Popular laser treatments for men
- Posted on: Oct 25 2017
Men are attending to their appearance and grooming more than ever. From specialized beard care products to manicures specially designed for the masculine hands, the male population is trying new personal care treatments en masse.
Some men are also opting for laser treatments. So if you’ve ever been curious about what kinds of laser therapy to try, here are a couple of common procedures that may be right for you.
Diminishing unwanted hair
Both men and women struggle with unwanted hair growth. Guys, however, may have much larger areas with which to cope such as their back. An article in Men’s Fitness focused on one candidate’s experience of laser hair removal. He opted to have the thick hair that grew too quickly on the back of his neck permanently removed with laser treatments. With this treatment, the hair will not be gone after one or sometimes even two sessions, but the hair will start to grow back finer and much less noticeable.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, laser hair removal treatments involve sending a highly concentrated beam of light towards the hair follicles which essentially damages them. A patient will experience momentary mild discomfort, but the treatment is quick. Several sessions may be needed for it to be completely gone.
As many guys are interested in their skin care routines, laser skin resurfacing may help some to feel fresh and have a more youthful appearance. The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery noted that a board-certified surgeon can help with your quest to reduce wrinkles, tighten up skin and balance tone, but there are some factors to consider, such as your overall skin quality. It may take several sessions to see results.
There’s no shame in a man wanting to care for himself and his body, especially so he can feel and look better. Before starting any treatments, it’s a great idea to speak with a trusted, certified surgeon to discuss options and potential outcomes, so any patient can feel confident in their laser treatment decision.