In order to keep a well-maintained look, it is important to make sure that your look is consistent everywhere on your body – and that includes keeping the hair on the back of your neck in check. But because we can’t see it, it also means we forget to pay attention to it.

To keep neck hair under control, many men and women follow a strict shaving or waxing regimen to make sure the backs of their necks remain hair-free. But as it turns out, this can be a little difficult to maintain, especially since you can’t see it. That is why laser hair removal on the neck remains the most popular hair removal treatments for both men and women.

Laser Hair Removal for Neck Hair Issues

When you look in the mirror, one of the first things you don’t see is your neck. So if you can’t see it by just looking straight, how could it be a good idea to shave it and remove unwanted body hair from it yourself? With laser hair removal, you don’t have to. Let the experts at Indy Laser Center take care of it for you.

With laser hair removal, neck hair is a thing of the past.  Here are some of the benefits of laser hair removal for the neck:

  • Precise targeting of hair for sculpting.
  • Safe even for people with sensitive skin.
  • No need to maintain shaving regimen.
  • Virtually painless.

How Long Does Each Treatment Take?

Laser hair removal neck treatments for men generally take up to 15 minutes. This is due to men generally having more hair than women, especially in the back of the neck. In contrast, laser hair removal neck treatments for women could take less than 10 minutes because women have less hair that are also finer compared to those in men.

How Many Treatments are Necessary for Complete Laser Hair Removal from the Neck?

In order to completely remove unwanted hair from the back of the neck, it is important to complete the entire course of the treatment. The entire treatment for complete removal of hair could take up to 10 sessions, depending on the response of the hair during the course of treatment as well as the hair type and color. Treatments are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to allow the skin to rest as well as allow hair sufficient time to reach the appropriate stage of the hair growth cycle.

Is Laser Hair Removal on the Neck Worth It?

Laser hair removal neck treatments are definitely worth it. It has many advantages over other forms of treatment. Laser treatment allows you to:

  • Gain complete freedom from rowdy neck hair.
  • Forget having to endure the pain of waxing or the uncertainty of shaving.
  • Save time and effort in having to get multiple treatments.
  • Enjoy being hair-free for a very, very long time.

Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Hair Removal on the Neck

Will hair still grow after my laser hair removal neck treatment?

Hair growth can be expected during the first few treatment sessions. Laser hair treatment targets hair during the anagen phase of hair growth – but not all hair is at this stage at any given time. That is why it is important to complete the entire course of treatment to make sure all hair in the area is removed.

But why does hair still grow after the treatment?

In some rare cases, hair can still grow even after the hair follicles have been damaged. In these cases, the hair follicles have not been sufficiently damaged for them to be destroyed. But as the hair follicles suffer more damage, the hair that grows from them gradually become thinner to the point that they become barely noticeable.

Can the laser treatment damage the skin on my neck?

No, there is no threat of skin damage when treatment is done by experts. Damage can only occur when incorrect settings for the laser are used. That is why it is paramount that you only seek treatment from people who know what they are doing.

I experienced some swelling and itching after my treatment. Is this normal?

In some rare cases, some swelling and minor itching can occur. This is nothing to be concerned about as these are mild and can easily be treated with a mild cortisone preparation. If you experience some itching and swelling after the treatment, it is important that you tell your medical provider immediately so they can recommend creams or ointments that you can apply on the affected area for pain relief and treatment.

Preparing for Your Appointment

  • If you can, it is recommended that you shave the area at most 24 hours before your treatment.
  • Scrub the area or use an exfoliant to remove any buildup of dead skin.
  • If you frequently get fake tans, make sure no residue is left on the skin prior to treatment.
  • If at all possible, make sure to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun at least 2 weeks before your appointment.