See me at

Serenity Creek MedSpa & Plastic Surgery Center

Sage & Sweetgrass Wellness Spa

Ask Concierge!

Male Hair Removal

Imagine no longer needing to shave your beard every morning, no more five o’clock shadow, and no more ingrown hairs! Don’t like those out-of-control hairs on your shoulders and back? Are thinking about a male brazilian wax or laser hair removal, but are too embarrassed to ask about it? Yes, bikini grooming is no longer gender-specific! Now men can reap the benefits of longer-lasting hair removal even in their most intimate region.

Male hair removal options for the back, chest, face and more include waxing and Coolglide Laser Hair Removal.

If you’re a man new to the world of waxing and Laser Hair Removal, and don’t know what to expect, here is a step-by-step briefing.

How Should I Prepare?

Be clean.

If you are having a body treatment, come freshly showered.

Be dry.

Cleanliness is appreciated, but please skip on the lotion, you’ll get better results if your skin is less oily.

Be just a little bit hairy.

For waxing, your hair should be at least 0.25 inches in length (which makes it long enough to lay flat on your skin). Please don’t shave for at least two weeks prior to your appointment to ensure that your hair is long enough.  Likewise, you don’t want it too long as it will lead to increased discomfort, so you should come with it groomed ahead of time.

For Laser Hair Removal, please arrive with all areas to be treated completely shaved for best results and safety.  You should not pluck or wax the area for 4 weeks before your appointment, so that the hair follicles will be present and you will get a more effective treatment.

Be comfortable.

If possible, wear loose clothing that day to prevent irritation in the post-treatment phase.

Be relaxed.

Your aesthetician will try to put you at ease, but you still may feel a little embarrassed.  Don’t worry, they understand.  Especially for waxing, the more relaxed your muscles are, the better your hair removal results will be.

What Should I Expect?

Remove clothing.

You will be asked to remove your underwear in a treatment room. By removing your underwear you protect your clothing as well as provide optimal working conditions so that the technician can get all of the unwanted hair.  Men are also given the option of a disposable thong to wear during the treatment.

Prep the area.

Your aesthetician will cleanse the area to eliminate potentially dangerous bacteria that may exist on your skin.

Consultation.

Your aesthetician will examine the areas of your preference, and will discuss the procedure. Please arrive groomed according to what procedure you will have performed.  (See above.) She will also ask you about what areas you would like to leave hair and how much of it you would like to leave.

Getting rid of the hair.

Your aesthetician will perform the actual waxing or Laser Hair Removal.

Post-Care.

After you are as bare as you want to be, the aesthetician will apply a soothing cream to the area.  You are finished and ready to go about the rest of the day.

What If I Get “Turned On” During a Male Brazilian Waxing or Laser Hair Removal?

This sometimes happens in the treatment room and can be embarrassing if you’re not prepared. There is a possibility that men will have an erection during waxing or Laser Hair Removal. Why does this happen? It is not really the sexual turn-on, but is more of a physical reaction that sometimes can’t be avoided. Relax and don’t worry. Most of the time, after a few rips of the wax strips or zaps with the laser, you will not have the issue anymore. Your aesthetician has probably been in this situation many times before, and like any other professional, she will continue on like nothing has happened. The male patient should also remember to maintain a professional demeanor and conduct themselves appropriately as well. 

ASPSPSF