HPL and Laser Hair Removal for Private Parts
At-home hair removal is a wonder. It’s safe, efficient, effective and affordable. Despite its growing popularity, these devices might not be the best option to remove hair from areas like the pubic region, groin, perianal and scrotum. Because of this, most people wind up using a sharp razor or depilatory cream made of harsh chemicals, which isn’t always the best method of hair removal for our more…sensitive body areas.
The technology that powers Silk’n devices—Home Pulsed Light (HPL)—is safe to use on most body areas, including your bikini line. If you wish to have hair-free private areas, then you need to commit to a specific treatment plan with the right method. Unfortunately, there isn’t a super cream on the market that removes hair from head to toe.
To help you out, we’re going to take a deep dive into how to supplement your Silk’n treatments so you can safely and cleanly remove hair from those hard to reach places. The aim is to help you create not only the best hair removal plan but also the safest.
Pubic Hair Removal
Having hair on your pubic and surrounding areas is your choice, and shouldn’t be influenced by outside opinions, advertising or societal pressure. It’s your call and one you should never have to defend.
Private parts is a broad terms that applies to several areas on men and women, including the pubic region, scrotum, groin, or perianal (surrounding the anus). These areas can be quite sensitive and lead to one feeling self-conscious about their body. Additionally, private part hair can impact intimacy or prevent you from wearing certain types of clothing.
For years, men and women have taken to grooming these areas as part of their personal style and to contribute to their hygiene. To do so, you need to conduct hair removal for your private parts more conscientiously than you would your underarms or legs. Private parts are naturally more sensitive, and most people would rather have a cut on their leg than on their testicular area (for obvious reasons!).
Private parts aren’t like other areas of your body. The skin is much more sensitive and requires different treatment to avoid stubble, irritated skin or bumps due to hair removal.
The Basics of HPL Hair Removal
Over a decade ago, Silk’n developed HPL as an at-home version of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). The goal was to take the safety offered by professional clinics and spas and couple it with the efficacy of laser hair treatments. It was a true revelation, and since its inception, at-home hair removal has garnered millions of advocates across the globe.
The proprietary HPL delivers pulses of light energy that attacks hair at the root. The benefit is two-fold: it disables the hair forcing it to fall out and reduces the likelihood of regrowth. After a complete treatment, users should be able to enjoy permanently reduced hair in the target area or areas.
It functions based on the contrast between skin tone and hair color. The emitted beam of focused light targets melanin, which is typically found in the shaft, leaving skin unaffected and unharmed. The downside is that people with dark or fair skin and light hair will not experience success with a HPL-powered device.
It’s proven that HPL hair removal provides reliable results even in the cases of coarse hair. Despite its proficiency in this respect, it’s not an ideal tool for most private areas. It is recommended for the following body areas:
- Bikini line
- Face (below the cheeks only)
You might want to supplement your Silk’n treatment with other methods that can comfortably and safely remove hair from your private areas. There are several options so find the one that fits your budget and that you feel comfortable using.
Laser Hair Removal for Private Parts
Laser hair removal performed at a spa or clinic by a trained aesthetician is considered safe for private areas. Customers can book appointments for treatments that remove hair from their groin and perianal area.
Men who want to groom their private parts and are sick of short-term fixes like shaving often use laser hair removal because it’s precise, consistent and the results last. While it often requires multiple appointments, and is expensive, not knowing how to remove hair from these areas can be even more time-consuming.
A popular complete hair removal treatment is to use a Silk’n device, such as The Express, The Compact, The Jewel or The Infinity - to remove most body hair, and then book appointments for laser treatment to take care of whatever private parts you want to be hairless.
Most places that offer laser hair therapy invite prospective customers to a consultation. If inclined, you should use this time to discuss the procedure, safety and any potential side effects. Some might feel awkward about discussing anything related to their gentler regions but it’s important to have a frank discussion.
Other Treatment Methods for Private Parts
Besides laser treatments, you have several options to choose from with respect to removing hair from your groin, perianal area and scrotum.
Shaving is a method that comes with equal amounts of pros and cons. The pros are that it’s cheap, quick, painless (for the most part if you’re careful and dexterous) and is a good option for people who are uncomfortable with revealing their private areas even in a clinical setting.
The disadvantages of this hair removal method are that hair quickly grows back and does so in a manner that is itchy and annoying. It can lead to rashes, ingrown hairs or patchiness.
While you can shave your pubic area, scrotum and groin, results will vary based on hair length, type, materials and how good of a job you do.
With a clean electric trimmer designated specifically for personal grooming, you can trim your private parts making them look orderly. Some options with good reviews include the Panasonic Close Curves shaver for women, and the Phillips Norelco Multigroom for men.
The best method is to trim in the opposite direction that your hair grows. Cut it to the length you desire using the hair height adjustment clips that come with the trimmer.
You can trim any of your private parts using the trimmer method, including the pubic, perianal, groin and scrotum hair.
Hair removal with waxing last longer than shaving (roughly 3-6 weeks) but is more painful and comes with risks of irritation or inflammation.
Outside of longer-lasting results, waxing removes all the hair in an area and can reach into crevices like the ones above and below the buttocks. Treatments are quick, which is good because as mentioned there will be pain. Granted, adopting waxing as your preferred grooming method might be solely based on your pain tolerance.
Waxing is an option for the perianal region but avoid using it on your scrotum as it might be too hot for this vicinity – not to mention too painful!
If this option appeals to you, speak to your doctor prior to treatment if you have psoriasis, eczema, diabetes or are pregnant.
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Decide on a method based on the private part you wish to treat and your overall comfort level. If you are uncomfortable with hot wax on your perianal hair or a razor blade on your scrotum, then find other ways to get the job done.
For appropriate body parts, Silk’n can help you achieve radiant skin that’s smooth and hairless. We believe the two ingredients to success are knowledge and a device that fits your lifestyle and hair removal goals.
Get started by browsing our state-of-the-art hair removal devices to find a product or two that meets your needs, or to learn more about hair removal, visit our Resource Center where you will find expert advice and specific information on how to perform hair removal treatments.