Having a hairy back is a common problem for men and women all over the world.
Men are increasingly becoming more concerned with grooming and the trend for a ‘back, sack and crack’ wax is in full swing. With smooth–chested men such as David Beckham flaunted in the media, alongside a more widespread acceptance to male grooming, men’s waxing and shaving is becoming more common. However, as women have already experienced over a longer time period, these solutions are often only temporary and require regular upkeep and maintenance.
As well as the embarrassment of finding a salon that treats men, the problem with waxing is not only that it can be excruciatingly painful, but the ripping action damages hair follicles leaving future hairs to grow at odd angles, often sideways into the skin. Ingrown hairs can then become infected and painful.
Many men are choosing to use hair removal creams, which dissolve the keratin in the hair strands, killing the surface hair which can then be easily wiped off. These kind of creams have an overbearing chemical odour and only kill the hair to the surface of the skin. Waxing, shaving and depilatory creams are all quick fixes which don’t have long lasting effects. What’s worse is that when the hair starts to grow back, it can be incredibly itchy, and there is nothing more irritating than an itch you can’t reach!
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is said to be the least painful and most effective method of permanent hair reduction and is suitable for both men and women as well as the majority of skin types and hair colours. It involves running a small lamp over the skin which transmits powerful light pulses of various wavelengths that target the pigmentation in the hairs, heating and destroying it (the hair will fall out over a few days). As hair grows in cycles, it may take up to six treatments to make the results more permanent, but you should see significant reductions over a short time period. You can even purchase IPL home systems allowing you to treat yourself in the comfort and privacy of your own home– avoid those embarrassing salon appointments forever!
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For the one off expense of buying the VISS IPL home system which is suitable for both men and women, yourself and your partner can practice safe, almost painless, permanent hair reduction.a home machine even more cost-effective, whilst also offering a helping hand for hard to reach areas.)