Unwanted Hair
Cosmetic Dermatology
Can facial and body hair be permanently removed?
 
Unwanted hair can be permanently reduced with a series of laser or light-assisted hair removal treatments. The darker and coarser the hair and the fairer the skin, the more effective is the treatment. Some hair may re-grow, especially on hormone-dependent areas such as the upper lip, beard area, chest and back, but are generally finer, lighter and much less dense than before, barely visible even.
 
Which is better – IPL hair removal or laser hair removal?
 
While IPL hair removal is widely available, it is not suitable for dark Asian skin due to the risk of skin burns at standard treatment doses and poor efficacy at safer low doses. Skin burns lead to prolonged and unsightly post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It is effective in fair to medium skin and may be performed by our trained nurses under the supervision of our doctor for the budget-conscious.

The long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser (GentleYAG™/ GentleMax Pro™) is the gold standard for safe and effective laser hair removal in dark Asian skin. Together with the unique patented skin cooling anaesthesia which protects the skin while reducing discomfort, large spot size and fast repetitions, our laser hair removal treatments are a breeze. No more messy gels and cream anaesthesia!

For lighter skin, our long-pulsed Alexandrite laser (GentleLase™ / GentleMax Pro™) hair removal system is fast, painless and effective. The unique patented skin cooling anaesthesia ensures that there is minimal discomfort during treatment while allowing high effective doses.
 
Who does the hair removal treatments?
 
All laser hair removal treatments are performed by our lady doctor. Our IPL-RF (e-Max™, Syneron) hair removal treatments may be performed by our doctor or by our trained nurses, depending on your preference and budget.
 
Will laser hair removal cause ingrown hair?
 
Shaving, waxing and epilating are the most common causes of ingrown hair, as cut or broken hairs have sharp edges that pierce the walls of the hair follicles, causing inflammation and ingrowing. Laser hair removal is the best treatment for ingrown hair as the entire hair follicle is destroyed, and new hairs that grow out are finer and tapered at the tip. However, the shaving required before laser hair removal may lead to ingrown hairs initially in some hair follicles, but these will reduce and stop with successive treatments as the hair becomes less and finer.
 
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Dr SN Wong Skin, Hair, Nails &
Laser Specialist Clinic


3 Mt Elizabeth #07-09,
Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre
,
Singapore 228510
Tel : (65) 6733 3629
Fax : (65) 6733 3628
Email : info@drwongsuni.com.sg
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