Laser Hair Removal in Singapore
Long Pulse Nd: YAG Laser Hair Removal Procedure
Laser Hair Removal fixes the problem with unwanted hair minus the pain.
Who among you has 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?
It’s primarily the pain and the aesthetic outcome that pushes a lot of individuals away from these hair removal methods.
Today, we are now able to get rid of unwanted hairs without having to peel or pluck ourselves like a chicken, and under tolerable conditions.
At Dr. Tyng Tan Aesthetics and Hair Clinic, we use the Long Pulse Nd: YAG laser hair removal to help remove unwanted hairs. There is even research to prove that this laser device is able to create substantial hair reduction.
Long Pulse Nd: YAG laser
Laser hair removal treatment works by inducing selective damage to the hair follicles. It means that it only targets the follicles while sparing the surrounding skin in the process. The selective nature of the device allows it to beeline for pigmented structures.
One of the major issue with lasers that act on pigmented targets is that it may not be safe for dark-skinned individuals. The reason behind it is that dark skin absorbs more light than fair skin. This raises concerns for damaging the epidermis or the topmost layer of the skin.
However, this is not the case with the long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser. Its design makes it a suitable laser hair removal treatment for dark-skinned individuals.
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). Once you have completed your sessions, you are set to experience long-term results.
After the procedure, the treated area may experience redness and oedema (accumulation of fluid in certain tissues in the body).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Find the answers you are looking for! Read our FAQ’s on laser hair removal procedure.
1. What is a Long Pulse Nd: YAG laser?
Long Pulse 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-coloured hairs than lighter ones. The length of sessions required for each person will depend on the amount of hair in the area of concern.
2. What are the areas that a Long Pulse Nd: YAG laser are able to target?
A Long Pulse Nd: YAG laser is effective in removing unwanted hairs from different areas of the body such as the face, neck, chest, back, underarms and legs.
3. Who are the right candidates for a Long Pulse Nd: YAG laser treatment?
Thanks to its long-pulsed nature, this Nd: YAG laser is safe for clients of all skin types to use.
4. Is laser hair removal a safe procedure?
This is a generally safe hair removal treatment because of its focused action, which means that it only acts on its target – the hair. It doesn’t leave the surrounding skin vulnerable to damage.
5. What to expect before the laser hair removal treatment?
Before the procedure, your hair would have to be trimmed a few millimetres above the skin surface. The device will be adjusted accordingly based on the patient’s skin colour, hair thickness, and targeted area. This is important to avoid any untoward side effects.
6. Is laser hair removal painful?
Laser hair removal is not painless.
7. What are the common side effects of laser hair removal?
Adverse effects included mild to moderate pain during treatment 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 an in-person consultation for proper assessment.
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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.