Yes, You Can Remove Hair There

Sep 01, 2023
Yes, You Can Remove Hair There
Laser hair removal offers a safe, effective way to get rid of hair once and for all, saving you time, money, and frustration. If you’ve been wondering if laser hair therapy can treat your unwanted hair, we have the answers in this post.

Shaving, plucking, tweezing, waxing — no matter how much time, effort, and money we spend, the battle against unwanted hair seems to never end. The good news is laser hair removal can drastically slow or even stop hair growth altogether.

At Vein Specialists Institute in Palm Desert and La Quinta, California, Ken Jesser, MD, offers advanced laser hair removal treatments for women and men. Laser hair removal is versatile and effective at getting rid of unwanted hair just about anywhere on your body. Here’s how this state-of-the-art treatment can give you smoother, sexier skin.

How laser hair removal works

Laser hair removal uses the highly focused and intense energy of a laser to heat up the hair follicle and damage it, so future hair growth is inhibited. Unlike waxing, shaving, tweezing, and other hair removal methods, laser hair removal offers long-term and sometimes permanent results. 

During a hair removal session, the pigment in each hair absorbs the laser energy, transmitting the heat to the hair root and the follicle that contains it. The heat damages the cells that cause hair to grow, delaying or preventing future growth.

As the laser fires, you might feel a slight snapping, like a rubber band being snapped against your skin. Afterward, your skin will look slightly red, and you can use an ice pack to relieve any minor, temporary discomfort. You’ll also need to protect the area from sun exposure.

Areas that can be treated

Laser hair removal is popular for a reason — or several reasons, really. It’s quick, it’s effective, and it’s versatile, meaning you can treat pretty much anywhere you have hair. Some of the most popular treatment areas include:

  • The face
  • The underarm area
  • The legs
  • The back
  • The bikini area
  • The chest
  • The arms

You can have multiple areas treated in a single session, too, making it easier to fit treatments into your busy schedule.

When laser hair removal may not be advised

Generally, laser hair removal should be avoided in people with specific issues, such as:

  • Open sores
  • Hives
  • History of melanoma
  • Suspicious-looking lesions (possible skin cancer)
  • Herpes lesions
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Recent use of sun-sensitizing medications

It’s also typically not a good option on skin that has tattoos or permanent makeup or for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Since dark hair absorbs more energy, laser hair removal used to be reserved for people with brown or black hair. But today, new techniques make it effective for all hair and skin types. 

The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll see results

Most people benefit from a series of 4-6 sessions to ensure each hair is treated at just the right time in its growth cycle. That means the sooner you begin treatment, the sooner you’ll be able to enjoy smoother, sexier skin. 

To learn more about laser hair removal or to schedule your first session, request an appointment online or over the phone with Vein Specialists Institute today.