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Why Super-Active Men Are Turning To Laser Hair Removal

Thursday, April 6th 2017 | by Helen Hutchings | Uncategorized


We’ve all heard of the ‘manscaping’ trend, where men use various hair removal methods to sculpt their body hair, or remove it entirely. But did you know that hair removal can actually be a practical way to boost your efforts in the gym? From cyclists and swimmers to bodybuilders and gymnasts, many active men are now removing their body hair, not only for aesthetic reasons, but to enhance their performance.

Take cyclists, for example. The dreaded ‘road rash’ caused by friction can be exacerbated by hairy legs. This causes real irritation for men who commute on two wheels, take part in sportives or cycle for leisure. When cycling, there’s also the risk of falling off or having an accident, in which case hairless skin makes it easier to clean and dress the wound. If legs are covered in hair, it can be hard to identify grit and dirt that’s entered a cut or graze, increasing the risk of infection.

Swimmers have been known to remove their body hair to increase performance. A study by the American College of Sports Medicine discovered that swimmers with no body hair experienced an increase in stroke length because they’re more aerodynamic in the water, without all the tiny hairs creating drag.

Those who take their sports and exercise seriously might also partake in sports massages from time to time, to aid in their recovery. Having hairless skin makes this more effective and prevents the oil from getting caught up in the hairs.

So what are the options?

If you’re a man considering permanent hair removal to boost your active lifestyle, you have a number of options. Obviously, you can use the most basic methods – the disposable razor or hair trimmer – to keep your body hair in check. However, this can be time-consuming, which is not ideal for the men who likes to spend most of his time in the gym rather than in his bathroom at home. Waxing is also an option, but it can be painful, and it means booking in appointments regularly. Many men choose depilatory creams, but combined with chlorine, sweat and exposure to the elements, this can leave athletes with dry skin.

One of the best options for men looking to achieve the streamlined, hair-free look is permanent laser hair removal. It’s one of the only permanent methods of hair removal out there, using lasers to send heat down into the hair follicle, slowly killing it off over time. Every time the hair grows back, it will be weaker and lighter, until eventually, the follicle gives up the ghost and shuts down completely.

For men who want to see the very best results on the bike, in the pool or in any other active discipline, permanent laser hair removal is a fantastic choice. Treatments can usually be completed within six months, and the hair won’t grow back once the follicle has died, offering a long-lasting alternative to other methods of hair removal.

For more information about permanent laser hair removal for men, get in touch with the team at Brixworth Laser and Skincare today!  Email info@brixworthlaserandskincare.co.uk or call us on 01604 880293



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