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Light-based Hair Removal in Chiang Mai

The Ultimate Guide to Light-based Hair Removal in Chiang Mai

Find out about Light Based Hair Removal in Chiang Mai with Medical Departures.

Nowadays men and women get regular hair removal done to show off their bodies and skin more. Traditional methods of hair removal are painful and need to be repeated at regular intervals. So whether you use shaving, or other forms of depilation like waxing, threading, hair removal creams and lotions, they all have their pros and cons and the hair invariably grows back, necessitating another treatment. If you go to a saloon to get it done, then the cost also adds up over the years apart from the pain and discomfort you experience.

Light based hair removal using intense pulsed light (IPL) is a more permanent measure. It kills off the hair follicles so that hair does not re-grow. The only thing is that all hair goes through a resting and active phase, so you may need more than one treatment for relatively permanent results. Usually 12 treatments will treat almost all hair. Generally IPL significantly reduces growth of hair.

Why consider light based hair removal in Chiang Mai?

Chiang Mai is an exotic and extremely popular holiday destination. Medical and cosmetic procedures are very reasonably priced here. If you go for a holiday to Chiang Mai, then it is better to get some cosmetic treatments done cheaply without compromising on quality since it has excellent medical facilities and trained doctors.

At Chiang Mai you can find lots to see and do. It has wildlife sanctuaries and zoos, orchid and butterfly parks, street and night markets and you are spoilt for choice as far as food is concerned. In the north of Thailand, Chiang Mai is in the foothills of the Himalayas so has amazing views and landscapes for the nature lover and is close to rain forests and waterfalls. You can find accommodations at different price points to suit your budget and since Chiang Mai has an international airport, it is easily accessible from places like Australia.

Why book with Medical Departures?

Light based hair removal treatment has certain limitations in that works best on fair skin and dark hair since it is attracted to the melanin in the hair. It will not work on light colored hair. If you book on your own, you may find clinics that will do the treatment on your skin whether it is suitable for you or not, knowing that you are tourist. IPL can also result in burns and pigmentation if not done properly. You will have no recourse in case of any failed treatment either. That is why it is best to do your booking safely

When you book through Medical Departures you have a layer of protection in place. We check that the doctors at the clinics are well qualified and accredited, and that they are experienced and skilled. We make sure that the clinics follow internationally-recognized standards as far as use of modern equipment and technology is concerned. We also check that the staff speaks English so that you don’t face any communication problems.

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

Light based hair removal is a labor intensive procedure, so if the area to be cleaned is big, then the time taken will be much more than small areas like underarms, upper lip or chin. The treatment time can vary from 45 minutes to two hours. IPL is relatively pain free and the devices also have cooling so after the pricking or burning sensation you feel, you will immediately feel cooler. Hair will take time to fall out, so results are not instantaneous as with other hair removal methods. You will also need repeat treatments as other hair keeps growing. However, with 10-12 treatments you will have a greater percentage of hair reduction.

After the treatment is over, you may experience some redness and swelling, particularly if you have sensitive skin. You will need to take care of your skin for sometime after wards and use sun block if you are going out in the sun. If you experience swelling you can use ice packs to reduce the time taken for it to go down. And if you do have a series of treatments and are bothered with hair growth in between treatments, you should simply shave it and not use any other method of hair removal.

What is the cost of light based hair removal in Chiang Mai?

Laser based hair removal in Chiang Mai will cost much less than it will cost in Australia where rates vary between AUD 30 and AUD 800. You will save significantly in cost when you get any esthetic treatment done in Chiang Mai.

What now?

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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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