All you need to know about permanent laser hair removal on the back for menWith the chest and beard, back laser hair removal is particularly popular among men. Whether it is to get rid of complexes, for reasons of hygiene or an aesthetic purpose, there are many reasons why men choose to get rid of hair on their back. For some sportsmen, it is even indispensable.
Are you wondering if laser hair removal is really worth the cost? How does a laser session take place, or how much does it cost? Your Epilia centre in Geneva answers all your questions on permanent hair removal on the back for men.
Why choose back laser hair removal?Whereas it used to be a symbol of virility, men's hair is now considered unsightly and has become less popular. Permanent laser hair removal is above all an effective way to get rid of complexes.
Men themselves often find hairless backs more aesthetic so, to get rid of complexes or to please themselves, many of them opt for permanent hair removal on their back. With traditional hair removal techniques, it is a real struggle to keep a hairless back for a long time.
No method works perfectly: using a razor is fast, but implies that the hairs grow back too quickly and stronger, whereas hot wax is very painful. Laser hair removal is the best solution to keep your back clean and your skin soft and smooth on a daily basis. Moreover, the back being a complicated area to reach, it requires the help of a relative or a regular visit to a beauty centre to remove all the hair from it correctly. Laser hair removal makes you save time and simplifies your life.
Unlike hair removal with pulsed light, the laser light beam will attack the melanin (the pigment in the hair) and remove the hair follicle at the root. The destroyed bulb will no longer be able to retain the smell of sweat, a significant advantage for sportsmen and all men who like the comfort of clean skin in all circumstances.
The first session is always a free appointment with a laser hair removal professional. Our practitioner will give you all the details about the laser protocol of your Epilia laser centre. This informative appointment is also an opportunity to study your phototype and your hair type and to establish an initial assessment before starting the treatment.
Before the appointment and for an optimal result of your treatment, you will have to shave your back between 24 and 48 hours before your laser session. On the D-day, our practitioner will receive you and give you a pair of protective glasses to wear during each laser session.
Once you have your glasses on, you can lie down on your stomach and let your practitioner scan the top, the bottom, or your entire back with an Alexandrite laser. Once the treatment is complete, your laser assistant will apply a soothing cream on your back and advise you to continue moisturising your skin at home.
We advise you to exfoliate the treated area to eject the remaining hair bulbs during the weeks following your treatment and to avoid exposing it to the sun for a week.
The sensations felt during a permanent laser hair removal session are often compared to elastic bands that snap on the skin. The intensity of these tingling sensations varies according to the area treated and the sensitivity of each person. If you are worried to feel pain, you should know that the back is far from being the most reactive zone of the body. In case of discomfort, be aware that your Epilia laser centre is equipped with a device that cools the skin and has an anaesthetic effect.
When it comes to hairiness, men are not all equal. Some have a lot of hair at the top or bottom of their back, while others have hair all over it. Your Epilia laser centre proposes different prices to suit each man´s needs.
• The lower back costs 250 CHF per session
• The top of the back costs 270 CHF per session
• The full back costs 430 CHF per session
If you also have hair on your shoulders, neck, stomach or chest, we offer tailored price packages for several body areas as well. You can consult them on our price list page. For an even more personalised package, our laser assistants can analyse other requests. To do so, simply contact your Epilia laser centre to make your first appointment and get your free assessment as well as all the information about your laser protocol.