This luxe clinic offers a number of anti-ageing treatments including permanent laser hair removal, which uses light to damage the hair follicles and prevent further growth.
Step by step
The session begins with a consultation with the doctor, who determines our skin type to decide the strength of laser to use. Our specialist, Carlene, then leads us into a private room to start the treatment. We’re relieved to discover that each session involves the application of numbing cream (not all clinics do this). Bring a book to read during the 20 minutes it takes for the cream to set in. Carlene then thoroughly shaves the area being careful not to miss any spots. She then boots up the laser machine and diligently begins zapping centimetre-sized patches of hair. The numbing cream works wonders. The sensation is hot at times and at others it feels like nothing more than the soft flicking of a rubber band.
Our skin is smooth and hair-free apart from a few small spots where it is noticeably softer and fairer. It’s recommended to maintain the hair removal with follow-up sessions every six months.
• The clinic has the latest state-of-the-art equipment.
• Numbing cream is applied to aid with pain relief.
• We can’t fault the experience. But it’s addictive so could get pricey.
Dhs1,000 per session. American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Dubai, Building 73, 26th Street, Dubai Healthcare City (04 423 7600).