Just For Men

A man’s purpose for removing hair can be cosmetic, ie, an unruly uni-brow or unsightly ear hair. More often it is for psychological reasons, effecting a man’s quality of life. Hairy backs or chests can cause men to keep their shirts on even during 90 degree weather at the beach or on the water. Necks that constantly get irritated from shaving with unsightly razor bumps, itchy patches, as well as ingrown hairs that cause embarrassing red oozing papules and postules, (especially in ethnic and skin of color) can make men feel uncomfortable and self conscious. Over time, this condition can become chronic and infected, causing permanent scarring.

Feeling good about how they look is no longer exclusively for women, Men have also become interested in looking their best. It is now the norm for men to be more image conscious and increasingly concerned about their appearance. Men have avoided hair removal in the past because of their limited options.

  • Waxing
    Needs to be redone about every 3-4 weeks and over large areas such as the back can be painful. It can also cause side effects such as folliculitis or ingrown hairs.
  • Electrolysis
    Each hair needs to be individually removed and over large areas can be very painful and time consuming, while taking years to permanently remove all the hair.

In the last few years, men have been able to turn to laser technology to succesfully and safely remove unwanted hair. Lasers have advanced in leaps and bounds since they were first introduced and are now fast, affordable, gentle to the skin, with only a tingling or mild stinging sensation, and provide permanent hair reduction.

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There is no exact way to determine the number of treatments because of the variability of each man’s genetic background, skin and hair color, as well as differences in areas of the body undergoing laser hair removal. At least 6-8 treatments are usually recommended. After 3 treatments there is generally a 70% reduction in hair.

Hormones play a role in hair growth for men and also effect hair removal. Men often require more treatments on their back because their hair growth is driven by testosterone. A man in his 20’s has more testosterone and therefore it will take longer to successfully get rid of hair on his back than a man in his 40’s. One or two annual mainenance visits may also be necessary. The results make men feel cleaner, and it is more comfortable for them, especially in the hotter months.

Most men think of hair removal in the Spring when they shed their Winter layers and expose parts of their bodies that they have kept covered for months. However, it is actually better to start treating unwanted hair during the cooler and colder months of Fall and Winter. While receiving treatment it is important to stay out of the sun. A tan can render the laser less effective. Treatment started in the Fall will ensure you a smooth, confident, hair-free Summer of fun.






Popular Areas Of Hair Removal For Men

  • Beard Sculpted
  • Brows
  • Back and Shoulders
  • Chest
  • Legs
  • Neck – Front & Back
  • Ears
  • Nose

Men can also have pigmented lesions (sun spots, age spots) as well as large Keratosis on the scalps of men with hair loss. Using lasers, these all disappear quickly and easily, leaving the skin smooth and younger looking. (See Pigmented Lesion Removal)

Men can also have vascular lesions-Spider veins,facial telangiectasia (especially on and around the nose.)

See Facial and Leg Vein Removal These, too can be eliminated by laser.

See Skin Rejuvenation

Please read the rest of the site to fully understand how you can achieve your goals to have your skin look and feel healthy and smooth.