Thinking about laser hair removal in Johor Bahru, Malaysia? Find out more with Medical Departures.
Superfluous hair – it’s the bane of our lives. Wouldn’t it be great to be smooth and hair-free forever without any stubble? And not to have to pluck, shave, wax or bleach ever again?
This is what laser hair removal gives you. Yes – you will need to have several treatments before the hair is gone for good, but if you are fed-up with the constant battle of removing hair then the treatment may well be the best thing you ever did.
Medical and beauty travel is a growth area, and none more so in Malaysia. It is one of the top destinations in Asia for healthcare tourists, which broadly covers medical tourism, spa and beauty treatments.
Some visitors, like Singaporeans, live on the doorstep of Johor Bahru, and it’s only a short taxi ride or train journey away to travel to JB to get a whole array of shopping and services for a whole lot less than they pay at home. Special trips over for a course of laser hair treatment is no worse travel-wise than getting a taxi to the other side of town.
For visitors from further afield, unless you are visiting JB regularly it probably isn’t worth having laser hair removal in the city as you need a course of treatments (between 6 and 12). However, if you are a frequent visitor then the option of getting the treatment at a lower price will be worth your while.
The facilities in Johor Bahru are certainly on a par with what you would expect to find at home. They are modern, hygienic and adhere to recognisable global standards, for example, the International Standard Organization’s (ISO’s).
We know how difficult it is choosing a decent facility when you are abroad, which is why we have made it our business to do our own checking. Our clinic partners listed on our website have been background-checked by us. Our checks include personal clinic visits, as well as confirmation of qualifications, verification of memberships and collation of real patient reviews. These are all included on our website with clinic photos, maps, price and much more, giving you all the information you need to make your own informed decision as to where you’d like to go.
Not all hair is created equal, and there are a number of different laser hair removal devices depending on the color, thickness and area to be treated, as well as whether you are light or dark-skinned. A good practitioner will advise you on what is suitable for you.
Once the suitability of the treatment has been confirmed, a test patch will be performed to ensure there are no allergic reactions and you will be asked to wear protective glasses. The treatment can take up to an hour if it is a large area. The hair may be trimmed prior to the commencement of the procedure, because this makes means the laser beam has less distance to travel down the hair shaft to the root, making it more effective.
You will need to have further treatments, which are usually recommended at intervals of 4-8 weeks.
While the treatment isn’t painful, it is uncomfortable. Your skin will feel hot and will be red afterwards. Apply ice packs and soothing creams to the skin to relieve the discomfort, and the redness should dissipate after an hour or two.
Prices vary on the nature of the procedure, but for laser hair removal in Johor Bahru is AUD $650 (NZ $690; UK £400; EURO €450; US $500; CAN $660) compared to AUD $1,660 (NZ $1,758; UK £1,000; EURO €1,150; US $1,260; CAN $1,670) in Australia.
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