Laser hair removal used 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 so anymore. Experts report that 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 their eyebrows - they want to take away their uni-brown and add more shaping. They also want the area around their ears or the back of the neck cleaned up 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 the lowdown on the most common laser hair removal options available today.
Laser Hair Removal Treatments
What It Does: Using laser light energy to penetrate the hair shaft, it actually 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.
How Long It Takes: Roughly 30 minutes per treatment, up to six to eight treatments needed.
Lasting Result: 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.
Areas for treatment:
- Back Shoulders
- Razor Bumps
- Bikini area