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Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair Removal at NB Clinic (Natural Beauty Clinic)

Laser hair Removal is a common procedure in South Korea.

Why Laser Hair Removal?

Why not? Laser Hair Removal is great! It means that you don’t have to worry about shaving when you are on vacation. Laser hair removal is not permanent, but it is as good as, meaning you will most likely need  “top-up” sessions throughout your life. (The doctor said it had lasted for 2 years for her colleague.)

Apparently the darker and courser your hair the better the treatment will work. I have light brown, thin hair and it seems to be working well for me. I also have pale (freckly) skin and it doesn’t burn my skin which is good!!

The doctor is female as is the technician who helps her.  There is a male doctor who works at the clinic so I guess that if you’re a bloke you can ask for him to remove any unwanted hair, but I am not sure about that.


Initially you have a consultation with a female doctor. During the consultation she will explain the procedure and the expected outcome. I was the first foreigner they had had at the clinic, so she wasn’t sure of the outcome.

As I understand the laser penetrates through the strand of hair and it works with the melatonin in your hair to stop it growing. My hair is naturally a light brown colour so she was unsure as to how effective the treatment would be.

During the consultation you can ask any questions about the procedure. Normally after the consultation you will have your first treatment.

The Procedure

The female doctor and her assistant will apply a gel to the chosen area and then use the laser gun on the area. My first procedure didn’t hurt. The second time I went it hurt a little. It can feel warm and slightly uncomfortable but that means it is working.

After my first treatment I found that my hair grows slower and is thinner.  Over the coming months I expect the hair to disappear almost completely.


The treatment is done in 7-10 sessions.  There are about 5-6 weeks in between each session. So ideally to get the treatment you need to be staying in Korea for about 8-10 months. (Actually I only had 5 and half months left in Korea and we arranged for me to have 5 sessions, with shorter breaks between sessions.)


I negotiated a price.

For 7 sessions

Underarm:  100,000won

Bikini line:  350,000won (was 450,000)

Total cost for underarms and bikini line : 450,000won.

You pay for your whole treatment after your first treatment upfront by card or cash.

It is possible to have other areas treated, but I don’t know the cost of this. For example you could have your legs done.

Getting an Appointment:

My co-teacher called around a few places in Samsan, finally settling on NB Clinic (the prices were more reasonable), and then arranged the appointment, so I just went along to the clinic  after school.

I have spoken to the clinic and they are happy to have foreigners call them to make appointments.

Please call this number: 052-261-7553


NB Clinic (Natural Beauty Clinic)

NB clinic is on the 6th floor in a building near Bennigans and Outback in Samsan. Near Lotte Hotel.

Google co-ordinates: 35.538163, 129.340078