Best Laser Hair Removal for Men
This may not be a profound revelation for anyone reading this article, but generally, men are hairier than women. Men have hair on their bodies in places that most women never have to worry about it. And if you’re a man who has tried to correct this by shaving away body hair, you know just how tedious and uncomfortable the process is. Within a few days, you’ll have itchy stubble in places you surely don’t want it. In addition, body-hair shaving often leads to acne, razor bumps, and rashes.
But there is a better way. Laser hair removal can leave you with the smooth skin you like without the tedium of shaving or the repetitive pain of waxing.
Reasons Men Want to Get Rid of Hair
Not everyone wants to get rid of all of their body hair. Some men prefer to keep a little hair around their chest, arms or legs, but many grow hair in awkward places. For instance, most men prefer not to have a hairy back or shoulders. Or they have dark hair on the backs of their hands that they find inconvenient. Some men have aggressive hair growth, and they would prefer their body hair to be a little less pelt-like and more natural. Laser hair removal is a fantastic solution for “manscaping” your body hair, but it has many more applications.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal For Men
If you’re a man who has been grooming your body with a razor or wax strips, we have some good news for you. In a few months, you’ll never have to buy either again. If you’re pretty certain at this point that you don’t want to keep trying to stay ahead of your body stubble, you are probably a good candidate for laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal offers a permanent end to inconvenient hair growth in undesirable places. If you’re just interested in reducing the thickness of your hair, laser hair removal can decrease its density by destroying some of the hair-producing follicles while leaving others intact.
One of the reasons that men decide on laser hair removal is because smooth skin shows off muscle definition. Hair tends to obscure the creases that define abs, pecs, quads, etc. Beards have had a resurgence over the past few years, but they’re by no means a fashion requirement, and they’re also not for everyone. Some men would prefer never to have to bother shaving their face and/or neck again. Laser hair removal can make that a possibility.
Popular Body Hair Removal Treatments for Men
Laser hair removal can work just about anywhere on the body, face, or head, but not everyone has the same grooming goals. Here are some of the more popular sites for laser hair removal for men:
- Back of the neck
- Upper and lower back
- Abdominal region, particularly around the waistline
- Genital area
- Chest and nipples
- Backs of the hands
- Tops of the feet
- Neck below the beard line
- Upper cheeks to define the beard line
- Scalp – popular with men with thinning hair or receding hairline
If you want to keep your body hair because you consider it a masculine feature, you can still benefit from laser body hair removal. No one wants creeping hair growth that extends past certain points, and laser hair removal can create natural-looking hairlines by stopping hair growth beyond the desired area.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
The science behind laser hair removal is fascinating. A laser technician calibrates the laser based on the individual’s skin coloring and sensitivity. The high-intensity medical laser then targets a specific hair follicle, sending intense directed light down the shaft. The light generates heat and destroys the follicle, preventing its ability to grow hair. Because hair grows at different rates, the process usually requires multiple treatments. For best results, you should not shave or wax the target region before your treatments. The process works best when the hair is visible.
Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Hair Removal for Men
Many men who are considering laser hair removal have reservations about the process. We get that. That’s why we encourage you to schedule a free no-obligation consultation at a Body Details True Laser® Center for a one-on-one consultation with a staff medical professional. In the meantime, here are some of the most frequently asked questions by patients considering the best hair removal for men.
Are Laser Treatments for Men Different Than for Women?
Yes, but it goes further than that. Laser hair removal is different for every individual, regardless of gender. As a rule, men’s skin is less sensitive to women’s, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t exceptions. It also depends on what area of the body we are treating.
Men also tend to want different treatments than women. For instance, while it’s not unheard of, women don’t tend to require laser hair removal for the back, shoulder, or chest. Certain regions are extremely sensitive, while others may require more intensity to achieve the desired results. Your treatment should be tailored to your specific needs. That’s why at Body Details True Laser® Centers, we calibrate our equipment prior to every treatment.
What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated?
Laser hair removal treatments can be applied to nearly any external area of the body. The body’s skin is not uniformly sensitive, however. So, if you’re getting multiple treatments, you may find that we have to adjust the laser calibrations as we change regions.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
Laser hair removal is permanent, which is sometimes concerning to men who don’t know if they want permanent hair removal. If you’re trying to decide whether or not you want to permanently remove an area of hair from your face, head, or body, you may want to consider the answers to these questions:
- When was the last time you allowed the hair to grow in whatever region that you’re considering having the procedure? For instance, if you have been shaving or waxing your chest over the past year, you’re probably fine with not having the ability to grow hair there.
- Is the decision to remove hair based on a current fashion trend? If the answer is yes, you may consider waiting a bit. For most men, this is not the case.
- Would removing the hair look better? This question particularly applies to scalp hair. Some balding men don’t realize when it’s time to call it quits. If you have thinning hair or a receding hairline, a smooth bald scalp is probably a better option.
- Is this a minor or major alteration? If you’re considering something small, like reducing the outline of your beard, mustache, or eyebrows, you probably aren’t going to have any serious buyer’s remorse. If you’re making a bigger decision, like reducing your ability to grow facial hair at all, make sure laser hair removal really is what you want.
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?
Each laser hair center has different protocols, but at Body Details True Laser® Centers, we’ve standardized our protocols using the most stringent guidelines for safety and quality of our services. To begin with, each Body Details location has its own designated physician with either a dermatological or cosmetic surgery background. All of our laser techs are either physician assistants (PAs) or advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs). We use the GentleMax Pro True Laser Class IV, which is the most powerful laser in its class that’s been approved by the FDA. To ensure patient comfort, we also employ cryogenic cooling to reduce skin overheating.
How Many Treatments Does It Take?
Laser hair removal usually takes five to ten treatments for each treated region that range anywhere from five to ninety minutes.
What If My Hair Grows Back?
This is not uncommon with laser hair removal, which is why several treatments are usually required. At Body Details, we offer the Devil’s in the Details™ FREE Lifetime Guarantee. This means that if you don’t get the result, you’re looking for with the prescribed treatments, you can have free touchups for life. If hair does start to regrow, come back in, and we will repeat the process.
Male Laser Hair Removal in Florida
Body Details True Laser® Centers offer safe, high-quality results for men and women seeking laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, laser skin rejuvenation, laser lipo, and more. Call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation or book it online.