The biggest problem with back hair removal for men is the process of removing it. Shaving presents the obvious problem of reach, it’s nearly impossible to shave your own back, and it can be even more frustrating and embarrassing to find someone to do the job for you. Waxing back hair and depilatory creams also offer their own sets of problems. Like shaving, hair removal depilatories can be hard to apply to your own back, and waxing can be extremely painful, especially for men with excessive back hair. Unfortunately, more hair translates to more pain. In recent years, the simplest solution for removing hair from the back and shoulders has become advanced laser treatments.
Today's hair lasers represent an efficient hair reduction method that can be used on just about every part of the body. Common areas include the lips, chin, cheeks, necks, shoulders, underarms, bikini lines, thighs, hands, and even toes. Among men, popular regions include the “unibrow,” the nape of the neck, and, of course, back laser hair removal. The advantage of laser treatments for back hair removal over waxing or depilatories is that lasers represent permanent hair reduction. Laser back hair removal is also less painful than waxing and more efficient than shaving or depilatories.
Laser back hair removal pricing usually runs a little higher than other parts of the body. Compare prices of the removal of back hair with other areas and you’ll see a noticeable difference. For back treatments you should expect to pay anywhere from $200 to $500 per treatment, whereas smaller treatment areas like facials may only cost $150 per treatment. Different factors can affect both the effectiveness and the cost of back laser hair removal. Things like skin and hair color combinations can play a major role; lasers and dark skin tones in particular have a history of problems. Newer technology is making it possible to remove these follicles, however, it may require more treatments than average. When it comes to back hair removal prices, consumers also need to consider hair density and surface area, both of these factors can raise the cost of a back laser hair treatment, depending on how the clinic prices their sessions.
The numbers of treatments required for body hair removal depends entirely on the individual patient. Because there are different hair growth cycles, this means that the follicles grows at different intervals. Since, hair grows in 3 cycles; patients typically need, at least, 3 laser treatments to see permanent results. The number of treatments required also depends on the density of the hair and the area of the body. For instance, removing pubic hair may only take as few as 3 treatments to complete, whereas a full back hair removal can take up to 8 treatments to achieve permanent results. During a free consultation with a laser clinic, you’ll get an approximate idea of the number of treatments that will be required and an exact idea of the cost of back hair removal.
The hair laser process, while efficient, is not pain-free for everyone. In short, medical lasers can and do hurt. Back laser hair removal requires more time than smaller areas and a topical numbing cream is recommended for this area. Compared to waxing, however, laser treatments are considered considerably less painful. Laser hair removal works by targeting melanin (the dark pigment that gives hair its color), and as the melanin absorbs the laser’s light, the heat generated destroys the follicles in that growth cycle. What this amounts to is a sensation comparable to a rubber band snapping against the skin. The process can be uncomfortable without a numbing cream and/or cooling device on the laser, but much more bearable than the follicle being ripped out from the root.
Before any under taking any aesthetic treatment, even one as simple as back hair removal, it’s best to know what you’re getting into. Check out back hair removal photos at Hair Removal Forum’s Before and After Gallery to get an idea of what kind of results you can expect.