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Laser Hair Removal in South Korea

The Ultimate Guide to Laser Hair Removal in South Korea

Find about permanent ways to get rid of unwanted hair with Laser Hair Removal in South Korea.

South Koreans take a great deal of care over their appearance and cosmetic surgery and other beauty treatments are very popular here. There are a lot of high-quality establishments equipped with the latest innovations and technologies to help you make the most of yourself – and that includes removing annoying hair permanently.

Am I suitable for laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is not suitable for everyone. It works best on dark hair and pale skin so if you have pale hair or dark skin you may have to look at other alternatives. However, a skilled practitioner will be able to advise you more fully.

The other thing to bear in mind is that laser hair removal is not a one-off treatment. It requires a commitment to attend for regular sessions, which could be up to 8 for each area, although there’s no reason why you can’t start treatment here and finish it at home, or vice versa.

Why have laser hair removal in South Korea?

South Korea is on the way to becoming a medical, beauty and health destination as more people are discovering its charms. Not only is it substantially cheaper than Western countries, but it is also less expensive than some of its renowned and more popular neighbors. It is only a matter of time before more Westerners start to come here as traditional and medical tourists.

A modern country, it is technologically advanced, has vibrant cities that are fun and exciting, a varied countryside with incredible scenery and a lot to offer both holidaymakers and medical tourists alike. It is also relatively crime-free and a safe country to travel around, during the night time as well as the day.

Facilities here are generally good, especially those aimed at international visitors, but we always say it’s worthwhile dong some homework and find out a little about clinics and what they’re offering. Medical Departures is a good place to start. You can search clinics on our website, comparing prices and other information until you know the perfect one for you. Doctor qualifications, professional memberships, onsite visits, patient reviews and criminal records are all areas we check, listing our findings on our website to let you make an informed choice.

What is the procedure for laser hair removal?

The hairs will need to be cut short before treatment starts. This means the light has less to travel down the shaft, and so will retain its energy better to kill the root. A test patch is done to ensure no there are adverse reactions to the treatment, and if this is find treatment will start. The treatment could take up to an hour, and you will be given goggles to protect your eyes from the laser.

The treatment isn’t painful, but it may be a little uncomfortable and you may smell burning as the hairs and roots are destroyed. Afterwards your skin may feel hot and red, which you may want to soothe with ice packs or creams.

What is the recovery time for laser hair removal?

You should be hair-free immediately and your skin should feel smooth. Any redness should dissipate within a few hours and there shouldn’t be any other side-effects. Hair will begin to grow back (although this will be hair that hasn’t been treated and was underneath the skin’s surface).

If you continue with your treatment eventually the hair growth will be finer until it ceases to come back at all.

What is the cost of laser hair removal in South Korea compared to Australia.

Laser hair removal in South Korea is around half the price it is in Australia.

What now?

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If you want to book an appointment see below for ways to arrange this, or if you’ve any questions about Laser Hair Removal in South Korea get in touch with our Customer Care Team.

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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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