5 Laser Hair Removal Questions You're Too Embarrassed to Ask

by Laser Clinics Team on September 29, 2023

5 Laser Hair Removal Questions You're Too Embarrassed to Ask

Are you considering laser hair removal but have some questions you're too embarrassed to ask? Don't worry - you're not alone! Many people have similar concerns and queries when it comes to this popular skin treatment. 

In this blog, Laser Clinics Australia will address some of the most common and sometimes awkward questions about laser hair removal and provide you with the answers you need to feel informed and confident in your decision.

1. Is it okay to shave right before my laser hair removal appointment?

Yes, it's recommended to shave the treatment area at least 12 to 24 hours before your laser hair removal appointment. In fact, it's essential to do so to ensure the laser energy targets the hair follicles effectively. Your Therapist at Laser Clinics Australia will provide you with guidelines on when to shave before your session and other pre and post treatment care instructions.

2. Can I get laser hair removal on my intimate areas?

Absolutely, you can get laser hair removal on intimate areas such as the bikini line and Brazilian area. Many people opt for this treatment to achieve long-lasting smoothness in these sensitive zones. At Laser Clinics Australia, our Laser Therapists are highly-trained and perform these procedures regularly, so there's no need to feel embarrassed.

3. Is it common for men to get laser hair removal? 

Yes, laser hair removal for men is becoming increasingly popular in Australia as more men seek long-term hair reduction solutions. In addition to achieving a pleasing aesthetic, there are various motivations for permanent hair removal among men. These include preventing the occurrence of ingrown hairs in specific areas, catering to the needs of athletes or models, or other personal reasons.

4. Will laser hair removal work on my skin tone and hair colour? 

Yes, initially laser hair removal tends to be most effective for individuals with dark hair and light skin because the laser targets the melanin in the hair. However, advancements in technology have made it more suitable for a wider range of skin and hair types. At Laser Clinics Australia, we use the Candela GentleLASE Pro, designed to work for clients with dark hair and lighter skin, and the GentleYAG Pro works best on a darker skin tone.

5. What if I have ingrown hairs in the treatment area? 

Having ingrown hairs in the treatment area can be embarrassing for some, but it's not uncommon. In fact, laser hair removal can help with these issues. The laser works by directing concentrated light to target the hair follicle at the root, which help reduce the occurrence of ingrown hairs over time.

There's no need to feel embarrassed about asking awkward questions related to laser hair removal. At Laser Clinics Australia, our trusted team of Therapists are accustomed to addressing a wide range of concerns and prioritising your comfort. They can help you identify your specific concern and tailor a treatment plan for you. So, don't hold back on getting the information you need to make an informed decision and enjoy the benefits of laser hair removal with confidence - book a complimentary consultation with us today!