Since the hairs you want to remove are still in an active growth phase when treatment begins, it’s important to begin your sessions early enough so that new hair is targeted during all or most of the growth cycle.
In a man who shaves his pubic area, this means beginning at least a week before he wants hair removal to be complete. At your initial appointment, the dermatologist or medical professional will first assess the thickness and color of your body hair and perform a test spot to ensure that you don’t experience any unwanted side effects.
Then the technician will use a laser like the one shown here to remove pubic hair in a grid-like pattern over your entire treatment area. You may need to repeat this procedure several times, depending on the amount and thickness of your body hair.
After laser hair removal treatment is complete, you’ll have some temporary redness and swelling in your treated area, and this may need to be covered with makeup for a few days until it goes away.
You should also avoid sun exposure for at least a few weeks after treatment and wear sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.
Finally, remember that laser hair removal treatment cannot prevent new hairs from growing back in the future unless you continue with regular maintenance appointments to keep your hair follicles permanently damaged.