Manhattan has numerous plastic surgeons and cosmetic clinics which cater to laser hair removal for men.
Some men generally want hair removed from their face, back and chest. Today, laser treatments can make the process of hair removal easier, faster and less painful than electrolysis.
Laser can be used to remove hair from all parts of the body except around the eyes.
Men being hairy, generally require several sessions to have the desired cosmetic result.
The number of treatments will depend on the type of hair, age, skin type, hair color and texture
Despite what is claimed by the cosmetic industry, laser is not a permanent cure for hair removal. Hairs do grow back after laser treatment, except that the new hair is of finer and softer quality.
One of the benefits of laser is that it can also remove many of the ingrown hairs from most part of the body.
There are no special preparations required for laser hair removal except that men should avoid tanning at least a few weeks prior to the procedure.
In addition, one should leave a small stubble (2-3 days growth) of hair for the laser to be effective. Prior to the procedure, avoid shaving the area
To have the best results with a laser, one should also avoid waxing or bleaching the hair several weeks before treatment.
Laser treatment for hair removal is usually spaced between intervals of 4-6 weeks. Once the laser sessions are over, maintenance treatment is required to remove the fine new hair growth.
After the initial laser treatment, most of the treated hair will fall off within 7-10 days. The skin will appear smooth and clean without any marks or hair present. This clean hair-free area will remain so for the next 6-8 weeks and another treatment will be required
After each laser session, there will be less hair on the skin and the skin will appear neat and tidy.
Side effects of laser hair removal include
- mild redness
- skin discoloration
These side effects are transient and will disappear in the next 24-48 hours. The majority of individuals are able to resume their work at the end of the laser session.
Laser hair removal is not completely painless. The laser does sting when fired and some physicians may apply a local anesthetic to numb the area. Most cosmetic physicians in Manhattan use lasers which have a cooling tip. This significantly diminishes the sensation of pain.
Unfortunately laser hair removal is not for all men. Laser hair removal does not produce ideal results in men with
- white hair
- light grey hair
- red hair
- light blond hair
Laser hair removal is not cheap and the cost is based per session per area treated. In Manhattan, most physicians offer discounts and package deals.
The cost to remove a small stub of hair with laser may cost anywhere from $50-200 but larger areas can cost upwards in the $ 3000 range and above.