There was a time when masculinity and body hair went hand in hand. Anyone for Burt Reynolds circa 1980?
That was then.
Today, guys are increasing opting to have less body hair, attempting to move away from our mammal ancestry. That’s especially true on the back. Some guys have pockets of fur around the shoulder blades and down the lower back. Others have additional areas. And others are unfortunately blessed with ubiquitous back hair. At Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal we see more and more men wanting to clear the decks.
In the past, men resorted to different methods for removing back hair. Having your partner wax it was popular for larger areas that would take an infinite time to pluck. They could also shave your back.
But these methods are anything but permanent. Plus, they create ingrown hairs. No, they are not solely the domain of facial hair removal; you can get ingrown hairs on any hair follicles.
It was enough to simply say, “Screw it” and leave the hair. But when you’re down at Sandy Hook or out on Long Island, who wants to see all that back hair?
Lasers do a better job
Lasers are far and away the most effective, and efficient, method for removing large areas of hair on the back. At Romeo & Juliette, we have 12 lasers at our disposal for hair removal. Each has somewhat different characteristics, and we can match the best laser to your situation based on hair color, skin color, thickness of the hairs in question, and other variables.
Here’s why guys love our laser hair removal:
- No more itchy back hair (particularly after you’ve previously shaved it)
- No more shaving every week or two
- More confidence when yanking off your shirt
- If you want, you can simply thin the hair to even out your entire back
- Eliminate the skin irritation and ingrown hairs that come with shaving
- Enjoy around 85 percent permanent hair reduction
How many treatments will I need?
Just because you have more hair on your back doesn’t change the process. We rain down laser energy onto the unwanted hair. The melanin in the hair shaft absorbs the light energy, which instantly converts to heat. This heat then travels down the hair shaft into the follicle, destroying or damaging the follicle and preventing future hair growth. To be effective, you have to catch as many hairs as possible in the “growth” phase of the hair lifecycle. But they can also be in “transition” and “resting” phases, so multiple treatments are necessary to catch more and more hairs in the growth phase. We find our male customers feel 8-10 treatments removes the amount of hair they are seeking.
Want to get started working on that back sweater before the summer? Call us at Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal, (212) 750-2000, to set up a free consultation.