Laser hair removal and hairy bums
Hair on the buttocks is common for both men and women, but the hair grows thicker for some people than for others. Most people also have hair in their perianal area (butt crack) – it’s there to wick away moisture and protect the sensitive skin of the area. However, in today’s body-conscious world, not everyone feels comfortable with hair on their bum. So what can you do about it?
What causes a hairy bum?
Genetics are a key factor in how hairy you are, but there are several reasons why people can experience an increase in body hair. These include the use of certain medications such as fluoxetine (Prozac), systemic corticosteroids, and anabolic steroids. Adrenal and ovarian diseases such as Cushing syndrome or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can also result in excess body hair.
Hair removal solutions
If you’re looking for a permanent hair-removing solution for your buttocks or perianal area, laser hair removal is a great option. Not only will it save you the job of regular waxing or shaving, but it will also leave your skin permanently smooth and hair-free, giving you the confidence you deserve. Many women have the perianal area lasered when having a bikini, Brazilian, or Hollywood treatment, as it tidies up the whole area. Laser on the buttocks and perianal area is also becoming more popular with men looking to reduce the amount of body hair they have.
What is the best professional laser hair removal machine?
Several brands have developed laser technology for both home and professional use. For the best and longest-lasting results, however, we strongly advise seeing a professional laser hair removal specialist. They are trained and certified to use medical-grade machines that will produce permanent hair reduction and removal. At Smooth Laser Clinic, we use Eneka PRO technology, which will target the hair follicle without affecting the surrounding skin, and uses a built-in cooling system for your comfort.
What’s the process?
Getting rid of your hairy bum is quick and straightforward. We’ll carry out a consultation to discuss your goals and give you a patch test to ensure you won’t have any adverse reactions to treatment. You’ll then need six to eight sessions to ensure smooth skin. The hair must be targeted in the anagen – or growth – phase for the treatment to work, which is why multiple sessions are required at four to six-week intervals. You’ll need to shave the hair 24 hours before the session, which will last 15-20 minutes. Afterward, we’ll provide some advice on how to care for the area. For example, you should avoid hot baths and showers for 48 hours to avoid irritating the skin.
Laser hair removal in Hampshire
If you’d like to tackle your hairy bum, contact Smooth Laser Clinic today. As trained and certified specialists with the relevant insurance, we can help you permanently remove stubborn body hair, leaving your skin soft and smooth. Book a consultation to find out more.