Several of my girlfriends and I have had laser hair removal done…

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Walk from Lotte Mart in Ssangyong-dong towards Buldang-dong


Take a right where you see large apartment complexes on your right.


This is what you see after the first right you just took.


Use the crosswalk to cross the street.


Walk from Lotte Mart in Ssangyong-dong towards Buldang-dong


Take a right where you see large apartment complexes on your right.


This is what you see after the first right you just took.


Use the crosswalk to cross the street. Take a right, walking around the park, and continue straight.


Take a left into this building.


Close up. Take a left into this building.


연세엘레핀 is on the fourth floor.


Entrance to 연세엘레핀

Several of my girlfriends and I have had laser hair removal done in Cheonan, Korea. We all went to 연세엘레핀 in Bulgdang-dong, close to Ssangyong-dong. You don’t have to make an appointment; you can walk in. They don’t speak much English, but they’re used to foreigners and are very helpful and kind. This place removes hair from faces, armpits, legs, bikini areas, and more, with prices starting at 120,000₩ for five treatments. Treatments are 8-10 weeks apart, so give yourself at least 10 months to complete treatments.

I decided to undergo these treatments because (1) shaving, tweezing, and waxing unwanted hair gets old, (2) the price is reasonable [prices start at £50 a session in the UK], and (3) it’s really quick and relatively painless.

From what I can understand, lasers selectively target and eliminate dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. Small areas such as the face can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.

Before I started treatments, I was told that I had a ninety percent chance of permanent hair loss after five sessions. I have completed three sessions so far, and I would say I’ve had 80% hair loss so far. The procedure works best on those with light skin and dark hair, as the laser can better target hair roots under those conditions.

If you do want laser hair removal done, do not pluck or wax the area for six weeks before treatment. Also, avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.

As for the pain… I was repeatedly told that the laser treatment produces an irritating or painful feeling similar to the snap of a rubber band against the skin or a series of pricks with a warm needle. At its most painful, I think it feels similar to tweezing or waxing, but repeatedly to the same area for a minute or two at a time. Sometimes it doesn’t hurt at all though, and it’s only a bit hot (which they try to help with fans directly to the area).

Walking directions:

Walk from Lotte Mart in Ssangyong-dong towards Buldang-dong (i.e. Galleria), on the right side of the street.

Take a right where you see the opening to large apartment complexes on your right.

Use the crosswalk to cross the street. Take a right, walking around the park (keeping it on your left), and continue straight.

You’ll see a building on the left side, where 연세엘레핀 is on the fourth floor.

Address:

802 Buldang-dong, Seobuk-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do

층남 천안시 서북구 불당동 802 불당센터프라자 4F

Phone:

041-622-7501



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