On the topic of Manscaping, Mike Myers as Dr. Evil in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery commented, “It’s breathtaking… I suggest you try it!” Dr. Evil isn’t alone; having smooth, sexy skin is no longer just sought after by women but is now one of the hot trends among men.
In the 1920s, the best mens body shave styles featured short sleeve shirts and knee-high dresses allowing women to show off their bodies more, but women didn’t worry about a little underarm or leg hair. Several decades later though, mass media created a stigma for women to be seen with hairy legs or underarms. Today, of course, it’s completely unacceptable for a woman to be seen with hair in these areas.
What may be somewhat surprising is how this body hairless trend is spreading to males! Within the last few years, more and more men are looking for ways to obtain a smooth chest, back and more. Whereas hair removal by men used to be limited to just male athletes, an increasing number of men have begun this practice merely for aesthetics.
So, what are men’s options if they want to jump on the body hairless bandwagon?These are topical lotions that are rubbed on the skin to instantly remove the exposed hair. They are quick, cheap and work well but they need to be repeated every few days.This method works by treating every hair, but because of the process, it can’t treat large areas of the body. For men, it is mainly used on the eyebrows.
This is a great long term solution for men who are looking to remove hair from large areas of their bodies. It can also produce excellent results with around a 70% reduction of hair in the treatment area following a full laser hair removal process. (See below for more details on this service that we provide at our office.)
This method just requires a good (new) razor blade, shaving cream and a pair of electric shears for the thicker areas. Shaving works for everything from men’s heads to legs.This hair removal technique is the most painful. In addition to being painful, the hair grows back after a few weeks because the follicle in which the hair resides is not damaged in the process.
So, if you’re a man who is looking to keep up with the latest trend and remove hair from your back, chest, legs and more, laser hair removal is quite possibly the best answer.