Until recent times, laser hair removal in Dubai worked best on those with light skin and dark hair. Unwanted body hair is now a thing of the past! Montreal International Clinic now offers the latest in laser hair removal technology that allows patients with darker skin to be treated securely and effectively.
At Montreal International Clinic, we use a double pulse Alexandrite and NdYag system which is equipped with a built-in cooling system to alleviate any discomfort. This makes our laser hair removal machines perfect for all skin types. All our machines are Italian and American finished and come with some of the most advanced features in the market like built-in cooling, double pulse laser and safety breaks.
Laser hair removal in Dubai is a tried and tested method of removing unwanted body hair. During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, resulting to reduce the number of hairs and the quality of the re-growth. Hairs that have undergone hair removal treatment are less noticeable, finer, and much lighter. The results of laser hair removal will depend on the number of treatments done by the individual.
Candidates who are preparing for laser hair removal treatment should consider the following guidelines:
- Stay away from sunbathing, tanning beds, waxing and any chemical peels or collagen injections a week before the procedure.
- It is necessary to shave the day treatment area the day of the procedure.
- Do not use perfumes, deodorants or any potential irritants in the treatment area immediately before and after treatment.
Our skin experts at Montreal International Clinic will consider the candidate’s natural skin color and type to determine the laser wavelength that is best suited to minimize the risk of developing additional pigmentation or a loss of pigmentation that results to white spots on the skin.
Laser treatment for the body
Laser hair removal on the body requires the use of non-ablative lasers. Before the treatment, patients will be fitted with a special pair of goggles to protect their eyes from the laser beam. A local anesthetic lotion or cream will be applied to the skin to reduce any discomfort during treatment, especially for those who are sensitive.
Once the patient is ready, a handheld laser instrument is pressed against the skin and depending on the type of laser; a cooling device or gel may be used to protect the skin. Thereafter, a laser beam passes through the patient’s skin to the hair follicles, and the heat from the laser damages the hair follicles which inhibits hair growth.
Types of lasers that are used on the body
Ruby Laser – The oldest hair removal laser that works on fine and light hair and is not used on patients with darker skin.
Alexandrite Laser – The fastest of the lasers, it is good to treat patients with light to olive complexion. This is one of the most widely used lasers for hair removal.
Diode Laser – This is very effective on darker skin types. However, it has been largely replaced by the more modern NdYag laser system.
Long pulse NdYag laser – This can be used on all skin types and is most effective on darker skin types.
Laser hair removal results may vary from patient to patient. We recommend our patients to seek several treatments with us for longer-lasting results.
Aftercare is important after laser hair removal treatment. Our expert advice includes, washing the skin gently with soap and water and patting it dry, avoiding picking, rubbing or scrubbing the area and avoiding exposure to sunlight (Sorry, no beach strolls for weekdays!)
If you are considering laser treatment, speak to our skin experts at Montreal International Clinic and we will guide you through the procedure and advise the most effective laser hair removal in Dubai.
FAQ Laser Hair Removal
Some people may experience the following potential brief side effects:
- Swelling around top of hair follicle for up to 3 days
- Redness for up to 3 days
- Tingling or feeling of numbness
Several patients have noticed pigment changes in the skin colour. If this occurs, the skin will naturally return to normal pigmentation with time, however in very rare cases may persist permanently. We also recommend patients avoid sun exposure for upto 6 weeks (before and after), to avoid skin burns, and discoloration following treatment. It is also advised to wear sun block after treatment.