The laser pubic hair removal procedure is roughly the same for men and women; it consists on shining the pubic region with a high energy laser beam for a very short time. This energy is soaked up by the dark pigment present in the hair follicles, disabling their ability to grow and preventing them from becoming thicker. The laser beams attack pigments, so the lighter the skin, the less damaged it receives. However, the damage received in the skin is not permanent, even if the treated region is large. Removing pubic hair by laser doesn’t normally cause pain, but just a little discomfort. If you have very sensitive skin in your pubic region, you should consider using a mild topical anesthetic to reduce the discomfort, but it is generally unnecessary.
Types of Laser Pubic Hair Removal
There are several types of laser hair removal techniques available. For instance, many people decide to remove all of their pubic hair, while others decide to leave a tiny portion of hair, therefore performing a partial pubic hair removal. Whether it is a complete removal or a partial one, the mechanism of functioning is the same.
There are various types of lasers used to remove hair like Aragon laser, Nd:YAG, Alexandrite laser, Ruby laser and Pulsed diode array. Argon and Ruby lasers are not being used anymore because their wavelength is unsafe for the skin. Of all the lasers mentioned, the most effective one is the Alexandrite laser, but it is not very useful unless you have very fair skin. The pulsed diode array laser is used for medium-colored skin while Nd:YAG is used for more tanned skin.
Pricing and Sessions Required for Laser Pubic Hair Removal
Laser hair removal professionals commonly charge from $200 to $600 per session, although there are several factors that will influence the exact prices. The number of sessions necessary to permanently stop hair growth is highly dependant on the hair color/skin color combination of the patient, being each session much more effective if the person has a very fair skin and black or very dark brown hair. The closer to this combination, the lesser number of sessions needed. It takes approximately 4 sessions at a cost of around $2000 to complete the whole process.
Side Effects of Laser Pubic Hair Removal
A few minutes after each session, the treated skin area may become pink or even red. It feels like a mild sunburn and usually lasts for a couple of days. You may apply some topical cream to relieve the discomfort. You must also avoid prolonged sun exposure for 6 weeks after your treatment to prevent further damage to the treated skin area.
The Problem with Permanent Pubic Hair Removal…
The main advantage of laser hair removal can be a disadvantage depending on how you look at it. You will not be able to groom your pubic hair again because you will have no hair in your pubic region. Some people choose to keep only a small portion of pubic hair by opting to remove pubic hair only on the bikini zone and areas that will be exposed outside their skimpiest bikini or underwear.
If you can afford the high cost and the slight inconvenience, you will never have to wax or shave again! You will be able to be free of pubic ingrown hairs, pubic pimples, and razor bumps. However, please be 100% certain that this is what you want to do for there is no turning back once you permanently remove your pubic hair with laser.