Laser Hair Removal for Men (Thinning/reducing Hair)?

I'm a male, age 19, and I'm quite hairy all over. I'm very interested in getting hair PERMANENTLY removed just on my neck, back, pubic & butt area. Now - what about THINNING OUT/REDUCING hair? Because I'd like to do that on my arms, legs, and face. What sort of difference can I expect if I got just 2-3 treatments done in those areas? More specifically, what would be the diference on my face? Cause I'd hope it would help in making it less of a hassle to shave my face so often as I currently do

Doctor Answers (3)

Male laser hair removal

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The treatment achieves a permanent reduction of affected hairs. However, because one patch of skin may consist of many, many hairs that grow at different times, not all of the hairs may be affected by treatment. For this reason, you will most likely require a series of sessions to achieve optimal results, and undergo annual maintenance sessions as well. You should get a test patch to see how your skin reacts first before pursuing treatment. It is difficult to say how much hair you can have removed in 2-3 sessions, as it depends on such factors as your hair and the amount that exists.


Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Laser Hair Removal for Men

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It is not unusual for men to want to have hair reduced or thinned out but not completely removed. It is always wise to purchase individual treatments rather than treatment packages.  This way, you can stop whenever you feel like you have the result you are looking for

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
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Laser Treatment Accomplishes Permanent Hair Reduction

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Dear Writer,  Laser Treatment Accomplishes Permanent Hair Reduction. Almost never does laser treatment achieves complete permanent hair elimination. With three treatments, however, you may still see a nice reduction in the number and thickness of hair. This may be aesthetically more acceptable to you, and much easier to wax or shave if you ever consider these treatments. 

Leyda Elizabeth Bowes, MD
Miami Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

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