David B. Reath, MD
Knoxville, TN (865) 450-9253
HKB Knoxville Staff

Guy’s Guide to Laser Treatments

We see a larger proportion of men in for laser treatments in our office than for any other procedures, surgical or non-surgical. It could be the high-tech nature of the treatments or just the fact that they are effective with little or no downtime.

Excel Hr Laser Hair RemovalExcel V Laser

The most popular laser procedure for men is actually laser hair removal with the Excel HR. The most common area is the back, although other areas of the face and body are popular as well. (We haven’t performed many back waxing procedures since Steve Carrell’s painful scene in The Forty Year Old Virgin.)

The Excel V laser is also used to get rid of red veins. Men, in particular, tend to form broken capillaries. Because laser is the only effective way to remove these little red veins around the nose and face, we see a large male population for laser vein therapy.

Other laser procedures of particular interest to men are Excel V Laser Genesis, which treats red, ruddy skin on your face, and the Excel V is also great for getting rid of dark sun spots that are aquired from spending too much time in the sun without sunscreen.

In talking to our male patients, the one thing they invariably tell us is that they hate having to wait for doctor’s appointments. If this sounds like you, check out our On-Time Pledge.


Laser Hair Removal For Men

Great for: All skin types
Not for: Blonde, white, red or grey hair

It is sometimes hard to tell how many treatments you might need in advance. Hair develops in phases and we can only treat hair in its active, visible stage.  Therefore, the number of treatments depends on how quickly the untreated hairs appear.  For significant clearance, most men require a course of four to six treatments, which are spaced at least six to eight weeks apart.

Patients will feel a series of short snaps, somewhat like a rubber band snapping, but with Cutera’s new sapphire cooling system no local anesthesia or pain medication is necessary.  Treatment times vary depending, of course, on the size of the area, but it typically about 25 minutes for a man’s back.

The beauty of the technology is that it effectively destroys the hair itself without harming the surrounding skin.  You may be a little red afterward, but that typically goes away in a matter of hours.  We ask that you shave beforehand (if you can reach the area to be lasered) since the treatment targets the hair follicle itself – not the hair.

Everyone asks if it is permanent. Yes, it is totally permanent.  The hair we treat with the laser will not grow back, and patients can expect an 85 percent reduction in hair after four to six treatments.  As we age our hair patterns change, so this does not prevent the possibility of new hair growth over the years.

Laser Hair Removal Pricing for Men

Facial Hair and Neck

Per Treatment Package of 6 Package Savings Maintenance
Full Face $400 $1,920 $480 $180
Eyebrows $75 $360 $90 $34
Nose $100 $480 $120 $45
Ears $100 $480 $120 $45
Sideburns $215 $1,032 $258 $97
Neck  $300 $1,440 $360 $135

Underarms, Chest and Abdomen

Per Treatment Package of 6 Package Savings Maintenance
Underarms $225 $1,080 $270 $101
Chest $300 $1,440 $360 $135
Abdomen $300 $1,440 $360 $135

Shoulders and Back

Per Treatment Package of 6 Package Savings Maintenance
Shoulders $250 $1200 $300 $113
Lower Back $250 $1,200 $300 $113
Full Back $600 $2880 $720 $270

*Other removal prices available upon request

Laser Vein Therapy For Men

Great for: Red veins, spider veins and capillaries on the face and body
Not for: Varicose veins (raised veins that are green, large and twisted)

The Excel V laser technology doesn’t involve needles and it minimizes any bruising or irritation of the surrounding skin. We can treat the very small veins on the face up to some of the larger veins on the legs. The best candidates for laser vein treatments are those with tiny to mid-size veins on their face or body. Most men tend to get them around their nose area.

The number of treatments needed depends on the quantity, color and size of the vessels being treated, but typically one to three treatments are sufficient. Each treatment typically takes 5 to 15 minutes. Patients may experience a mild to moderate stinging sensation as the pulses of light are delivered to the skin.  The advanced sapphire cooling mechanism built into the handpiece minimizes the discomfort and protects the skin’s surface.  No local anesthesia or pain medication is necessary.

Laser Vein Therapy Pricing


Area Treatment time Price Follow Up
Face Up to 15 minutes $200 $100
Body Up to 15 minutes $250 $150
Body Moderate Up to 30 minutes $425 $200
Body Extended Up to 45 minutes $500 $250

Excel V Laser Genesis For Men

Great for: Rejuvenating skin with overall redness, fine lines and large pores
Not for: Treating brown spots

Laser Genesis Prices

Package of 6 Per Treatment Package Savings
Laser Genesis $1,750 $350 $350

*You obtain the best results with Laser Genesis with a series of 6 treatments. Individual treatments of the face priced separately are $350. The package saves you $480.

Excel V Pigment Treatments For Men

Great for: brown spots, freckles, red spots and uneven skin pigment
Not for: treating fine lines

Excel V Pigment Treatment of the Face

Per Treatment Package Options Package Savings
Face $350 Package of 3 Treatments $890 $160
Package of 5 Treatments $1,400 $350

* Most patients only need three treatments on the face.

Excel V Pigment Treatment of the Body

Area Per Treatment
Neck $200
Chest $350
Face, Neck and Chest $750
Hands $150
Arms $400
Arms and Hands $500
Half Arms $225
Half Arms and Hands $325
*Spot Treatment* Starts at $50


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