How Much Does It Cost For Full Body Hair Removal? Here are results of $3300 dollars worth of Laser Hair RemovalPosted: October 31, 2012
There seems to be a lot of questions on the Internet and various hair removal boards regarding the price of full body laser hair removal. So for those of you interested, here is what I have invested so far with the results associated.
I started laser hair removal in August 2011. I am a caucasian male with dark hair. You can read about one of my posts, the 3.5 hour hair removal marathon. To date I have spent around $3300. To date here is what areas of the body I have done, how many sessions and the current results:
Under Arms: 9 Sessions: 99% reduction
Abdomen Full: 5 Sessions: 70% reduction
Male Brazilian Plus: 6 Sessions: 90% reduction in all areas except around penis shaft which is probably 70% reduction
Chest: 6 Sessions: 80% reduction
Buttocks: 2 Sessions: 50% reduction
Full Legs: 2 Sessions: 60% reduction
Full Back: 1 Sessions: 70% reduction (I had very little hair on the back, just some patches that I wanted eliminated)
In my case my legs are responding incredible to laser hair removal – dramatic reduction in just a couple of sessions. The underarms and the base of penis shaft seem to be the most stubborn areas. The underarms at this point are complete and thinking 1 more session in the pubic area should do it.
By the time I am complete, I figure that I would have spent $5K to get most of my body hair reduced or dramatically minimized. Now the question will be how long will this last.
We just found this article on WikiHow that shows a 12-step process for Men to shave their genitals. According to this page, it has been viewed over 2M times which definitely means a lot of men or women or even both are looking for a little help when it comes to cleaning up the nether regions. Read the full article here.
We also found this relevant and hilarious HowTo video below from Gillette. If the embed video does not work, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.
One common question that seems to float around the Internet is how long does it take to do complete body hair removal on a man. My marathon first session was 3.5 hours and it included the following areas:
- Brazilian including the perianal area
- Lower back
- Full legs
My take after the first session? I love the results, they are pretty good and the technician that I went to is really good. The problem is that with this long of a time frame you eventually run out of things to talk about. The second problem with this time is that it is very tiring. You are either laying on your back or your stomach the whole time which after a couple of hours of snapping pain it becomes quite tiring. The technician was really good. I could tell she was getting tired from standing, but she held in there. For the most part everything seems to go quite quick, the area of the body that took the longest and in my opinion the most tedious was the legs, they just seemed to go on forever.
Would I do this again. Short-answer is that I have one more session like this booked. Then I plan on breaking out the legs and doing them separately. Two reasons for this; the first is that the schedule for legs, according to my tech, is every 8-weeks while the rest of the areas is recommended 4-6 weeks and the second reason is that the legs take about a little over an hour, so they themselves are the biggest chunk to the full body.
If you have done full body or a large portion of your body, I would love to hear your experience.
The following is an extract from an article posted on Bitch Magazine called, Isn’t He Lovely: Bare Down There and Everywhere Else with social commentary by Cristen Conger.
Brown University psychologist Michael Boroughs began studying male body depilation (hair removal) in the early 2000s, and his 2009 dissertation found surprisingly high rates of body hair removal among male participants. His follow-up research since has continually confirmed this emerging behavioral pattern, which is consistent among gay and heterosexual men alike.
What we found most interesting is that according to this research study, 81% depilate their body hair. Of course this is not just in the pubic region but covers all aspects under the nose, so perhaps the study itself is misleading compared to the 2010 Study done on Women’s Pubic Hair Removal preferences.
For starters, the gender gap in body hair removal (not including facial hair) is narrower that you might think. According to Borroughs’ and others’ research:
90.1% of women depilate
80.9% of men depilate
Moreover, for both women and men, a negative correlation exists between body hair growth and dissatisfaction. In other words, the more body hair that grows on the groin, chest, arms, the less people tend to report liking that anatomy.
Anyway, we encourage you to check out the full article, it is a good read.
What do you think? As a man do you remove your body hair? As a women what is your preference for male body hair removal?
