Back Laser Hair Removal
Back laser hair removal is one of the most popular services that we offer to men at SEV Laser. After all, there aren’t many people who like having a hairy back.
If you’ve been looking for a long-term solution to dealing with back hair, laser is ideal, but it can also be a little intimidating.
Have no fear! At SEV Laser, we believe that laser is for everyone. Here’s our guide to laser hair removal from the back, so you can understand what’s behind the process and know what to expect.
How Does Back Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal works by destroying the ability of the hair follicle to grow hair. It’s a long-lasting hair removal solution, which is why it’s so popular for getting rid of back hair.
Your First Appointment
Even though the back is a large area, a laser hair removal treatment usually goes by in less than 15 minutes.
During your first appointment, your technician will first go with you over the basic information you’ll need to know. They’ll also confirm that you’re a good candidate (since there are a few pre-treatment requirements and contraindications).
Once the laser technician confirms that you’re good to go, they’ll give you some privacy in the treatment room should you want that. Then, it’s just a matter of taking your shirt off and lying on your front in the treatment bed.
To ensure every section of your back is covered evenly, the technician will draw quadrants on your skin with a skin-safe white pencil. Then, they’ll work methodically, section by section, making sure not to miss a single hair.
The laser does sting a little as it hits the skin. The pain is comparable to getting stung by a rubber band, but each machine is equipped with a cool shot that gives immediate relief. As it is, the back is not a very sensitive area so most customers tolerate it just fine.
What Areas Does It Cover?
Back laser hair removal starts where the back and neck meet, and goes down to the lower back, just above the buttocks. It also covers the upper part of the shoulders. If there are other sections of your body that you would like treated, we can always combine treatment areas.
Area must be shaved 24 hours prior to your appointment.The closer the shave the better. If it is your first time, leave a small patch of hair so that your specialist can exam it. (Your Laser Artist will shave it down before beginning the treatment!)
Keep the treated area clean & dry, if further redness or irritation persists, skip your makeup & moisturizer, & deodorant (for underarms) until the irritation has subsided.
How Many Laser Hair Removal Back Sessions Will I Need?
The number of needed sessions really varies from person to person. We usually recommend doing a series of 6 sessions and waiting 4-6 weeks between each appointment. After you finish your first series, you can evaluate to see if another series is needed.
That’s why we offer every sixth session for free! You can look at our service menu for back laser hair removal costs based on location.
Once you’re happy with your results, you might still want to come in for one or two follow-up sessions per year, to pick up any persistent stragglers.
The reason why multiple sessions are necessary (and why it’s so unpredictable) has to do with the hair growth cycle. For the laser to be effective, it has to hit the hair follicle when it’s at the growth stage (this is called the anagen phase). At any given time, only about 20% of your hair follicles are in that stage, so every session will usually reduce hair growth by that amount.
Why Laser Hair Removal is Best for the Back
Who doesn’t want a long-lasting solution for their back hair? Removing your own back hair can be very difficult. There are some spots on the back that are impossible to reach without help, which is why many men opt for professional hair removal services.
Laser hair removal for the back is by far the most efficient of the options. A single session is only negligibly more expensive than having your back waxed, so a series of laser treatments is a no-brainer since it’s a one-off investment. No more hair, no more ingrowns, and no more hassle.
Aside from laser hair removal, electrolysis is the only other treatment that gets rid of hair for the long term. However, unlike laser which targets multiple hairs at once, electrolysis is painstakingly slow. It’s not a realistic option for treating a large area like the back.
Additionally, laser has the benefit of being highly tolerable. Waxing, epilating, and electrolysis are all famously painful. While laser hair removal is not a walk in the park, either, it’s less painful than any of the other services, and the discomfort only lasts for 10-15 minutes of treatment.
Do you think you’d like to go ahead with laser hair removal for your back? If so, book your appointment at the SEV Laser location closest to you. If you still have some questions, you can also reach out to us via our contact page.