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Laser hair removal for men

Hair removal isn’t just for the ladies. There are plenty of men out there that are looking for the best possible grooming option to remove excess hair.

Shaving, trimming, waxing — these all have their place. But what about laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is very common in the U.S. The process involves beaming highly concentrated light directly into hair follicles. The pigment in the follicles absorb the light, resulting in destroyed hair. Simply put, the laser’s light is absorbed by the pigment in your hair; that light is converted into heat, delaying future hair growth, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Why are men getting laser hair removal?

Guys, hair removal isn’t something you need to hide. It’s 2018, let’s get over the stereotypes. From excessive hair to athletes looking to get rid of unnecessary discomfort — hair removal is here to stay.

  1. Excessive hair

Some men are blessed with that Baywatch look. You know, the Zac Efron perfect amount of manliness with just a hint of hair. Others may look a little more like Steve Carell in “40 Year Old Virgin.” Either way, laser hair removal doesn’t mean you need to remove every inch of body hair.

Back and chest hair are common places for laser hair removal — but this technology allows you to remove as much as you would like. Take it all off, or just thin it out. The choice is yours.

  1. Athletics

Swimmers and cyclists are usually looking to remove hair to reduce irritation or improve aerodynamics. Some contact remove hair so that taping ankles doesn’t become a literal pain. You can only imagine what it feels like to remove tape from a leg full of hair.

Hair removal also makes activities like foam rolling, massages, and putting on compression shorts much more comfortable.

  1. Comfortable facial grooming and ingrown hairs

Some men are blessed with the lumberjack beard look. But a blessing to some is a curse to others. Ingrown hairs are much more common for guys with a bushy face. Laser hair removal can help reduce irritation and the chance of pesky ingrowns on the neck area.

Does it hurt?

We’re not going to lie to you, laser hair removal isn’t a completely pain free process. How much pain it will cause depends entirely on the individual. Your pain tolerance, hair color and the amount of melanin in your skin will all affect how much discomfort you may face.

But know this, it hurts a lot less than waxing. And you don’t have to worry about damage or ripping that wax can cause on the skin.

How many sessions will I need?

This depends on where you are thinking about getting laser hair removal. Typically the back or chest is about six to eight treatments — each treatment is spaced about 2 months apart.

The laser works to kill hair when it’s growing. A good portion of hair is already in it’s dying state — and the laser works to get the rest of the hair there as well. If you follow the right timeline, you’re looking at a 50-85 percent hair reduction.

Before your laser hair removal appointment

There are a few things you should do before your appointment to make the best out of your experience.

  • Shave the areas where the treatment will occur — if you don’t they will shave it for you
  • Stay out of the sun for the best results and least amount of discomfort — the treatment works best in the winter when your skin is more fair and hair dark and not bleached from the sun
  • Get your workouts in — your body will need to focus on healing the skin, after about 48 hours you can go back to your regular workout routines

So guys, laser hair removal doesn’t have to be taboo to talk about or even do. If you’re interested in receiving treatment, contact us for a free consultation.

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