The Manly Man: Laser Hair Removal For Men
Being a man comes with a lot of predisposed criteria that you must fit. There’s the manly man: the one with the full beard who carries an ax. The sensitive man: The one who has a shoulder to cry on. And the ladies man: The guy who knows what to say to get any woman. But what do each of these men have in common? The desire to look good and feel comfortable in their own way. And with things like excessive back hair or ingrown facial/neck hair, it is impossible to feel your best all the time. Luckily we at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants offer laser hair removal to help all types of men to look their best. Read on to learn more.
Where Can It Be Done?
When people typically think of laser hair removal, they think of women flocking to the spa to get their legs, bikini area, or even their underarms done. And although laser hair removal is predominantly popular amongst the female crowd, it can also be done on men to remove hair from their legs, arms, backs, neck, and even parts of the face.
What Is It Like?
As a non-invasive procedure, laser hair removal is performed in the office without any outpatient recovery time. When you first arrive at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants to get the procedure done, a topical numbing cream will be applied to your skin to help ease any pain or discomfort you may feel. Additionally, you will be required to wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from the laser— even if you are getting it done on your backside. Then, the technician or doctor will start the process. During the actual process, you can expect it to feel like rubber bands flicking your skin over and over again. Although uncomfortable, patients say that they quickly get used to the sensation which makes it easier to cope.
What Are Results Like?
Depending on the area you are targeting and the type of hair you have, you will have to undergo multiple sessions. Once you have completed the required amount of treatments, you will be eager to show off your hair-free skin.
Dealing with excessive or unwanted hair is beyond annoying. If you would like to learn more about laser hair removal for men, contact the experts at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants today!
- Published in Laser Treatments
Summer is Coming! Is your Skin Silky Smooth?
With summer just around the corner, something that is on the minds of millions of people is how their skin will look in shorts and bathing suits. It is important to feel confident in your appearance, and laser hair removal can facilitate this. Patients of Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants may say goodbye to unwanted hair just about anywhere on the body in just a few visits. Here, we will talk about ways to maximize your treatment experience.
3 Tips for Laser Hair Removal
The time to get your hair removed permanently is now, before you start tanning. Most people think that they should avoid tanning before laser hair removal because the process won’t be as effective on darker skin. This used to be the case, but modern lasers are capable of treating a wider range of skin tones. The real issue with tanning is that the skin can become irritated much more quickly during the laser treatment process, which can last several weeks. So skip the beach, the pool, and the tanning salon until after your skin is silky smooth.
Pamper your skin.
Laser treatments are not damaging. However, the skin can be somewhat sensitive during treatment. Prior to your first session, talk with your clinician about moisturizers that can keep your skin moisturized and nourished throughout your treatment plan.
In fact, don’t thread or wax, either. The only method of hair removal that you can practice before your laser treatments is shaving. The success of laser hair removal relies on the presence of hair in the follicles. Hair absorbs the laser light as heat, and transfers this heat to the walls of the follicle. Without hair, thermal energy has no power. Your clinician may also advise you to avoid shaving the day before or day of your laser treatment.
Your skin is noticed a lot more during the summer months, by yourself and by others. Feel great about how you look, no matter what you are wearing! Contact our Huntington, NY practice about laser hair removal.
- Published in Laser Treatments