The ears are perhaps the last place you want to see stray hairs. Luckily for you, you don’t have to worry about it for much longer. Laser hair removal for ears is an effective treatment that removes unwanted hair from the ear area. Gentlemen, if you thought laser hair removal was strictly a girl thing, think again. Laser hair removal is currently the top non-surgical cosmetic procedure for men. The ears are a particularly troublesome spot, as they tend to sprout hair as you get older. And what a pain to remove it! Laser hair removal for ears offers a time and cost-effective way to permanently rid yourself of pesky ear hair.
Ear hair is most commonly found on older men. Scientists believe that it is caused by dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that also causes premature balding. While the short, downy hairs on most people’s ears are a natural way to keep dirt out, long ear hair may be a sign of the fluctuating hormone levels in older men. Ear hair is far less common in women but it does occur, and scientists aren’t sure what causes it. Laser hair removal for the ears can be performed on both men and women.
Removing hair from your ears with razors, wax, or creams is difficult and dangerous. During your laser hair removal treatment, a laser device is passed over the problem area. Pulses of light emit an intense heat to the hair shaft, which is then destroyed. The treatment should only take about fifteen minutes, as the ears are a small body part. The patient may feel a burning sensation throughout the treatment.
Laser hair removal permanently eliminates the hair on your earlobe and surrounding the ear. It can also be performed on the part of the inner ear that’s visible to the outside, called the pinna. Laser hair removal cannot be performed past the pinna on the inner ear canal due to its proximity to the delicate ear drum.
Laser hair removal can be effective on all types of skin colors and hair types, but the ideal candidate is light-skinned with coarse, dark hair. That’s because the laser in laser hair removal targets dark pigment. The greater the contrast between skin and hair, the easier it is for the laser to find the hair and remove it. The hair on men’s ears is often quite coarse, which works as an advantage. However, hair growth on the ears is often associated with aging and laser hair removal won’t be able to remove gray or white hair as effectively. The best way to find out if you’re a candidate for laser hair removal is to consult with a qualified hair removal specialist.
The average price for laser hair removal for ears is $200, but can vary based on the individual laser hair removal specialist and your geographical reason. Remember, laser hair removal requires multiple sessions for the best possible results. Some patients find themselves hair-free in as little as two sessions, while others need closer to six. And if you’ve never had laser hair removal before, the ears are a great place to start, as the area is so small.
Laser Hair Removal doesn’t guarantee permanent hair removal. Some hair can be resistant to the treatment, and some may grow back. You may also experience skin irritation following a laser hair removal session on the ears. Changes in skin pigmentation may occur and when they do, are often temporary.
Laser Hair Removal of the ears has some specific risks involved. The ear is a very delicate area with a lot of skin and cartilage variation. Although the ear canal may not be treated with laser hair removal, the proximity of the laser to the ear drum does pose a certain risk. Additionally, the ridges of the pinna may be of some difficulty for the laser to reach.
If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about the hair on your ears, you may have spent too much time and money trying to get rid of it. Save yourself the hassle and contact us. We’ll set up an appointment with a laser hair removal specialist in your area who can discuss the best treatment options for your needs.