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Unwanted Male Body Hair

Unwanted Male Body Hair

Gone are the days when hair removal was only for women. Today, men are increasingly opting for hair removal techniques because they are increasingly conscious of carrying a well groomed look.  They want to look their best always so be it professionals working in the corporate sector or actors in the glamor industry, you will find many men wanting to get rid of unwanted body hair. Are you one among them? If yes then before we talk about the techniques available to help you to carry yourself confidently, let us first understand the different types of hair:

Vellus Hair:
Vellus hair is soft, short and thin hair which is often barely visible. This hair is replaced with thicker or terminal hair during puberty. It helps to regulate the body temperature and evaporate sweat.

Terminal Hair:
Compared to vellus hair, terminal hair is much thicker, longer, rough in texture and pigmented which is easily visible. While in females, terminal hair is only present in armpits and private areas as well as on face, chest, legs, back and sometimes even on the shoulders.

Techniques to get rid of unwanted hair in men

The most common technique used by men to remove unwanted hair, especially facial and armpit hair, is shaving. It is a process that has to be repeated frequently as it is not a permanent solution. If not done correctly, shaving can cause razor burn, ingrown hair and even folliculitis.

Here a thread is used to remove unwanted hair from eyebrows, cheeks, nose and chin. Although an inexpensive method, it is extremely painful and can leave behind cuts for men with sensitive skin.

Hair Removal Cream:
Many OTC (over the counter) products are available in the market that offer solutions to remove hair. However one needs to be cautious while using these products as one might be allergic to them. Also few of the side effects of using these creams are Skin darkening,  skin irritation and folliculitis.

Waxing for Men:
Waxing is one of the most common methods of hair removal. As the name suggests, waxing uses wax to remove unwanted hair. Depending on your hair growth, you may have to visit the waxing parlor in an interval of 15-30 days. Needless to say, it is a painful procedure. Some of the side effects include skin pigmentation, hair ingrowth and folliculitis.

Laser Hair Reduction:
The most preferred method of hair removal is Laser Hair Reduction. Unlike the techniques mentioned previously, Laser Hair Reduction offers a near permanent hair removal solution. Lauded as the safest and the most scientific solution, Laser Hair Reduction has absolutely no side effects when done under the guidance of an expert. 

The procedure uses a specific beam of light or vacuum that targets the hair follicle and disables the growth of hair. At Dr. Divya Sharma’s Skin and Hair Solutions, we use one the latest hair removal gadgets, Lumenis LightSheer Desire with vacuum assist technology and HS handpiece, which offers a painless, fast and effective experience in just six sittings.

The procedure can effectively remove unwanted hair from chest, back, shoulder, buttocks, private areas, arms and legs.

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Male Threading
Hair Removal Cream for Men
Waxing for Men
Laser Hair Removal for men
Most straightforward but also the more repetitive as the shaved area grows hair in few days and the process has to be repeated.
Applicable for certain areas like nose, chin, eyebrows and cheeks. Done using a thread again this is not permanent and is very painful. But this is inexpensive way to keep certain parts of the face groomed.
There are many over the counter cream formulations for hair removal. The down side is the process is not permanent, there is a strong odour associated and there can be instances of redness and burning.
Longer lasting though painful process. In the long run waxing proves to be very expensive and also time consuming. Needless to mention the painful sessions..Ouch!!
Lot of young men especially in a metropolitan city like Bangalore are opting for laser hair removal. This is a safe and scientific solution to deliver them a clean, polished look.


Laser Hair Removal is a procedure where a specific beam of light or vacuum targets the follicle, disabling the growth cycle of the hair. LHR also provides relief from ingrown hairs and painful shaving rashes. The vacuum technology is much less painful than the other technologies.

The entire body areas including small parts like- cheeks, mid brow, under arms or bigger body areas like chest, back, shoulders, arms, legs, buttocks and private areas can be effectively treated using laser hair removal.


Step 1: Doctor consults and does an area assessment
Step 2: Patient is prepared by shaving the target area.
Step 3: Procedure performed using world class laser equipment.

At DSHS (Dr Divya's Skin and Hair Solutions) we have experience of 1,000s of patients on hair removal which includes numerous men. We have the world’s best equipment Lumenis LightSheer Desire with Vacuum assist technology and HS handpiece which makes the entire process very painless, fast and more effective.

Although we recommend a course of six treatments, a significant difference will be apparent after just two or three.

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