If you’re a hairy guy, this one is for you.
MOST MEN (and women!) love a hairy chest, but some aren’t as pleased with the hair on other parts of their body, like the back. And there’s no shame in that. Body hair is nothing to be embarrassed about, but if removing it would make you feel more confident, then you absolutely should.
When it comes to hair removal, you can either go into a laser hair removal clinic or do it yourself with an at-home laser hair removal device. Dr. Jaimie DeRosa of DeRosa Center Plastic Surgery & Med Spa explains how it works to permanently stop hair from growing where you don’t want it to.
“Laser hair removal (or more correctly, laser hair reduction) works by damaging the hair follicle, thus preventing further hair growth,” he said. “The lasers used for hair removal ‘see’ the dark pigment melanin within the hair follicle, which is why laser hair removal does not work on white or grey hair.”
Laser hair removal clinics often requires multiple appointments over the span of 1-2 years before the hair is gone for good, which could end up costing you thousands of dollars in the long run. Even if stay on top of appointments and finish your course of treatments, you inevitably have to go back at least once a year for touch-up treatments to maintain your results.