Laser hair removal: Men’s edition

man with hairless back looking to side

When laser hair removal is mentioned, you probably think of women and their desire to smooth their bikini lines, remove underarm hair and say goodbye to the daunting task of shaving their legs. But ladies aren’t the only ones looking to get rid of that unwanted hair – men are too! According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, over 125,000 men received laser hair removal treatment in 2016, and the popularity is only expected to increase. After all, aren’t you sick of keeping your shirt on at the beach?

If you’re a man who’s considering laser hair removal, read on to learn about a few of the many benefits of going through with the treatment.

It’s a safe and effective choice
Shaving and waxing might be options that remove your unwanted hair, but how much time do you really have before the stubble starts to grow in? Fortunately, you have another option for getting rid of the hair and keeping it away. Laser hair removal is a safe and effective option for getting the job done, according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. The advanced technological treatment uses high beams of concentrated light to penetrate the hair follicles, completely destroying them – something your wax kit and razor aren’t exactly designed to do.

The treatment alters the way hair grows in general, according to what Dr. Tina West told Men’s Fitness magazine.

“The big advantage of laser hair reduction compared to other methods of hair removal is that the laser is the only technology that changes the way the hair grows back, causing it to grow back finer and more slowly,” she said.

With each treatment session, the hair will be reduced further and further. Once you finish the entire duration of the treatment, you’ll reach the highest degree of permanent hair reduction. Then, before you know it, you’ll have forgotten about the upkeep that used to keep you in the bathroom longer than you’d like.

Your SO will love the results
Chances are, your loved one isn’t a huge fan of the hair on your chest and back. And when you ask your SO to shave either area for you, they’re probably not jumping up in excitement to get the job done. According to AskMen, most women agree that hair on a man’s back and shoulders is not attractive. Laser hair removal is an effective way to get rid of hair in both of these areas. Instead of grabbing the razor and shaving cream every time you’re ready to head out in the warm summer sun, you’ll be able to look in the mirror and gaze at smooth, hairless skin. The idea of getting laser hair removal might initially be a gift to yourself, but chances are your significant other is going to love it even more!

Your SO will love never having to shave your back again.Your SO will love never having to shave your back again.

The pain is minimal
If you’re not interested in the treatment because you’re worried about the pain, stop right there. While everyone has a different tolerance to the feeling, Barret Wertz of Men’s Fitness explained that it’s really not as bad as you’d expect.

“Everyone has a different tolerance to the feeling, but the pain is minimal.”

“The pain was minimal,” he said. “It just felt like a slightly warm shock. It was more of a nuisance than actual pain, though it was uncomfortable for a couple days afterwards. The closest thing I can relate it to is a sunburn.”

After receiving your treatment, it’s in your best interest to stay out of direct sunlight. This is so the laser’s energy doesn’t get absorbed into the skin, which could ultimately resulting in burns. The professional who performs the laser hair removal treatment will advise specific details on how to care for your skin after the process.

It takes less time
Shaving can be a daunting and annoying task, especially if you find yourself doing it every day. And if you add up the amount of time it takes to shave your back over a lifetime, the duration is probably a lot higher than you think. By choosing laser hair removal, you’ll be getting rid of the stubble less often than before, and the treatment sessions only last for 8 to 30 minutes. After all, your time is precious, and we understand that. Now’s the perfect time to consider LHR!

If you’ve decided to take the dive and give laser hair removal a shot, give us a call. Ideal Image is the most trusted name in laser hair removal and we offer free in-person consultations. Click here to request a meeting with our highly-trained professionals.