Waxing, epilating and shaving can only do so much if you tend to grow thick body hair, and fast.
The good news is that you’re not alone — there are plenty of women with body hair who are going through the same discomfort and embarrassment that you are.
The better news? There is something you can do about it.
Laser hair removal makes it possible to reduce the growth of your body hair. The thing is, there are many different areas where one may grow hair. Maybe you don’t deal with much underarm hair, but you have to shave your legs twice a day. Fortunately, this treatment can be used just about anywhere on your body.
If you are wondering what area you should get laser hair removal for, rest easy knowing that you can undergo the treatment just about anywhere. That said, laser removal works best on areas with dark, coarse hair. This is because the laser identifies the hair follicle based on its difference in pigmentation from your skin.
At Baywood Clinic, we offer laser hair removal options to help you get rid of your unwanted hair. If you choose our clinic for your laser hair removal treatment, be sure to consult our laser hair removal guide to help you prepare for before and after the procedure.
Where to Get Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal can work on a wide variety of body parts but according to Good Housekeeping, the treatment is most effective for four areas: the bikini line, upper lip, chin and underarms.
These areas respond better to the laser due to the fact that they grow thick hair and the skin is relatively thin:
The bikini line is by far the most common area that laser hair removal is used for — especially around summertime. Considering this area is one of the most sensitive and painful to wax, laser hair removal is a welcome some-what permanent solution to unwanted hair down there.
It’s safe, regulated and will make vacations a whole lot easier. It will save you time as you won’t have to rush for a last-minute appointment before you jet set to a beach!
Upper lip laser hair removal can take little to no time because it is a small area. Women naturally get dark, coarse hair above their lips, which is the easiest type of hair for a laser to remove.
Some women deal with pesky chin hairs that are fine — the thing is, plucking these hairs can be particularly painful. This is where laser hair removal comes in!
Underarms are a particularly common area where people choose to get hair removal. Fact is, shaving can leave dark stubble and waxing can be painful. Underarm hair can also accumulate sweat and odour.
This makes it hard to wear sleeveless tops and dresses in the warmer weather, as odour and dark hair can make someone insecure and embarrassed.
Additional Areas Where Laser Hair Removal Is Used
You’d be surprised at the areas where women use laser hair removal. After all, hormones and old fashioned genetics can result in hair growth in a variety of places. Fortunately, with this treatment, you can say goodbye to unwanted hair for once and for all.
Back: Back hair is usually associated with men, but it’s not uncommon for women to get hair on their back too. That said, this is another area where you can use laser hair removal to give you a boost of confidence to rock a backless shirt or dress in the summer. Plus, because it’s a larger area, the back is ideal for this treatment.
Toes: Hairy toes are a thing, and you shouldn’t have to live with them forever.
Areola: Laser hair removal is a good option if you are dealing with hair in this sensitive area. It’s best to have this area treated by a professional instead of risking skin irritation by tweezing.
Tweezing individual hairs in this area can also be painful and it’s too sensitive for wax, so laser hair removal is a welcome solution.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Janet Prystowsky shared with Bustle that electrolysis, another means of hair removal for this body part, risks scarring — which is why laser hair removal is preferred.
Stomach: It’s common for women to have fine hair on their stomach, and laser hair removal is the perfect way to get rid of it. Note that if you have a belly button piercing, you’re going to want to take it out before the procedure as the metal conducts heat.
Arms: Just like you can use this treatment to remove your underarm hair, you can use it for your arm hair too! If your arm hair is very fine, it may be harder for the laser to identify the hair follicle — but if you are dealing with dark arm hair, this is definitely an option for you.
Where to Avoid Hair Removal
According to Shape, the only place you can’t get laser hair removal is anywhere around your eyes. This is because the laser is strong and can harm your eyes if they come into contact.
Eyebrows: We know — wouldn’t it be nice to say goodbye to that unibrow forever? Unfortunately, this is the only area that isn’t suggested for laser hair removal. The thing is, the laser is strong and can cause serious damage to your eyes.
Why Choose Laser Hair Removal?
Waxing is time-consuming, expensive, painful, and is hard on your skin because of all that pulling and stretching. Shaving, on the other hand, can be expensive if you are constantly replacing razors. It can also irritate your skin and cause acne. Needless to say, laser hair removal is a popular solution to unwanted hair.
In fact, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, over 1 million laser hair removal procedures were performed in 2016 alone — and that number continues to grow.
When you choose our downtown Toronto laser clinic, you can rest easy knowing that we only use state-of-the-art lasers used by our board-certified physicians. For laser hair removal, we use the GentleLase.
Remember, laser removal will greatly reduce hair growth but that doesn’t mean you won’t need to tweeze or shave here and there — but it will be a lot more manageable and require infrequent maintenance.
Say goodbye to your waxing lady, because it’s time to get rid of that dark, coarse hair for once and for all.