Laser Hair Removal For Men in NYC

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If you wish to forgo the regular hassle of shaving and give yourself an attractive physique, call Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal today at 212-750-2000 for a personalized consultation! Skilled laser specialist Christian Karavolas and his team serve patients in NYC and the surrounding areas!

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Is Laser Hair Removal for Men?

Removing unwanted hair was pretty much the domain of women, with the exceptions of bodybuilders, swimmers, and cyclists. But now men realize the value of removing or thinning areas of unwanted hair such as on the back and chest. Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S. and men are helping to fuel that growth.

At Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal, we offer the widest assortment of lasers and the newest technology so that we can successfully remove hair for our male, as well as female, patients.

What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

Beyond the visual reduction of unwanted hair, laser hair removal also eliminates common issues with shaving:

  • Ingrown Hairs
  • Razor burn
  • Cost of razor blades
  • Daily/weekly time spent

What Areas of the Body Does Laser Hair Removal Treat for Men?

Whereas women often have hair removed on the underarms and bikini line, men opt for these areas:

  • Back
  • Chest
  • Buttocks
  • Bikini
  • Arms
  • Unibrow
  • Neck
  • Head
  • Beard

Who are the Ideal Candidates for Male Laser Hair Removal?

Lasers are the most effective when removing dark hair on patients with lighter-toned skin. This is because the melanin in the hair shaft that gives the hair its darker color attracts the laser energy. With darker skin tones, we find that our Synchro REPLA:Y platform is the most effective on the market. We can treat our clients with the optimum energy without any side effects, as the beam bypasses the epidermis and disables the reproductive cycle of the hair within the follicle.

How Does Laser Hair Removal for Men Work?

Don’t think of lasers as you see them in a Star Wars movie; hair removal actually comes down to the light energy converting to heat. While most people know that melanin is responsible for giving our skin its color, melanin gives our hair its color as well. When laser light energy pulses are directed onto an area of unwanted hair, the melanin absorbs the laser light energy and it converts to heat. That heat then travels down the hair shaft into the follicle, damaging the follicle and preventing it from producing hair.

Men’s Laser Hair Removal Patient Testimonial

“Romeo & Juliette Hair Removal have completely changed my life for the better. I am a male 38 with extremely thick, coarse facial hair. I’ve been going to Romeo & Juliet Laser Hair Removal for 2 years now. I am proud & happy to say that I am 100% hair free on my entire face thanks to Romeo & Juliet Laser. I paid for 6 treatments & 6 touchups. A good price for the excellent results I would come to see. All the people working there were courteous to me & professional. They took really good care of me. My technician Natalie & the owner Chris went out of their way to get me completely hair free. They take great pride in their job. Having been hair free now & not having to shave every morning has taken a huge burden off of my shoulders. I give Romeo & Juliette my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION to anyone considering laser hair removal.”

Ambrosia – August 2016

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Men’s Laser Hair Removal Before and After Photos

*Individual Results May Vary

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Head Hair Removal For Men
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Face Hair Removal for Men

How Many Laser Hair Removal Sessions Will I Need?

People wonder why multiple sessions are necessary. This is because of the changing phases of the growth cycle. The goal is to catch as many hairs as possible in the anagen phase; to do that takes multiple sessions. We find that between six and 10 treatments achieve the degree of hair reduction most men want.

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent For Men?

It’s easy to think that laser energy could instantly remove all of the hair in an area. But the FDA approvals for laser hair removal are for “permanent hair reduction.” There are two reasons for this:

  • First, lasers only damage hair in the anagen (growth) cycle.

But hairs can also be in the catagen (transitional phase between growth and rest) or the telogen phase (rest). The catagen and telogen phases are transitioning into shedding the hair. These cycles stop nourishing the hair, shed it, and start growing a new hair shaft. That’s why lasers don’t affect hair in these phases; they’re already on their way out. Every hair on the human body is independent and works alone. Considering that the human body has around five million hairs on it (men have a few hundred thousand more than women), those are a lot of hair follicles to hope to catch in the anagen phase for effective laser removal.

  • Second, damaged follicles can rebuild with hormonal changes.

Plus, if hair follicles are only partially damaged, it may heal and begin to regrow hair. The bottom line, numerous studies show the degree of permanent hair reduction to be from 85 to 90 percent.

How Long Does a Laser Hair Removal Treatment Take?

The size of the area being treated dictates the time necessary. For instance, a small patch on the shoulder may take just a few minutes while the chest can take up to 30 minutes. Plan on somewhere between 10 minutes to 45 minutes for your session.

Does Men’s Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

Most individuals experience no more than a slight stinging sensation as the laser pulses are initiated. However, the feeling is less than waxing and quite manageable. We also use novel Cooling Devices that make treatments quite manageable. If you find an area to be more sensitive, we can apply topical numbing cream, but most patients don’t find this necessary. Keep in mind that everyone has a different pain threshold, so don’t feel like you need to tough it out if the treatment is painful for you. The most important thing is keeping you comfortable during laser hair removal treatments.

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Are There Risks to Laser Hair Removal?

Millions of treatments have proven laser hair removal to be incredibly safe and give you a confidence boost. The most common side effects include skin redness and irritation after treatment, along with slight swelling that passes quickly.

Although rare, laser hair removal treatments can have more severe risks, including the following:

  • Blistering
  • Scarring
  • Burns
  • Changes in pigmentation
  • Infections
  • Ingrown hairs

What Are The Contraindications for Laser Hair Removal?

Before you can get rid of your unwanted body hair, you need to be considered a suitable candidate. However, there are contraindications that can disqualify you from the procedure such as:

  • You are using a photosensitizing treatment, such as cortisone or prescription medications.
  • You have an active skin infection.
  • You have skin lesions.
  • You have active herpes.
  • You have tattoos.
  • You are pregnant.
  • You are breastfeeding.

It is equally important to remember that your skin’s sensitivity may fluctuate, so be sure to discuss your past medical history, including any episodes of sensitive skin, with your technician prior to treatment. They will be able to recommend when the best time is to start laser hair removal while reducing the risk of sensitivity.

How Do I Prepare For My Laser Hair Removal Appointment?

In addition to having an in-depth consultation with an experienced laser hair removal specialist, you should also minimize sun exposure before and after treatment. You should also avoid plucking, waxing, or using other types of hair removal products prior to your appointment.

You should also discontinue any medication if recommended by your hair removal specialist. If you are concerned about pain management, be sure to discuss the available options prior to treatment.

Schedule Your Laser Hair Removal Appointment In NYC!

To learn more about Men’s Laser Hair Removal in NYC and Manhattan area, call Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal at 212-750-2000 to schedule a consultation. You can also book your appointment at our practice by filling out the contact form on this page. Our practice looks forward to serving you!

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“This place is spectacular. I left there extremely satisfied and hair free!! The staff are great and I still continue to go. I give 10 stars.”

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