Contrary to popular belief, laser hair removal is not just for women. Some men get laser hair removal just as often to remove unwanted body hair. However, the areas men receive laser hair removal treatment differ from women. Most opt for hair removal on their back, chest, face or genital areas for grooming or hygiene reasons. The treatment lasts longer than shaving and doesn't leave razor bumps or irritate their skin. Keep reading our guide to learn all you need to know about laser hair removal for males.
Here's everything men need to know about laser hair removal:
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is the process of permanently removing your hair through the use of light energy. The laser targets the melanin in each hair follicle and emits a light beam at a specific wavelength that destroys the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin. We have three different lasers to choose from to provide the most effective results for dark, medium, and lighter skin and hair combinations.
How Does It Work?
Each time the laser penetrates your hair follicle, it slowly damages it, and after five or seven treatments, the follicle can no longer grow hair. Then you are officially hair free!
Five to seven treatments are required to become hair-free, that’s it! Space each appointment six to eight weeks apart. Experts ask patients to avoid heavy sun exposure, as your skin becomes sensitive post-treatment. Treatments are about thirty minutes, and you can book them on your lunch break.
Is it Safe? Does it Hurt?
Yes, laser hair removal is a safe treatment as long as you go to a reputable laser clinic that uses FDA or Health Canada approved lasers like IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic. Advances in technology have significantly reduced discomfort during treatments. For example, the GentleMax PRO® laser and the Lumenis® LightSheer® DUET™ both have cooling systems that chill the skin throughout the entire treatment to reduce pain. Laser hair removal is a pain-free treatment. Some may experience mild redness or swelling post-treatment, but it will disappear within 24 to 48 hours. If we were to describe what it feels like, imagine snapping an elastic band on your skin. You feel a slight tingling sensation, but no real pain.
How it's Perfect for Men
Laser hair removal is perfect for men because it provides an effective alternative to shaving, trimming, or waxing. The treatment is widely popular amongst athletes, cyclists, bodybuilders, and swimmers. Many swimmers remove hair on their legs to take a second off their swim-time. Bodybuilders remove hair on their full body to increase muscle definition, and cyclists get the treatment to reduce chafing while cycling. The best part is that you can remove as much or as little hair as you want. You can ask to thin out a section of hair on your body, or you can remove the full patch.
Book your next laser hair removal appointment at IGBeauty
If you're looking for laser hair removal in downtown Toronto, IGBeauty is an excellent laser clinic to try. The laser technicians will make you feel comfortable during treatments. You will speak with our laser experts during your initial consultation to find the right laser hair removal treatment for you. Contact us to book your consultation or appointment now.