Laser hair removal is no longer just for women, athletes, body builders, cyclists, swimmers or exotic male dancers. The recent trend of smooth, hair free skin for men is here to stay. Unlike our female clientele who have been removing hair since the days of junior high, our Miami laser hair removal male clients are somewhat new when it comes to full body hair removal.
Shaving is usually one of the first and least expensive methods of removing hair. But what if the hair is on your back? What if you don’t have a wife, a girlfriend/boyfriend to shave it for your? Even if you do, its not a favor you want to ask year after year. After shaving looses its appeal, some men head to the drug store and get a depilatory cream. After all, its pretty inexpensive and claims to provide weeks of hair free skin. The scent of the majority of these creams is probably what makes the hair follicle fall out. Waxing is a great alternative for those with an extremely high pain tolerance and time for continuous treatments.
Most men believe that more permanent and serious ways of hair removal require pain, time and a lot of cash. The newest advancement in laser hair removal technology make that a thing of the past. One of the most common misconceptions is that lasers remove 100% of the hair. It is a form of hair reduction and after a series of treatments, clients usually achieve 80-95% of hair removal. The remaining hair is referred to as “baby” hair as it is light and fine and barely noticeable.
The most popular areas for laser hair removal for men is the back of the neck. It allows our clients to maintain a clear hair line and extend their time in between their barber appointments. On average, men would need anywhere from 6-9 treatments every 4 weeks and the appointment only takes about 15 minutes to complete. Larger areas such as the bikini, back or chest require a little more time.
Avalon Medical Spa also specialize in the full Brazilian/bikini laser hair removal for men. The full bikini covers the “front, underneath and the back” portion of the bikini area. The laser does create a zapping sensation and in order to minimize the discomfort, the area can be numbed with a cold pack or a numbing cream and an over the counter pain reliever can be taken about an hour before the treatment.
Check back with us next week to learn about laser hair removal for women and the most popular areas to get treated first so you are ready for the summer.