Does laser hair removal work on any part of the body? I am sick and tired of shaving my legs and underarms.
Yes, hair laser works on all areas of the body. However, the response you get depends on the particular area and also depends on the color of the hair, the color of the skin and the thickness of the hair. The darker the hair and the lighter the skin creating a more visible contrast, the better the result from hair laser. Also, laser hair removal is usually done a number of times, sometimes two, three or four times, before it becomes extensive in time between needed repeated episodes of lasering. Also, in some areas like under the arms or the legs it can almost become permanent after four or five treatments. We usually wait approximately one to two months between treatments to let the skin heal and to see what kind of response we are getting from the original laser hair removal work.
Posted by Richard Galitz, MD, FACS