Considering having laser hair removal while living in Dubai? Here’s our complete guide to becoming smooth and hair-free!
27 May 2018| Last updated on 6 November 2019
Thanks to the incredible weather Dubai offers for two thirds of the year, a lot of us living here can enjoy many activities on offer; pool-days, sunbathing at the beach, ladies nights, spa days and more. Of course, all of these provide even more opportunity to show parts of our bodies that might be a little on the hairy side. Unsurprisingly then, we’re left thinking – is having laser hair removal in Dubai the right choice for me?
Moreover, for many of us women living in Dubai, it’s not even about the weather; with a multitude of different ethnic backgrounds living in the city, it’s unsurprising that laser hair removal is one of the top, non-invasive cosmetic hair treatments that is popular in Dubai.
If you’re considering having laser hair removal in Dubai, you’ve come to the right place. As our guide is packed with the right information you need to help make an informed decision before you go under the heat of the laser.
What does laser hair removal do, and what is the procedure?
First of all, let’s assess exactly what laser hair removal does. This popular cosmetic hair removal treatment works by zapping your hair – literally!
A concentrated beam of light is aimed at your hair, which is then absorbed by the pigment. This ultimately damages the hair follicle enough to prevent future growth.
Usually, several sessions are recommended to ensure you achieve the optimal results in your treated area – leaving you saying ‘goodbye hair, hello smooth skin!’
Where can you have laser hair removal on your body?
Besides your eyebrows or any other hair near your eyes, laser hair removal is safe to have pretty much anywhere on your body – including your bikini line, breasts, armpits, legs and other areas we’re sure you’d prefer to discuss with your technician if needed.
Is it painful to get laser hair removal?
As with any cosmetic procedure, pain levels vary from woman to woman, and is dependent on the treated area itself. It’s safe to say, having laser hair removal in your armpits may nip a little more than your legs, for instance.
Saying that, a lot of women report that having laser hair removal feels like tiny pin pricks on your skin. During your first couple of treatments, you may experience a stinging sensation with each laser pulse, but this is normal.
Most places do offer numbing lotion to put on beforehand if you feel like you can’t handle the pain. Just ask, although it may add to the overall cost of your treatments.
How safe is laser hair removal?
There has been no documented cases of cancer or other devastating illnesses associated with laser hair removal, if that’s what you’re worried about.
As with any if not all cosmetic hair treatments, there can be some side-effects – again, based on an individual’s skin and hair type. The good news is, laser hair removal is relatively safe and has minimum disruption on your skin’s surface.
It’s always best to be prepared however; some of the common, albeit rare, side effects of having laser hair removal in Dubai involve;
- skin burns
- hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation
- pain, tingling and numbness
How effective and permanent is laser hair removal?
While laser hair removal doesn’t get rid of your hair forever, it does drastically reduce hair growth – to the point where you can stop shaving altogether.
Can laser hair removal lighten skin?
Skin-lightening is a common concern for beauty lovers living in Dubai, and many women may not know that having laser hair removal can actually help to lighten the treated area – especially underarms! In this case, the treatment removes follicles and stubble that contribute to making your underarms darker.
Which laser hair removal treatment is the least painful?
When it comes to laser hair removal in Dubai, there is in fact a few different options you can consider before deciding what treatment type is best for you.
The older treatment type is the traditional ‘shots’ laser hair removal, which use laser systems such as Magma, Cynosure and Candela. During these treatments, the machinery applies laser energy to a specific area, raising the temperature of the follicles, and then moves a centimetre or two. The process is repeated until the area is fully covered.
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More modernised treatments include ‘diode’ and ‘YAG’ laser hair removal procedures, which are potentially more effective, while simultaneously preventing pain. These procedures use pulses of infrared light energy that penetrate the skin’s surface, gradually heating the follicles beneath the skin until they’re incapable of growing new hair.
Where can I get laser hair removal in Dubai?
How much does laser hair removal cost in Dubai?
While prices vary from clinic to clinic, an estimated cost for full body laser hair removal can range between AED 5,000 to AED 10,000.
That may be steep for some however, so instead search for Dubai clinics that offer a price per session – in fact, you can get laser hair removal in Dubai for as low as AED 50 for each session. Check out daily deals sites like Cobone to find the best pricing for you!