September 10, 2007

Laser Hair Removal For Pubic Hair: Is It The Right Solution For You?  

Laser Hair Removal For Pubic Hair: Is It The Right Solution For You?

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 absorbed by the dark pigment present in the hair follicles, disabling their ability to grow and stopping them from becoming thicker. The laser beams attack pigments, so the lighter the skin, the less damaged it gets. 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 delicate skin in your pubic region, you should consider using a mild topical anesthetic to reduce the discomfort, but it is generally unneeded.

Types of Laser Pubic Hair Removal

There are several types of laser hair removal methods available. For instance, many people decide to eliminate 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 numerous types of lasers used to remove hair like Alexandrite laser, Nd:YAG, Pulsed diode array, Aragon laser and Ruby laser. 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 ineffective unless you have very light 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 usually charge from $200 to $600 per session, although there are a couple of factors that will alter the exact prices. The number of sessions necessary to permanently stop hair growth depends on the skin color/hair color blend of the patient, being each session much more effective if the person has a very light skin and black or very dark brown hair. The closer to this blend, the fewer number of sessions needed. It takes roughly 4 sessions at a price of around $2000 to complete the whole process.

Laser Pubic Hair Removal Side Effects

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 soreness. Moreover, you shouldn't expose the treated skin to the sun within 6 weeks of your sessions to prevent further skin damage to the already sensitive skin.

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 no longer have hair in your pubic region. Some people choose to keep only a small patch of pubic hair by choosing to remove pubic hair only on the bikini area and areas that will be exposed outside their skimpiest swimsuit or knickers.

If you can afford the expensive cost and the slight inconvenience, you will never have to shave or wax again! You will be able to say goodbye to razor bumps, pubic ingrown hairs and pubic pimples. 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.
Natalie is the founder of - A site on all things to do with pubic hair removal. She uses the Body Bare to shave her pubes.

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