Laser hair removal tends to work well on men, particularly those with thick, dark hair. The thicker and darker the hair, the more melanin that is present, which is the target for the laser to heat up and disable the hair follicle. This is why this type of hair generally responds quicker to treatment and has good results.
The most popular areas for men to have laser hair removal treatment on are: back, shoulders, chest, abdomen and beard. We also offer treatment on other areas of the body, such as: arms, legs and buttocks, if needed.
The hair must not be waxed or plucked between treatments, but shaving is absolutely fine. All areas should be shaved prior to laser hair removal treatment, either the day before or on the day of treatment.
A minimum of six treatments is normally required to see optimum results, but this varies from person to person. Treatments are initially usually spaced 4-6 weeks apart for the beard and 6-8 weeks apart for other body areas. This gives the hair time to fall out after the laser treatment and the re-growth to come through enough for the next treatment.
Some men, particularly those with dense hair growth, do find laser hair removal painful. At Complete Lasercare we offer the latest HIT (High Speed Integrated) Technology which incorporates suction to achieve maximum absorption into the hair follicles and fast coverage of large areas such as the back, chest and abdomen. This minimises the discomfort and sensation of heat.
We are conveniently located in London’s prestigious Harley St, just a short walk from Bond St and Oxford Circus tube stations. Consultation and patch testing is completely free of charge and without obligation.
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.