Guide to Laser Hair Removal for Men
Laser hair removal is not always people’s first choice, especially for men. But if you’re tired of constantly waxing and shaving unwanted body hair, it may be time to give it a try. To learn more about laser hair removal for men and what to expect from the procedure, here’s a quick guide for you.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal for men works by targeting the pigment in the hair follicle. The laser is absorbed by the pigment in the follicle, which heats it up and helps eradicate it.
At Advanced Aesthetics, we use the Candela GentleMax Pro laser, the Gold Standard laser on the market for safe and effective laser hair removal – For most patients, it is to be expected they will require 6-8 treatments to achieve full laser hair removal. Patients require treatments every 4-6 weeks for the duration of their treatments.
Laser Removal vs Waxing for Men: Which Is Better?
Looking for the best option for full body hair removal for male clients? Here’s a quick comparison between waxing and laser removal.
For a single session, waxing for men is much less expensive than laser hair removal. However, you need to go back and do it again in a few weeks, and if you want to get permanent results with no downtime at all, laser hair removal for men is your best bet. Laser hair removal requires several treatments to reach full results.
Additionally, both laser hair removal and waxing target the hair at the follicle, but laser hair removal for men can remove the follicle over time to result in the killing of the follicle itself so it cannot grow back
What Areas of the Body Can It Target?
Permanent hair removal for men can be done on any area of the body where hair grows. The amount of time it takes to complete the process depends on how much hair you have, how thick your hair is and what color it is.
The procedure is best suited for darker pigmented hair (i.e. grey or white hair cannot be treated). However, laser hair removal is safe for all skin types.
Will I Feel Anything During the Procedure?
As with any procedure that involves heat, it may be intense and painful. To help with this, we offer a topical numbing cream which is lidocaine based to help with pain during the procedure.
It is important to consult a professional who understands your needs and wants, so they can recommend which laser works best for you and determine whether permanent hair removal for men is right for you.
Post-Treatment Precautions and Restrictions
Not sure what to do before and after a laser treatment session? Here’s a list of rules to follow.
- You must wait at least 4 weeks between sessions.
- You should avoid sun exposure and swim for at least 2 weeks prior to the procedure and post-procedure because of the risk of thermal damage to your skin from the heat generated during laser hair removal.
- No waxing is permitted 2 weeks prior to the procedure and 2 weeks post-procedure.
- Taking care of these details ahead of time can help ensure better results and limit any potential pain or discomfort during and after your treatment.
Male laser hair removal does not remove all of the unwanted hairs at once; instead, it works by breaking down their root cells and slowing down their growth over time to make them fall out naturally.
It’s fast and effective, with less maintenance than shaving and waxing for men or other forms of epilation.
To get started on your male laser hair removal journey, book an appointment today with Advanced Aesthetics. Our experienced staff will help guide you through this process and answer any questions you have.