It may come as surprising news for some but according to recent surveys conducted, it is has been found that 70% of men have removed unwanted body hair in the last year! The pubic region is the most common, followed by chest hair, underarm hair and back hair. Laser hair removal for men is quickly gaining popularity as men look for longer term hair removal solutions. That’s right, folks, gone are the days when men considered such things as too feminine. The modern man has realized that his excessive body hair can be more of a turn off than a turn on.
The increasing popularity of male laser hair removal can also be attributed to the relative ease through which the procedure is carried out. As opposed to other methods, laser hair removal for men is the quickest and most importantly, longest lasting procedure around. Waxing your unwanted hair can be a very painful procedure (haven’t you seen the movie the 40 year old virgin?) and plus the hair tends to grow back in less than month and there is the risk for ingrown hairs. Daily shaving just isn’t efficient and then there’s electrolysis but ask yourself honestly would you be comfortable with dozens of hairs being plucked out simultaneously? No, right? And to cap it all off, the procedure can take ages as it only works a small area at a time. Removing your back hair sometimes requires as much as 50 hours of electrolysis. Who has the time for that?
Male laser hair removal is not only restricted to chest and back hair. Most unwanted hair can be treated with laser hair removal. Facial hair is usually an exception as you don’t want the laser working to close to the eyes. Laser hair removal removes such unwanted hair effectively, is often permanent and is not as painful as you might think. The pain of a laser has been compared to a rubber band snapping against the skin.
Laser hair removal methods make use of high intensity beams of light to destroy the hair follicle. This may not be easily achieved in one sitting and you will have to have at least 6-8 sessions to permanently remove your unwanted hair. Keep in mind though that this process may not be ideal for everyone and it is recommended that you first consult a dermatologist before you decide to get your unwanted hair removed (especially facial hair). Why? Well because the procedure may not be ideal for all skin tones and hair colors or for people taking certain medications.
But there’s no reason to worry just yet, these things don’t necessarily mean that you cannot have laser hair removal but some precautions will need to be taken and a different type of laser may need to be used. There’s no better way of removing your chest and back hair than to have them removed by laser if you want long lasting results.
If you’d like laser hair removal treatment but would prefer it in the privacy of your own home, at home laser hair removal might be an option for you. Home laser hair removal can still carry the same side effects so be sure to do your research before you buy an at home laser hair removal machine.