Laser hair removal has been around now for more than 20 years. It is basically a routine treatment for unwanted hair. Men generally want their back and chest hair gone or, occasionally, just thinned. Competitive athletes like swimmers and cyclists want total body epilation. It is a godsend for men with ingrown beard hairs (PFB pseudofolliculitis barbae). But those with impertinent nose and ear hairs sticking out, love it best of all!
The new lasers are able to not only read your skin’s melanin content, adjusting settings to your skin type, but they are also faster, gentler and more effective.
Caveat: Despite all the progress, gray, white and red hair still do not respond to laser hair removal.
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Men can use this procedure to eliminate unwanted hair from the chin, ears, nose, shoulders, chest, underarms, back, groin/pubic area, and legs. This is a reliable, evidence-based way to minimize the need for shaving areas like the face. Laser hair removal for men can also get rid of hair that appears in other parts of the body.
Laser hair removal is far less painful (and more effective at removing hair) than waxing is. Men usually have coarse hair, so they will likely need more sessions of laser hair removal than women do. However, this is still more comfortable than waxing.
Yes! Laser hair removal is perfectly safe for that part of the body. It is also the better option, since waxing, shaving, and plucking leave you with stubble that usually comes back less than a week later.
Each session costs between $100 and $500. While you might think this is expensive, consider the long-term benefits. Since several sessions of laser hair removal can make hair permanently disappear in problem areas, it’s the more economical option. Remember that waxing and other options will need to be repeated every few months indefinitely.