Laser Hair Removal for Sensitive Areas

Laser Hair Removal for Sensitive Areas

Laser Hair Removal for Sensitive Areas

You’ve probably heard about laser hair removal, but what about if you want to remove hair in some of the more sensitive areas like the bikini line? Will it hurt? What should you expect? These are just a few of the questions you might have. Your dermatologist has the answers. The dermatologists at Penstein Dermatology in New York, NY, provide a wide range of dermatology and aesthetic services, including laser hair removal.

What You Need To Know About Laser Hair Removal

A laser removes hair by using light and heat energy to heat and destroy the hair follicle. Hair won’t grow back when the follicle is destroyed. Laser hair removal is not like electrolysis. Laser treatment is much more comfortable and can be used on both large and small areas, unlike electrolysis. Laser hair removal can be used to remove hair from your:

  • Chin and upper lip
  • Face and sideburns
  • Underarms and legs
  • Back and bikini line

Laser hair removal is comfortable, even in the most sensitive areas. That’s because laser treatment targets only the hair follicle, not the surrounding skin. You should follow a few important steps to help your laser hair removal treatment to be the most effective. Remember to:

  • Avoid plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for 6 weeks before your session
  • Avoid sun exposure for 6 weeks before and after your session
  • Don’t take any blood-thinning medications before your session
  • Shave or trim the area the day before your session

Redness and swelling are common after laser hair removal treatment. To minimize these effects, you can:

  • Apply an ice pack to the area for a few days after treatment
  • Apply topical anti-inflammatory cream or lotion to the area
  • Take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory and pain medication

Want To Know More?

To find out more about laser hair removal for sensitive areas, talk with the experts. Call the dermatologists at Penstein Dermatology in New York, NY. You can reach them in the office by calling (212) 517-5171, so call today.

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