The obsession with getting rid of unwanted hair is not new for both women and men. Some methods that have been used from the time of our ancestors include shaving, depilatory concoctions, tweezing, epilating and waxing. We were also made to believe that with continuous waxing, our hair will get finer and disappear, but somehow, we wonder why it is still there after 10 years.


The main problem with these methods of hair removal is the side effects such as ingrown hairs and that it is never really permanent. Hair should be removed from its root so that when it grows, it will grow with a smooth pointed tip. When hair is removed by shaving and depilatory creams, the hair is merely broken at the skin’s surface. This causes the hair tip to be flat and get stuck under the skin. As compared to shaving and depilatory creams, waxing, epilating and tweezing are better options. However, the hair may sometimes break at the skin and not get pulled out completely.

The most effective hair removal method is Laser Hair Removal. The Candela Gentle YAG is the latest laser technology in the market and it is safe for all skin types, unlike older technology such as IPL. It does not cause burns or redness in people with darker skin. Hair removal using the Candela Gentle YAG Laser is only done by doctors and trained aesthetic physicians in a clinical setting.


Laser Hair Removal works only on hairs that are in an active growth stage. Each hair is in a different stage of development. Follicles that are in the dormant or non-­growth stage will not be affected by the laser, and this is why the treatment needs to be repeated a few times for results to be permanent. As compared to other methods of hair removal, Laser Hair Removal shows quicker and better results. Not only that, it also eliminates ingrown hair, tightens the skin and costs much less in the long run. Most people need between 3 to 7 treatments for hair removal to be permanent and each treatment should be done about 1 month apart.

Ready to be permanently hairless and bikini ready? Remember to consult with a qualified and experienced Aesthetic Physician. Do not be afraid to ask as many questions to clear your doubts!

Dr. Jasmine
Dr. Jasmine Ruth Yuvarani graduated from Manipal Academy of Higher Education with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degree. She then went on to pursue a Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM) and is currently undergoing Certification in Advanced Hormone Therapy (Belgium). She is also a member of Society of Anti-Aging, Aesthetics & Regenerative Medicine of Malaysia (SAAARM) and Malaysian Society of Aesthetic Medicine (MSAM). This salsa dancing, loving mother of four wants to empower people, especially women as she believes that cosmetic enhancements not only improve a person physically but also mentally. She is extremely personable and is well-loved by her patients.