Unwanted hair is both normal and natural. However, it is not a secret that a thick bush can sometimes be annoying as it may have an impact on one’s appearance.
The good thing is that through today’s technology, all unwanted hair on any of areas of your body can be eliminated and these treatments are widely available in Malaysia
There are three most common treatments to remove hair permanently namely, Electrolysis, Intense Pulse Light, and Laser.
Electrolysis is one method of hair removal which uses a device that destroys hair growth center through heat or chemical energy. After, the hair is removed to the very follicle using a tweezer.
This method can be done in most parts of the body such as the face, abdomen, eyebrows, chest, breasts, legs and thighs. It is common for redness and slight stinging to occur on the area of the body where the electrolysis has been done but it will be gone in no time.
There is no standard timeframe within which electrolysis may work its magic and give you the result you’ve been dreaming of. Results of the method may vary from person to person. Thus, it would be best to undergo this treatment as much as necessary. This procedure costs around RM 213.70 per session depending on the size of the area to be treated.
- Intense Pulse Light
Intense Pulse Light or IPL hair removal is one of the most common hair removal methods nowadays. This procedure uses multiple wavelengths that penetrate the skin. These wavelengths are absorbed by the skin as they directly target the hair follicles. What makes IPL a good permanent hair removal choice is that it targets coarser and darker hair like the ones on your underarm and facial hair for men. This treatment costs around RM 600 per session. However, you may also avail of package treatment to save money.
- Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is also a popular choice in eliminating unwanted hair permanently. It is closely similar to Intense Pulse Light procedure. However, it only uses a single wavelength to target hair follicles. Once exposed to the wavelength, the hair follicles are destroyed; hence no more hair growth.
Laser hair removal is a good choice if you intend to remove hairs from your leg, face, arm, bikini line, underarm, and other areas.
Lasers from this treatment can also target dark and coarse hair like the IPL without harming the surrounding skin. Furthermore, this treatment is outstanding in terms of speed as it could eliminate many hairs at once. Areas as small as the upper lip can be treated at about a minute while larger areas may take up to 30 minutes to an hour. This treatment costs around RM 1005.
Results of this method may also vary depending on the patient but it is observed that patients see less hair growth to permanent hair loss after at least three (3) to eight (8) sessions.
What Preparations Should You Make for Permanent Hair Removal?
If you are interested in any of the above methods to remove any of your unwanted hair, you may take into consideration the following advice:
- Before undergoing any treatment, ensure that you are in safe hands. Check the credential of the clinic as well as its staff • Avoid plucking, waxing, and tweezing any hair you intend to remove at least six weeks before your desired treatment. • Limit sun exposure at least six weeks before the treatment as it makes hair removal treatment less effective. It may also cause complications after the treatment.
What to Expect after the Treatment?
- After the treatment, expect some reddening of the skin. You may apply cold compress to ease the feeling. • Wear sunscreen the following month after the treatment to prevent discoloration on the treated skin
Eliminating unwanted hair is always an option. If you are interested in any of the above-mentioned treatment, contact the nearest aesthetician or clinics offering these types of service to get that hairless body you are aiming for.