What You Need To Know About IPL Hair Removal For Pubic Hair
There are a lot of things that pop in our mind when we talk about ‘adulting.’ We think about unending bills, emerging personal needs, and physical changes – weight gain, wrinkles, and even excessive hair growth. We cannot avert these things from happening because it was designed naturally to humans.
Gone are the days when we used to be the most adorable babies in the area. In just a split second, we have turned into mentally and physically matured citizens. Adulthood is fun, indeed! However, there’s just this phase in our lives where we start to grow unsightly hair in unwanted areas. And we become awkward because of this out of control problem.
About Pubic Hair
It is very particular for women to be disgusted about unwanted body hairs in specific locations. For them, being hair-free represents youthfulness and beauty, whereas men keep their hair for a more primitive look. However, men of today are becoming more conscious about their appearance that they tend to shave or trim their body hair. Regardless the gender, people are now into hairless bodies. Hair removal options have become more convenient due to the rise of light-based treatments such as IPL hair removal.
One of the most noticeable changes in adolescence during puberty is the growth of pubic hairs. Maybe it’s a bit sensitive to discuss, but it’s a subject that is worth learning.
Pubic hairs, as defined by medical dictionaries, are hairs on the external genitalia. It typically appears during the first month of the onset of female breast development. Its first appearance is referred to as pubarche.
The formation of pubic hair is categorized into stages: the Tanner Stages.
- Tanner Stage 1
This stage refers to the very fine growth of vellus hairs on the genital areas before the onset of puberty. Puberty starts when the levels of sex hormones elevate and cause hormonal changes. During this period, the genital area produces hair that may often be curly and rapidly growing.
- Tanner Stage 2
This stage refers to the first few hairs. However, if the hairs appear on the pubic mound and are too many to count, it can be on the Tanner Stage 3. It usually takes six to twelve months from the first occurrence.
- Tanner Stage 4
The pubic hair formation is in stage 4 when the pubic triangle is thickly filled with hair. The first pubic hair on males is observed as a few thin hairs. These hairs are usually seen on the scrotum or at the upper part of the penis.
- Tanner Stage 5
It is now on the final stage when the pubic hair spreads towards the thighs or legs for men. During this stage, the pubic hair is also noticed to grow up to the navel.
IPL Hair Removal for Pubic Hair
A popular hair removal treatment among teens is through IPL. Home IPLs are very becoming a top choice because compared to Laser treatments, this is way cheaper.
However, the use of light-based treatments may not be safe for teens to use, especially during their puberty. This is because, at this stage, the hormones are very erratic which makes the skin more sensitive. Since IPL works by using a broad spectrum of light at multiple wavelengths, it can affect the nearby skin negatively.
But, once you’re done with the puberty stage and your hormones get normal, IPL treatment can help you get rid of the hairs you’ve always hated. This is very effective and sure to give long-lasting results.
As an added information; there are specific areas in the pubic region that IPL is most ideal. These areas include the mons pubis and the bikini area with pale to cream white skin. The mons pubis is the part of the genitalia that becomes covered with hair during puberty.
IPL treatment is not advisable for use near the anus, inguinal, scrotum, and testicular parts. This is because these areas usually have dark pigments.
So basically, IPL hair removal treatments are safe to use on pubic area. However, there are still restrictions on who can use it and where it can be used – for safety purposes.
- Princess Carla Marasigan