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Laser hair removal for men has become one of the most popular methods to remove body and facial hair for men. While you could shave, trim or wax, laser hair removal is the only way to get permanent results when grooming and managing body hair.
While laser hair removal is sought after by both women and men, everyone’s interest and reason for it may be different.
Why men love laser hair removal?
Men want to remove body hair for many reasons, such as managing ingrown hairs, getting rid of unwanted body hair, achieving smoother skin and more muscle definition, going fully bald, reducing folliculitis and taming inflamed hair follicles and bumps on the skin.
Why do male athletes turn to laser hair removal?
Athletes love laser hair removal because it helps with less friction, chafing, and less to no shaving for better performance and muscle definition.
Others who may just have excessive hair growth like laser hair removal to thin out or get rid of the unwanted hair in areas they have to regularly shave or wax in order to feel most comfortable.
Those that regularly shave and experience razor burn or folliculitis, the inflamed hair follicles and bumps that appear after shaving, like it to calm these skin problems and get rid of it for good.
No matter the reason for wanting to remove hair from the body, laser hair removal is the best and only option for achieving all of these results.
How does laser hair removal for men work?
Laser hair removal works by light beams targeting the hair follicles underneath the skin to essentially disrupt the hair growth cycle, without damaging the skin. The light from the laser destroys the hair shaft to inhibit or delay future growth.
It is only guaranteed that results will show permanent hair reduction instead of growth – however, depending on the number of sessions and your skin and hair type/color, permanent removal can also be achieved.
Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?
Those with lighter skin and darker hair usually experience more drastic and permanent results. It is recommended that patients do around 6-8 sessions of laser hair removal to see more permanent results.
Does laser hair removal for men hurt?
Pain levels from laser hair removal differ among each patient.
The treatment usually doesn’t hurt too much, depending on the patient’s pain tolerance and the areas being treated.
Patients report the procedure feeling like a pin prick or rubber band snapping on the skin, but if the pain is not tolerated well, numbing cream can be used beforehand if necessary.
What areas do men treat with laser hair removal?
Men receive laser hair removal on the back, chest, arms, legs, shoulders, neck, sideburns, bikini area, buttocks and/or abdomen areas.
How long is a laser hair removal treatment for men?
Depending on the treatment area, the procedure can take as little as 5 minutes and as long as 45 minutes:
|Laser Hair Removal For Men Treatment Area||Treatment Duration|
|Bikini Area||20 minutes|
How much is laser hair removal for men?
Laser hair removal treatment ranges from $100 – $300 per session, depending on the area you choose to receive the treatment. Men should choose a facility to receive laser hair removal treatment by the reputation of the facility.
How should you get ready for your laser hair removal appointment?
To prepare for the laser hair removal process, the treatment area(s) should be shaved, however waxing or plucking hair 2-4 weeks prior should be avoided.
At least 5 days before the treatment, any exfoliation, acidic skin products or retinoids should also be avoided, and you should not be actively tanning or have any sunburn.
What can men expect after their laser hair removal treatment?
After the treatment, you can expect to have some minor redness and swelling, which will go away after a few hours. You should avoid sweating and sun exposure for at least 24 hours, so no workouts or tanning for at least 1 day following treatment.
No matter if you are looking for better comfort and performance in athletics, easier hygiene and grooming, relieving bumps on the skin that come from shaving, or just getting rid of excessive or unwanted body hair or ingrown hairs, laser hair removal is a great and safe option to feel more confident.
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