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Laser Hair Removal For Men4 min read

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Dr. Phillip Chang

Board Certified By The American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
Voted Top Plastic Surgeon in Loudoun, Virginia
Offices in Leesburg, Virginia.

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It’s not only women who want smooth, hairless bodies. It’s also become popular among more men than just bodybuilders, cyclists and male models. Even men coming into the office are asking for hair removal – particularly on their backs, chest and genital areas. Male grooming has become very popular these days, and men want to ditch their hairy backs and say hello to smooth, silky skin.

Waxing is a popular option, but it requires regular visits and involves a level of pain that not all men want to experience. And it doesn’t kill the hair so a couple months later you are back in the salon going through the process all over again! Shaving, particularly in intimate areas, means weeks of itching as the hair grows back. 

Laser hair removal is a great option for men who want to remove unwanted hair permanently or simply thin out the chest and back hair areas.

Why Have Laser Hair Removal?

For lots of men, a hairy back makes them less confidant about themselves. Laser Hair Removal can help with that.

The same can be said for men who have very hairy chests. Now, hairy chests are making a comeback – think Bradley Cooper in “A Star is Born.” But for some men, taking their shirts off at the pool come summer time is not an option. Laser Hair Removal can help with that.

If you are someone who suffers with razor burn due to constant shaving. Laser Hair Removal can help with that!

Do you suffer with ingrowing hairs on your neck that rub against your shirt collar and cause irritation and pain? Guess what? Laser Hair Removal can help with that.

For many men, having a smooth, hair free groin and buttock area makes them feel sexier and more confident. Waxing in this area can be very uncomfortable. Laser Hair Removal can help with that.

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Does Laser Hair Removal Work For All Men?

Laser hair removal works best on light colored skin and dark hair. If you have blond or white hair, waxing is still your best option. That’s because there isn’t enough pigment in lighter hair which is what the laser is attracted to.

What Areas Of A Man's Body Can Be Treated?

Wherever there is dark hair! Many men who like the idea of a smooth genital area are choosing laser hair removal over shaving or waxing. There is no irritation when the hair grows back because it doesn’t grow back.

Popular areas to be treated include:

  • Chest
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Genital Area
  • Underarm
  • Neck
  • Upper Arms

Unlike waxing, laser hair removal can work in specific areas. If you don’t want to lose all hair in these areas, the lasers can be targeted to thin out hair.

What Should Men Do Before Their Appointment?

Don’t wax the hair before your appointment! The laser will penetrate the hair follicle and needs a root in there to remove. Shave the area the day before to remove as much external hair as possible. The less external hair the laser has to deal with the better. Also stay away from sauna’s and hot showers a day before to lessen irritation.

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Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?

No. There may be slight discomfort as the laser hits the area but a numbing cream is applied to the area before to ensure your comfort. Most people who have had laser hair removal say it is less painful than waxing.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

We recommend you have between 3 and 5 treatments over the course of a month. This helps eliminate all hair. Hair grows in cycles, and it may be dormant during the first session. By having multiple sessions, the lasers can reach all hair. We recommend shaving the areas between treatments to encourage the hair to grow. Many men decide to have annual treatments to help manage their hair growth.

What Is The Cost Of Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is more costly than waxing, but if you add up the cost of all the waxing you will need to have over the many years you want to stay hair free and suddenly laser hair removal is very reasonably priced.

To determine the exact price of your laser hair removal procedure, we recommend setting up a free consultation with a plastic surgeon.


For those men out there who think Laser Hair Removal is the thing for them, we invite you to simply come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chang or one of the cosmetic laser nurses to explore whether you would make a good candidate. To find out more whether Aesthetica can help you, contact us online or at 703-729-5553 to arrange an appointment. Dr. Phillip Chang is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Northern Virginia near Leesburg, Virginia and an expert in a wide variety of cosmetic treatments.

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