I wrote a post last month about the increase in men having cosmetic work, and it isn’t just Botox and fillers that are becoming more unisex. Laser hair removal is a fantastic procedure for both men and women – it’s traditionally seen as a more feminine treatment, for use on legs, armpits and bikini lines, but I’m seeing a lot more men coming into my London aesthetic clinic asking for laser hair removal. These are the most popular areas:
Chest hair is a matter of taste – some men love the macho appeal of a very hairy chest, but others prefer to show off their six pack with silky smooth skin. Then there are the athletes, who remove body hair to make them more aerodynamic, not to mention those men whose chest hair is so sparse that they prefer to get rid of it all together.
Laser hair removal for men is the perfect way to remove chest hair – the skin on the chest and stomach can be particularly sensitive to shaving, waxing and other hair removal methods, and laser treatment offers a safe, effective and permanent way to get rid of your chest hair for life.
This is less of a contentious issue – in my experience, the majority of men with back hair are keen to be shot of it. Back hair is prevalent among Mediterranean men, although it can affect anyone. Historically, men with darker skin tones have thought they were unsuitable for laser hair removal, as the treatment worked best on those with darker hair and paler skin, but the Cynosure Elite+ laser, which we use here at my London aesthetic clinic, is equally effective on all skin types.
It might seem unlikely that a man would wish to permanently remove his facial hair, but as a cosmetic doctor in London I have seen many men whose facial hair is so sparse or patchy that they choose to remove it all. For these men, laser hair removal can remove the need to shave their faces for life.