One of the most common questions I get is about laser hair removal for pubic hair. I guess you can’t exactly ask your friends and family! That’s where the internet comes in handy!
Hair in that area tends to be curly, which can make hair harder to shave. Curly hairs are more likely to become ingrown than hairs that grow straight.
The area also tends to be more damp than exposed areas, which can add to ingrown hair problems. While some women find waxing is a good option, many want a permanent option. Laser hair removal can cause permanent hair reduction, but you need to follow a few simple steps to get the most from it.
Luckily, the hairs in that area tend to be relatively shallow, making them good candidates for laser hair removal.
If you have light skin and dark colored hair, you are an ideal candidate. Laser targets the pigment (color) in hair, and the darker the better. However, a laser can’t tell the difference between dark hair and dark skin, so it will also heat up dark skin. This can cause the skin color to change, and it can last for months.
If you are going to get laser hair removal in the bikini area, it’s important to find someone with a lot of experience.
You should also avoid sun in the area for a week or two before and after treatment. In some cases, getting sun on the area right after laser can change the skin color, often in a patchy pattern. Better to play it safe! That also means don’t do it right before you go on vacation, or right after you have been tanning.
Most people who are treated properly will see at least one-third to two-thirds reduction in the amount of hair. In addition, any hair that comes back after a course of treatments will probably be thinner and lighter in color.
There’s also been a trend for some guys to reduce the hair in that area with laser, too. Many people find going to the beach or having sex is easier and nicer with less hair down there, so don’t feel ashamed about wanting to do this!
There is a special section on my hair removal forum where lots of people, men and women, share their experiences with genital laser hair removal.
Bottom line is that laser can be a good option under the right circumstances, so do you research and see if it’s right for you!
This site has several sections on laser hair removal.