The problem of having hair at the unwanted places such as the hands, feet, arms, face and bikini line often undermines women’s confidence to look good in public. Feelings of frustration, shame, low self are often kept alone to the point of stress and depression. Although many beauty centers and spas offer wax removal services, many are unwilling to try it due to fear of various risks including infection, irritation, and cuts.

However, worry not! With advancing technology, the laser is now has made a role in removing excessive hair. The laser is the latest technology in Malaysia and its treatment is safe because it is specific to skin problems. Hair removal treatment laser sessions are conducted by a trained doctor who also specializes in skin analysis.

Doing lasers is not just about “shaving” unwanted hair. It is a medical procedure that requires training before it is performed and it can also be risky if not done correctly.

If you plan to undergo laser removal, you must limit the removal, waxing and even electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. This is because the laser will target its hair follicle to basically ‘turn off’ the hair roots and therefore break new hair growth around the laser.

In addition, those who want to do laser removal should also avoid exposure to sunlight for six weeks before and after treatment. Exposure to sunlight may cause laser hair removal to be less effective and may have other complications arise in the future.

Prior to the treatment, the hair on the area that you will be treated will be shaved until it is smooth to prevent it from burning as the laser beam flashes over the surface of the skin. The laser equipment will be adjusted according to its skin color, thickness, and frequency.

For protection, you will be given a special eye cover if the treated area is near the eye. It also depends on the laser or light source used. In addition, as exterior protection for your skin, cold gels or special cooling device materials will be applied to help the laser light penetrate the skin without leaving any detrimental effect on the skin.

Next, the laser will emit the desired area. The light from the laser will pass through that area several times, according to certain techniques.

Upon completion of the treatment, if you experience any discomfort, you can also request an ice pack, cream or anti-inflammatory lotion, or cold water. For your next treatment, your consultant will ask you to come for further treatment four to six weeks later. And the treatment will continue until the hair stops growing.

Possible side effects are different for each individual. These are :

a) Skin irritation.

– Redness and swelling may occur after laser hair removal however this is temporary. Signs and symptoms usually disappear within a few hours after laser treatment.

b) Pigment changes.

– Laser hair removal may darken or lighten the affected skin, usually over the treated area.

– Skin whitening especially in those with darker skin, especially if the wrong laser is used at the wrong place, so it’s best to go to a certified aesthetician.

Other possible side effects that may happen are hair that grows even thicker, blisters, scars or changes in skin texture. Only a small number of patients suffer from these side effects due to some factors such as genetics, hormones, nutrition and so on.