Laser hair removal usually works well on thick, dark hair. This means that laser hair removal is well suited to the coarse hair normally found in the male beard area. The reasons for choosing laser hair removal in the beard area vary from person to person, but may include: folliculitis barbae (infection of the hair follicles, sometimes known as ‘razor bumps’), irritation from shaving due to sensitive skin, very dense, dark hair growth or gender change.
A course of several (normally a minimum of six) treatments is required for optimum results, as not all hair will be in the correct phase of growth to be effectively treated at each appointment.
Treatments would normally initially be spaced around 4-6 weeks apart for the first few treatments. After this, hair growth would usually gradually slow down, enabling longer gaps to be left between treatments. It is acceptable to shave as often as necessary between treatments, but hair should not be threaded, plucked, waxed or bleached once laser treatment has commenced.
Sometimes the hair growth may become patchy in between treatments, with different areas showing results faster than others. It is often the upper lip and chin area that are the most stubborn part of the beard to treat. A full course of treatments would normally take at least a year to complete.
At Complete Lasercare we have treated many male beards very successfully over the years. We offer free of charge consultations and patch testing to assess suitability for treatment. Please follow this link to see our laser hair removal price list
This article was written by Jane Keena of Complete LaserCare.
Jane qualified as a registered nurse in 1986 at Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth and worked as a senior nurse in the NHS until 2001.
She left to pursue a career in laser hair removal, initially working for Boots the Chemist where she was appointed laser protection supervisor and gained a BTEC award in Laser and Intense Light Hair removal in March 2001.