week, avoid using abrasive scrubs or skincare products with active ingredients like retinol or alpha hydroxy acids.
- Stay Moisturized: Keep the treated area hydrated with a gentle, fragrance-free lotion to soothe the skin and reduce any dryness or itching.
Remember, every individual's skin reacts differently. Always follow the specific after-care advice provided by your doctor and don't hesitate to reach out with any concerns or queries post-treatment. At Nirunda International Aesthetic Clinic in Bangkok, we offer a range of services and use the most advanced technology available to meet the hair removal needs of our clients. Our team of trained professionals is committed to ensuring that our clients receive a quick, painless, and long-lasting solution with laser hair removal. Book an appointment with us today and experience the benefits of laser hair removal.
Is laser hair removal safe for all skin types and hair colors?
Yes, advancements in laser technology have made laser hair removal safe for all skin types. However, the effectiveness can vary based on hair color. Dark hair contains more pigment and responds better to treatment. Lighter hair colors such as blond, gray, or red can be more challenging to treat, but with our state-of-the-art lasers and customized treatments at Nirunda Clinic, we strive to provide optimal results for all patients.
Does laser hair removal provide permanent results?
Laser hair removal offers long-term hair reduction. After a series of treatments, many clients experience permanent hair loss in the treated area. However, individual results can vary, and some people may need occasional touch-up sessions to maintain a smooth, hairless appearance.
How many laser hair removal sessions will I need to see significant results?
Typically, clients require 4 to 6 sessions spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart to see significant results. The exact number can vary depending on the hair's coarseness, color, area being treated, and individual factors like hormonal changes.
Does laser hair removal cause pain or discomfort during the procedure?
Most patients compare the sensation to a rubber band snapping against the skin. Clinics usually use a cool gel and may offer numbing creams or cooling devices to enhance comfort during the procedure. At Nirunda Clinic, every effort is made to ensure the treatment is as painless as possible.
What should I avoid before and after laser hair removal to ensure the best results?
Before the treatment, avoid sun exposure, waxing, plucking, and certain skincare products for about 2 weeks. After the procedure, protect the area from direct sunlight, avoid strenuous activities causing excessive sweating, hot baths, and saunas for 48 hours, and refrain from using abrasive scrubs or active skincare ingredients for a week.
Where to get laser hair removal?
For high-quality and effective laser hair removal, consider Nirunda International Aesthetic Clinic in Bangkok. With our state-of-the-art technology and a team of experienced professionals, we ensure safe and efficient treatments tailored to each client's unique needs.