Laser Hair Removal in Malaysia

The Ultimate Guide to Laser Hair Removal in Malaysia

Last fact-checked: 16 October 2019

If you're tired of waxing, tweezing, shaving—or whatever other method you use on a regular basis to get rid of unwanted hair—then laser hair removal in Malaysia could put an end to all of those worries for a price you can afford.

Among the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures, laser hair removal involves a highly concentrated light being beamed onto targeted hair follicles. After the follicles absorb the light, the hair is destroyed.

This procedure offers a number of benefits, including the ability to precisely target dark, coarse hairs without damaging surrounding skin. Since each laser pulse takes less than a second, it's possible to treat multiple hairs simultaneously. Patients can also benefit from excellent predictability with this procedure, resulting in permanent hair loss following an average of five sessions.

Why Have Laser Hair Removal in Malaysia?

Malaysia is increasingly becoming a preferred destination for medical tourism. Offering a beautiful environment, friendly culture, excellent medical facilities, and low costs, Malaysia presents the opportunity to remove unwanted hair while enjoying a relaxing getaway.

Since most laser hair removal procedures can be performed in about an hour or less, you will have ample time to enjoy the many sights and attractions in Malaysia, including shopping, seeing the tallest twin towers in the world, diving, touring historic cities, discovering Malaysia’s incredible biodiversity and much more.

Booking with Medical Departures

Prior to booking your laser hair removal in Malaysia, it's important to research clinics and practitioners. Malaysia has developed a reputation for its excellent healthcare, but to ensure your safety and peace of mind, our staff at Medical Departures have developed a list of carefully vetted facilities and practitioners specializing in laser hair removal.

Prior to including a facility and/or physician anywhere on our site, we perform an exhaustive background check that includes performing criminal and civil checks. We also confirm qualifications and professional associations. We also visit facilities in person and publish reviews from patients who have used those facilities.

Take a look now at three of the most popular clinics listed with Medical Departures that offer laser hair removal in Malaysia:

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Take and What Is Recovery Like?

Prior to your laser hair removal procedure, your practitioner will trim the targeted hair to slightly above the surface of the skin. The equipment used in the procedure will then be adjusted based on the thickness, location, and color of the hair to be treated.

You may be required to wear eye protection, based on the light source or laser used in the procedure. A special cooling device or cold gel may also be used to protect your skin and assist in helping the laser light penetrate your skin. Your technician will deliver a pulse of light to the targeted treatment area and observe the area to ensure you do not experience a negative reaction.

Once the procedure is complete, you may be given anti-inflammatory lotions or creams to ease any potential discomfort. Ice packs may also be used. In order to ensure the best possible results and permanent hair removal, more than one treatment may be necessary. Subsequent treatments can be scheduled within four to six weeks. You will know your treatments have been successful when your hair is no longer growing. The length of time required for this procedure depends on the area to be treated. Small areas can typically be treated in just a few minutes, while larger areas may require up to an hour.

Following your procedure, you should expect the treated area to look and feel as though you have a sunburn. This may persist for a few days. Moisturizers and cool compresses can help to ease discomfort. Makeup may be applied the day after the procedure, provided the treated area is not blistering. Individuals with darker complexions may be more prone to blistering.

Over the course of the next month, hair will continue to fall out. It's important that you wear protective sunscreen during this time to prevent the color of the treated skin from changing temporarily.

Laser hair removal is appropriate for removing unwanted hair from the legs, face, bikini line, underarms, arms, and other areas. Both men and women are candidates for laser hair removal.

What Is the Cost of Laser Hair Removal in Malaysia Compared to the U.S. and Canada?

The average cost of laser hair removal in Malaysia is $65 per session (AUD $89, EUR €58, GBP £45) compared to $235 per session (AUD $320, EUR €208, GBP £162) in the United States.

Please note these are average prices. Please check individual clinic listings on our site for latest price tables. 

How Do I Get Started?

Find out more about our quality-checked facilities, checking out photos, surgeon profiles, maps and verified patient testimonials.

Once you are ready to go ahead and book your appointment, use any of the convenient online booking options below or get in touch with our Customer Care Team for more details on having laser hair removal in Malaysia.


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