Hair grows on almost every part of your body, and many of those parts are sensitive. Your upper lip, for example, has many nerve endings. You may wonder if laser hair removal is appropriate for such sensitive areas.
At Laser Bar and Spa in Midtown Manhattan, New York, our highly trained staff uses state-of-the-art equipment, and we can remove hair from just about anywhere you want it gone. Our laser hair removal treatments are effective, affordable, and provided by experts.
How do lasers remove hair?
If you’ve never had laser hair removal or you don’t know anyone who has, you may have an incorrect idea of how it works. Let us explain!
The laser uses a focused beam of energy, and your specialist targets hair follicles with it. The pigment, or color in your hair, absorbs that energy, and the energy damages the follicle so it can no longer produce hair.
Laser hair removal works most efficiently for people who have a high contrast between their skin color and their hair color, but it still works for those with less of a contrast; you may just need a few extra sessions to completely remove the hair there.
Everyone needs more than one session, regardless of hair and skin coloring. That’s because all of your hair follicles go through cycles of production and rest at different times. In order to remove all of the hair in your target area, you need a few sessions to catch all follicles in the active part of their growth cycle.
We describe laser hair removal as permanent, but some people do eventually experience some hair regrowth and need occasional maintenance sessions — and not everyone needs them.
Where can you use the laser to remove hair?
It’s easier to say where we can’t use a laser to remove unwanted hair. It’s not safe to use a laser inside your nose, in your ears, or on your genitals. Otherwise, yes, you can remove that unwanted hair.
Some very common places our clients request hair removal include:
- Chin, upper lip, and face
- Bikini line or wherever pubic hair is growing
We use a topical anesthetic so your skin is numb during your treatment. You’ll be comfortable throughout the procedure.
What can I expect with laser hair removal?
People describe the sensation of laser hair removal differently. Some say it feels like a rubber band snapping against their skin. Others say it’s more like a stinging feeling. Some of that difference in feeling comes down to the thickness and pigmentation of your hair.
The thinner your skin, the more sensation you’d feel without a topical anesthetic. That means you’d feel it more on your lip than on your leg. But we numb your skin so you remain comfortable. With each treatment, there are fewer hairs, and they’re usually finer. That means you notice less sensation from the laser.
If you have hair on your face or body that you wish wasn’t there, schedule an appointment at Laser Bar and Spa. You’re going to be surprised by how easy it is to have hair removed there!