Many men have back hair, but few find a hairy back attractive. The solutions for male back hair removal aren’t overly complicated, but laser hair removal is the top choice for many. The process is easy, relatively pain-free and will keep the hair at bay for up to a year at a time!
Most Common Back Hair Removal Solutions
As you age, the hair can increase and become coarser. Hair growth is largely controlled by genetics and few men have truly smooth backs. How can you get rid of hair?
Waxing and Sugaring
Waxing is a fast way to get rid of the hair and keeps it at bay for a few weeks at a time, but it is a highly painful process. A special warm wax (or a sugar mixture for sugaring) is smoothed over your hair and a cloth strip is placed over that. The strip is then yanked off, removing all the hairs underneath it by the root. Ingrown hair, infections and rashes often crop up later.
Maybe you’ve heard of Nair and it sounds almost too good to be true—smooth on a cream and wipe off the hair. But the chemicals causing the hair to fall out can cause uncomfortable burns and harm your skin. Plus, the hair root is not removed, so this process only removes the hair for a few days at a time.
Using a razor to shave is the least effective method and difficult to do on you own. Shaving back hair can lead to bumps and you will feel spikes by the next day. It only lasts about 2-3 days at a time.
Electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal solution approved by the USFDA. Each hair is probed with a tool that sends an electric current into the root to stop it from regenerating. It can be used for any skin type or part of the body, though larger sections (like your back) will take a number of sessions to complete. The pain level is similar to getting a tattoo.
Best Method: Laser Hair Removal
Laser light is used to heat the hair and destroy the root, causing slowed hair growth. This is the ideal solution for removing back hair because it is easy, low-pain and lasts longer.
Little pain: A cooling gel is applied and the “pain” is similar to a light pinching.
Long-term solution: After the first several treatments, you will only need to remove the hair once or twice a year.
Thorough: All hair will be removed and last for weeks at a time.
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