Many people deal with unwanted hair growth on various parts of their body. Whether it’s in some part of your body where you would rather not have it or you just get tired of daily shaving, it can be a real hassle to deal with it.
Women are catching on to the ease and many benefits of permanently eliminating the need to shave with laser hair removal. But men may not know that they also have this option. In this blog, our providers at eleven19 Medical + Weight Loss explain more about how laser hair removal works for men.
The basics of laser hair removal
Laser hair removal can remove unwanted body hair from pretty much any part of your body, including your face.
The parts of your body most commonly chosen for hair removal include the following:
- Bikini area
The laser is a short pulse of light delivered to your hair follicles, where it eventually kills the hair follicle. When the hair follicle stops working, you don’t have any more hair growth.
Usually, this takes 2-6 sessions, delivered at intervals of 4-16 weeks, depending on your individual hair growth cycles.
How laser hair removal feels
How laser hair removal feels depends largely on your individual pain tolerance. Some people find it only a bit bothersome and describe the experience as feeling like being snapped with a rubber band.
Each treatment session is only about 15 minutes, although this amount of time can vary with the size of the body part being treated.
For others, the experience is a lot more painful. But in general, even if you find it uncomfortable, you can take over-the-counter pain relievers, and the process is over relatively quickly.
Does it work?
Yes, laser hair removal absolutely works. But for some people, it may be less effective than others. We can tell you if you’re one of them.
In general, the best candidates for laser hair removal have dark body hair. If you have dark body hair and light skin, the contrast between the two is often considered the most optimal for hair removal.
If your body hair is light or your skin is darker, that doesn’t mean that laser hair removal won’t work for you. It just means that you may require more sessions to completely get rid of it.
Why men should consider it
Men aren’t usually the prime consumers of any services marketed as being for beauty. The assumption is often that men shouldn’t be so vain and that such services are better served for women.
That’s changing, though, and not because men are changing. It’s that laser hair removal, in particular, is so easy and makes such a significant difference that many men wonder why they didn’t get it done sooner.
Shaving is something you probably have to do frequently, and it gets to be a hassle. Whether you’re getting rid of unwanted hair on your back or eliminating a unibrow, laser hair removal is a small investment of time to eliminate a problem forever.
Sometimes, you may have to come back for another series of treatments if the hair starts to grow back. But eventually you can say goodbye to the problem for good.
If you’re interested in learning more about laser hair removal for men, contact us at eleven19 Medical + Weight Control today or request an appointment online. We have locations in Santa Ana, Fullerton, and Ontario, California.