CHURN ADDED TO TRACKER- Laser Hair Removal: Men Love It, Too

You’re used to the daily morning routine of shaving your facial hair, but staying on top of those larger areas, like your back or chest, presents a much bigger problem. It’s for this reason that many men are turning to laser hair removal as an incredibly effective solution that makes quick work of unwanted body hair.

At Naples Medical Care, Dr. Weiping Sarah Mei offers the most cutting-edge aesthetic tools available, which address everything from aging skin to problematic hair growth. And when it comes to the latter, we’re equipped with the Cynosure Icon™ 1540 laser system, which tackles hair growth right at its source.

Here’s a look at why so many men love laser hair removal.

The laser difference

When it comes to unwanted body hair, men tend to have some fairly large areas to treat, like their back, chest, and arms. And while you can effectively get rid of this hair through waxing and shaving, it grows back quickly, since the follicles remain intact and you’re only addressing the shaft of the hair, not its roots.

Laser hair removal is also a great solution for facial and neck hair, especially if you’re prone to those red bumps that come with ingrown hairs.

With laser hair removal, we send pulses of light energy directly into the hair follicles responsible for the hair growth. The melanin inside you follicles absorbs the light energy as heat, which gradually weakens and destroys the hair follicle. 

The laser hair removal timeline

To establish the best laser hair removal plan for your goals, we sit down with you to review the areas you want to treat. While the size of your target area obviously plays a role in your timeline, so, too, does the science of hair.

At any given time, your hair is in one of three stages of growth:

During your first treatment, we’re able to see and target the follicles that are in the anagen, or active, phase. After your treatment, we wait a few weeks and then pass over the area again to target the follicles that are beginning to come online.

In most cases, we typically recommend four to six treatments in order to provide the best results. The treatments themselves usually last less than an hour, and most of our patients tolerate the treatments quite well.

Laser hair removal results

After your laser hair removal treatments, you should enjoy hair-free skin for some time. It’s tough to say exactly how long because results vary from one man to the next, depending on the degree and thickness of hair growth they naturally have. 

Some hair may come back, but it usually comes in far thinner and lighter than before, and we can address this new growth very easily through follow-up laser hair removal treatments.

If you’d like to explore how laser hair removal can streamline your grooming, please contact our Long Beach, California, office to set up a consultation. Call us or use our online tool.

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