Summer’s coming to a close, but now’s the time to start thinking about getting rid of your unwanted back hair. And we’re not talking about scheduling a few extra waxing appointments or sharpening your razor. We’re talking about a lasting solution to frustrating body hair.
Here, our team of experts at the Laser Bar and Spa in New York, New York, gives you an inside look at how long it takes for our advanced laser hair removal system to get rid of back hair for good.
Why is my back so hairy?
In men, we can usually blame a hairy back on genetics. Certain genes can make men more sensitive to the effects of testosterone — the male hormone that encourages body hair growth. If you have this predisposition, you may have thicker and more present back hair.
Back hair tends to be a problem for men more than women, but that doesn’t mean ladies can’t struggle with it as well. The most common cause of hairy backs in women usually is a hormonal disorder such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), adrenal gland disorders, and Cushing’s syndrome.
Both men and women, however, can experience a condition called hypertrichosis, which is a disorder that causes excess hair growth all over the body.
Why choose laser hair removal?
Sure,creams, razors, and wax have worked for you in the past, but even if you’re comfortable with your current method, you’re still stuck in a never-ending battle with unwanted hair. That’s because none of those methods really gets to the root cause of why hair keeps coming back.
Laser hair removal does.
We are proud to offer Cynosure® Elite+™ — the best laser hair removal technology available. This advanced system penetrates deep into the hair follicles (the tube-like structures that surround each hair root) and disrupts the hair growth process.
The result? Hair that grows back finer and thinner, and in most cases stops growing back altogether.
How many treatments does it take?
How long does it take to get to that point? That all depends on how much hair you have and which area of your body you’re treating.
When it comes to your back, you should expect to need around 6-8 treatments to see the best results. We typically schedule those appointments every six weeks.
What can I expect?
For back hair removal, you’ll need to carve out approximately 30 minutes for a single treatment. If you’re worried about pain, don’t be. Your technician applies a soothing cream or aloe to keep you completely comfortable.
Once your treatment is over, you can get right back to your normal routine. Other than a few mild side effects (think a mild sunburn), you won’t be in any discomfort afterward.
We do recommend that you stay away from saunas, hot tubs, excessive sweating, and heat for a few days while your sensitive skin recovers.
Ready to finally get the hair off your back? We’d love to talk with you. Call or click to schedule an appointment at our office today. Also, talk to us about the other areas of your body we can treat, like your legs, face, and chest.