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 Singapore dermatologist 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.

Our clinic provides laser hair removal that is suitable for all skin types, not to mention safe and effective with minimal discomfort.

For more information regarding laser hair removal options, please contact Dr Wong Su-Ni at 6733 3629 or leave us a message here

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.

Dr Wong Su-Ni Dermatologist
Dr Wong Su-Ni
Consultant Dermatologist
MBBS (Melbourne), MMed (Internal Med)
MRCP (UK) FAMS (Dermatology), FRCP (London)
Visiting Consultant, National Skin Centre

With over 20 years of experience in the dermatological field, Dr Wong Su-Ni’s subspecialty interests include Lasers, Dermatological Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology, Psoriasis, Acne and Eczema.

The past President of the Dermatological Society of Singapore, Dr Wong was also a Consultant Dermatologist at the National Skin Centre, the Chief of the Psoriasis Unit, a Consultant Dermatologic Surgeon; and a Visiting Consultant to various hospitals in Singapore today.

Her mission is to provide effective, holistic and personalized treatment for all skin conditions.

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