Electrolysis Back Hair
At 35, Mike said goodbye to his marriage, his home and the hair on his back. The first two vanished quickly enough via divorce. The hair took a little more time. Three years have passed since the Davie, Fla., man started having his hair permanently removed by electrolysis. Now his once bushy back is closer to baby-butt smooth, and he`s one happy, hairless guy.
``The back hair really bothered me to begin with, `` Mike says. ``Then on top of that, people would say stuff about it. Like, at the beach once, some guy says to me, `Hey, what`s that growing on your back?` And at Crazy Horse one night, I heard some girls talking about hair on a guy`s back and how it really turned `em off.``
Mike is part of a clean-cut crew who would give the shirts off their backs to get the hair off their backs. And off other places, too. The ears, nose and between the eyebrows, for instance. And on overblown beards and overgrown chests.
This despair over hair is talked about quietly, say local electrologists who are responsible for the disappearing act.
Take Mike, for example, who works in the world of warehouse workers. He`s a real person, but that`s not his real name.
``This isn`t something you talk about, `` he says, enjoying the anonymity of a telephone interview. ``It`s kinda personal, ya know?``
But why in this prime time of male primping, as men get their faces lifted, tummies tucked and hair dyed, is this such a big hairy deal?
``Men are so sensitive about having it done, especially the back, `` says Laurel Bisogno, of Electrolysis by Laurel in Hollywood, Fla., ``because they know women hate seeing hair there. It`s hard for men to deal with, like it is for women who have hair on their face.``
In truth, this hairy-back backlash is just another male reaction to unwanted hair, which isn`t a new story. For years, swimmers have removed hair, either by shaving or hair removal creams, to cut down resistance in water. Cyclists and triathletes do the same. So do bodybuilders, all the better to see their pumped-up pecs. And don`t forget models, too.
So now the latest twist in the hair today, gone tomorrow story is that just-your-basic guys are doing it: boyfriends and husbands, truck drivers and cops, doctors and lawyers, fathers and grandfathers. And they`re doing it with electrolysis.
``I`m a vain person, `` says a 71-year-old retiree who had hair removed between his eyebrows and on the tip of his nose. ``I care about how I look.`` And so do the women in these men`s lives.
``He looked like a werewolf when the hair took over, but once he got it done, he looked like Kojak, `` says Vera Larocco of Hallandale, whose husband, Peter, a retiree in his late 60s, had hair removed from his earlobes.
So full is the bandwagon of the newly hairless that men make up as much as 40 percent of their clientele, say some electrologists, who notice a difference in attitude between the sexes.
``I`m like a psychiatrist for the men, `` says Ann Tosti, an electrologist who also teaches at the Institute of Electrolysis in Hollywood. ``They`re more open than women and end up telling me their personal problems.``
Though waxing, shaving and depilatories can remove hair temporarily, some choose electrolysis because it`s permanent.
The procedure is done by inserting a sterile, hairlike needle into the hair follicle and transmitting a current, which destroys the hair`s regenerative cells. When done correctly, scarring doesn`t occur. Take note, though, that the darker the skin, the more scarring is likely.london road rental london real estate for sale london road london river name london rentals london school of economics london system london stock exchange london square london skyline london stadium london soccer teams london square apartments london time london time zone london tipton london to paris london to paris train london tube map london to edinburgh london travel restrictions london uk london underground london underground map london university london uk weather london urban dictionary london uk time london underground shoes london vacation london vaccination rate london vet clinic london vs new york london victoria london visa london vs paris london vacation rentals london weather london weather by month london west hollywood london weather today london walmart london weather in december london west end london weather november london xmas london xmas markets london xi london xr london xmas bandeau london xrp london xoyo london xxl london yellow london young london york london young thug london yearly weather london yard london yellow net worth london zip code london zoo london zip code uk london zones london zip london zones map london zack and cody london zillow london about the city london about essay london about tammy london about history london about mask about london eye about london bridge about london in english london after midnight band london after midnight found london after midnight movie london after midnight kiss lyrics london after dark london after midnight found 2021 london after ww2 london against e5 london against king's indian london against dutch london against lockdown london against c5 london against corona london against sicilian london against brexit london among us fallen london among the monster-hunting academics fallen london among the dead edifice in london among the higher kind london around christmas london around the world london around places visit london around hiking around london around london poem around london in 40 steps london as diet london as a first name london as a girl name london as a name london as diet recipes