Laser Hair Removal for Women
Every day, thousands of women all over the country are turning to laser hair removal to make their unwanted hair a distant memory. Laser hair removal has become one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States, ranked second behind wrinkle-relaxing injections in frequency of procedures performed. Laser hair removal utilizes beams of highly concentrated light designed to selectively penetrate the hair follicles, to be absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles, and to destroy the hair within that hair follicle. A variety of lasers and light sources have been developed that may be employed in laser hair removal. The procedure was originally designed to be performed on dark hairs on light skin; newer technologies have made the procedure safer for patients with darker skin and those of color. Several types of lasers are utilized with laser hair removal – the most common of which are alexandrite, diode, Neodymium YAG, and intense pulsed light sources.
Benefits of Hair Removal
If you’re not happy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be an option worth considering. Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles, and pigment in the follicles absorb the light that destroys the hair.
Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas. The most important benefit of laser hair removal is the precision of lasers that can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Laser hair removal is most commonly used for unwanted hair under the arms. Laser hair removal has become very effective in the past ten years. Often the preferred method of hair removal now, it’s safe, effective, and more permanent than any other method such as waxing, plucking, shaving, and electrolysis. Also, prices are pretty reasonable in most communities. The easiest hair to remove is dark on light skin, but there are now lasers (the Nd:YAG) that do a good job with dark hair on dark skin.
There is still difficulty when working on graying hairs, fine blond hair, or women with hormonal problems such as polycystic ovary syndrome. also, if you just have a few, coarse hairs on your chin, a good electrolysist will be more cost effective.
Basic and Brazilian Bikini
The Basic Bikini covers 2-3 inches outside of the panty line, but does not include inside the panty line. This hair removal option is for the crease where your bathing suit or panty line would hit. Again, this method is the most basic and removes only the hair outside the panty line.
The Bikini Extended covers 2-3 inches outside the panty line, just like the basic bikini. However, it also includes inside the panty line on the sides up to the labia. With bikini extended, you choose to take as much hair off the top pubic region as you would like, but this does not include the labia. The bikini extended laser hair removal covers as much surface for you to feel comfortable in a thong.
The Brazilian Bikini is one of our most popular laser hair removal treatments. This option is for clients who want to be completely bare in the front area. The Brazilian Bikini laser treatment covers outside the panty line, inside the panty line, and includes the labia. You can choose whether to leave a little bit of growth (landing strip); it’s a matter of personal preference on the amount of growth to be removed. The Brazilian Bikini is best for those who want to completely remove all frontal hair.
The final option is the Brazilian Extended, which covers the entire front and back area. This procedure includes everything in Brazilian Bikini, plus the anal area.