Laser Hair Removal for Men in Washington DC
Hair Removal for Men
At Belmont Plastic Surgery, our team of industry-leading technicians have found male patients get great results and satisfaction with laser hair removal for men. With this treatment, you can thin or completely remove unwanted hair from any area of your body. And it doesn't have to be uncomfortable. The laser used can target hair follicles and penetrate them with micropulses while leaving the surrounding skin remains intact and unharmed. If you don't like the amount of body hair you have, you can feel confident going to the beach and taking your shirt off on a hot day again.
“I'm not sure how people lived before laser hair removal, but thank goodness it is here. I never thought this would be something I would do but since my family is prone to a lot of body hair I am so glad I did.” - B.W.*
Laser Hair Removal FAQs
1) Why do men get laser hair removal?
Some amount of facial and body hair is normally considered preferable in maintaining a masculine image. However too much body hair can be undesirable, not just visually but in function as well. When there is hair overgrowth on the back, neck, chest or arms it can embarrassing and even effect some clothes you may feel comfortable wearing.
When it comes to the face, some men have overly thick eyebrows, neck or ear hair that may not be wanted. Most men who are looking for laser hair removal are aware they would prefer less as they are buzzing, shaving or waxing at different times, which can become an annoyance and generally only offers temporary relief. Once considered a cutting edge technology procedure for hair removal, electrolysis, can be painful and put you out of commission for too long.
2) What kind of laser does Belmont Plastic Surgery use?
The Vectus Laser by Cynosure is used for laser hair removal for men. With the Vectus' dynamic cooling, you will be kept comfortable during the use of this fast-acting laser. Even the largest areas, such as the back, can be treated in less than ten minutes. The Vectus is generally deployed in large areas like a man’s chest,back or arms. It is highly versatile and can accommodate all skin types and hair colors.
3) What to expect with your consultation:
A wonderful time to ask questions, discuss concerns and look at our before and after photographs during your consultation. We will explain the hair removal treatment plan and any necessary recovery afterwards.
4) What happens during the laser hair removal procedure?
Most men getting laser hair removal do not require topical anesthesia. There are numbing agents available if you need them to increase your comfort.
Before using the laser hair removal device, your technician will cut down the hair to a very short height. This will ensure the most efficient, accurate and best result is achieved. Eyes will be covered with gear that protects them and the laser will be set to your specific parameters. You will receive a layer of soothing gel on the skin surface before starting the procedure. The laser will then used to clear the unwanted hair away. It normally takes several treatments to achieve total hair removal.
5) Is there any recover necessary after laser hair removal for men?
There may be some very minor discomfort after the treatment. If so, you could potentially benefit from applying an ice pack to the area. If there is any redness or tingling, it is normally a very mild sunburn and should go away with a few hours. You should be able to resume regular life activities immediately. We will recommend you avoid exposure of the area to the sun while your skin recovers.
6) What results can I expect from laser hair removal?
Your laser hair removal results will depend on the area and amount of hair you want to have removed. It is normal for laser treatments to be repeated several times until the results are achieved. The hair reduction or elimination of hair can typically be achieved within four sessions. It is normal to have follow up appointments to do touch ups for six months to a year.