“Manscaping” has its advantages, especially in the summer. It’s a lot easier to put sunblock on when you don’t have to deal with a fur coat on your chest. And if you’ve been hitting the gym a lot, getting rid of the hair that covers up all your hard work might be a good idea.
As one of the most trusted laser hair removal specialists in Atlanta, our practice gets a lot of questions about the procedure. Here are the top 5:
1. How Does It Work?
It’s a technique using concentrated beams of light to permanently remove unwanted hair. The light destroys the hair and disables the follicle from growing more.
2. Does The Laser Target One Hair At A Time, Like Electrolysis?
No, it targets many hairs at the same time, so it can cover an area the size of a quarter in about a second. Small areas like your upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.
3. Will The Laser Burn My Skin?
No. It’s gentle on the skin. The laser light selectively targets the hair follicle, leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. In fact, it’s used successfully in the most delicate areas of your body, like the underarm, scrotum, even the penis.
4. Are The Effects Permanent?
Ninety percent of patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to five sessions.
5. Can You Do It On, Ahem, Sensitive Areas Like The Scrotum?
Yes. You can also do it on your anus and penis. Some of our patients call it “The Gurley Special.” It’s not just for cosmetic purposes. If you shave down there, you may be creating an entry point for disease or staph infections like MRSA.
Of course, no FAQ on laser hair removal in Atlanta would be complete without the mother of all questions: Does it hurt?
It’s nothing compared to waxing and a lot less painful than electrolysis, but you should expect some level of discomfort. Numbing creams are available.
If you’d like to come in for a complimentary consult with our aesthetician, just call 404-888-0228.