If you are interested in cutting out the expense and hassle of shaving or waxing to get rid of body hair, then you may have looked into laser hair removal, as offered by True Skin Care Center in Chicago, IL. You may have some questions about the treatment, such as which areas you can get treated successfully. Fortunately, laser treatment to remove unwanted body hair is safe for many areas.
What Areas Can Be Treated With Laser Hair Removal?
One of the most frequently treated areas with a laser for hair removal is the face. This is an area of the body where many people, especially women, don’t want hair to grow, particularly if it is dark hair. A laser can safely remove hair from the upper lip, chin, neck, and sideburns. Since the laser only penetrates the upper layer of skin to the hair follicle, it’s completely safe to remove hair from the sensitive areas of the face.
The skin on the legs is much tougher than the skin on the face, so the legs are a very popular area of the body to get laser treatments to remove unwanted hair. Most women have already put their legs through shaving and waxing, so laser treatment is no big deal. However, it is a big deal that you won’t have to deal with razors or wax anymore! Laser treatment makes these expenses a thing of the past.
Another area of the body that is often exposed to laser treatments to remove unwanted hair is the underarms. Women in particular have spent years shaving or waxing under their arms, only to have to deal repeatedly with razor burn or ingrown hair. Fortunately, it is extremely safe to use a laser on the skin under the arms, and in fact, it’s an area that literally takes only about a minute to complete, for both underarms.
Increasingly, men are seeking out hair removal or thinning options for their back hair. Laser treatment is perfect for this use because if someone doesn’t want to remove all their back hair, they either have to pluck out the hairs they want removed, or they can undergo laser sessions to thin it out. Waxing and shaving don’t allow for thinning at all. However, if you want to remove all back hair, this is possible with a laser as well.
As with the back, men are trying to remove or thin their chest hair more often these days. Laser treatment is able to target specific hair follicles so that only the hair that the patient wants to be removed is targeted. This results in a thinning effect that is permanent. People who want to remove all their chest hair can definitely undergo laser treatments as well, so they can stop shaving and waxing this sensitive area of the body.
Unwanted hair on the stomach can cause you to be self-conscious, especially if you want to wear a two-piece swimsuit or go shirtless. Have no fear, because laser treatment can successfully remove hair from this area of the body. If you just want to thin out the hair on your abdomen, this can also be done with a laser because it is so precise that it can target some parts while leaving other parts untouched, creating a thinning effect.
Arm hair isn’t the most common hair removed by a laser, but it certainly is an area that can be treated effectively. Women who have dark hair on their arms or men who want to thin the amount of hair on their arms can get fantastic results from laser treatments. Of course, if men want to remove all their arm hair, they can do that as well with a laser. Silky smooth arms can be a reality with laser treatment!
This is a very sensitive area of the body, so it’s no wonder if people worry about getting laser hair removal treatment in their bikini area. However, as with most parts of the body, it is completely safe to remove hair from this area.
Areas That Can’t Be Treated With a Laser
Eyelids and Eyebrows
The only areas of the body that shouldn’t be treated with a laser to remove unwanted hair are the eyelids and eyebrows. This is because there is a risk of damage to the eyes from the laser. In fact, you’ll probably be given eye protection during your treatments to remove hair from any other body part just to be safe. Be aware of providers who say they can treat eyebrows with a laser, as they may not be adequately trained.
Are You Ready?
Now that you know which body parts can be treated with a laser to remove unwanted hair, are you ready to ditch the razors and waxing appointments? If so, contact True Skin Care Center in Chicago, IL today to schedule a consultation with one of our hair removal experts.