When it comes to body hair, you’ve got a lot of options, laser hair removal is only of them. You can shave it, but it will likely grow back in a few days. Depilatory creams are excellent at hair removal, but they smell awful and may cause inflammation and rashes for those with sensitive skin. Waxing removes hairs from their roots and thus delays the process of regrowth, but it can be quite painful.
There are also more permanent methods of hair removal, such as electrolysis. This involves inserting a super-fine needle into each hair follicle and zapping it with electricity to kill the follicle. This ensures new hair cannot grow back. However, it is extremely painful, expensive, and time-consuming.
That brings us to laser hair removal – a semi-permanent method that damages hair follicles so that regrowth is much, much slower. In this article, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of laser hair removal, so you can make an informed decision about it. We’ll then tell you about the best places to get this treatment in Hong Kong!
Pros of laser hair removal:
- Although it does not stop hair growth, it does drastically reduce it to the point that you will not need to shave anymore.
- Laser hair removal will work on all body parts.
- It is less painful than waxing.
Cons of laser hair removal:
- It will take a few sessions before you start to see results – and you will have to wait 6 weeks in between sessions.
- It has a cost – you should expect to pay between 4000 HKD – 6000 HKD for a full course of treatment for your underarm, and between 25,000 – 30,000 HKD for a full course of treatment for your legs.
- It works best on those with fair skin who have dark hair, however, newer technologies will be better at distinguishing the hair on people with darker skin tones too.
It’s extremely important to research the beauty salon you go to for laser hair removal services. If the technician is improperly trained or not confident in their skills, they may accidentally burn your skin. Do not feel shy about asking for their certifications and experience! Laser hair removal treatment is expensive, so you need to ensure you are getting what you’ve paid for.
Of course, researching all the salons in Hong Kong is quite a time-consuming task. That’s why we’ve collated a list of the top five salons that offer laser hair removal services. Read on to see which is the perfect place for you!
#1: Unique Beauty
Conveniently located in Causeway Bay, Unique Beauty is dedicated to providing excellent and professional service to all customers. They mainly specialize in skin rejuvenation technologies, but they are experienced in laser hair removal too. Plus, their beauticians attend regular training sessions and seminars to ensure they stay up to date on their knowledge. You’ll definitely be in capable hands here.
Address: 17/F Jardine Center, 50 Jardine’s Bazaar, Causeway Bay.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 11am – 9pm. Saturday: 10am – 7pm. Sunday: 10am – 6pm.
Price: Underarm laser hair removal (6 sessions) – 4800 HKD. Bikini line laser hair removal (6 sessions) – 5800 HKD.
#2: CM Square
If you have dark skin or light hair, regular laser hair removal treatment may not be as effective on you. CM Square uses E-light laser technology, which can discriminate between hair and skin more accurately. It’s also more effective at hair removal – you’ll see the effects after just one session! CM Square is affordable too, so you can get your treatments without having to break the bank.
Address: Room 1103, 11/F, Causeway Bay Plaza, 489 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 11am – 9pm. Saturday: 10am – 8pm.
Price range: From 280HKD to 880HKD per session based on the body surface treated.
#3: Oxygen Beauty and Health
Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Oxygen Beauty and Health offers a wide variety of beauty treatments and services. This includes massages, facials, skincare treatments and more, as well as one of the most extensive menus for IPL laser hair removal in Hong Kong. In fact, they have a treatment package for each part of your body! Their staff are highly skilled and professionally certified so you’re sure to have a relaxing and satisfying experience.
Address: Shop E, 78 Kimberly road, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 11am – 10pm.
Price: From 480HKD to 2700HKD based on the body part.
Straight out of Paris and well known for their esthetic beauty expertise, EstheClinic is one of the best establishments when it comes to laser hair removal treatments in Hong Kong. Located in Central, they guarantee top service and quality. Their laser hair removal treatment is best suited for those with sensitive skin, or those who are looking to remove facial hair.
Address: 6/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 11am – 8pm. Saturday: 10am – 5pm.
Price: from 350HK to 1195HKD per session based on the body part.
#5: Casa Beauty (formerly Verbena)
With a holistic approach to beauty treatments, Casa Beauty will provide you with a relaxing experience like no other. Their beauticians are regularly trained on the latest techniques and technologies, and providing excellent service is one of their key goals. They go above and beyond regular spas, and have a team of consultants and medical professionals to ensure you receive the best care.
Address: 13/F, Redana Centre, No. 25 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 12:30pm – 9:30pm. Saturday: 10:30am – 7:30pm.
Price: From 500HKD to 750HKD based on the body surface to treat.
So here you go do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have more questions on the content above, and if you finally decide that you are more of a waxing person, feel free to read our piece on the best waxing salons in Hong Kong.