Laser Treatments for Men
Laser treatments aren’t just for women. Laser hair removal can help men deal with unwanted hair, reduce shaving rash and reduce the occurrence of ingrown hairs.
Ingrown hair, shaving rash, razor burn, and itchy skin can all be caused by traditional hair removal methods. However, laser hair removal for men can help reduce all of these inconveniences. Waxing, shaving, and even epilating can be a long process, and regrowth can be uncomfortable. With laser hair removal for men, the regrowth is minimised by up to 90%. Hair will grow back finer, softer, and lighter than before.
Laser hair removal is a quick process and works by releasing a wavelength of light into the skin, this will convert into heat and damage the hair follicle, slowing down the process of regrowth and reduce the hair’s texture.
A minimum of 8 sessions is recommended for men, unlike the 6 for women, as men’s hair is coarser, and the regrowth is quicker due to androgenic hormones.
Laser is the most effective treatment when it comes to hair removal. There are a number of benefits to laser therapy:
- Pain free and fast
- No down time
- A long-term investment
- Better condition of the skin
- Can claim permanent hair reduction
This treatment is a simple process. During treatment, pulses of light are repeatedly delivered to the treatment area. The hair follicles are gently heated which causes their destruction. Our system is ten times faster than other products available on the market.
This treatment is virtually pain-free and works on both light and dark skin. Although no technology on the planet can guarantee permanent hair removal, we can offer a treatment that permanently reduces the level of hair growth for skin tones 1-6 on the Fitzpatrick scale.
Do be aware that this treatment is not available for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Furthermore, while the minimum age is 18, we do provide treatments to 16 and 17-year-olds with parental consent.
Depending on your hair growth rate, hair type, hormonal and lifestyle factors, the number of sessions needed will vary between clients. Progress will be monitored throughout treatment to determine the success of your treatment. We recommend starting with a block of 6 sessions and monitoring the progress as we go through the treatment.
Some people don’t feel any pain at all whilst some feel a warm sensation. Many clients are surprised as how pain-free this treatment is. The equipment we use has a built-in cooling system that allows full control over the comfort of the treatment and can be adjusted to individual requirements.
We leave 4 and 6 weeks between each session to make sure that the hair is in the right stage for treatment. There are three stages of hair growth, Anagen, Catagen and Telogen, the hair will need to be in the Anagen stage to be treated successfully. For other skin treatments, we leave 3 weeks apart.
You will likely experience redness directly after treatment, this is completely normal. This should settle within a few hours. We will apply 100% aloe vera cooling gel to the area directly after treatment.
During the consultation, we will discuss the treatment in question and how it works. The patch test will be carried out so that it is possible to determine the best treatment setting for your individual skin type. It is also carried out to make sure that the skin is suitable for treatments. The patch test is required 48 hours before starting any treatment.
For the next 48 hours after your treatment, you should avoid things such as excessive exercise, swimming, heat treatments, ice packs, restrictive clothing and perfumed lotions. You should ensure that the skin is clean and apply aloe vera cooling gel to the area if required.
The super IPL laser offers permanent hair reduction, the treatment is virtually pain-free, it’s a quick procedure and there is no downtime waiting for the hair to grow like waxing, you must shave the area on the day of treatment and then in-between treatments. It’s simple, it’s quick and it works.
- Acne Reduction – Light is used to eliminate bacteria into the skin. The light is absorbed by blood vessels and limits the level of oil production within your skin
- Wrinkle Reduction – In the treatment area collagen is increased. This pushes out deep wrinkles in the skin. Mild redness may be noticeable after treatment.
- Skin Rejuvenation – Complexion and collagen production is improved. The skin is smoothed over while the skin pores are tightened. Redness may be apparent after treatment showing evidence the right level of heat has been pushed to the epidermis.
- Pigmentation Clearance – Excess cell pigmentation can be faded and removed. Damage from the sun and age spots can be eliminated. The area treated will be darker directly after treatment, which will fade after several days.