Unwanted hair growth refers to the excessive or abnormal growth of hair on parts of the body where it is typically sparse or non-existent. It’s a common problem for both men and women, affecting areas like the face, arms, back, or chest. It can cause self-consciousness and may be a sign of certain health conditions, leading many people to seek treatment for its removal.
Some people may have a genetic predisposition to hairiness, while others might experience it due to hormonal imbalances or certain medical conditions. Notable causes include:
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Unwanted hair growth can lead to psychological distress, affecting self-confidence and overall quality of life. Moreover, it might also indicate underlying health conditions that need medical attention. Therefore, seeking treatment not only improves the aesthetic appearance but also contributes to better physical health and emotional well-being. The choice to seek treatment is entirely personal and can significantly impact one’s self-perception and interpersonal interactions.
Laser treatment for hair removal is a safe and effective method to reduce unwanted hair growth. Systems like the Gentlemax Pro by Candela USA work by targeting the pigment in the hair follicles, disrupting their growth without damaging the surrounding skin. This method allows for precise, rapid treatment of large areas, with most individuals experiencing significant hair reduction after several sessions. As with any procedure, it’s vital to have a consultation with a professional to assess suitability for the treatment and discuss expected results and potential side effects.
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.
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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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While laser hair removal significantly reduces hair growth, it’s not entirely permanent. Regular maintenance treatments might be necessary to keep the skin smooth and hair-free.
Patients often describe the sensation as a rubber band snapping against the skin. However, the Gentlemax Pro system by Candela USA incorporates a cooling mechanism to improve comfort during the procedure.
Side effects are generally minor and temporary, including redness, swelling, and discomfort at the treatment site. Your healthcare provider can discuss these in more detail.
Laser hair removal in Singapore works best on dark hair against a light skin tone. However, advancements like the Gentlemax Pro system have made it possible to treat a wider range of skin types and hair colours.