David Beckham. Mark Wahlberg. Taylor Lautner. Just a few Hollywood hunks whose perfect pecs are perfectly smooth.
If you’re a man with an abundance of unwanted hair on your body, you may assume that kind of smooth hairlessness is out of reach, or maybe just beyond what you’re willing to tolerate. You might think, The pain of a chest wax every three weeks? No thanks.
Well, guess what? At Siti Med Spa in San Diego, we can remove your unwanted manhair permanently. Not just the hair on your chest, but also on your back, your nether regions, or wherever it grows unwanted on your body. Our laser hair removal system is safe and effective, and it yields permanent results, which means you won’t have to come back every three weeks for the rest of your life.
Why choose laser hair removal?
We all get to choose what’s aesthetically pleasing to us. If a smoother back or chest will make you feel more attractive, then that’s reason enough to go for it.
Excess hair can cause itching and skin irritation (especially in this Southern California heat). Even just thinning out your hair with laser removal can go a long way toward eliminating these discomforts.
Excess hair absorbs odors and slows the evaporation of sweat. If you have problems with body odor, permanently removing unwanted hair can help eliminate the issue.
You’re probably familiar with other methods of hair removal. Laser hair removal is not only FDA-approved, it has also proven to be a more permanent solution than creams, waxing, electrolysis, and shaving. Why revisit all those uncomfortable methods over and over again when there’s an easier, less painful solution?
How laser hair removal works
At Siti Med Spa, we use The Cutera CoolGlide laser. It’s one of the best tools on the market for getting rid of unwanted hair – for both men and women. You may have heard that laser hair removal works best on people with dark hair and light skin. Well, the CoolGlide is the first laser that’s cleared for permanent hair reduction in all skin types – light to dark and everything in between.
The laser works by killing the root of the hair. It “sees” the pigments in the hair and targets the hair follicle. Once the light gets absorbed into the root, it transforms into the heat energy that destroys the root. When this happens, the hair ceases to grow. The CoolGlide laser’s copper cooling system soothes and cools during the process, providing you protection and comfort.
What to expect during a laser hair removal treatment
Prior to your visit, we’ll ask you to shave the desired treatment area. Then, when you come in, depending on the area and the denseness of the hair that grows there, we may apply a topical anesthetic, although for most people, the laser’s cooling mechanism is enough to keep them comfortable.
As the treatment begins, you’ll experience a mild stinging sensation from the laser pulse. This discomfort will diminish with each visit, as the number of hair follicles is reduced. The length of each session will depend on the size of the treatment area. At the end of each session, you may experience some redness and swelling, but that’ll disappear within a day or so, and you can return immediately to your normal activities.
The frequency of follow-up appointments is determined by the growth rate of your hair. The hair that grows back will come back sparse. On average, clients return for their second appointment in 6 weeks and need 4-6 visits to permanently remove all the hair follicles in one area. Some need less, some more. But once it’s done, it’s done!
No more shaving. No more waxing. No more stinky creams.
And best of all, no more hair!
Hair removal is not just for women
At Siti Med Spa, many of our laser hair removal patients are men. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. When any person feels the need to hide a part of himself or herself, confidence diminishes, no matter the person’s gender. And without confidence, we lose a really important part of ourselves – the part that lives, loves, and laughs freely. At Siti Med Spa, we’re deeply proud to be a part of the confidence building efforts of all our patients.
If you have questions about laser hair removal or any of the other services we provide, stop by our office in Bankers Hill, San Diego or give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.