Aunt Vadge: is laser hair removal on the vagina safe?

Hi Aunt Vadge, 

Is laser hair removal on the vagina safe?

Curious Age: 42
Country: United States

Dear Curious,

Yes, laser hair removal on the outer labia, pubic and anal area is safe. You just want to make sure you have an experienced laser technician – you don’t want someone just out of beauty therapy school! Usually our beauticians/laser therapists perform these treatments on women every day, so have a lot of experience.

The competence and experience of your laser technician makes the difference in safety, since someone who has only done it a few times is going to make their mistakes on you. The main risk is burning, but at worst, a burn will simply heal up like any other burn on the skin, typically leaving no trace. The vulvar area heals up really quickly in the event of an error. Good therapists don’t make these rookie errors, however, so just choose wisely!

Warmest regards,
Aunt Vadge