There's no shame in keeping it natural, but if you want to go smooth, we've got the lowdown on all the different types of hair removal methods. There are numerous methods for removing body hair, including shaving and waxing. However, if your hair is causing you problems and you want a more permanent solution, you should think about laser hair removal for down there.
What exactly is laser hair removal?
Unlike waxing, which removes hair from the follicles and lasts only a few weeks, or shaving, which is even less permanent, laser hair removal results last for years because it affects the hair's ability to grow. Laser hair removal removes hair by using highly concentrated pulses of light. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the follicles, causing the hair to be destroyed. Because hair has a growth cycle that includes resting and falling-out phases, not all hair is present during some treatments. As a result, six treatments spaced four to six weeks apart are recommended to accommodate the hair's growth cycle. It is entirely up to you how you want your laser treatment to look. You can simply do your bikini line, leave a small landing strip, or go the Brazilian route, which means everything goes.
Is laser hair removal painful?
With each treatment, the laser's strength grows stronger, and the pain may grow stronger as well. The most common way laser hair removal is described is as a hot rubber band snapping against the skin. Waiting too long between treatments can aggravate the pain, so stick to the treatment schedule agreed upon with your technician during the initial consultation. While the treatments are usually tolerable for the majority of people, intimate areas such as your vulva can be more painful. If you have a low pain threshold or extremely sensitive skin, you may want to take a pain reliever, apply numbing cream, or drink a glass of wine before proceeding.
The benefits and drawbacks of laser hair removal
Let us examine the advantages and disadvantages. If you regularly wax or shave, laser hair removal will save you both time and money in the long run. In addition, there will be no more ingrown hairs or red bumps! We'd say that's a huge plus in our book. While you will save money by not having to pay for waxing sessions or shaving supplies, laser hair removal does require an initial investment which ranges from Rs 2500 to Rs 4500 per laser treatment in Mumbai. Another consideration is that it will take some time before you are baby smooth and hair-free. A minimum of six sessions is recommended, with a four-to-six-week interval between treatments.
Laser hair removal advice
The day before your treatment, shave.
Six weeks before the treatment, avoid waxing.
If at all possible, avoid scheduling a treatment during menstruation or drinking coffee on the day of, as the skin will be more sensitive.
The outcomes of laser hair removal
When you have dark hair and fair or light skin, you will achieve the best laser hair removal results. But don't be disheartened if you still see hair or red bumps right after the treatment. This is because the laser damaged the hair follicle, causing the burned hairs to fall out. The hair will fall out once the redness subsides, so relax and let your body work its magic. Your skin may be red and bumpy immediately following each treatment, particularly on the sensitive skin around your vagina. Avoid hot activities such as gyms, saunas, and hot tubs because the heat from lasers stays on your skin for 24 hours and you don't want to create a hot bed for bacteria. Your at-home aftercare should include a soothing toner containing witch hazel to reduce inflammation and an Aloe Vera lotion to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized.
Long-term outcomes will differ from person to person. Some people's hair removal is permanent, while others' hair grows back after a few years. The results will vary depending on your skin and hair type, the area you choose to treat, the expertise of the laser clinic you choose, and the equipment they use, but your hair should become thinner and grow less frequently after each treatment. While there is no absolute guarantee with laser hair removal, it is typically effective in removing 80-90 percent of hair in qualified candidates.
If you're tired of buying razor after razor, don't want to keep scheduling waxing appointments, or want to say goodbye to razor burn and ingrown hairs, laser hair removal might be for you. As with any skin treatment, especially one that is intended to be permanent, make sure it is appropriate for you and consult with your dermatologist.
Published by Dr Niketa Sonavane