Manscaping: What Men Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal

Do you have unwanted hair on your body? Does excess hair make you uncomfortable with your shirt off? At PerfectSK Medical Laser Center, we understand that just because you’re a man doesn’t mean you don’t think about hair removal. We know men worry about excessive hair because we work with men every day who opt for a permanent solution to their unwanted hair —  laser hair removal.

If you’ve considered the procedure, but didn’t know where to start, we’re here to help. Our team at PerfectSK Medical Laser Center has gathered facts to help men like you learn everything you need to know about laser hair removal.

Lots of men opt for laser hair removal

One of the biggest misconceptions that we see with our male patients is that they think laser hair removal is designed for women. It’s not. Laser hair removal is for anyone who wants to reduce the amount of hair on their body.

There was a time that a majority of the men who did opt for the laser procedure were bodybuilders, cyclists, and swimmers, but now we see men from all walks of life come in for the treatment.

Laser hair removal doesn’t have to leave you hairless

While laser hair removal can eliminate nearly all the hair in a specific treatment area, it doesn’t have to. It actually takes 3-8 laser treatments spread across several months to fully eradicate hair growth.

Many men opt for laser hair removal to simply reduce the amount of hair in a specific area, especially across the chest. Partial hair removal is also common on the neck, where many men struggle with razor burn and ingrown hairs. Removing a portion of this hair often eliminates the issue and can help the skin stay blemish-free.

You can have laser hair removal on almost all parts of the body

At PerfectSK Medical Laser Center, we’ve performed laser hair removal on just about all parts of the male body. These treatments are safe anywhere except close to the eyes. Some of the most common places our male clients request hair removal includes their:

We’ve even performed laser hair removal on balding patients who didn’t want the hassle of shaving their heads on a daily basis.

You have to prep for laser hair removal

Before your laser hair removal, you need to prepare your treatment area. This preparation includes avoiding any plucking or tweezing of your hair for at least six weeks before your appointment. You should avoid UV rays and tanning beds, as the more contrast between your skin and your hair (light skin, dark hair), the more effective the treatment process.

You also should shave your treatment area before your appointment. If you forget or require assistance, we’ll shave you once you arrive at the office.

Laser hair removal is less painful than other hair removal procedures

If you’re worried about the pain involved with laser hair removal, it’s not nearly as bad as other hair removal procedures and is about 40% less painful than waxing. Most patients report the sensation as feeling like a rubber band snapping on your skin.

To ease any discomfort, you can request a topical numbing cream, which we can apply prior to your treatment. This cream eliminates any discomfort you may experience.

You may look sunburned for a short time after your procedure

Although laser hair removal is noninvasive, it may leave your skin looking slightly red, like you have a minor sunburn. Within 24 hours, this redness fades and your skin returns to normal.

During this time, it’s best to avoid heavy workouts, saunas, and hot tubs. Otherwise, you can return to your daily routine without issue.

 

If you’re a man who thinks laser hair removal might be right for you, schedule a consultation with the pros at PerfectSK Medical Laser Center and we can discuss your needs and options. Call today or use the online booking tool.

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