Which Parts of the Body Respond Best to Laser Hair Removal?
Different parts of your body can respond a little differently to laser hair removal. After all, there’s a big difference between your face and your legs (we should hope!). If you’re thinking about hair removal, but you’d like to know how it’ll work for a particular body part, this post is for you! We’ll explain what you can expect, and let you know which areas respond best to the treatment.
The Laser Hair Removal Process
Laser hair removal is quick and fairly comfortable to experience. Small areas like the upper lip can be treated in just a few minutes, while larger areas like the legs can be done in under half an hour.
Laser hair removal’s effects are remarkable, but the technology itself is simple. Laser is a type of light that travels at a very specific, uniform wavelength. It reaches the hair follicle by identifying the pigment in the root of the hair.
Once “zapped” the hair follicle is damaged to the point where it can’t regrow hair. However, for the laser to be effective, the follicle has to be in the active growth stage of its hair cycle.
Most patients will need between 6 and 12 treatments to achieve near-complete hair reduction. This is because only a percentage of your follicles are going to be in their active growth stage during each treatment.
The results are largely permanent, although factors like hormonal fluctuation may stimulate hair regrowth a year or two after treatment. Thankfully, one or two follow-up sessions are often enough to nip that regrowth in the bud.
Where Can Laser Hair Removal Be Done?
Laser hair removal can be done on just about every part of your body that grows hair, with the exception of the skin surrounding the eyes. Here’s what you can expect as far as results for each body part!
Face and Neck
In the short term, the face and neck respond to laser hair removal fairly quickly and easily. Our neck and face laser hair removal can be done on the following areas:
- Upper lip
The trouble comes with regrowth, though, especially for the chin and upper lip. Hormones can stimulate new hair production in the face, so there’s often a greater need for touch-ups months or years after the initial series of treatments.
Since laser hair removal deals with a lot of hair at once, many of our patients choose to do laser first, and then do electrolysis to deal with the “stragglers.”
As long as your hair is dark enough, the torso responds incredibly well to laser hair removal! The results tend to be relatively quick, and they last pretty well. That includes the following areas:
Underarms and Bikini Area
The hair in the underarms and bikini area often grows much darker than the hair elsewhere. This makes it very easy for the laser to effectively treat those areas! However, because of the hair growth cycle, it can sometimes take a lot of sessions to ensure total clarity. That said, once completed, the results are often long-lasting.
Arms and Legs
If the hair growing on your arms and legs is indeed dark enough, then those areas can respond reasonably well to laser hair removal. As with the bikini and underarms, it might take a few more treatments than an area like the face, but expect lasting smoothness!
Clear the Hair Everywhere
So which body part responds best to laser hair removal? In our experience, as long as your hair is dark enough, all body parts respond well. Some areas, like the face, are faster to treat but also more likely to show regrowth. Others may take a little longer, but results can last for years before there’s any need for follow-ups.
No matter which area you’d like to treat, SEV guarantees fast, effective, and affordable laser hair removal in a luxury setting. To get started, book an appointment at your nearest location.