Overview

Tired of back hair? More men than ever are choosing to take it off, and they have several options in their quest. Men of all ages, sizes, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and professions are getting rid of their excess body hair. According to a survey in Men's Fitness magazine, if men could change one thing about their bodies, 54.9% would rather change their hair follicles than their muscles.

What is it ?

FDA-approved, laser treatment involves a laser beam-NDyag/IPL/Diode - basically killing the hair follicles. Results depend on your skin pigmentation and the color of your hair (dark hair absorbs the laser energy, making it easier to treat), back hair is the chief complaint of men who visit Cosmetic laser surgery center for hair removal procedures.

Laser Treatment

  • Laser hair removal, the latest and perhaps most effective method of hair removal, may be one reason more men are talking to their doctors about hair removal.
  •  In 1995, the FDA approved the first laser treatment for hair removal use. So far, laser treatments appear to be safe and effective for long-term hair removal.
  • And when it comes to laser hair removal, blonds have less luck than dark-haired men. Lighter hair doesn't absorb the laser light as well as darker hair does.
  • So you will first need to find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure. The best results occur with men who have fair skin and black hair. Keep in mind that you cannot receive treatment if you are tanned, as a tan messes with your skin's pigmentation and can lead to blistering or persistent discoloration. This is why darker-skinned men might not make good candidates, so consult with a practitioner or dermatologist first.
  • While laser hair removal offers a substantial reduction in quality or quantity of hair, it's also the most expensive method, with each session possibly running you a few hundred dollars. The total cost depends on the size of the desired body part, as well as factors like hair density and number of treatments required.
    • Ideal parts to laser:

      Back,chest,shoulders, unibrow, nape of neck ,shaving line & legs

    • Pain factor:

      7/10 (it kind of feels like an elastic band flicking your skin)

  • It used to be that hair removal was strictly a female thing. Unless you were a bodybuilder, cyclist, swimmer, or male exotic dancer, chances are your body hair remained untouched.
  • Not so anymore. Experts report that more and more men are opting for the same grooming rights as women - including smooth body skin.
  • "Most men don't necessarily want it all removed, but increasingly they do want it thinned out, on their back and chest, for example.
  • But unlike women, for whom hair removal is second nature by junior high school, men often find themselves at a loss for how to deal with excess body hair.
  • For those men, here's the lowdown on the most common hair removal options available today.

Hair Removal Option

Laser Hair Removal Treatments

  • What It Does Using laser light energy to penetrate the hair shaft, it actually kills the hair root. This doesn't kill the follicle (the place where hair growth starts). So technically, another hair can grow in its place, but it's difficult. That means results of laser hair removal last a fairly long time.
  • How Long It Takes Roughly 30 minutes -two-three hours per treatment, up to eight treatments needed.
  • Best For Removing or reducing hair on back, chest, stomach, shoulders, and genital area. Works best on light skin with dark hair; not suitable for blond or white hair. Black skin responds well to only one type of laser, the Nd: YAG/IPL.
  • Lasting Result After all laser hair removal treatments are completed, results could be almost stay tenacious, with touch-up treatments annually or biannually to maintain results.
  • Expert Comments"Most men utilize laser hair removal for the back, upper arms, and chest and most want it thinned out, not removed -- something which lasers can easily accomplish. Laser hair removal is the only hair removal treatment that allows for thinning, rather than complete removal. While the average man needs five to seven sessions, as men age, more hair grows, especially on their backs, says Goldberg. As such, touch-up laser hair removal treatments are usually needed on average once a year.
*Disclaimer - Results may vary from person to person.