LASER HAIR REMOVAL IN MEN

Hair removal is generally aligned with women however, in the recent times “manscaping” (a modern term that describes when men remove unwanted hair) has gained a lot of interest due to an increased growth in medical aesthetics industry.1 Laser hair removal is the third most commonly performed procedure with estimates  of more than one million treatments in United States in 2016.2 Laser hair removal is a medical, noninvasive method to remove unwanted hair by the use of a concentrated beam of light (laser). 3

Men mostly choose laser hair removal treatment for back, chest, shoulders, stomach, and even the genital region. The treatment is best suited for people with dark hair on light skin.3, 4

Amerejuve’s state-of-the-art laser hair removal treatments

Amerejuve’s laser hair removal offers good results for all the six skin types, categorized on the basis of the Fitzpatrick scale. There are separate treatments and procedure settings for all the six types of skin. A total of six treatments are recommended for people with light and thin hair.  Approximately 10-12 treatments are recommended for dark and coarse hair. 5

The science behind it

A laser emits a beam of light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The tube-shaped sacs within the skin (hair follicles) get damaged as this light energy is converted to heat, which then delays future hair growth. 3 This procedure doesn’t permanently destroy the hair follicle but makes it harder for further hair growth in the treated area.1

Different types of lasers and their importance

For Fitzpatrick skin types I-III, Amerejuve Medspa uses Alexandrite Gentle Laser and for skin types IV-VI the Gentle YAG is used for the procedure. Both of these lasers help in attaining permanent hair removal for skin types 1-6. The appropriate laser is determined for you according to your skin type in consultation after your analysis is complete. The choice of correct laser is vital for the procedure as there are lasers available in the market that can result in “temporary hair paralysis.”Therefore, a wise investment in reputed cosmetological centres such as Amerejuve is advised.6

Patient satisfaction and clinical relevance

In a recent clinical study, a total of 948 patients ( mean age 35 years) with Fitzpatrick skin types I-IV were treated with a total of 3,606 laser treatments with  the long-pulsed 755 nm wavelength alexandrite laser equipped with an epidermal cooling device. The findings were satisfactory and 74% of these patients attained 75-100% clearance as reported by the physician. Fifty-two percent of patients reported delay in hair growth and 42% change in hair quality after first follow-up conducted 3.9 years after the final laser treatment. The procedure was safe and no adverse events were reported. Moreover, 87.9% of patients reported that their improvement persisted after the last follow-up conducted after 11.5 years. These findings indicate that the long-pulsed 755 nm alexandrite laser is a safe and efficacious method for the reduction of unwanted body hair with permanent results and high patient satisfaction. 2

 Know your side-effects

  • Perifollicular Edema: an irritation that looks like tiny bumps around the treated area. 7
  • Temporary side effects include: itching, redness, irritation, swelling around the hair follicle(s), tingling or numbness. 8, 9
  • Rare, but probable, side effects:  bruising of the treated area, hyper/hypo-pigmentation, or a change in the pigment color of the skin.8,9
  • Majority of antibiotics are contraindicated:The skin becomes more sensitive towards light exposure after antibiotics causing burns, blisters, and permanent hypo/hyper-pigmentation.8,9
  • Tanning should be avoided: All tanning methods, (creams, beds, lotions, sun) should be stopped two weeks prior and after treatments. Tanning increases the amount of melanin in the skin and as laser beam is absorbed by melanin, increased  melanin in the skin would result in hindrance in the distinguishing between skin and hair by the laser beam. The chemicals and/or heat being trapped into the skin before laser hair removal could cause blisters, burns, and hyper/hypo-pigmentation as well.8,9

Amerejuve’s cost-effective packages

Amerejuve Medspa's laser hair removal packages include 6 sessions on each area purchased. A lifetime warranty is provided after completion of 6 sessions. The packages are and we beat all of our competitor’s pricing. Each month Amerejuve offers different ale prices on various services. This is so you can redeem the package you desire as the right time for you according to your budget. You can enroll in our text blasts and our email blasts so you never miss a sale. You can also follw us on social media such as: Facebook, Instagram Twitter and Pintrest to know our recent offers and sale prices. 6

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 Top Tips before you come for a treatment procedure:  6

  • Always arrive shaved to each appointment
  • Do not wax,tweeze,thread or bleach in between treatment sessions gaps.
  • Try not to miss your scheduled appointments. Once you start undergoing this procedure you need to get treated every 4 to 6 weeks.
  • No tanning, spray tans or make up
Sources
  1. The benefits of laser hair removal for men .https://nationallaserinstitute.com/blog/cosmetic-laser-training/heres-expect-male-clients-laser-training/ (Accessed on September 2, 2021).
  2. Russe E, Purschke M, Herold M, Sakamoto FH, Wechselberger G, Russe-Wilflingseder K. Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy of Laser Hair Removal With the Long-Pulsed 755 nm Wavelength Laser: A Two-Center Study With 948 Patients. Lasers Surg Med. 2020;52 (1):77-83. doi: 10.1002/lsm.23160. Epub 2019 Oct 3. PMID: 31579971
  3. Laser hair removal . https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/laser-hair-removal/about/pac-20394555 (Accessed on September 2, 2021).
  4. Laser Hair Removal for Men. https://eternaldermatology.com/laser-hair-removal-for-men/ (Accessed on September 2, 2021).
  5. Drop your Razor, and Start on Laser! https://www.amerejuve.com/medspa/drop-your-razor-and-start-on-laser/ (Accessed on September 2, 2021).
  6. https://www.amerejuve.com/blog/laser-hair-removal-faqs/ .https://www.amerejuve.com/blog/laser-hair-removal-faqs/(Accessed on September 2, 2021).
  7. Liew SH. Laser hair removal: guidelines for management. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2002; 3(2):107-15. doi: 10.2165/00128071-200203020-00004. PMID: 11893222.
  8. Laser hair removal: faqs https://www.aad.org/public/cosmetic/hair-removal/laser-hair-removal-faqs(Accessed on September 2, 2021).
  9. What are the risks of laser hair removal? American Society of Plastic Surgeons. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/laser-hair-removal/safety (Accessed on September 2, 2021).

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