The Difference Between Laser Hair Removal For Men And Women
Laser hair removal is for everyone! Regardless of gender, if you want to have smooth, hairless skin for the long term, it’s the ideal treatment with long-lasting results. No more shaving, no more waxing, and no more hassle.
But you might wonder where there are any differences when getting laser hair removal as a woman or man. Does your gender impact the service or your results?
In this post, we’ll get into the differences when it comes to getting laser hair removal based on sex or gender. It’s impossible to generalize, of course, since each person is different, so consider these general factors that we’ve noticed over the years.
Before diving in, it’s important to mention: At SEV, our pricing is unisex. We treat everyone equally, and all customers are welcome regardless of gender.
Hormones are the number one factor that determines hair growth and distribution patterns. Androgens, the male sex hormones, are responsible for body hair growth. Almost everyone, regardless of sex, has androgens in their body. Men usually have more (though not always).
The more androgens you have in your body (especially dihydrotestosterone, which is the androgen that stimulates the follicles), the likelier you are to have thick or dark body hair. You will likely need more laser hair removal sessions on body parts that are more affected by androgens, like the face, and your chance of some regrowth is higher.
Goals and Treatment Areas
At SEV, we’ve noticed that men and women tend to have different preferences when it comes to the specific body area that’s being treated.
Women and femmes often prioritize areas like the legs, underarms, face, and bikini area, while men and masculine-presenting people often focus on the upper body, and especially the back.
But don’t let this sway you! While we do see some general trends, the reality is that every person has different body parts they’d like treated, regardless of gender. If you’re dissatisfied with any of your body hair, you deserve to have it removed so you can feel more confident in your skin.
There’s a myth that women have higher pain tolerance than men, but research shows that the situation is not quite so clear-cut. In general, men and women experience pain a little differently, but not in a way that can be summarized easily.
When it comes specifically to heat pain, men actually seem to have better tolerance, suggesting they might have a more comfortable laser hair removal experience. Once again, though, there are plenty of other factors that can impact how you’ll experience laser hair removal as an individual.
That said, our clients are often surprised to discover that laser hair removal isn’t all that painful, in part thanks to our laser equipment’s cooling feature that calms the skin immediately after each pulse of light.
Equal Opportunity Laser
Man, woman, or non-binary – either way, SEV is happy to welcome you for laser hair removal with unisex pricing.
You may find it useful to know a little bit about how your gender will impact your experience. For the most part, we think the key takeaway is that laser hair removal for men and women is basically the same, with differences that only apply when we make generalizations.
At SEV, we offer thorough consultations prior to each appointment. Your nurse or laser technician will be able to tell you what you can expect based on your individual skin type, hair growth patterns, and other factors. If you’d like to start your laser hair removal journey, book an appointment at your nearest SEV.