Women in Western countries commonly remove hair from most parts of the body for aesthetic reasons since the early 20th century as hemlines were on the rise and swimsuits became more revealing. Although women have always spent more money on beautifying, men are now focused on grooming or “manscaping” their backs, shoulders, unibrow, crotch area and hair on top of nose and ears. Waxing can be very painful for men, as you can see in the 2005 movie “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” starring Steve Carell and this is the reason men are turning to laser hair removal for large areas.
Depending on how much hair exists, laser treatments can take 6- 8 appointments and then you are done with only an annual appointment for maintenance. Shaving can be very tedious, messy, itchy when hair grows back and the ingrown can cause scarring.
Susan Hersh demystifies the differences between electrolysis and laser hair removal for both men and women in my interview with Mala Feit, Licensed Electrologist CPE & RN.