What is Laser Hair Removal for Men?
At Midtown we use Cutera’s ProWave™ Laser Hair Removal, a cutting-edge, non-invasive light therapy that is suitable for men. Using advanced technology, it provides long-term, permanent hair reduction for your face and body. What sets ProWave™ apart from other laser hair removal treatments are two innovations: a custom design that allows ProWave™ to emit infrared above 770mn and an output spectrum that be adjusted to tailor to the specific needs of each patient.
Whether you are a swimmer, cyclist, bodybuilder or just a gentleman who wants to be better groomed, laser hair removal is the best option to accomplish this. When you use ProWave™ Laser Removal, you’ll be saying adios to unwanted facial and body hair including:
- Ingrown hairs
- Abnormal hair growth (hirsutism/hypertrichosis)
- Unwanted hair on the face (including beard area) and reducing your 5 o’clock shadow
- Undesirable hair on chest, neck, back, arms, underarms, and legs
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work for Men?
Using an infrared light, the ProWave™ Laser Hair Removal system targets the germ cells of your hair follicles. Focusing on the anagen hairs (hairs in the growing phase), the infrared light zaps the mature pigment at the follicle bulb of the anagen hairs–effectively removing them at the stage your hair grows most. By removing hair at this source, pigment is destroyed, helping to permanently reduce the amount of hair in the area. Since all of your hair is growing in different phases at different times, expect the need for a few treatments to catch all of the hairs when they are in the anagen phase for full removal.
Laser Hair Removal for Men FAQs
Q: What skin types can the ProWave™ Laser Hair Removal procedure successfully treat?
A: ProWave™ is tested to be used safely on skin types 1 to 4.
Q: Do I need to shave before the Laser Hair Removal treatment? How about after?
A: We do not recommend shaving the day of your hair removal treatment (a day before is OK). In between treatments, you can also shave.
Q: Are there any side effects to a Laser Hair Removal treatment?
A: Possible side effects are reddening and swelling of the skin at the treatment area.
Q: Does ProWave™ Laser Hair Removal work if I have white or blonde hair?
A: Yes, these hair colors can be treated, but they are the most difficult to treat, so more frequent treatments are required and moderate results should be expected.
|Face||8-12 Sessions||15 minutes|
|Chest||8-12 Sessions||30 minutes|
|Abdomen||8-12 Sessions||Less than 30 minutes|
|Upper Back||8-12 Sessions||Less than 30 minutes|
|Lower Back & Buttocks||8-12 Sessions||Less than 30 minutes|
|Upper Arm||6-8 Sessions||Less than 30 minutes|
|Lower Arm||6-8 Sessions||Less than 30 minutes|
|Upper Leg||6-8 Sessions||Less than 45 minutes|
|Lower Leg||6-8 Sessions||Less than 40 minutes|