Last fact-checked: 11 December 2019
Unwanted hair can be a problem for both men and women, and this is mainly due to today's emphasis on having sleek, hairless bodies, especially in situations in the bedroom or at the beach!
Laser hair removal in Chiang Mai enables you to get rid of hair where you don’t want it at a lower price than what'd expect to pay back home. Age-old methods like waxing, threading, hair removal creams, lotions and shaving all remove hair temporarily -- and when hair regrows (often very quickly) you have to go through the painful process all over again.
Laser hair removal is usually performed on the arms, legs, underarms, face, upper lip, chest, neck and the bikini area. If you have hormonal problems resulting in excess hair on other places that you want to be removed, do remember to check with a dermatologist about the efficacy and safety of laser hair removal on those particular areas.
Cosmetic treatments are notoriously expensive and never normally covered by insurance policies or national health services. However, if you're heading to Chiang Mai for a holiday, you'll find that clinics in this northern Thai city offer a range of treatments, including laser hair removal, for hundreds, if not thousands less than back home. Plus, after undergoing this particular treatment, you can have hairless skin and be free of the problem of regular hair removal as well.
Chiang Mai is an undeniably beautiful place and is favored by both local and international tourists. Chiang Mai boasts museums, waterfalls, rainforests, tropical gardens, hundreds of temples and is often preferred over other destinations in Thailand for its chilled out vibe. It has quaint shops as well as modern shopping malls and street markets. Accommodation wise, you'll find a vast array of hotels and guesthouses at different price points to suit your budget while all kinds of cuisines are available from fine-dining options to hawker street food.
While Chiang Mai has a host of excellent medical facilities, just like any other place, it also has its fair share of places that don't impress. Laser hair removal is generally a safe procedure, but in the hands of an unskilled technician, you can suffer from burns, pigmentation, skin infections or not get the permanent hair removal that you want. When you go to Chiang Mai as a tourist, you won't be able to confidently know whether a place is up to standard or not.
To minimize the risk of this happening, book through Medical Departures. Why? Because we do the hard work for you, investigating the qualifications and credentials of doctors, as well as their skills and experience. We also make sure that your chosen clinic has amenities that adhere to international standards, such as the ISO; our investigations equate to greater safety and better results for you.
Laser hair removal can take a varying amount of time and this depends on the extent of the area to be treated. If you are simply having your upper lip, chin or underarms done, it can take as little as half an hour. Larger areas obviously take a longer time and can take up to two hours. Laser hair removal treatment works by zapping the hair follicles so that hair does not grow anymore.
If you have a low pain threshold, then you may require a topical anesthetic like a lotion or a spray that will reduce pain and burning. Otherwise, laser treatment is less painful than waxing and threading. After the treatment, you may have some swelling and redness similar to the after-effects of waxing. There is no downtime required, but you will have to take care of skin afterward for a few days and not use any exfoliating products or scrub your skin.
The cost of laser hair removal ranges from AUD 60 to AUD 90 for minor work in Australia. For major work, it will cost a lot more; in Chiang Mai, you will pay around 50 percent of the cost, so you will save money.
For exact prices, as well as clinic photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and other useful information, check out the excellent Rajdhevee Clinic (Chiang Mai 1 - Central Festival) which offers laser hair removal in Chiang Mai for international patients.
If you have already booked for a holiday to Chiang Mai, don’t miss out on inexpensive esthetic treatment for yourself. Book your free appointment through Medical Departures; look below for easy ways to contact us or get in touch with our Customer Care Team who can answer any of your questions about laser hair removal in Chiang Mai.
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