Laser Hair Removal for Men
For the red-blooded American man, laser hair removal for unwanted hair has become one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States, ranked second behind wrinkle-relaxing injections in frequency of procedures performed. Laser hair removal utilizes beams of highly concentrated light designed to selectively penetrate hair follicles to be absorbed by the pigment, and to destroy the hair within that hair follicle. A variety of lasers and light sources have been developed that may be employed in laser hair removal.
The procedure was originally described to be performed on dark hairs on light skin; newer technologies have made the procedure safer for patients with darker skin and those of color. Several types of lasers are utilized with laser hair removal – the most common of which are alexandrite, diode, Neodymium YAG, and intense pulsed light sources.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, chest, back, underarm, and other areas.
Precision is one of the most significant benefits of laser hair removal. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs, while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
If shaving is too much of a hassle for you, or buying all of those disposable razors costing too much money just to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be an option worth considering. Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles, and pigment in the follicles absorb the light that destroys the hair.
Laser hair removal is most commonly used for unwanted hair in the armpits. Laser hair removal has become very effective in the past ten years – often the preferred method of hair removal now, it’s safe, effective, and more permanent than any other method such as waxing, plucking, shaving, and electrolysis. Also, prices are pretty reasonable in most communities.
The easiest hair to remove is dark on light skin, but there are now lasers (the Nd:YAG) that do a good job with dark hair on dark skin. (This is still difficult when working on graying hairs, fine blond hair, or women with hormonal problems, such as polycystic ovary syndrome. Also, if you just have a few, coarse hairs on your chin, a good electrolysist will be more cost effective.)