Mary Haley, CPE
Ximena Pedrosa, CPE
Grace Johnson, CPE
If you're not someone who cheerfully puts up with a time-consuming hair maintenance routine, you've found the permanent hair removal solution for men: electrolysis.
Electrolysis hair removal for Men
A well groomed appearance is important in business as well as socially. Beyond that, some men just naturally have too much body hair for their own sense of style or their partner's aesthetic taste.
If you're not someone who cheerfully puts up with a time-consuming hair maintenance routine, Dolce Electrolysis offers the permanent hair removal solution for men: electrolysis.
What areas of the body can be treated with electrolysis?
Some common areas of treatment are: eyebrows, especially if a unibrow is of concern; beard sculpting, to eliminate shaving on the cheeks and neck; neckline hair, to treat skin irritations and ingrown hairs; ear hair; back hair and shoulder hair. Competitive athletes also choose electrolysis for permanent removal of unwanted body hair.
How long will the electrolysis treatment take?
The length of a treatment, and the number of sessions to complete the process, will depend on the amount of hair to be removed. Defining brows or treating ears will take a lot less time than removing the heavy growth on a back. It is important to know that consistent clearings, of any area, will achieve permanence sooner than having sporadic appointments.
How long is each electrolysis session?
Treatment sessions can range from 10 minutes to more than an hour, depending on the area being treated. Based on a thorough and confidential consultation, one of our Certified Professional Electrologists will provide you with a tailored treatment plan that will address your specific areas of concern.
How do I know that I'm getting good treatments?
The electrologist should explain all aspects of the treatments, recommend a treatment schedule that will help you accomplish your hair removal goals, and explain how you should take care of the treated skin.
Generally speaking, you should not feel the insertion of the probe into the hair follicle, nor should you feel like the hair is being pulled out when it is removed; the hair will easily slide out of the follicle when properly treated. You skin will likely be red after treatment. The redness should dissipate within the day. Your skin should not be unduly irritated and will heal normally if a few precautions are taken, as should be discussed during your consultation. If you have any questions, your electrologist should be happy to answer them to your satisfaction.
Can hairs around the groin or on the genital area be treated?
Hair can be safely and effectively removed from the groin and genital area. However, not all electrologists choose to work in these areas. Of those who do, some will require that you have other areas treated first, while others will require a medical referral before starting treatments. A professional electrologist should be able to refer you to a colleague if they do not treat these areas.
Electrolysis for Athletes
In athletic competition, even a fraction of a second can make a difference. A streamlined profile can cut down on wind or water friction, provide a comfortable "feel" during athletic activity and make hygiene easier. Experts also say that athletes who participate in a sport which produces chafing could find some relief through hair removal.
Many athletes choose permanent hair removal with electrolysis. The trend of widespread body hair removal, from back to arm and leg hair to the pubic region—even going totally bare—is most common among swimmers, cyclists and triathletes.
Athletes who turn to hair removal for improved athletic performance may choose to commit to weekly upkeep. But for those who would like the convenience of a permanent solution, electrolysis is the only permanent option.
The information above is provided courtesy of American Electrology Association.