The Boyzilian Trend is in - Benefits of Permanent Hair Removal for Men
Permanent hair removal has been a beauty treatment associated with women since a long time ago. But with more and more men booking appointments for "Boyzilian" hair removal treatments, this seems to be set to take over the male grooming industry. Similar to Brazilian hair removal for women, Boyzilian or Manzilian effectively and permanently removes the hair around the pubic region (both the front and back areas). Whether it is for aesthetic or for personal hygiene, permanent hair removal procedures are far more long lasting in comparison to shaving, waxing or trimming so it is simply the best option if you are looking for effective results, without the painful side effects associated with ingrown hairs caused by waxing or shaving. Here at Wellaholic, we have seen an uptrend of boyzilian treatments done. In this article, we will share the 7 main benefits of permanent hair removal for men.
1. NO MORE SHAVING RASH OR INGROWN HAIRS
It is definitely time to say goodbye to shaving rash or those ugly ingrown hairs and the infection associated with them. A shaving rash, or a razor burn, can affect anyone who shaves part of their body. If you have ever had a red rash after shaving, you were likely experiencing a shaving rash. Shaving rash can cause tenderness, a burning or hot sensation, itchiness and also small red bumps and a general sense of discomfort. According to a survey by Braun, about 62% of men now manscape regularly, with those that do saying it makes them feel cleaner, sexier and also enhances the appearance of their muscle. While shaving and waxing are the more common forms of hair removal in the past, they do not lead to permanent hair reduction, and there are many horror stories of ingrown hairs.
2. ADDED CONFIDENCE
With about 8 to 12 sessions of treatments spaced about 28 days apart to align with the anagen hair growth cycle, you are able to achieve long-term hair free results. At most, you will need to do a top up or a maintenance session once or twice a year to keep those hairs away. Being overly hairy can sometimes make some guys feel a little self conscious. The hairs might also prevent you from wearing what you want to wear. Hence, by going all smooth will help provide you the freedom to wear whatever you want to wear as a boost of confidence.
3. BETTER CARE FOR YOUR SKIN
By being able to see your skin clearly, you might just be more motivated to take better care of your skin, such as moisturising it on a regular basis. You might also be more aware of any visible skin issues or problems that you might have, and develop a better understanding of your body. By adopting a regular skincare routine, you can also help slow down the ageing process.
4. LESS TIME SPENT ON MAINTENANCE
You would certainly agree that shaving, trimming and waxing are pretty mundane tasks which are also time consuming. With permanent hair removal, you don't have to repeat these tasks, or even worry if your stubble is growing out. Your smooth skin is here to stay for a long, long time!
5. BE ALWAYS READY FOR A HOLIDAY
Going for a spontaneous adventure? Or got invited for a pool party? Or indulging in some water sports? You never know what comes up, so by going all smooth permanently you can be ready for any outdoor activities with any attire without the the need to shave and prepare for it. And definitely no ugly hairs sticking our of your trunks!
6. AVOID THE PAIN
Waxing can be very painful, and the hot wax ripped at speed away from your sensitive skin areas does not only cause a lot of pain, it is also not good for the skin. With newer technologies such as Wellaholic's SHR hair removal, permanent hair removal does not need to be a painful affair. In fact, we have many customers falling asleep during the SHR hair removal treatment!
7. TIME TO BE KIND TO YOUR SKIN
Because SHR hair removal targets both the melanin and the stem cells responsible for hair growth, the energy pulses safely destroy the hair follicles at the root and does very little damage to the skin or the surrounding tissue.
Find out more about Wellaholic's all-inclusive WellaSmooth hair removal plan here.
7 Expert Tips for Getting the Best Results from Your SHR Hair Removal Treatment
At Wellaholic, there is a useful article for those who would like to see better results from their hair removal treatment. Hence I am sharing the post here as well and hope you find it useful.
So you have decided to give it a go and try hair removal in Singapore. After reading about the various kinds of hair removal, you have settled on SHR hair removal as it is a newer form of hair removal technology and more effective and less painful than IPL hair removal. A quick search on Google brought you to Wellaholic as one of the leading SHR hair removal treatment chains in Singapore. Congratulations! We look forward to helping you with your hair removal objectives. Nevertheless, how can you fully maximise your SHR hair removal treatment to achieve the best possible results? Based on various scientific journals on SHR hair removal technology and expert panel discussions, we share with you 7 expert tips for getting the best results from your SHR hair removal treatment, including some unique to Wellaholic.
