Why more men are having laser hair removal

Posted on 19 Jun, 2012

There was a time when a healthy covering of chest hair was considered a sign of virility and masculinity; today, aesthetic values have changed and just as women value smooth, hair-free bodies, men too are increasingly removing body hair.

Hair removal from the back, chest, and shoulders poses certain problems, however. While shaving is the easiest and fastest way to remove facial hair, it is not a practical option for getting to those hard-to-reach places. The hair grows back too quickly, and frequent shaving can cause the skin to become irritated and hairs to grow back sideways under the skin.

Laser hair removal offers the ideal solution for permanent hair reduction that avoids all the difficulties posed by other, more traditional methods of hair removal. The treatment is fast and unlike electrolysis can treat larger areas in one go. It is also relatively painless, with most people describing a sensation akin to having an elastic band snapped against the skin.

When the laser is applied to the skin, the energy produced destroys the hair follicle thus preventing it from producing new hair. The old hairs generally fall out in the two weeks following the session, leaving the skin hair-free.