Clinically known as hirsutism, it’s a condition where women experience male-pattern hair growth. This abnormal hair growth can occur in areas typically more prevalent in men due to higher levels of androgens, such as the face, chest, and back. It’s possibly a sign of an underlying health issue, such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) or certain adrenal gland disorders.
The GentleMax Pro® By Candela USA is a popular choice for hair removal. This dual-platform laser system combines the 755 nm Alexandrite laser with the 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser for optimal performance. It selectively targets hair follicles, delivering a controlled amount of therapeutic heat to the area, effectively reducing hair growth without harming surrounding skin.
You can use your Integrated Shield Plans to pay for certain procedures. Speak to us to learn more, and you’ll be surprised at how affordable private healthcare can be.
We are dedicated to your skin health and well-being. Our results-oriented approach is suitable for a wide range of hair, skin and nail conditions. Consult our MOH-accredited dermatologist for a personalised treatment plan.
MBBS (S'pore) MRCP (UK) FAMS (Dermatology)
Dr. Lee Hwee Chyen is an accredited Adult & Paediatric dermatologist managing a wide range of skin, hair and nail conditions. The clinic provides services for medical, surgical, cosmetic, women’s and paediatric dermatology.
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Yes, when conducted by trained professionals, laser hair removal is generally safe. The GentleMax Pro® system is specifically designed to target hair follicles without damaging the surrounding skin.
The number of sessions varies depending on the area being treated and individual hair growth cycles. Typically, multiple sessions are needed for optimal results, as the treatment is most effective on hairs in the active growth phase.
Laser hair removal can significantly reduce hair growth to the point that shaving or waxing is seldom needed. However, it’s not guaranteed to permanently remove all hair. Multiple treatment sessions can provide long-term hair reduction.
Some discomfort can be expected during laser hair removal, often compared to the sensation of a rubber band snapping against the skin. However, the GentleMax Pro® system includes a patented Dynamic Cooling Device that minimises discomfort during treatment.