embarased by hair on my nipples. can it be taken off entirely without damage to my breast skin?
Can Hair Around Breast Nipple Be Removed by Laser?
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Laser Hair Removal: Breast Skin or Nipple hair are suitable for laser hair removal
Laser Hair Removal: Breast Skin or Nipple hair are suitable for laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal works by a process known as selective photothermolysis. In this technique, black pigment in a hair follicle is heated and destroyed. The process can lead up to permanent hair removal.
The hair on the breast, abdomen, bikini, legs, arms, face, and nipple are all suitable for this modality of treatment.
Make sure that the laser is appropriate for your skin color.
Nipple Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair removal is an effective way to remove hair from virtually anywhere. Your provider will make assessments, skin may be a little darker in this area, so if need be your provider will make proper adjustments as needed.
Laser hair removal for the breast
Laser hair removal is an effective way to permanently remove hair in virtually any location.
IPL or ND-yag are the types I use in my practice most commonly for hair removal. I have used products from Lumenis and Cutera with good results.
If the hair on your breast is blond or if you have very dark skin then laser treatments may be less effective. In addition there are usually multiple treatments required and risks include treatment site reactions and discomfort.
I hope this helps.
Steven Williams, MD
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