Doctors at the SL Aesthetic Clinic in Singapore have launched an innovative new laser hair removal treatment method using a medical-grade Fotona Laser.
The clinic stated it is at the forefront of new aesthetic technologies and offers a comprehensive range of FDA-approved and HSA-approved lasers, ultrasound, and radiofrequency technologies in Singapore.
"Thanks to increasing focus on inclusivity and technological advancements, many who could not have hair removal treatments due to their skin tone are now able to get it done safely and effectively," it added.
Fotona, one of the pioneers in laser technology, has unveiled an Nd:YAG (Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) long-pulse laser that helps rid oneself of excessive hair for a wider range of skin tones, including dark hair on dark skin, and light hair on light skin.
It offers the options of semi-permanent to permanent hair removal by amplifying light and targeting the pigment in each hair follicle.
The long-pulsed laser energy bypasses the melanin pigments in one's skin and targets only the hair – leaving the skin unharmed in the process, unlike traditional lasers and other light-based treatments.
Dr Charlene Goh, Medical Director, SL Aesthetic Clinic, will be fronting the campaign.
Once someone has been determined to be a suitable candidate by the doctor, they can begin treatment. The cost varies by the size of the treatment area; the larger the area, the more it costs, said the company.
For most areas, expect to need at least six sessions to see good hair removal. Treatment sessions are performed once every 3-4 weeks.
Ensure that you’re in a good state of health and not suffering from any bacterial, fungal or viral infection in the treatment area. Always disclose your full medical history during consultation, including supplements and other medications you may be taking, SL Aesthetic Clinic said.
Inform your doctor if you have other skin conditions (e.g., eczema, psoriasis), any unusual or allergic reactions to any ingredients or topicals, history of Herpes Simplex (cold sores) in the treatment area so that the appropriate medication can be prescribed to prevent an outbreak, it added.
After each treatment session, avoid prolonged sun exposure for the next 7 to 10 days. Also, avoid tanning beds or tanning booths and sunlamps. Wash and moisturise the treatment areas for the next few days and always use sunscreen.
However, the treatment may be unsuitable in the following circumstances: Patients with unrealistic expectations, such as those who seek immediate eradication of unwanted hairs; patients with a tendency to form keloid and hypertrophic scars; prior ionising radiation to the area to be treated; patients with connective tissue diseases or those who have undergone recent deep chemical peels or abrasions.