Men Body Hair Removal
The modern man is as stylish and as updated as his female counterpart, especially when it comes to fashion and grooming. Necessarily, fashion and hygiene go together, and one’s overall appearance starts with smooth, clear and flawless skin. In this regard, excessive hairs can be a problem. It is true that facial and body hairs can be attractive for some people. Generally, however, excessive hairs are undesirable. The demand for body hair removal for men has significantly increased, and it’s quite common to find men having their back and chest hairs removed.
The decision to be hair-free is not only about fashion and personal preferences; men’s work and interests often require them to be tidy and clean. Soldiers, peace officers, food service providers, athletes, models, health care personnel – they need to project a wholesome and neat image.
There are several male body hair removal options available for those who want to maintain hairless areas of the body, and there are a few things they need to know.
You’ve definitely tried shaving. In fact, you’ve tried it too many times, and now probably find it ineffective and time-wasting. It is the known culprit for many unwanted secondary skin problems, like razor burn, red bumps, ingrown hairs, and five o’clock shadow.
If you haven’t tried waxing, you’ve probably heard how painful it is. The procedure has to be repeated regularly, and that means repetition of the pain, too.
Depilatorycreams, tweezing and plucking are similarly ineffective and time-consuming. Once you see regrowth again, you realize how futile and pointless all your efforts have been.
Electrolysis, on the other hand, is effective. There are downsides, however; the procedure is invasive, painful, lengthy, expensive, and requires a long period of time before results become visible.
That leaves body hair removal through the intense pulsed light (IPL) or laser solutions. These procedures use the latest in light-based technology of permanently removing hair by destroying hair follicles and their capacity to grow hair. These treatments are not only effective, the results are permanent and the procedures are virtually painless.
The advantage of IPL and laser hair removal treatments
The results of IPL and laser hair removal therapies are permanent and long-lasting. After completion of the required number of sessions, you can enjoy long-term benefits. Visible results can be expected after the first few sessions.
The IPL and laser systems are non-invasive and precise. They target melanin, the hair pigment, using wavelengths that are effective in hair removal, yet safe to the surrounding skin.
The treatment sessions are quick. Unlike electrolysis which involves inserting needles to individual hair follicles, these light-based therapies zap bigger areas at a fraction of a second. Treatment may take from a few minutes to less than an hour, depending on the size of the area to be treated. Discomforts, if any, are reduced because of the fast procedure.
Laser and IPL are well-tolerated by clients. There are practically no side effects. Some experience slight skin redness, but this is a temporary condition.
These methods can be applied on hairy areas anywhere on the body and the face, except for areas very near the eyes. This high applicability simplifies hair removal treatment – finding a solution to men’s problem on unwanted hair has now become easier.
Making the decision may not be very easy, but weigh the pros and cons. To fairly compare prices, consider long-term benefits and overall costs instead of focusing on immediate results and upfront costs only. Read on to know more about preparing for the treatment and be more confident about it.
The procedures are low-risk, but you still need to do your part before undergoing laser or IPL hair removal. Here are things you need to remember and do:
- Avoid plucking, tweezing, waxing, electrolysis, or other procedures that disturb the hair follicles. Since laser and IPL will target the pigment in the hair follicles, the hairs’ roots must be undisturbed at least six weeks prior to your scheduled treatment.
- Shave or trim hair and leave a 3-day growth to aid in the absorption of IPL or laser light.
- Avoid sun exposure or tanning products six weeks before a treatment because this increases the skin pigment and complicates the treatment process.
Whether it’s just your beard or those pesky tufts of hair on your chest you want removed, go for the effective, permanent and painless solution. Men deserve better treatment, too!