Laser Hair Removal in Singapore
Nd: YAG: Laser Hair Removal Procedure
Laser Hair Removal is an advanced procedure that can make IPL, shaving and waxing obsolete.
Who among you have cringed at the thought of waxing or even threading?
Or how many sessions did you have to go through before you finally adapted to the pain?
These concerns are the reasons why some people are apprehensive with hair removal, which they simply settle for shaving.
Thanks to the advances in modern science, we are now able to get rid of unwanted hairs without having to peel or pluck ourselves like a chicken.
At Dr. Tyng Tan Aesthetics and Hair Clinic, we use Nd:YAG laser hair removal to help remove unwanted hairs.
According to a research, Nd: YAG laser is able to create substantial hair reduction is observed after 3 treatment sessions. There was even a prolonged hair loss 12 months after the final session.
Nd: YAG laser
Laser hair removal treatment works by inducing selective damage to the hair follicles. It means that it only targets the hair follicles, while sparing the surrounding skin in the process. This is based on the principle of selective thermolysis, which means that it employs selective thermal damage to pigmented target structures.
One of the major issues of lasers that act on pigmented targets is that it may not be safe for use among dark-colored individuals. The reason behind it is that dark skin absorbs more light than light skin, which is why it can be a target for the laser. And it usually it damages the epidermis, or the topmost layer of the skin.
You have to know that the percentage of hair that is removed for every session varies, but 10% to 25% reduction in hair growth can be expected with each treatment (American Academy of Dermatology). After you have completed your sessions, you will certainly be pleased with the spotless results that are also long lasting.
This procedure doesn’t have any downtime. You can return to your usual activities right after treatment. But, you just have to make sure that you protect the treated from sun exposure because it can get extra sensitive.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Find the answers you are looking for! Read our FAQ’s on laser hair removal procedure.
1. What is Nd:YAG laser?
Nd:YAG laser works by emitting a wave of high energy light, which when focused on the hair follicles, will create heat and destroy hair cells all the way down its roots. This causes the targeted hairs to shed off and also minimize further growth.
This type of laser works pretty well on dark color hairs as compare to light color hairs. The length of sessions required for each person will depend on the amount of hair in the area concern.
2. What are the areas that Nd:YAG laser are able to target?
The Nd:YAG laser is found effective on removing unwanted hairs from various part of the body such as the face, neck, chest, back, under arms and legs.
3. Who are the right candidates for a Nd:YAG laser treatment?
Thanks to its long-pulsed nature, an Nd:YAG laser is safe for clients of all skin types to use.
4. Is laser hair removal a safe procedure?
Yes, this is a generally safe hair removal procedure because of its specified action, which means that it only acts on its target, which is hair. With long pulsed Nd:YAG laser, the treatment is made safer for everyone.
5. What to expect before the laser hair removal treatment?
Prior to the procedure, your hair would have to be trimmed, few millimeters above the skin surface. The device would be then adjusted accordingly based on patient’s hair and skin color, thickness and location of hair. This is important to avoid any untoward side effects.
6. Is laser hair removal painful?
With the type of devices available today, laser hair removal can go through without any pain at all. Some may feel some mild stinging but it will not have you wincing in pain.
7. What are the common side effects of laser hair removal?
Adverse effects included mild to moderate treatment pain and rare occurrences of vesiculation and transient pigmentary alteration without fibrosis or scarring (Alster, 2001).
8. How much does laser hair removal cost?
The cost of the treatment will depend on the number of sessions needed. This will be determined by Dr. Tyng Tan, and she will base this on the amount and quality of your hair. This is why it is important that you come in for a personal consultation to be more aware on the details of your treatment plan .
9. Why Choose Dr. Tyng Tan Aesthetics and Hair Clinic?
Dr. Tyng Tan is trained and certified to operate laser hair removal treatment. In addition, she is also aware of the struggle of having to deal with excessive unwanted hair growth. This is why she ensures careful assessment and a thorough treatment to give you a smooth and hairless skin you desire.
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DISCLAIMER: Dr Tyng Tan Aesthetics and Hair Clinic website provides general information about medical aesthetic treatments and procedures. It must be remembered that individual client’s circumstances may vary and each treatment may not be suitable for all.
Our website serves as basic information for clients and does not substitute a detailed and personal consultation with a practitioner.