Hair removal, Men's Health

Hair Removal for Men: the Smooth Laser Option

Hair removal for men illustrated with a man's hairy face

Hello men! We’re talking laser hair removal for men today.

As you get older, does it seem like you spend more and more time dealing with hair? We’re not talking about the kind that grows on your head. We’re talking about body hair. The all-over kind of hair. The kind of hair that keeps growing and shedding and growing and growing some more!

How many times have you shaved your face? Waxed your mono-brow? Plucked hair out of your ears? The list goes on and on.

If you’re sick of waxing, plucking, and shaving, then it’s time to try something new. Something more permanent. It’s time to try laser hair removal treatment.

Laser Hair Removal? What? Isn’t that just for women? No! That’s old news. Laser hair removal is becoming more and more popular among men who want to have clear, smooth skin and don’t want to spend as much time and money on manscaping.

Not quite ready to jump in and have a laser pointed at your happy trail? No worries. Here’s everything you need to know about laser hair removal for men. Once you take a look, we’re sure that you’ll see how safe, effective, and pain free it is to remove hair from men too.

Laser Hair Removal for Men

How does it work?

Laser hair removal treatments emit pulses of light energy into your skin. The laser targets your root and hair follicles. The light energy destroys your root and follicle so hair can no longer grow, which means no more hair. Sometimes forever!

How Many Treatments Will You Need?

Even though you’ll see results after the first session, you may need to get 4-6 more treatments for optimal results. Why? Your hair grows in three different stages. Your hair must be in the active growth phase for laser treatment to be effective. Multiple treatments over a few weeks’ time will capture every hair in the growth phase.

The number of treatments you’ll need also depends upon the size of the area you want to be hair free, and your skin type. For example, removing facial hair takes much less time than removing back hair.

Is it Permanent?

It depends. Everybody reacts differently to laser treatments.

Because of how laser light energy works, laser hair removal for men or women is most effective on people who have light skin and dark hair. If you have fair skin and light hair or dark skin and dark hair, removing hair is more challenging for obvious reasons.

Once your total number of treatment sessions is complete, you may experience permanent hair loss. On the other hand, you may need to return for a touch-up treatment after a year or two – that’s still a lot longer time hair free than a wax or a shave will get you.

What Areas Does it Treat?

You may be surprised to learn that laser hair removal treatments can be performed on any part of the body except for the eyelids. The most common areas for men to get laser hair removal are:

  • Back
  • Chest
  • Stomach
  • Groin
  • Neck
  • Between the eyebrows
  • Backside

You can also have hair removed from any other area like your:

  • Nose
  • Ears
  • Forehead
  • Speedo line
  • Scalp

Not Into Pain?

No problem. The pain of laser hair removal is minimal. You may find that laser hair removal is even less painful than waxing. Many people compare it to the feeling of a rubber band being snapped against their skin.

Why Should Men Choose Laser Hair Removal?

That’s a no-brainer. Take a look at the list.

  • Permanent reduction of hair
  • You never have to shave or wax again
  • No more ingrown hairs from shaving
  • No more skin irritation or razor burn from shaving
  • Results are more permanent than waxing, sugaring, or hair removal creams/depilatory creams
  • Laser hair removal is suitable for all skin tones
  • Any hair that grows back will be finer, lighter, and softer
  • Smooth skin
  • Can save you time and money over time
  • Will not discolor your skin

What to Expect at your First Consultation

During your initial consultation with a licensed provider, your laser technician will

  • explain what the procedure entails
  • examine the area
  • estimate how many sessions you’ll need
  • provide you with instructions on how to prepare for your first treatment (like shaving the area and avoiding exposure to the sun)

After Your Laser Treatment

Hair removal for men is a serious business. Your laser technician isn’t messing around. So when they tell you what to do before and after treatments, do it! That way you will get the best results possible and won’t cause any unnecessary damage to your skin.

You may experience some slight discomfort after your appointment. You may also see some redness or swelling in the area treated. This is normal, and it should pass.

For best results:

  • stay out of the sun
  • wear loose clothing
  • avoid the gym or working out for 48 hours

Hair Removal for Men: Choosing Your Provider or Laser Treatment Center

Hair removal lasers are potent. Therefore, it’s extremely important for your safety that you choose a licensed, experienced provider who upholds essential health, safety, and hygiene standards.

Choosing a provider with a state-of-the-art laser hair removal system is also crucial. To get incredible results, you want to use the best, most up-to-date equipment and protocol. For example, we use DiolazeXL for our laser hair removal treatments for men and women. DiolazeXL, an advanced laser hair removal procedure, safely and gently eliminates unwanted hair. It also has one of the largest treatment spot sizes, which makes treatments convenient and fast.

DiolazeXL doesn’t just remove unwanted hair. It also

  • has Gold Standard Wavelength for optimal results
  • reduces overall treatment time
  • is powerful enough to remove even the most stubborn hairs
  • can treat nearly every skin type
  • is virtually pain free

We got your back – literally!

Ready to be rid of those red bumps that pop up on your neck from shaving? Want to permanently destroy those pesky hairs between your eyebrows? Ready to show off your six-pack on the beach? Contact us for a consultation today! With just a few treatments and some basic follow-up care, you can have the hair-free body you’ve always wanted!

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