Not so long ago, it was unheard of for men to get their hair removed by laser. This was something that was believed to be for women only, but the trends change, and today it is rather common to see men having their hair laser removed. It is a much easier and a better solution than shaving or waxing, which has to be done rather frequently, and could be quite tricky, and in some cases even painful. Laser hair removal is pretty simple, the hair gets removed for a longer period of time, and there is no risk of infection.
So, How Does it Work?
Well, it is really simple. The procedure is being done by aiming a highly concentrated beam of light (also called the laser) at the hair follicles, which ultimately leaves them unable to grow back. This beam of light is being attracted by the hair pigment, which basically means that the beam travels under the skin and then attacks the attached follicles. And what’s best about it is the fact that it is pretty much painless and the results are visible instantly.
The devices are also being used to target the capillaries that provide the hair follicles that you no longer want to have with the heat energy, allowing the hair to grow. By doing this, the laser hair removal devices manage to eliminate the follicles as well as the unwanted hair that accompanies them.
Now, before anyone undergoes this procedure, there are some things that they need to know. The most important one is that hair plucking, tweezing or waxing should not be done at least 6 months before the laser hair removal procedure; at least on the parts of your body from which you wish to remove the unwanted hair. However, you can shave, and in fact, should shave in order to make the procedure as painless as possible. The good thing about the procedure is the fact that it is really precise and is done rather quickly.
When Does it Work the Best?
Well, it would be wrong to say that this kind of a procedure only works for some people, while it doesn’t on others. This procedure works on all the people, but it should also be said that it works better on some and less better on others. For example, the laser hair removal works absolutely the best on men with a lighter skin and darker hair colour. However, the people with a darker skin colour shouldn’t worry, because there are some devices that allow them to get their hair removed as well, like the Yag device.
Virtually any part of the human body can be lasered. Most men choose to get their back and shoulders lasered, but there are also those who wish to get rid of the hair on their neck, abdominals, chest, or even the 5 o’clock shadow area. Basically, you can get rid of the hair on any part of your body, and lasering them is the best way to go.