Laser Hair Removal for Men
At our Naples-area clinic, laser hair removal has become an increasingly popular solution for men looking to reduce excessive hair on areas such as the back, chest, and legs. This procedure uses a low-energy laser to permanently reduce unwanted hair in a safe, effective, and quick manner. It is superior to other methods of hair removal, such as shaving or waxing, as it can remove larger areas of hair and last longer.
Men who are interested in reducing unwanted hair are good candidates for laser hair removal. While patients with darker pigmentation may not have been good candidates in the past, today’s lasers are able to safely treat patients with darker skin by lowering the power settings on the laser.
There is little pain or discomfort during the laser hair removal procedure. Nevertheless, some areas of the body are more sensitive to pain than others, and patients often report a slight stinging sensation. For this reason, a numbing cream is applied prior to treatment to maximize your comfort. Once the numbing cream takes effect, the laser device is applied to the treatment area, where it emits low-energy light pulses. This energy targets the melanin in the hair follicle and stops further growth from occurring. After treatment, the skin looks and feels smoother. Smaller areas may take as little as a few minutes to treat, while larger or multiple areas can take up to several hours.
There is little downtime or recovery associated with laser hair removal. While some slight redness or swelling may occur, these side effects typically fade within a day. Rarely, blistering may occur. You can expect to return to work and other normal activities immediately after your treatment. After a single treatment, the hair will appear lighter, thinner, and less dense. Because the hair grows in cycles, several treatments are needed to permanently remove all hair in a given area. For many patients, an average of 3 to 4 treatments is sufficient.
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Ready to learn how laser hair removal for men at our Naples, Florida-area practice can help you feel more confident and comfortable? Request a consultation using our convenient online form, or call the office directly at 239.415.7576.