Laser hair removal, when performed by a highly qualified and carefully trained professional, can be done on almost any part of your body. If you’re tired of plucking, waxing, shaving, or otherwise attempting to eradicate unwanted hair, this post is for you.
At Ovation Wellness, we know how problematic unwanted hair can be. That’s why we offer laser hair removal. It’s amazing how surprised many of our patients are when they find out that, yes, we can even remove hair from there, with only a couple of exceptions.
How laser hair removal works
Before we get specific about where you can have hair removed, we want to discuss how laser hair removal works, since that’s a source of confusion for many people.
The laser is a beam of energy, and when it’s directed at a hair follicle, the pigment in your hair absorbs the energy. The energy damages the follicle, making it incapable of producing another hair.
The greater the contrast between your skin color and the hair, the more effective laser hair removal is, but even if your hair and skin are close in color, it will still work, although it might take a few extra sessions.
Since, at any given time, some follicles are actively growing hair, some are shedding hair, and some are resting, everyone needs multiple sessions.
We talk about laser hair removal as a permanent hair removal option, but some people do experience some hair regrowth and need occasional maintenance sessions. That should happen every few years and is nothing like the maintenance required for other types of hair removal.
How it feels
Some people say that laser hair removal feels like a rubber band snapping against your skin. Others describe it as a stinging sensation. To some extent, the way that it feels has to do with the thickness and pigmentation of the hair.
As you come in for successive treatments, there are fewer hairs, and they tend to be finer, which means there’s less sensation from the laser.
If you’re thinking that you don’t want a rubber band snapping against your skin in a sensitive area, don’t worry. We use a topical anesthetic to numb your skin so you’re comfortable during the procedure.
Where we can remove hair
First, we’re going to tell you where we can’t perform laser hair removal: inside your nose, in your ears, and on your genitals. Otherwise, yes, you can remove hair from there.
Some of the most common areas people request hair removal include:
- Bikini line, or anywhere pubic hair is growing
Generally speaking, the thinner your skin, the more painful laser hair removal would be without a topical anesthetic. But we want to make sure you’re comfortable, so if you’re having laser hair removal on your upper lip, we’re very careful to numb it first because that skin is thinner than the skin on your arms or legs.
The best way to find out if we can remove hair from the area that bothers you is to come in for a consultation. We discuss how many sessions you’re likely to need in order to reach your goals, and we explain how to prepare for the treatments.
Schedule your appointment today at Ovation Wellness in Madison, Mississippi, and toss out that razor.