Waxing and shaving are popular ways to achieve a hair-free body, but we all know that these are quick fixes that lack the desired punch. Modern men are often complaining about losing hair or stifling discontent about patches of unsightly scruff on some part of their body.
It could be that you have a rug of hair on your back and want to lose this to boost your dating confidence. Perhaps you are unhappy with uneven patches on your neck and face.
Luckily, there is a long-term solution for these issues. Laser Hair Removal leaves you with a smooth finish on any desired area.
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
During the treatment, hair will be eradicated from the root, including those which are ingrown. Even stubbly areas will no longer be a worry. Pigments in the hair follicles soak up the laser light so that the hairs stop growing.
Damage to the hair follicle weakens the shaft. In two months’ time or less, you will be left with the smoothest skin imaginable. It is best to visit a clinic that uses the highest-grade lasers for guaranteed results.
How Athletes benefit from Laser Hair Removal
Bodybuilders often use Laser Hair Removal to enhance their muscle definition. It is also popular among cyclists, who want hair-free legs for aerodynamic purposes and to stop irritation.
Swimmers can also benefit from the treatment. If they can save one-tenth of a second by reducing hair on the body, this can be the difference between coming second and breaking a record.
By opting for Laser Hair Removal, athletes don’t have to spend time shaving or waxing before a race. They can achieve perfect results, without picking up nicks, cuts and infections.
Why you should try Laser Hair removal
1. To keep the stubble under control
Stubble caused by shaving on the neck, back, thighs or private parts is a nightmare for the modern man. There simply isn’t enough time during the week to keep it all under control.
This can cause a lack of confidence when dating or with a new partner. It can also look just plain odd, as the hairs grow back a little thicker each time. To remove this peculiar stubbly look, Laser Hair Removal is the perfect solution.
2) For easier facial grooming and to treat ingrown hairs
Many people attend clinics to remove hair from their face. Shaving can lead to clusters of red, inflamed or dark bumps around the hair follicles. These can be caused by ingrown hairs. Laser Hair Removal can treat these ingrown hairs in just a couple of sessions, so that the skin appears clear and fresh.
Does LHR hurt?
The pain is equivalent to that of a pin prick. A numbing cream can also help with any discomfort during the procedure.
How many treatments will I need?
Most areas will take a minimum of 6 sessions every 4-8 weeks.
Things to know before you attend your first LHR appointment
It is best to shave
Shaving or trimming your hair before a visit to the clinic is important. If you don’t do it, the dermatologist or the laser technician will shave or trim the hair from specific parts of the body. If you don’t like the idea of this, it is best to do it at home.
You should minimise your sun exposure beforehand
Exposure to the sun before LHR is strictly prohibited. This is why most of the people get their hair removed by laser in the winter season. Experts suggest not to expose the treatment area to harsh sunlight for at least three weeks before the session.
LHR is deemed best for men with light skin and dark hair. Exposure to the sun before this process can lighten your hair and skin colour. You should stay away from saunas and tanning beds 3-4 weeks before the treatment.
Your skin type can play a part in the effectiveness of the laser treatment
Men who have fair skin and dark hair follicles are ideal candidates of LHR. LHR may not be effective for those who have red, blonde and white hair, hence they should not be treated.
The Alexandrite laser is ideal for men who have fair skin falling under skin types 1,2 and 3. It comes with a short wavelength (755 nanometers), which is effective for light hair and doesn’t affect the skin at all.
For those who fall under skin types 4, 5 and 6, a wavelength of long pulse like the Nd: YAG laser may be used, as it bypasses the epidermis. Having a wavelength of 1064 nanometers, it is considered safe for the skin.
The treatment is time-effective
The entire process ranges from just a few minutes to more than an hour, depending on the area being treated. Having hair removed from chin may take only a few minutes. The chest may take 20-25 minutes, and your back will take about 40 minutes. On the other hand, treating the chest, shoulders and abdomen may take more than an hour in the clinic.
To ensure that none of the areas are left untreated, the laser technician will draw a grid so that each and every follicle is targeted by the laser. This is followed by the application of a soothing cream that calms inflammation and lowers redness. Sometimes, laser treatment feels like mild sunburn. A soothing cream or gel is the ultimate solution for these concerns.
You shouldn’t work out post-treatment
Once the treatment is over, a few things should be put to hold. As LHR treatment involves direct targeting of the skin with laser beams, it is like injuring the skin to some extent. Ideally, it should heal as soon as possible before you indulge in activities that produce excessive heat. Activities such as going to the gym and rigorous sports training can cause swelling and discomfort.
You can take a hot tub, work out, visit the sauna or expose yourself to the sun after at least 48 hours of the treatment.
What to look for in a Laser Hair Removal clinic
You should look for a reputable clinic and professional, checking the type of lasers they use in the treatment. Reviews are readily available online. It is also best to resist the lure of low prices or deals, unless those providers have great reviews. Word of mouth can also be an effective way of finding the right place for you.
A consultation is another great way to assess the qualifications, experience and overall knowledge of the person set to perform the procedure. Once all this is out of the way, it’s time to prepare yourself for the treatment of a lifetime. Surprise your partner or just do it for your own personal confidence.
Education, experience, know-how, quality and environment during the procedure are more significant than just the luring factor of low prices.
We wish you good luck with your Laser Hair Removal Process! Enjoy a smooth, soft, velvety touch and surprise your partner, this winter season.