Laser Hair Removal for Men

Today, more men are moving away from the traditional methods of hair removal such as waxing and shaving and leaning towards more advanced laser treatments for permanent hair removal. Our clinic offers the gold standard GentleLase laser hair removal system for getting rid of any unwanted body hair safely and effectively.

Ideal For:
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Legs
  • Buttocks
  • Bikini
  • Neck
  • Face

Prior to your treatment, you will receive a consultation with one of our skin care specialists so that they can assess you hair and skin type and develop an individualized laser hair removal plan that will ensure you receive optimal results in the fastest possible timeframe.

Many of our male clients who wish to look and feel their best are now enjoying the enormous benefits of GentleLase Plus, the lightest and most powerful laser technology available for permanent hair removal for men.

Benefits
  • Safe and efficient - GentleLase Plus has a unique in-built cooling technology, reducing pain and maximizing patient protection
  • Customizable - Our trained Registered Nurses are able to adjust the laser settings to give you the best results in the most comfortable and quickest way
  • Flexibility - GentleLase Plus was designed to reach even the trickiest treatment areas such as your ears and nose
  • No downtime - This procedure is non-invasive and requires no recovery time so you can resume your daily activities immediately after the treatment.

Duration: The duration of your laser hair removal treatment will vary depending on your skin type, the thickness of your hair as well as the size and location of the area being treated. It could take anywhere from 15 minutes - 2 hours. During an initial consultation with one of our specialized staff members, they will be better able to advise you on the timings for your specific treatment.

Number of treatments: All patients will require a series of treatment but the number of treatments needed will vary depending on your skin color, hair color and the thickness of your hair. Typically, even our male patients with extremely persistent hair growth experience vast improvements within 4-5 treatments.

Results: You will experience the amazing results of GentleLase Plus almost immediately. There may be some temporary side effects such as redness, slight swelling or itching, but these will resolve within 1-2 hours of treatment and you will be virtually hair free for up to 6 weeks.

At Okanagan Skin Care Centre, we want our male patients to feel more confident in their body image and not have to worry about any unwanted hair. Our team of registered nurses are very experienced in providing laser hair removal solutions for men and are able to tailor the GentleLase treatment to specifically address your aesthetic goals, giving you the most successful results possible.

To discover how our permanent hair removal services for men can benefit you, contact our office today at 250.868.9290 or visit okanaganskincare.ca

Laser Hair Removal for Men FAQ

How does laser hair removal for men work?

Because men tend to have thicker, deeper and denser hair follicles than women, our skin care specialists are experienced in providing permanent hair removal solutions tailored specifically for our male patients.

During the procedure, we will provide you with protective eye goggles and the area to be treated will be shaved. A small hand piece will be placed on your skin, activating the laser which sends gentle and powerful pulses of light through the surface of your skin, where it is absorbed by the hair follicle. This damages the growing hair but not the surrounding tissue, ensuring that the hair does not grow again. The size and location of the treatment area will determine the number of laser pulses required.

Is the GentleLase hair removal system painful?

The GentleLase hair removal was built with a unique and innovative cooling technology which protects your skin and reduces discomfort. A topical anesthetic may be applied prior to the treatment to minimize any pain but most of our patients tolerate the laser very well. Following the treatment, a soothing gel will be applied to the affected area.

What can I do to prepare for my laser hair removal treatment?

6 weeks prior to your treatment, you should not wax, pluck, tweeze or use hair removal cream although shaving is permitted. You should also avoid excessive sun exposure and tanning beds at least 4 weeks before your treatment to ensure optimal results.

What can I expect after my laser hair removal treatment?

There are some mild and temporary side effects of the laser hair removal treatment which include slight redness, itching, swelling and bruising though these should resolve themselves within a few hours of the procedure. After your treatment, you will be able to return to your daily activities though you should avoid overexposure to the sun and ensure that you use sunblock with SPF 30 on all the treated areas.

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