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Male Laser Hair Removal For Men

Updated on May 26, 2010

Facial hair removal is a normal part of most men’s grooming routines but now men are following in the steps of their wives and girlfriends and considering male laser hair removal. Removal of body hair including back, chest and other areas is no longer just the domain of women. More and more men are choosing to remove body hair for a better groomed appearance.

Laser hair removal is a procedure carried out by qualified technicians in a salon or specialist laser hair removal clinic. The process involves directing a focused laser at the hairs to be removed which kills the follicle and prevent hair re-growth. It is normally necessary to have a series of laser treatments to eliminate re-growth entirely.

The effectiveness of body hair removal by laser will depend on your skin and hair type and the area of the body you’re concentrating on. Be sure to attend a consultation at your men’s laser hair removal clinic before going ahead with any treatment.

Photo by Lucy Boynton on flickr
Photo by Lucy Boynton on flickr

Hair Removal for men

Traditional hair removal methods can be a hassle. The most common method is shaving but this requires daily effort for stubble free skin and is just not practical for large and hard to reach areas like the back. Shaving can also cause a nasty rash which is unsightly and can be painful

Waxing is another popular method for body hair removal and is efficient for removing hair from large areas. It is particularly popular for back hair removal and chest hair removal. However waxing can be painful and expensive as it’s necessary to have a waxing treatment every four to six weeks to maintain a smooth and hair free body.

Hair removal cream is another option for men’s hair removal which dissolves the hair, causing it to fall out. There are home kits available and although they are fairly easy compared to other methods, this can quickly become expensive if you are using it on large areas. The chemicals used in these creams can also be very harsh on sensitive skin and cause irritation and even burns.

Laser Hair Removal for Men

Laser hair removal is becoming an increasingly popular method of removing hair for men due to its permanence compared to other methods. The costs of laser hair removal may seem expensive at first but when you add up all the treatments you’d otherwise be making at a salon for waxing or other hair removal treatment, it is cost effective over time.

The laser for hair removal is directed at each shaft of hair to kill the root. Normally several applications are needed to kill the hair entirely and stop it growing back. However once the treatment is complete, the hair will never go back. Other than electrolysis, this is the only method of permanent hair removal for men.

Men with pale skin and dark hair respond best to the treatment, which usually lasts about half an hour per session. The procedure is not painless but nothing on the scale of waxing and is more like a prickling sensation like an elastic band being snapped against your skin.

Choosing a Laser Hair Removal Clinic

Once you’ve decided laser hair removal is a good choice for you, you need to choose where you will have the treatment. It’s best to have a consultation with a technician before agreeing on any treatment to discuss the likely results on your skin and the pricing structure. Some clinics offer a fixed price for back hair removal or chest hair removal, whereas others will charge per half hour session.

Make sure that the professional in the clinic you choose has appropriate laser hair removal certification and follow recommendations of friends and family if possible. You will probably be receiving a lower quality treatment if you go for rock bottom prices, either with a less powerful laser or a less qualified technician so keep this in mind before you choose the cheapest offer for male laser hair removal.


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      carlmueller 6 years ago

      Depending on the amount of hair to be removed laser hair removal often requires multiple treatments.

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      Stuart 7 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      great article, I've heard good things about laser hair removal. Is it always necessary to get more than one treatment?

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      lazer epilasyon 7 years ago

      good laser articles.