Learn More About the Most Popular Area for Laser Hair Removal Among Men

Laser hair removal for men

Laser hair removal may be widely viewed as the ideal solution for women who want to keep their bikini area permanently groomed, but this highly popular treatment isn’t exclusively for the ladies — it’s also an excellent option for men who’d like to devote less time (and money) to shaving, waxing, trimming, or otherwise getting rid of unwanted hair for good.

As one of the most commonly requested aesthetic treatments in the United States, laser hair removal can help you reduce or eliminate unwanted hair virtually anywhere on your body.

Although many women see laser hair removal as the best way to get a clean bikini line, others use the treatment to achieve smooth, hairless underarms, legs that no longer require routine waxing or shaving, or a bare upper lip that no longer needs to be bleached or plucked.

Men, on the other hand, typically turn to laser hair removal to attain a clean, maintenance-free neck, a neatly groomed beard line, or a smoother upper body. Here’s how the process works for men’s most commonly requested area — the shoulders and back.

The trouble with excess back hair

The vast majority of men who come to our office to find out more about laser hair removal are primarily interested in thinning out or completely eliminating the dense carpet of hair that covers their back or shoulders.

Some men tell us that having a significant amount of back hair leaves them feeling less confident in intimate situations, while others don’t feel comfortable removing their shirts when they head to the pool or the beach with their families.  

Many of the men who come see us also say they’re tired of having to shave their own backs or schedule regular — and often painful — waxing appointments in an ongoing effort to keep their backs as smooth and hair-free as possible.  

The benefits of laser hair removal

Fortunately, laser hair removal makes it possible to permanently zap away unwanted back hair safely and easily. But how does it work?

The treatment uses a sophisticated handheld device to deliver specific wavelengths of laser energy through your skin tissues and directly into the darker pigments of your active-growth hair follicles. As the targeted pigment cells soak up this intense energy, it effectively switches them off and renders the follicle itself permanently inactive.

Because the laser only targets active-growth follicles — follicles that are in their shedding or resting cycle are unaffected by the treatment — it typically takes a few months to complete the entire laser hair removal process.

Even so, you can expect to see a 10-25% reduction in hair after your first laser appointment, increased clearing following each monthly session, and optimal hair removal results once you finish the full treatment cycle. The exact number of sessions you may need depends on the quality and quantity of hair you’d like to remove.

The best laser system for the job

Although a wide variety of laser hair removal systems are available today, not all lasers are alike — especially when it comes to getting the job done quickly and effectively across a large treatment area like the back.

That’s why we’re pleased to offer laser hair removal with the state-of-the-art Cutera® laser device, which combines an extra-large scan area with a high repetition rate, so it can treat large areas several times faster than conventional hair removal devices.  

Safe and effective for all skin types, the Cutera laser also has an advanced cooling system that draws heat away from your skin as it leaves the follicles, helping to ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible from start to finish.

Here at Mrudangi Thakur Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery PC, we’ve helped many men and women get rid of undesirable facial or body hair for good, and we can help you, too. To learn more, call our Jefferson Valley, New York office today, or use the easy online tool to schedule a consultation with Dr. Thakur any time.

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