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The Ultimate Guide to Light-based Hair Removal in Costa Rica

If you are fed up of unwanted hair then try light based hair removal in Costa Rica. You can go for a holiday in this Central American country and have a great time as well.

This technique uses intense pulsed light, also known as IPL, and targets melanin in the hair to zap the hair follicles. This results in permanent hair reduction. Any hair that does grow back with time will be fine and scanty and you will not be bothered with hair shadow. Older and more traditional hair removal methods all have their shortcomings, mainly with regrowth of hair and a constant struggle to remove the hair in whichever way you like.

You will need several treatments of light based hair removal for greater efficacy as it only targets hair that is growing and hair always goes through a dormant and a growing phase. It also works best if you have dark hair and are relatively light skinned. It will not work if you have light colored hair as there is no melanin to attract the light.

Why consider light based hair removal in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is an amazing holiday destination, easily accessible from the U.S. and Canada by short fights. As it has two international airports in different areas, the Juan Santamaria Airport near San Jose and the Daniel Obuder Airport in Liberia, you can choose one which will have a shorter road travel to the eventual destination. Among the places in Costa Rica that are popular for medical tourism are the capital, San Jose, Tibas, Escazu, Santa Ana and Liberia.

The country sees close to 50,000 visitors annually who come for medical tourism because of the reasonable prices and the excellent facilities that it has. In fact, there are three JCI accredited hospitals in the country, testifying to the level of medical care you can get there.

Costa Rica has many tourist attractions. It is known for its forests and green cover and its moderate climate. Thanks to the many volcanoes, some of them active, the soil is rich and all kinds of plants grow there. This has also given rise to greater biodiversity with exotic species of flora and fauna, birds and insects to be found there.

It also has UNESCO world heritage places like Isla del Coco National Park (on an island), Area de Conservación Guanacaste and La Amistad International Park, each one better than the other. However, the country has more than 25 national parks and many private forest reserves as well. Since Costa Rica is close to the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, it also has more than 300 beaches offering all kinds of water based sporting activities.

You can plan a vacation in Costa Rica based on your interests and activities and at the same time have some cosmetic procedures at reasonable prices.

Why is it better to book through Medical Departures?

A 2015 MTA Medical Tourism Patient Survey found that people are more interested in saving money (61%) and also in quality (21%). Medical Departures offers both. We offer the best price guarantee so you will not be overcharged. We offer quality because we personally verify the amenities and ambiance of the clinics we list on our website and ensure that they follow international standards. And we offer safety by conducting background and other checks on the doctors in the clinics listed on our website and making sure they are well qualified and accredited.

How long does light based hair removal take and what is the estimated recovery period?

Light-based hair removal can take between 15 minutes to one hour, depending on the area that needs to be covered. Small areas like the upper lip, underarms and others will not take much time, but if you want to get the entire back or stomach or even both arms and legs done, it will take much longer (just like with any hair removal method).

While you may some redness and irritation if your skin is sensitive, you will not face any problems or require any downtime. You will only need to use moisturizers and a sun block when you go out in the sun.

What is the cost of light based hair removal in Costa Rica?

In the U.S. light-based hair removal can be quite expensive. In Costa Rica the rates are much lower and you will find it more affordable.

What now?

Check out our website for clinic listings that offer IPL treatment.

See below for easy ways to contact us. Our customer care team will answer all your questions and help you with the booking process for light based hair removal in Costa Rica.

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or instructions for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your doctor or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment.

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