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Back Hair Removal For Men

Permanent body hair removal is a perfect solution for those with excess body hair, especially on one's back. Laser hair removal for man is becoming more and more accepted each day, and professional athletes are now touting it.

There are many common choices for man back hair removal, such as shaving waxing, depilatory creams, electrolysis, and laser hair removal.

  1. While shaving, waxing and depilatory creams are inexpensive in the short run, they have their disadvantages. Mainly, it can be difficult to remove back hair by yourself and difficult to get someone to shave, or apply depilatory cream to your back every few days. Waxing can be painful to your back and your wallet.
  2. Laser hair removal can result in permanent body hair removal for unwanted back hair. Each pulse of laser light removes most of the hairs which are in the anagen (growth) stage within the area of a coin in less than one second. Entire back hair removal treatment takes about one hour. Treatments need to be repeated every six weeks or so for an average of 5-8 treatments. Each treatment costs about $750. Prices vary widely because of the differences in the amount of hair that men have. The "average" man may have to pay around $5,625 to complete a series of laser back treatments. Overall, he probably will achieve permanent back hair removal, and save lots of time and money over the long run.
  3. Shaving is inexpensive, and quick, but can result in nicks, and ingrown hairs. When you remove body hair with depilatory cream it may only take 15 minutes from start to finish, but will cost you about $5 dollars per week, which adds up to about $260 per year. Over the years this will cost a lot and only provide results which last for only a few days at a time.
  4. The results of waxing back hair can last for an average of six weeks. Waxing can be quite painful. It can also result in ingrown hairs. Another downside to waxing is that it can cost on average between $25 and $65 per treatment. Since waxing needs to be repeated every six weeks or so, it can cost over $500 per year. $500 per year seems like a lot of money to spend on temporary hair removal.
  5. Electrolysis is a method of permanent hair reduction using an electro-chemical pulse sent though a needle which inserted into one hair follicle at a time. Electrolysis for back hair removal can take an average of one hundred hours and as much as 250 hours. At $40 to $150 per hour, back hair removal by electrolysis can certainly cost a lot of money. It can also be difficult for many people to take 100 hours in one hour increments out of their busy schedules to have hair removed from their backs.

Back hair removal can make you feel more confident. There are many options for removing unwanted back hair including laser hair removal, electrolysis, depilatory creams, waxing, and shaving. The option you choose should fit your needs in terms of money, time, permanence, and comfort. Make sure to research each option thoroughly including pros, cons and cost comparasion before making your decision.