If you’ve ever considered laser hair removal, you may already have a good idea of which area of the body you would treat. Laser hair removal saves you time, makes your life easier, and boosts your confidence. So, of course, it may be hard to pick just one area!
Here are some of the most common places to have laser hair removal. And remember, you don’t have to choose just one! Lots of patients begin by treating one area and eventually choose to get additional laser hair removal treatments on other body parts.
About Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is safe and effective on most body parts. The laser is concentrated light energy, which is used to target the melanin (pigment) inside of each strand of hair. As this energy is absorbed, it damages the hair follicle (the tube within the skin that produces hair). This damage makes the follicle unable to produce hair in the future.
Because this treatment only works at one stage of a hair’s growth cycle, it usually requires more than one session to get optimal results. But once you achieve your results, say goodbye to shaving and waxing!
Best Places for Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal works best on thicker, darker hair, and lighter skin. But it can be effective on anyone; it just means you may require a more comprehensive treatment plan.
As we mentioned, just about every area of the body can be treated with laser hair removal. Some areas are more popular than others simply because they make a bigger impact on a person’s life. In addition, certain areas respond better to treatment.
Hair in the bikini area usually responds very well to laser hair removal treatment. Compared to the rest of the body, hair in this area tends to be darker and thicker. What’s more, this area can be problematic for other hair removal methods, such as shaving and waxing, as the skin is sensitive and susceptible to irritation and ingrown hairs.
The underarm area is another excellent place to consider laser hair removal. This area requires frequent shaving, which can result in irritation and a dark, shadowy appearance. Underarm hair also responds well to treatment, particularly for those with thick, dark hair in this area.
Hair of the face can be embarrassing, particularly for women. However, it is more common than many people think, especially as we age. Facial hair tends to be thinner and lighter, so it may require more treatment sessions. However, because of the visibility of this area, treating the face means more confidence and improved self-image.
Hair on the legs is typically thicker and darker than in other places, so the legs usually respond great to laser hair removal. This is another area where convenience plays a big role. Imagine not having to shave your legs multiple times per week but, instead, having silky smooth skin 24/7.
Like facial hair, arm hair can cause embarrassment and make you want to cover up. Other hair removal methods, such as shaving, are difficult on the arms because no one wants to see unsightly stubble. This makes laser hair removal a fantastic option for the arms.
How to Choose
With so many areas to choose from, it can be hard to pick one to start with. Of course, which area will make the biggest impact will depend on your unique needs and body.
We are here to help! Make an appointment today with one of our experienced specialists, and we can answer any questions and help you choose the best treatment plan for you.