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Laser Hair Removal For Men

Hair removal for men is becoming an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure. Laser hair removal is a safe and effective procedure that is virtually painless and permanent. The alternatives to laser hair removal for men include shaving, waxing, tweezing, depilatory creams, and electrolysis. All of these strategies of hair removal for men are time consuming and short lasting. Only laser hair removal for men provides a permanent solution to unwanted hair.

Laser hair removal for men was the second most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment sought by men in 2003. More than 225,000 patients underwent laser hair removal for men in that same year. Men comprise one quarter of the population who seeks laser hair removal, which is a very high percentage relative to other cosmetic procedures. Laser hair removal for men is growing evermore popular because of its many benefits.

Laser hair removal for men can target almost any area of unwanted hair on the body. The most common areas that are treated with laser hair removal for men include the back, shoulders, chest, and face. The best candidates for laser hair removal for men are patients with light skin and dark coarse hair, though advancements in technology have allowed patients with virtually any hair color to be successfully treated. Laser hair removal for men does not require anesthesia or pain medication, because the procedure is virtually painless.

The laser hair removal for men treatment is performed by a cosmetic surgery professional in a medical facility. The length of the procedure depends on the area of the skin that is being treated. In general, laser hair removal for men can take anywhere from ten to sixty minutes. The surgeon will begin by shaving and cleaning the area to be treated. S/he will then apply an anesthetic or cooling cream prior to using the laser instrument. The surgeon will then delivery pulses of light into hundreds of hair follicles simultaneously. The heat from this laser treatment damages the hair follicle causing the hair to fall out and arrest the growth process.

Laser hair removal for men has little risk of adverse side effects. Patients will typically experience mild redness and swelling on the treatment area for a few days. Laser hair removal for men patients should take care to avoid exposing the treated area to the sun. In order to achieve the desired results of laser hair removal for men, most patients benefit from four to eight treatments spaced a month or so apart.

The cost of laser hair removal for men depends on a number of factors and is largely determined by the size of the treatment area. In 2003 the national average cost of laser hair removal for men was just under four hundred dollars. Because laser hair removal for men is virtually permanent, this is one of the most cost-efficient ways to get rid of unwanted hair. If you would like to learn more about laser hair removal for men, please contact us to speak with a highly qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon in your area.