Everything You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal For Men
There are a multitude of ways for you to groom your wildman body hair - trim, shave and that most dreaded of ways - waxing. But have you ever considered laser hair removal for men? Simply Laser are guiding more and more men down the laser path, which is why we offer a variety of our laser hair removal treatments both men and women. Here’s everything you need to know about laser hair removal for men at Simply Laser.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Ok, level 1…..What is laser hair removal and how does it work? At Simply Laser, we use a narrowly focused laser beam that penetrates the skin on a deeper level than shaving or waxing. The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs this laser light, converts the light to heat and kills the base of the hair to prevent its ability to grow back. Traditionally, this hair removal procedure is best suited to those with pale skin and dark hair, however, thanks to advances in technology, those with dark skin can now receive hair removal treatments at specialist medical grade skin clinics like Simply Laser.
Why Laser as Your Weapon of Choice?
While studies show that women like hairless men (shocking I know), there are many other reasons why men opt for this hair removal procedure. That fact that it is Luke Skywalker’s weapon of choice isn’t even relevant.
Laser hair removal for men is appealing to those who are are uncomfortable with the amount of hair on their body. It is perfect for removing excess hair, particularly on the back, chest and stomach.
Ingrown hairs are common after shaving or waxing. When you shave, you are only cutting the hair at the base of the skin, making it more likely for the hair to curl around and grow back into the skin. Waxing, while completely removing the hair from the follicle, can still result in ingrown hairs. With laser hair removal, the procedure weakens and kills the hair, preventing any ingrowing.
Laser can also be used to shape and neaten the beard line by reducing the thickness and coarseness of the hair growing back.
Hair is important for keeping the body warm, a major disadvantage for those who live in hotter climates like Brisbane. Removing excess hair will keep the body comfortable and cool during the summer months.
How Many Treatments Do Men Need?
The number of sessions depends on the thickness of the hair and the area of the body being lasered. At Simply Laser, we recommend between 6 and 8 sessions spaced between 4 to 6 weeks apart. Have a look at our men's prices here.
What to do Before Your First Appointment?
Now that you know a bit more about laser hair removal for men and why we recommend it, you can book your first appointment. There are a couple of things you should be doing before this initial treatment. Just like you wouldn’t start slapping paint on an unprepped wall, you need to get a bit organised before coming in. First up, we suggest shaving or trimming your hair beforehand. The shorter the hair is, the easier and quicker it is for the laser energy to travel to the hair follicle. It is also a good idea to avoid excess sun exposure at least two weeks before your first appointment.
Try Laser Hair Removal for Men at Simply Laser
If you are ready to level up your hair-removal game and try laser hair removal with the lovely ladies at Simply Laser, get in touch, or call us to discuss the treatment further. We also offer several other laser treatments for men, including pigmentation removal and laser skin rejuvenation.