Hairless, silky smooth skin is highly desirable, as it shows off facial features and body contours. The process of continually shaving, waxing or plucking can be costly and time-consuming. As a result, laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure for eliminating unwanted hair.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
During the FDA-approved procedure, a hand-held device directs a highly concentrated beam of light through the skin at your hair follicles.
The pigment in the follicles absorbs the light energy, which destroys the hair. Each pulse of the laser treats several hairs so that the treatment is a relatively speedy process.
Lasers selectively target your hair while leaving the neighboring skin of the face, neck, back and chest undamaged.
In the past, lasers could only treat small areas like bikini lines and underarms. Advances in technology enable the process to comfortably treat larger areas, which means that laser hair removal can now help men as well as women to eliminate unwanted hair.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal for Men
It is estimated that 90 percent of adult males shave at least once a day. This includes those who need to trim the area around their sideburns, mustaches, and beards.
In addition to creating a cleaner hairline along the back of the neck, some men use a variety of measures to remove hair from their legs, backs and chests.
Plucking hairs with a pair of tweezers is a common way to prevent a unibrow. Waxing is a way to pull hair out by its roots. These methods provide only temporary relief.
Laser hair removal provides a long-term, relatively painless solution. It also eliminates the risk of pseudofolliculitis barbae, the common skin irritation and ingrown hairs often associated with shaving. Along with receiving smoother skin, your hair will be less noticeable.
While several treatments may be required for lasting results, benefits are often noticeable after just one treatment. Recovery time is minimal.
Is Laser Hair Removal Right for You?
Laser hair removal can reduce the time required to perform your personal hygiene routine. If you want smooth, hairless skin, contact Pinnacle Dermatology today for a consultation to see if it is a viable option. We can discuss the procedure as well as how the benefits of laser hair removal can meet your individualized goals.
Laser hair removal can help boost your self-confidence by enabling you to gain greater control over image and appearance. Get started today.