Sunday, February 17, 2008

Laser Hair Removal Treatment Areas: It Works There?

First, Understanding What’s Off Limits
Want to know where on the body laser hair removal can be performed? Let’s start with the one place it can’t: beneath the eyebrows. This is especially disappointing to women who would love to retire their tweezers and always have perfectly sculpted brows. However, this area is simply too close to the eyes, and would require removing the standard eye protection worn during laser hair removal treatments. Also, the spot size of many lasers is about the circumference of a nickel, so it’s unfortunately very difficult to pinpoint the laser enough within that small area to shape and sculpt the brows the way most women would prefer. Worried about a unibrow? No problem—the area between the eyebrows is safe. It’s a commonly and successfully treated area.

Common Laser Hair Removal Treatment Areas
So let’s recap so far: laser hair removal can’t be performed under the eyebrows. That leaves a lot of surface area that can be treated. A lot:
You Probably Assumed
Legs (upper, lower, or both), women’s bikini area, back and shoulders, underarms, arms, chest, upper lip, between brows

You might have figured
Buttocks, pubic area, stomach, lower back, chin, face, neck, breasts

You may not have considered
Feet, toes, hands, fingers, nostrils (treated from outside the nose), ears, hairline

Laser Hair Removal: Men Are Allowed!
Many men are shy about laser hair removal treatments, perhaps largely because so many laser technicians are women. No need! A professional laser technician will be, well, professional about administering treatments wherever your unwanted hair may be. Plus, not all technicians are female, so check around for males if that makes you more comfortable.

Also, there is no need to worry that you’re requesting a “unique” treatment area. Odds are you’re not the only one with hair…there…so most laser operators wouldn’t even think twice. Common laser hair removal treatment areas for men include hairline, ears, nose, beard, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, back, chest, buttocks, pubic area, and feet.