Laser hair removal was thought to be strictly a female thing. Unless you were a bodybuilder, cyclist, swimmer, or male exotic dancer, chances are your body hair remained untouched. Not anymore, more and more men are opting for the same grooming rights as women – including smooth body skin. Most men don’t necessarily want it all removed, but increasingly they do want it thinned out, on their back and chest, for example. A lot of men want laser hair removal on the area around their ears or the back of the neck cleaned up,eyebrows as well. Unlike women, for whom hair removal is second nature by high school, men often find themselves at a loss for how to deal with excess body hair. For those men, here’s some info on the most common laser hair removal options available today.
How it works:
Laser light energy penetrates the hair shaft and kills the hair root. This doesn’t kill the follicle (the place where hair growth starts). So technically, another hair can grow in its place, but it’s difficult. That means results of laser hair removal last a fairly long time. In other words you could be shaving once a month instead of once a day. Think of how much money you will save on razer blades!
Time Frame: Is roughly 30 minutes per treatment, up to six to eight treatments are required.
- Removing or reducing hair on back, chest, stomach, shoulders, and genital area.
- Shaping-up the hairlines and the beard lines.
- Works best on light skin with dark hair.
- Not suitable for blond or white hair.
After all laser hair removal treatments are completed, results could be almost permanent, with touch-up treatments annually or biannually to maintain results. Most men utilize laser hair removal for the back, upper arms, and chest and most want it thinned out, not removed something which lasers can easily accomplish.