1. AVOID THE SUN. ALWAYS.
We have said this to our customers too often. Always avoid full sun exposure (to the treated area) before and after the SHR hair removal treatment. While you might want to go to the beach to show off your nice and smoothly body, we would caution you from doing that. This is because the treated areas would have been subjected to strong SHR energies in order to affect the hair follicles to stop hair growth. By exposing your skin to the sun, you would be over-stressing your skin, and this may lead to skin complications such as hyper-pigmentation. Always try to give at least a week or two of gap between treatments and sun exposure, and if you really, really need to be exposed to the sun. Use a reliable sun protection, such as our award-winning Wellaholic Daily Sunscreen, Winner of Best Skincare for Best Face Sunscreen (Reader's Choice Awards) by Beauty Insider Beauty & Wellness Awards 2019.
2. YOU NEED TO SHAVE BEFORE TREATMENT
Contrary to what your friends might have told you, you actually need to shave before your SHR treatment. By shaving, you allow the SHR energy to be fully absorbed by the hair follicles, thereby improving the effectiveness of the treatment. Ideally, shaving a day before treatment (most customers do that in the evening prior to their treatment). Nevertheless, there are always difficult-to-reach areas such as the back and the private areas. At Wellaholic, we have our bestseller WellaSmooth Ultimate Plan which includes not only unlimited full body SHR treatment, but also unlimited shaving and post-treatment whitening or hydration with AfterGlow.
3. THE OPTIMAL HAIR GROWTH CYCLE STARTS FROM 28 DAYS
This is one of the most common misconception about hair removal. We do have many customers thinking that after their first session, their hairs will stop growing. This is actually not the case. This is because what happens is that when one follicle dies, there might be another one next to it that may regenerate itself. Hair grows in different cycles so at any time, 30 to 60 percent of the hair is in the anagen growth cycle stage. The laser is targeting the hairs in the growth stage. The dead ones that are dead will shed after a few weeks. By the time you go for your next appointment (recommended 28 days later, to time with the hair growth cycle), the hairs that were in their growth stage will now by in their dormant or dying stage. This is also why we always advise customers to stick to a strict 28-day treatment schedule to see the best results.
4. UPDATE ON YOUR SKIN COLOUR AND ETHNICITY TO DETERMINE THE RIGHT SHR SETTINGS
Lasers work differently on light and dark skins. People with fair skin will fall under Type 1, 2 and 3 and responds best to shorter wavelength (755 nanometers), which is easy on the skin and also effective on light hair. On the other hand, people with dark skin will fall under Type 4, 5 and 6 (where Type 4 is Indian, and Type 5 and 6 being African American). In this case, we will use a wavelength that bypasses the epidermis and has a long pulse like the 1064 nanometers and safe on their type of skin. In short, always sharing with our consultant your hair type and colour, as well as your skin type and colour to allow the consultant to adjust the setting that's best suited for you.
5. YOU WILL NEED 6 TO 12 OR MORE TREATMENTS TO SEE MAXIMUM RESULTS
Laser hair removal is a procedure where a specific beam of light bypasses the epidermis and targets the follicle. This disables the reproductive cycle of the hair without hurting the skin. As laser hair removal destroys the follicle, the hair shaft becomes weak and limp, and with repeated treatments - about 6 to 12 treatments - the follicle dies and no hair grows. For areas with a dense hair follicles, there are more hair follicles to treat, and hence more treatments are necessary to target all hair follicles with varying hair growth cycles. Based on our experience, facial hair and hair at the private areas require 12 or more treatments to fully stop hair growth.
6. CHECK OUT OUR PTT WITH AFTERGLOW IF YOU HAVE HYPERPIGMENTATION ISSUES
If you are suffering from hyperpigmentation issues (common at the underarm areas or the private regions), you might want to consider our PTT with AfterGlow. Further enhance the tone and suppleness of your treated skin with our PTT or Post-Treatment Therapy with AfterGlow. Choose from either Whitening Therapy for hyperpigmented or darkened skin, or choose our Hydrating Therapy for accelerated skin repair from the harsh SHR energy rays. Then end it off with our AfterGlow™ red light treatment which helps to repair and rejuvenate your treated skin.
WHITENING OR HYDRATING? YOU DECIDE
7. SEEK OUT A PROVIDER THAT CAN TAKE CARE OF YOUR HAIR REMOVAL NEEDS FOR A LIFETIME, LIKE WELLAHOLIC
While SHR helps to permanently remove hair after 8 to 12 sessions, we have a small number of customers that see hair growth in specific areas after some time has passed. This could be due to their genetics (specifically hair gene Lhx2). We felt that it is not fair for customers to pay a full price again to treat the area again. Our proposed solution: a LIFETIME MAINTAIN MODE for these customers. This Lifetime plan is unique to Wellaholic, and we have not seen any other providers able to offer this to their customers.
If you qualify for Lifetime Maintain Mode, you get to enjoy >50% discount off per-session SHR hair removal treatment rates for the rest of your lifetime! This is our way to taking care of customers who might have completed the SHR hair removal regime but find hairs growing back again some time in the future. With this Lifetime Maintain Mode, you will never have to pay full retail prices for maintenance treatments with Wellaholic!