Is laser hair removal safe to do around the areola?

Laser hair removal has not been found to be unsafe on any area of the body, except for the normal risks of change in pigmentation and scarring which is extremely rare.

If there is excessive hair growth in other areas such as the chin, lip or chest there may be a hormonal imbalance in the body which would produce hair growth in unwanted areas.

This might mean that multiple treatments could be required to achieve good results.

This type of hair growth can also be perfectly normal and can run in families.

Our qualified nurses will be able to assess you and advise you accordingly. Consultation and patch test is completely free of charge.

Jane Keena This article was written by Jane Keena of Complete LaserCare.
Jane qualified as a registered nurse in 1986 at Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth and worked as a senior nurse in the NHS until 2001.
She left to pursue a career in laser hair removal, initially working for Boots the Chemist where she was appointed laser protection supervisor and gained a BTEC award in Laser and Intense Light Hair removal in March 2001.