Hair Removal for Men - A Complete Guide

I created this site because there's a lot of misinformation about hair removal especially in the laser hair removal sector and I wanted to share my learning, experiences and studies that I've found on the matter.

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Electrolysis Hair Removal

Electrolysis Hair Removal

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Electrolysis v Laser Hair Removal
Electrolysis Hair Removal Results
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Hair Removal Comparison Chart

The table below is not meant to be a definitive guide - more of an overview. You can click on any of the links at the top of the grid to learn more about each particular method of hair removal.

Laser Electrolysis Depilation Waxing
Large Areas?
Permanent? 70%
Price? Expensive Expensive Cheap Average
Home? Not Recommended Not Recommended

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Mon, 06/06/2011 - 12:14

This is the post you need to read before going ahead with laser hair removal at a clinic.

If you're planning on getting laser hair removal treatment then I'd recommend that you follow these 10 steps to make sure that you find a great clinic and have a positive outcome.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 20:18

I've been meaning to write this post for some time because there seem to be a number of misleading statements out there about laser hair removal.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 02:09

Hairs aren't simple things - they have small lives! The typical hair will "live" for somewhere in the region of 3 - 5 years. At the end of this cycle, a new hair grows in the same follicle.

Fri, 05/06/2011 - 22:21

100 years ago it was normal for women to have hair underarms. Around 80 years ago it was normal for women to have hairy legs.

Hair Removal for Men Options - Expert Advice

There are so many options at your disposal for hair removal that it can sometimes be confusing - especially as most men don't have a clue when it comes to this kind of stuff.

Short Term Hair Removal

If you're looking for fast but short-term hair removal then you should consider waxing, shaving and depilatory creams. These methods take a short amount of time to move the hair but the results don't last very long at all.

For depilation and shaving, the hair will start ot grow back within a couple of days. Waxing results last longer simply because it pulls the hair out from the root which incidentally is why it's so painful!

Long Term Hair Removal - Electrolysis is the only form of Permanent Hair Removal

For more longer term hair removal - then you want to consider looking at electrolysis and laser hair removal. Electrolysis is the only form of hair removal that can be legally described as "permanent" hair removal. That's because electrolysis physically denatures the hair follicle thus preventing regrowth.

Electrolysis also works on all hair and skin types aswell making it a universal hair removal system. The issue with electrolysis is that each hair has to be individually treated - this makes it infeasible for large areas of the body such as the chest and back.

Because of the time it takes to have electrolysis performed, it's quite an expensive process and is best used for areas of the body such as the eyebrows, underarms and other small parts of the body

Laser Hair removal - Does it work?

Laser hair removal is not a permanent form of hair removal and is not suitable for everyone. Laser hair removal works by destroying the hair follicle through concentrated beams of light.

The light is set to the right wavelength to destroy the follicle and cause minimum side effects for the skin. The melalin in the hair follicle absorbs the concentrated light and heats up to the point of becoming denatured.

Those with dark coloured skin aren't suitable for most forms of laser hair removal because the high levels of melalin in the skin don't allow the laser to pass through without being absorbed - this can cause quite serious skin injuries which is why you should always make sure that you do your due dilligence when choosing a laser hair removal clinic.

The One Laser for Darker Skin Tones

In the above paragraph I mentioned that laser hair removal might not be suited for those with dark coloured skin - this is true for most lasers because the high concentration of light targets melalin in the hair follicle in order to prevent growth.

However, there is a new laser type that doesn't use melalin as the chromophore (the chromophore is simply the "target" of the laser). Instead of targeting melalin, the patient has to spread a carbon-based solution on the part of the skin that needs to be treated.

The solution seeps into the pores of the skin and, in theory, the carbon particles rest against the follicle of the hair.

The laser is then set to the optimum wavelength to target these carbon particles. The particles are heated up as a result and the hair follicle is thermally denatured.

This type of laser is called the Nd:YAG Laser. As the technology is fairly new, studies are still being created to determine the long term side effects of the treatment. Current studies seem quite promising with a decent success rate. I talk about all this stuff and more in my article here.

This laser is regarded as being safe for those people with dark coloured hair simply because the laser is set to a higher wavelength allowing the concentrated beam of light to pass through the melalin in the skin without any absorption.

Permanent Hair Reduction v Permanent Hair Removal

One of the most important things to understand about hair removal is that there are two terms very commonly used in the industry: "permanent hair removal" and "permanent hair reduction"...

"Permanent hair removal" can only ever be used to describe electrolysis - in other words the FDA has approved clinics to market electrolysis hair removal as "permanent hair removal". There isn't currently any type of laser that can be legally marketed in the same way - although the FDA allows the terms "permanent hair reduction".

What's more important to realise is that laser hair removal results vary from one patient to the next whereas electrolysis nearly always delivers perfect hair removal.

I explain this more in my article here.

Male Body Hair Removal Video:-

If you're here because you want to learn about male body hair removal, then you should definitely watch this informative video about the options you have at your disposal:

The video talks about waxing, electrolysis and laser hair removal. If you have a hair body and would like more information on body hair removal then click here.