Although this is not a new study, we downloaded some very interesting research regarding women and their pubic hair conducted by the International Society for Sexual Medicine. This report is from 2010. You can download the complete .pdf version of the report located here.
Extract from the .pdf report, here is the abstract:
Introduction. Although women’s total removal of their pubic hair has been described as a “new norm,” little is
known about the pubic hair removal patterns of sexually active women in the United States.
Aims. The purpose of this study was to assess pubic hair removal behavior among women in the United States and
to examine the extent to which pubic hair removal methods are related to demographic, relational, and sexual
characteristics, including female sexual function.
Methods. A total of 2,451 women ages 18 to 68 years completed a cross-sectional Internet-based survey.
Main Outcome Measures. Demographic items (e.g., age, education, sexual relationship status, sexual orientation),
cunnilingus in the past 4 weeks, having looked closely at or examined their genitals in the past 4 weeks, extent and
method of pubic hair removal over the past 4 weeks, the Female Genital Self-Image Scale (FGSIS) and the Female
Sexual Function Index (FSFI).
Results. Women reported a diverse range of pubic hair-grooming practices. Women’s total removal of their pubic
hair was associated with younger age, sexual orientation, sexual relationship status, having received cunnilingus in the
past 4 weeks, and higher scores on the FGSIS and FSFI (with the exception of the orgasm subscale).
Conclusion. Findings suggest that pubic hair styles are diverse and that it is more common than not for women to
have at least some pubic hair on their genitals. In addition, total pubic hair removal was associated with younger age,
being partnered (rather than single or married), having looked closely at one’s own genitals in the previous month,
cunnilingus in the past month, and more positive genital self-image and sexual function.
For those of you who want to cut to the chase and get the real story about women’s hair removal method, we have summarized the following from the report:
On average 37% of women don’t indulge in any form of pubic hair removal.
Women aged 18-24, 12% prefer the au natural look
Women aged 25-29, 16% prefer to simply let it go
Women aged 30-39, 18% prefer to spend their time doing something else other than hair removal
Women aged 40-49, 28% prefer to keep doing what their are not doing
Women aged 50+, 52% like kicking it old school
On average 34% of women indulge in some pubic hair removal.
Women aged 18-24, 29% prefer taking a little off the edges
Women aged 25-29, 39% prefer to tame the beast by clipping its claws
Women aged 30-39, 50% attend to the garden to clean the weeds
Women aged 40-49, 50% like it neat and tidy
Women aged 50+, 37% have discovered that cleaning it up can is alright
On average 30% of women indulge more in pubic hair removal
Women aged 18-24, 38% regularly remove most of their pubic hair
Women aged 25-29, 32% like a more polished look
Women aged 30-39, 23% will go the extra mile
Women aged 40-49, 16% will indulge their fantasy for themselves
Women aged 50+, 9% are progressive in their age group and think and feel young
On average 29% of women indulge in complete pubic hair removal
Women aged 18-24, 21% take it all off baby
Women aged 25-29, 13% are walking around feeling sexy as hell
Women aged 30-39, 9% have done the full monty and likely will never return to the before state
Women aged 40-49, 7% they do say that the new 20 is 40 and these women are feeling it
Women aged 50+, 2% not to be outdone by the younger ladies
Some other interesting data from this research study was the data related to Laser Hair Reduction. It doesn’t appear that with all the laser hair removal daily deal offers (read our post on 1.2M laser hair removal sessions sold by Groupon) that the % of women in using laser hair removal in their bikini area is that large.
Here are the quick stats
In the age group of 18-24, 99.1% say they have not used laser.
In the age group of 25-29, 97/9% say they have not used laser.
In the age group of 30-39, 99.3% say they have not used laser.
In the age group of 40-49, 99.5% say they have not used laser.
In the age group of 50+, 100% say they have not used laser.
By far the most common method is still shaving. Anyway, we suggest you download the full PDF if you really want to understand the study and data. BTW – it is only 9-pages, so a pretty quick read.