Laser Hair Removal for Men in NYC

Laser Hair Removal for Men in NYC

Unwanted body hair can be difficult, embarrassing, and time-consuming to maintain. Waxing is one solution, albeit painful. And for men, shaving hard-to-reach areas can prove too complicated. Not to mention the cuts, burns, or ingrown hair that shaving can leave behind. Ready to say goodbye to your five o’clock shadow forever? Laser hair removal is the easiest way for men to eliminate unwanted body hair. It’s also the safest, quickest, and most effective hair removal procedure with the longest-lasting results. At Dr. Steinbrech’s NYC practice, our staff is prepared to help you get rid of unwanted body hair with the latest in laser hair removal technology for men..

How Does Laser Hair Removal for Men Work?

Laser hair removal is an FDA-approved treatment for the removal of hair from the face and body. Unlike traditional methods including shaving or waxing, laser hair removal treatments involve the use of laser light technology. These lasers emit pulses of light energy into the skin, targeting the root and hair follicles. Once they are destroyed, hair can no longer grow and the results are permanent.

What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated?

Laser hair removal is safe to use on all parts of the body. For men in NYC, the most popular areas for laser hair removal are:

  • Chest
  • Back
  • Stomach
  • Neck
  • Groin
  • Backside
  • Between the eyebrows

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

Everyone reacts differently to laser hair removal. Some patients will see permanent results, while others experience only a temporary hair reduction. This is because the hair itself must be in the active growth stage in order for laser hair removal to be effective. Therefore, multiple treatments spread out over a few weeks may be necessary to target every hair in the growth phase.

The success of the laser hair removal procedure also depends on the individual and how many treatments they have. Depending on the size of the area, most patients need multiple hair removal sessions in order to see the best results. Touch-ups in a year or two may also be recommended.

The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal for Men

Laser hair removal can benefit men just as much as it benefits women. The most obvious advantage is that you will no longer have to deal with daily shaving or maintenance. This eliminates the risk of ingrown hairs, unsightly cuts, or burns. If you’re not comfortable with complete hair removal, patients have the option of just thinning out the hair.

This advanced laser technology also allows for precision where traditional hair removal techniques fail. That means your trained practitioner will be able to target the finest areas of hair that otherwise might be missed. The laser hair removal procedure itself is also quick and painless, with a single session lasting anywhere from 10-30 minutes.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

There are several factors that make someone a good candidate for laser hair removal: hair type and skin type. Patients with dark, coarse hair and light skin are ideal candidates. Fine hairs cannot be removed with this method. Individuals with blonde, gray, or red hair with darker skin tones, or who tan easily, may also have a harder time seeing results. If you are currently experiencing any kind of rash, skin infection, or have an open wound, it is not advised to undergo laser hair removal.

What to Expect After Treatment

Immediately after treatment, it’s common for men to experience slight discomfort including redness or swelling in the area. This is most noticeable within the first few hours after treatment. It’s recommended to stop working out and to wear loose clothing for two days following a laser hair removal procedure to avoid excessive sweating. For the most effective results, it’s also advised to stay out of the sun.

Consultation

Frustrated with unwanted hair growth? Contact Dr. Douglas Steinbrech today. Schedule your consultation at our NYC office to determine if laser hair removal could be helpful for you and your appearance. Call us at (646) 480-7750 to speak to our Patient Coordinator to learn more.

Dr. Steinbrech is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.