Nearly every part of your body has hair, and many of those parts are sensitive. For example, your upper lip has a lot of nerve endings. You might wonder if laser hair removal is safe for such sensitive areas.
At Bergen County Hair Removal by Lasting Impressions in Bergen County, NJ, our highly trained staff uses state-of-the-art equipment to get rid of hair just about anywhere you want it gone. Our laser hair removal treatments work well, are affordable, and are done by professionals.
How do hair-removal lasers work?
If you’ve never had laser hair removal Paramus or don’t know anyone who has, you might have a wrong idea of how it works. Let us explain!
The laser focuses a beam of energy on the hair follicles, which is what your doctor is trying to do. The pigment, or color, in your hair soaks up that energy. The energy then hurts the follicle, making it unable to make hair.
Laser hair removal works best on people whose skin and hair colors are very different from each other. It still works on people whose skin and hair colors are similar, but you may need a few more sessions to get rid of all the hair there.
No matter what color your hair or skin is, you need more than one session. That’s because all of your hair follicles have different schedules for when they make hair and when they rest. You need a few sessions to catch all of the hair follicles in the growing phase so that you can get rid of all of the hair in the area you want to.
We say that laser hair removal is permanent, but some people do have some hair grow back over time and need maintenance sessions from time to time. Not everyone needs these, though.
Where can the laser be used to get rid of hair?
Where we can’t use a laser to get rid of unwanted hair is easier to say. You shouldn’t put a laser up your nose, in your ears, or on your private parts. If not, then yes, you can get rid of that hair.
Some very common places our clients request hair removal include:
- Face, chin, and upper lip
- Bikini line or wherever hair is growing in the pubic area
- Back Abdomen
We put an anesthetic on your skin so that it doesn’t hurt while we work on you. You won’t feel any pain during the procedure.
What can I expect when I use a laser to get rid of hair?
People have different ideas about how laser hair removal feels. Some people say it feels like a snapping rubber band against their skin. Some people say it feels more like a sting. Some of the difference in how you feel is because of how thick and dark your hair is.
Without a topical anesthetic, you would feel more if your skin was thin. That means you would feel it more on your lip than on your leg. But we numb your skin so that you don’t feel anything. With each treatment, there are fewer hairs, and the ones that are there tend to be finer. This means that you feel less from the laser.
Schedule an appointment at Bergen County Hair Removal if you don’t like the hair on your face or body. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to get rid of hair there.