All About Laser Hair Removal for Men

The Complete Guide to Laser Hair Removal for Men

As a man, are you terrified of having to endure painful waxes that only last a couple of weeks? Or do you struggle to shave hard-to-reach areas, just to have to do it all over again a few days later? Here’s your sign to stop the irritating manscaping attempts – there’s a better way to remove excess or unwanted body hair. 

If you’re looking for a long-term solution that will save you time and money, then continue reading to learn more about the benefits of laser hair removal for men. 

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Simply put, unwanted hair is removed by a concentrated beam of light a technician applies to areas of your choosing. The light is then absorbed by the melanin in the hair, where it heats up and destroys the follicle without damaging the skin. This results in a reduction of, or complete stop, to future hair growth. 

It’s important to note that multiple sessions are needed in order to permanently prevent hair growth. Here at Lowcountry Male, we offer a discount when you choose a package of six sessions. Contact us to learn more about our special package pricing. 

Is Laser Hair Removal Successful for Everyone? 

As mentioned above, the treatment works by targeting the pigment in the hair, therefore patients with light skin and dark hair tend to achieve the best results. However, some of our advanced lasers may be able to remove lighter colored hair as well. If you’re unsure whether or not you are a good candidate for laser hair removal, schedule a consultation to discuss your hair type with one of our specialists. 

Why Do Men Get Laser Hair Removal? 

You may have previously thought laser hair removal is primarily a treatment for women, however, there are a variety of reasons why men choose to permanently remove body hair. 

1. Athletic purposes 

When competing in sports, athletes can benefit from reducing the amount of hair on their bodies. It is common knowledge that swimmers remove all of their body hair before a race to reduce frictional drag in the water. Runners and cyclists also perform better with a reduced amount of body hair, since it has been proven to take seconds off of their race time while keeping them cool and comfortable. In addition, bodybuilders prefer to be hairless in order to display their muscle definition. 

2. Appearance and comfort

Men that possess a lot of body hair may want to reduce some of their excessive hair in order to boost their confidence and comfort level. Too much hair on the back or chest areas can itch and scratch and lead to overheating. 

More importantly, thinning out your body hair is said to improve your dating game. In a recent survey, 77% of women found back hair to be unattractive. Women prefer a moderate amount of body hair, compared to an excessive amount. Luckily, if you prefer a reduction in body hair, the technician can use the laser to evenly thin out the hair without removing all of it.

3. Patchy hair loss

As balding occurs your hair can appear patchy and uneven. Because of this, some men choose to have laser hair removal done on their head as they prefer a neat, bald look over patches.  

Best Areas for Laser Hair Removal for Men

Laser hair removal can be done almost anywhere you choose, except for the eye area. Below are the most common areas men choose to get treatment done. 

  • Chin 
  • Upper Lip
  • Cheeks
  • Sideburns 
  • Neck 
  • Head 
  • Face 
  • Underarms 
  • Full Arms 
  • Forearms 
  • Hands/Fingers 
  • Chest 
  • Cleavage
  • Nipples 
  • Shoulders 
  • Back 
  • Abdomen 
  • Legs 
  • Bikini Line 
  • Feet 
  • Toes

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt? 

You may be wondering what pain level to expect when receiving the treatment. Previous clients have compared the discomfort to a slight burning sensation that only lasts a few minutes. Most patients agree that laser hair removal for men doesn’t hurt as much as traditional waxing. 

How to Prepare for a Session

In order to have the best experience and results, it is important to follow these guidelines before treatment. 

1. Stay out of the sun

It is essential to stay out of the sun as much as possible before each session. We recommend that you schedule your appointments in the wintertime, if possible! Because the treatment works by absorbing the pigment in the hair follicles, you don’t want your hair to become bleached from the sun. Additionally, if your skin has increased melanin from tanning (spray tans included), the laser might target the pigment in the skin, potentially causing burning. We suggest staying out of the sun for at least a few weeks prior to each session. 

2. Don’t start new medications or supplements

Avoid beginning new medications or supplements prior to treatment. Some drugs can negatively impact your skin, including certain acne medications and antibiotics. Check with one of our physicians if you have any questions before your appointment.  

3. Shave before treatment

It’s important to shave the area before each session so that the laser beam is able to penetrate the hair follicle, rather than the individual strands of hair. Avoid waxing or tweezing the areas, as it is important to leave the follicles intact so the laser can easily target them. 

Post-Hair Removal Tips

1. Skip the gym 

You should not plan on working out during the first 48 hours after treatment to avoid discomfort. Body heat from exercising could cause excess swelling and the bacteria in your sweat could cause a rash or infection. Give yourself a couple of rest days post-removal. 

2. Wear loose clothing 

The skin may be sensitive after the treatment so it is important to wear loose fitting clothing to avoid any irritation. Stick to big cotton t-shirts, tank tops, sweatpants, or loose shorts if possible. 

3. Avoid heat 

Just as you need to stay out of the sun before your session, you should avoid it after to prevent hyperpigmentation. Additionally, do not use heat packs, saunas, hot tubs, or take excessively hot showers for up to the next couple days. 

Get Started with Permanent Hair Removal for Men

When looking at laser hair removal for men, it is important that an experienced technician using advanced laser technology performs the treatment. Our team of specialists at Lowcountry Male know the ins and outs of the process so you can achieve the best results possible. 

Make an appointment with our laser hair removal experts to discuss the number of sessions recommended for your individual skin and hair type.

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