The laser pubic hair removal process is almost the same for men and women; it consists on beaming the pubic area 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 suppressing 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 area is large. Removing pubic hair by laser doesn't normally cause pain, but just a little irritation. If you have very sensitive skin in your pubic area, you should consider using a mild topical anesthetic to reduce the irritation, but it is most likely not required.
Types of Laser Pubic Hair Removal
There are several types of laser hair removal services available. For instance, many people decide to remove all of their pubic hair, while others decide to leave a small 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 many types of lasers used to remove hair like Ruby laser, Alexandrite laser, Pulsed diode array, Aragon laser and Nd:YAG. 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 darker skin.
Cost and Number of Sessions Required for Laser Pubic Hair Removal
Laser hair removal professionals typically 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 halt hair growth is highly dependant on the skin color/hair color combination 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 combination, the lesser number of sessions it will take. It takes about 4 sessions at a cost of around $2000 to complete the whole process.
Side Effects of Laser Pubic Hair Removal
The treated skin area may become red and sore after each laser session. It feels like a slight sunburn and usually lasts for a few days. You may apply some topical cream to reduce soreness. 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 benefit of laser hair removal can be a disadvantage depending on which angle you look at it. You will not be able to style your pubic hair again as you will no longer have hair in your pubic area. Some people choose to keep only a small strip 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 knickers.
If you can live with the high cost and the slight inconvenience, you will never have to wax or shave again! You will be able to say goodbye to pubic ingrown hairs, razor bumps 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.
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