The laser does a great job removing unwanted body and facial hair not only for women but for men, too. In fact, men can benefit the most from the procedures of laser hair removal. Although the procedure is pretty well known among our male patients, at SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics we still get some frequently asked questions. Today, we are going to cover the 5 most common questions about laser hair removal for men.
1. Why Do Men Need Laser Hair Removal?
There are so many men who don’t like and don’t want hair growing on their faces and bodies for practical and aesthetic reasons. A few common scenarios:
- men who opt for laser hair removal on their faces to get rid of beards because their skin gets very irritated due to regular shaving;
- overly hairy men who don’t feel confident taking off shirts in public (on the beach, for example);
- men fighting unpleasant odors due to excessive hair;
- men who work out and want to improve their productivity with less or no hair;
- men who seek more aesthetic appearance.
2. What Areas Do Men Treat Often with Laser?
Undoubtedly, men’s beard is the most popular area for male laser hair removal. There are two common scenarios when men decide to go for it:
First of all, regular shaving of the facial hair makes their skin irritated, bumpy, and causes scarring. If they stop shaving, it can help skin recover. Painless hair laser removal is the best solution to unwanted hair on men’s faces. Just a few sessions will significantly slow down facial hair growth and can permanently remove facial hair.
Secondly, some men seek a permanent solution to shaping their beards. They want to keep their beards perfectly shaped for as long as possible. The laser can provide that result with minimal touch-ups.
Another very common area for laser hair removal is men’s back, including shoulders and neck. Excess hair in these areas affects both men’s confidence and productivity. Many men try to shave or trim hair on their backs or necks but they don’t like spending too much time doing it and finally decide on laser hair removal.
3. Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
Great question. Most of our male patients feel totally fine while receiving their laser hair removal treatment because now we have painless laser hair removal even for darker skin tones! The procedure is quick, you only feel light tingling.
4. How Long Do Results Last?
We recommend taking 6 to 8 sessions of laser hair removal depending on the treated area to achieve the best results. During the procedure, hair follicles get destroyed; however, within 7 to 15 years new hair follicles might develop. Therefore, a few touch-ups can be done every so often to preserve your hairless appearance.
5. How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost in Atlanta, GA?
The price of laser hair removal for men is the same as for women and varies depending on the treated area (from $450 to $2,000 for 8 sessions, and we often offer laser hair removal specials). Check our specials regularly and make sure to ask about our flexible financing options during your complimentary consultation with our experienced laser hair removal experts.
Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer laser hair removal for men in Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, Buckhead, and the surrounding areas of Atlanta, Georgia.