Laser Hair Removal Dubai

Laser Hair Removal Dubai 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

1What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a procedure which eliminates hair from the body using a long pulse laser. Laser hair removal lasers have been in operation since the year 1997. The laser treatment is performed by a certified laser specialist or a doctor by directing the device on to clean shaven skin. The laser heat restricts follicles from producing hair. Since many hair follicles will reach their growth cycle at different times, about 6-8 laser treatments at intervals of 8-12 weeks are essential to restrict most of the hair follicles in the selected area.
2Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Men and women both pursue laser hair removal to eliminate unwanted hair. Removal of hair is frequently done on upper lip, chin,face, neck, underarms, pubic area, legs, abdomen, back, buttocks, thighs, arms, and toes. Laser technology works by directing dark pigment. Hence, it works best on pale skin and dark abrasive hair. It is believed that the lighter the skin and darker, coarser the hair is, the better the results are. The best candidates are patients treating areas with dark coarse thick hair growth.
3Which Type of Hair Removal Laser will Work for Me?
Currently, there are three popular types of hair removal lasers made by various international manufacturers: Alexandrite, Nd:YAG, and Diode.Another frequently used system for treatment is Intense Pulse Light systems (IPLs).It has been observed that in order to determine the best device to use, patients are required to find out their type of skin. Our skin specialists will run a test to determine your type of skin following your consultation and guide you through the treatment process.
4How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Lasers designed for long-lasting hair reduction discharge wavelengths of light that are absorbed by the pigment in the hair. If the neighboring skin is lighter than the color of the hair, the energy of the laser is focused in the hair shaft, successfully terminating it without affecting the skin or the hair follicle.Since lasers target pigment or melanin, treatments are most effective on coarse hair because it contains a lot of pigment and it can absorb a lot of heat and in comparison fine hair cannot absorb much heat.
5How Many Laser Treatments will I Need?
Many patients require between 6-8 effective laser treatments spread out between 8-12 weeks apart. The reason is because hair grows in cycles, and numerous sessions are necessary in order to affect all hair on any specified area. Due to the length of hair growth cycles, laser treatments are usually required, once every 8-12 weeks. Hair cycle length fluctuates depending on the location of the body. The Face, however usually requires more frequent treatments, whereas legs and back requires less recurrent treatments.
6Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
Hair removal lasers have been in use since 1997 and have been recognized as a safe and effective method for elimination of unwanted body and facial hair.The lasers disable hair permanently as long as the right type of hair is treated with a suitable type of laser at effective settings by a certified practitioner. In order to accomplish guaranteed clearance of hair in any located area, most people need to follow up laser treatments with electrolysis treatments to remove any remaining finer hairs as laser can only remove only coarse hair.
7Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?
In one pulse, laser treats all the hair on a patch of skin the size of a matchbox. Generally, laser hair removal is not considered more painful than waxing, though the sensation is not the same. With each pulse, the feeling is similar to a rubber band dragging or snapping against the skin for a quick second. Most people do not require an anesthetic cream, though it can optionally be used by more sensitive patients. EMLA dermal anesthetic cream is a popular option for smaller areas and is available from your chemist (this must be applied half an hour prior to treatment).
8Are They any Laser Hair Removal Risks or Side Effects?

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
  • Itching

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.

9Is it True that Laser Hair Removal Can Stimulate Hair Growth in Some Areas?
Some patients have reported that finer hairs treated with a laser became more prominent and more frequent. It is a rare occurrence which happens only when treating fine hair, specifically on women’s faces and men’s upper arms, shoulders and upper back areas. It is also a concern when treating thin hairs of any kind on area on the body. Darker skin types are more vulnerable to experience laser-induced growth.It is also advised to only select laser treatment for body areas with dark coarse thick hair growth. Laser devices are only 100% effective on coarse thick hair growth. Fine hair should be treated with electrolysis.
10What should I expect during a hair removal consultation?
You are required to shave the area prior to the consultation. Once you are in the treatment clinic, the Laser Technician and Master Esthetician will take you through details about the laser and what to expect during the treatments. A photograph of the treatment area will be taken for filing purposes. Our Medical Director, will review patient requirements and sign-off on all our laser settings, as well as, the development of each client’s treatment and any changes that are made.