Excessive back hair is one of the main reasons that men consider laser hair removal. If you have been waxing or shaving your back, you probably feel like you have been spinning your wheels. Shaving requires too much time and can be cumbersome to get it right. And then you have to start all over in a few days.
And do you want someone to spread hot wax to your back, apply a strip of cloth and then yank removing the wax, hair, root and possibly skin â€“ sounds like torture to me!
Laser hair removal is a much easier than shaving â€“ and I am sure less painful than waxing. Think of all the extra time you would have instead of having to repetitively shave your back. It is easy to see why there has been an increase in male laser hair removal procedures.
Although the back is the most common area of treatment for men, other treatment areas include the chest, shoulders, arms and legs. It all depends upon what you want to accomplish and how your quality of life is being affected as to the areas you want treated.
If you have darker hair and are fair skinned, then you will have a higher success rate of hair removal than those that have lighter hair and not as fair skinned. That is not to say those with lighter hair shouldn't consider laser hair removal, it just means it may not be as successful. To be sure, you should consult with your physician to discuss your particular situation.
Of course, darker hair and fair skin doesn't guarantee permanent removal either. During treatment, the hair root is killed by the laser energy instead of the follicle. For this reason, the hair could grow back over an extended period of time. This could also be considered a benefit, as it allows for minor thinning to be done should that be what you desire.
Every medical procedure you are considering should be thoroughly discussed with the experts to ensure you are comfortable and knowledgeable about what is going to be done, laser hair removal is no different. You should consult with your physician or a licensed treatment center to discuss all of the advantages, disadvantages, risks and safety issues before deciding if this is something you want to do. This consultation will also give you the peace of mind that the treatment center knows what they are doing. If the treatment center or their personnel make you uncomfortable, listen to your gut instinct and find a different treatment center.
The post procedure effects are minimal for most people, but you should be made aware of these effects during your consultation. It is much better to know what could happen and be prepared for them than to be taken by complete surprise.
Your decision to go through with the laser hair removal procedure should only be made after you have weighed all of the information given by the licensed professionals. You will be happier with yourself knowing you are making an informed decision.