Last fact-checked: 21 January 2020
Laser hair removal in Pattaya is a great way to get rid of unwanted hair for good. Instead of having to deal with temporary methods of hair removal, like creams and lotions, waxing and razors, a course of laser hair removal is a permanent solution that will save you time and money in the future.
Never deal with unwanted hair again by booking an appointment at one of Medical Departures’ quality-checked clinics in this popular Thai city by the beach.
A laser is typically used on the face, upper lip, chin, legs, arms, underarms, chest, neck and bikini area over a series of multiple sessions to stop hair growth. If you are hairy in other places, you will need to check with the dermatologist as to whether laser hair removal will work in those places.
Some people suffer from hormonal problems that cause excessive hair growth in various parts of the body; for women, this may the face and neck, for instance. Excessive hair growth on the legs and arms may require shaving or waxing every few days—hardly ideal for a busy lifestyle.
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure, which can be quite expensive at home. As such, when you go to Pattaya for a holiday, undergoing this treatment there can save you money. It is very reasonably priced in Pattaya and the clinics we list have both excellent facilities and qualified staff.
Pattaya is one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations, partly thanks to the fact that it’s only a 90-minute drive away from the capital, Bangkok. In recent years, the city has started to distance itself from its seedier image thanks to an influx of upscale restaurants, hip rooftop bars, boutique hotels and family-friendly activities—plus you have the beach and watersports to enjoy as usual.
You can also visit amusement parks, go to wildlife sanctuaries and parks and gardens. Pattaya offers a great shopping experience from high-end malls to small boutique shops, all offering reasonably priced goods. Of course, it is still a notorious party destination with clubs and bars busy every day.
The medical facilities in Pattaya are generally of a good standard—but not all. As laser hair removal can have unwanted side effects, you really don’t want to just walk into any place that is offering a seemingly good deal. When administered incorrectly by an inexperienced technician, it is possible to suffer burns, pigmentation and scarring.
When you book through Medical Departures, we ensure your safety. We offer a best price guarantee, as well. We carry out thorough investigations into the qualifications and credentials of the doctors and check out the amenities and safety protocols at the clinics before listing them on our site.
The time taken for laser hair removal will depend on which parts of the body require treatment.
For instance, the upper lip and chin can be done in just half an hour per session. Legs and back can take up to two hours—the bigger the area to be treated the longer the time needed. Lasers essentially work by zapping the hair follicles that produce the hair. So when the follicle is dead or damaged, hair won’t grow back. Several sessions of laser therapy are needed since hair goes through a rest phase and an active phase.
You will feel a tingling or prickling sensation when the laser is applied which may be slightly uncomfortable; however, this doesn’t really compare to waxing or threading which is a lot more painful. To ease the pain, a numbing lotion or spray may be applied before the treatment.
Following each session, you may experience some slight redness and minuscule swelling—but apart from that, there is no downtime as such. Do take care of your skin for around 24 hours afterward, try to avoid the sun and don’t exfoliate it or use chemicals on your skin.
The hair can take a few days to fall out, though you will find some immediate results.
In Australia, laser hair removal can start around AUD 60 for one session of a small area. One leg can cost you around AUD 90. In Pattaya, you’ll make savings of between 50% and 75%.
To see the latest prices, take a look at these two leading clinics in Pattaya, Thailand for laser hair removal:
Going for a holiday to Thailand? Don’t forget to book your appointment via Medical Departures at one of our quality clinics for laser hair removal in Pattaya. Our Customer Care Team can assist you with the booking process and answer all your questions.
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