Laser hair removal, a procedure traditionally associated with women, is increasingly gaining popularity among men. The rising trend towards a more groomed appearance has led many men to seek out this cosmetic treatment.
Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment in hair follicles with concentrated light, which damages the follicle and inhibits future hair growth. This method is known for its effectiveness in reducing hair density and slowing regrowth, making it a popular solution for long-term hair reduction.
Men’s hair, however, presents unique challenges. It is typically coarser and denser than women’s hair, particularly in areas like the back, chest, and beard. Depending on the individual, this density can affect the efficacy of the laser treatment and may take more sessions than others. The laser targets the pigment in the hair, and dense hair can absorb more laser energy, which sometimes requires adjustments in the treatment protocol. DESPITE THESE CHALLENGES, laser hair removal can be effective for men, particularly with advancements in laser technology that cater to different hair types and skin tones.
One of the key considerations for men is the number of sessions required. Due to the coarser nature of male hair, men might need more sessions compared to women to achieve the desired results. The number of sessions varies based on the treatment area and the individual’s hair growth pattern, but on average, it ranges from six to eight sessions.
Post-treatment care is also crucial. Men are advised to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen on the treated area, as the skin is more sensitive post-laser treatment. Additionally, avoiding other hair removal methods like waxing or plucking between sessions is recommended, as these can interfere with the effectiveness of the laser treatment.
Depending on the individual, the number of sessions to reach desired results may vary. We highly recommend to book a FREE consultation with us to understand a little more about your current hair situation and let our professionals here analyse what would work best for you!