Many men are afraid to take off their shirts in public-and it’s not because they haven’t been working out, or worry about their beer gut. They may be exceptionally built, good-looking, and even downright sexy…so what gives?
Quite simply- it’s just too hairy an experience!
Hair or lack thereof, is an extremely personal decision. But if you look in all the Cosmo’s and Glamour magazines, you don’t see a sexy model saddled up to a man with a mountain of hair on their backs. (Unless it’s cascading down from their scalp like the Green Bay Packers’ Clay Matthews).
Men understand this. They even know that many women equate hair with virility, high testosterone and other things. Magnum made a hairy chest popular back in the 80′s, while David Hasselhoff and Chris Daughtry still look great showing those hairy pecs. But that’s where it usually ends- once the hair travels past the sides and up and back again, women start to look away. Women appreciate a well-groomed, “smooth” surface when cuddling. Yes we may want to feel like we’re taming a monster, but we don’t want to actually feel like we’re with one.
So, what is a guy to do? Genetics is why he’s hairy. He really has no control over it- until now! So men, take heart- laser hair removal could be just the answer you’ve been looking for.
It doesn’t matter why you want the hair gone- maybe your girlfriend is tired of brushing it, or maybe you’re an athlete and prefer the reduced resistance of smooth skin. The point is you can do something to greatly reduce and possibly remove almost all that back hair!
I get asked if it hurts. Probably not as much as your pride when someone asks if they can braid your back. But seriously, there is some discomfort associated with laser hair reduction.
Hair removal is very popular now and if you do the research and ask the right questions before scheduling your appointment, you’ll be sure to find the best and least painful option for you. It even matters what type of skin tone you have. If you have light colored skin, the Alexandrite laser is the best option. But if you have darker skin but lighter hair, the Nd:YAG laser is best.
Though both can be uncomfortable and require several visits, each time gets easier as there is less and less hair to remove. When asking about their lasers, ask if it’s fast or slow. A full back treatment can take at least a half an hour with a fast laser, so you want one that will get you in and out in the fewest minutes. Ask questions about who will perform the treatment. Are they experienced, how do they guard against burning? Do they use numbing agents? Some states can pull a person off the street to operate the lasers and no training is required- make sure you are going to someone qualified to do it correctly.
Many spas, hair removal sites, dermatologists and plastic surgeons are now offering laser hair removal. Many are offering deals in this economy to help offset the cost of those expensive lasers. Still, don’t be surprised if more than a few thousand dollars is shelled out over the series of treatments- especially if you’re really, really hair back there. (Pun intended) But the question you have to ask yourself is- “How great would it be to not have back hair any longer? Would I feel sexier? Would I be less self-conscious? Would I like the way I look if it were gone? If you answer yes to any of those questions, you may be buying yourself more than just a hairless back- you may be buying yourself some confidence and higher self-esteem. And that is something you can’t put a price on.