Is laser hair removal safe on your privates?

Is laser hair removal safe on your privates?

Yes, laser hair removal is effective and safe for male and female privates. This article will discuss laser hair removal on male and female privates or genitalia. In addition, we will discuss safety concerns and how to prepare and perform this procedure.

If you want to remove unwanted hair, trying a laser hair removal procedure is something you should consider. Many people try out this procedure on different parts of their bodies. Usually, they try it out in the bikini area, underarms, and even on the back.

You should know that this procedure isn’t permanent, but you will get better results than shaving or waxing. In addition, it is one of the easiest methods of hair removal.

Usually, the regular number of treatments that a person needs is up to about six. However, it would help if you considered that there might be instances where some side effects may appear. Some of the side effects are scars, burns, and even skin discoloration. Even though these side effects exist, you shouldn’t be worried because there is a slight chance of having issues like these.

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How does the laser hair removal treatment work?

This procedure is relatively standard, and it helps you remove unwanted hair A laser hair removal device like the Bareskin device emits an IPL light. This light gets absorbed by the melanin pigments in the hair follicles below your skin. The light heats the hair follicle and destroys the sacs in the hair. As a result, the hair follicle stops growing and fall out. 


Use this machine at least once a week for it to work correctly. If used correctly, you will start seeing results within a couple of weeks.


Can I make use of this hair removal treatment?

When it comes to laser hair removal, you should know that not every person can use this hair removal procedure. Laser hair removal is considered a cosmetic procedure. Laser hair removal has been around since the 1970s and is practical and has minimal side effects. 


Many people decide to choose the laser hair removal procedure because they don't like shaving, and they feel like this procedure is the best choice for them.


Women usually try out the hair removal procedure because they face problems like Hirsutism. Hirsutism happens when their hair grows in parts where men typically have hair. Another common issue that women have is Hypertrichosis. This problem causes excessive hair to grow anywhere on the body. For these reasons, the laser has become the preferred hair removal method among women. 


Usually, these conditions are because of medications. For example, birth control pills and steroids are why people suffer from excessive hair growth. Hormone imbalances are another cause of hair growth. People with high androgen levels or testosterone can develop issues regarding their hair. Inherent disorders can also be an issue. For example, if your parents were naturally hairy people, you may also grow excessive hair. 


Laser hair removal is excellent for people with dark hair and white skin. "Conversely, people with white skin and dark hair are ideal candidates for laser hair removal," says Dr Guanche.


This treatment works well on people with darker hair tones because the contrast between the color of the skin and the hair makes it much easier for the hair to absorb the heat.


IPL laser hair removal does not work well with people with dark skin and dark hair. You should also consider that if you have light-colored hair such as white, red, white blonde, or grey, you should know that this treatment may not be the best solution.

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Why not take advantage of this treatment?

There are a few instances in which you should not use this treatment. For example, if you are pregnant, you should avoid laser hair removal. 


There are also some other contraindications when it comes to this treatment. So if you are getting some acne treatments or medication, you should avoid this treatment.


You should also avoid laser hair removal on your privates if you are prone to cold sores or suffering from genital herpes. Also, avoid laser hair removal if you have skin cancer or keloid scars. It is good to talk with your dermatologist before starting with this procedure.

How to prepare for the laser hair removal process on your privates?


If you plan to try this procedure, it is advisable to avoid tanning beds. Please also stay out of the sun for a prolonged period. In addition, you should know that laser hair removal is less effective if you are tanned. So please avoid the sun until you have completed the procedure.


Before treatment, you should shave the area you want to are targetting. If the hair is longer than a grain of rice, the treatment will not work. This is why you should consider shaving your area before making use of this treatment. After you start doing the therapy, be sure to avoid plucking hair. It would help if you also avoided tweezing or waxing after the treatment. This way, you will avoid any side effects, and you will undoubtedly be grateful because this treatment will work well for you.

What to expect during the procedure?

There are several steps that you should consider when it comes to laser hair removal.


The chosen area should be cleared and cleaned. Therefore you need to shave the skin you are targetting and then wipe the area with a wet cloth. 


You will also need some protective glasses to wear during this procedure because the light is intense, and you don’t want your eyes to be affected by it. After the laser treatment, you should avoid the sun for a few days. 


You may have to deal with a series of stings during the procedure, but you won’t need to be worried about them because many people say that these stings feel like a rubber band snapping against their skin.


This procedure is quick. Depending on the size of the area you are targetting. Usually, you will get it done in a few minutes or up to an hour, and you will not experience any excessive pain.


The time needed usually depends on the size of the area you want to target. If the size is more extensive, this procedure will take longer.


Another thing to consider is the fact that you might smell smoke. The smell of burning hair is also typical here, so prepare for that. 

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Will I experience side effects after the procedure?

Usually, you will not experience any side effects, but for some people, some may appear. First of all, you may notice that your skin might be red. There are also instances when the skin may be swollen. You may also experience slight pain after the treatment. However, the pain and swelling will go away within a few hours. 


Using a cold compress can do wonders after the treatment, and you will feel refreshed after doing that. Another vital thing to consider is not to expose the treated area directly to the sun immediately after the treatment. You also avoid any artificial or bright light. Then, after a few days have passed, you can get back to your normal activities.

Can you safely use the laser hair removal machine on your privates?

Usually, laser hair removal is safe for your privates (genital area). Therefore, you can safely use the laser hair removal machine on your privates. In addition, you will not experience any side effects when using an IPL laser on your privates. An experienced healthcare provider can tell you more because the conditions differ from person to person.


The most common issues that may appear after this procedure are burns and blisters. There are also some changes for your skin to get darker than the surrounding skin. All of this depends on your skin tone. If you are unsure, we would advise you to speak to your doctor before using the device in the genital area.  

What are the benefits of laser hair removal on the genital area?

There are many benefits to laser hair removal on the genital area.

  1. You do not have to shave as often.
  2. You do not have to pluck and wax the hair ever again.
  3. You do not have to experience ingrown hairs ever again.
  4. You will not have to experience pain like electrolysis. 

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Laser hair removal on the privates.

For laser hair removal to be effective in the genital area, you must do at least eight treatments. Each person is different, but we have noted that most people need eight weeks or eight treatments before they start seeing results. So, it is essential to remember that laser hair removal is not considered instantaneous. The time it takes for the hair to fall out depends on various things. It all depends on the color of your hair, the color of your skin, and the hair growth cycle. 


When it comes to reducing hair growth, you should know that this is usually pretty high. You will see that your hair will grow less in the area treated even after the first treatment. 


You should also take into consideration that the results are not permanent. It is common for the hair to grow back, but you will see that it is usually lighter and thinner than before. This is a great advantage, and you will know that you will like this as you will be doing this treatment.


What are the other benefits of this laser hair removal treatment?


Fewer skin infections

Fewer skin infections are one of the most known benefits of the hair removal process. You will never have to experience ingrown hairs or skin infections ever again. No hair means no ingrown hairs.

Less irritation

Another thing you should take into consideration is the fact that you will have less irritation, especially in the vaginal (privates) area. Lessor no hair causes less irritation. 


Increased comfort

You will be able to feel more comfortable after you try out this procedure. In addition, you won’t have problems with any moisture getting trapped because of excessive hair.


Fewer bacteria infections

There is a lower chance of having bacterial growth if you don’t have any hair.



We recommend you use this treatment, and the best thing about it is that you can use this treatment at home. A product like our own Bareskin laser hair removal device can be used at home in your privates. 


Medically reviewed by: Dr. Robert Walters MD (Dermatologist)