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Everything You Need To Know About Laser Hair Removal For Men

Unwanted hair on large areas of the body including the back, chest and ears can be uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing. At our Kelowna skin clinic, we offer advanced laser hair removal services tailored specifically for men. We are able to remove hair from all unwanted areas of your body including:

  • Back & shoulders
  • Chest & stomach
  • Face, ears & neck

So if you’re tired of spending your mornings in front of the mirror shaving your face or recharging the clippers to trim your body hair, then laser hair removal is a convenient and affordable alternative.

Why Do Men Opt For Laser Hair Removal?

Increasingly, men are searching for effective and longer-lasting hair removal solutions. This could be for many reasons but some of the main ones include:

1. Self-consciousness

Some men are embarrassed by excessive body hair, especially on the back and/or shoulders and seek a permanent reduction.

2. Career

Hair removal may be necessary due to certain professional careers including modeling and acting. Sportsmen including swimmers, cyclists and track & field athletes also seek permanent hair removal solutions.

3. Preventing irritation or inflammation

Men who dislike shaving can also benefit from laser hair removal of their beard area (lower face and chin). In addition to eliminating the need to shave every day, laser hair removal for men will prevent irritation and development of folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles).

How Does Laser Hair Removal for Men Work?

Men tend to have thicker and deeper hair follicles than female patients and the specialists at our skin clinic are experienced in providing laser hair removal solutions tailored specifically for men.

We offer the advanced, gold-standard GentleLase hair removal system that combines the most powerful Alexandrite laser with an equally powerful dynamic cooling device to offer an effective treatment that is virtually pain-free.

How GentleLase laser hair removal for men works

The GentleLase laser pulse is administered via a handheld device and targets the pigment in the hair follicle. This powerful yet gentle pulse of light damages growing hair but not the surrounding tissue, ensuring the hair doesn’t grow again.

Benefits of this laser hair removal system for men

Many of our male patients are enjoy the enormous benefits of this laser hair removal system which include:

  • Safe & comfortable due to the unique, in-built cooling system
  • Customizable to suit all your specific hair-removal requirements
  • Permanence. Results are dramatic and long-lasting
  • Precision. Lasers can selectively target the hair follicle while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.

Number of Treatments Required

While all patients will require a series of treatments, the number of sessions needed will vary depending on factors such as hair color and thickness.

Most patients see vast improvements within 5-6 laser hair removal treatments.

When will I see the results?

You will notice the incredible results of this laser hair removal system almost immediately. While there may be some side effects such as redness or itching, these will resolve in 1-2 hours.

You can expect to be virtually hair-free between appointments (approximately 6 weeks)

Are You a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

The vast majority of patients are good candidates for laser hair removal. However, there are some factors that may make this cosmetic treatment less effective including if the client has:

  • Grey/white, red or blond hair
  • ‘Peach fuzz’ - hair growth that is too light
  • Tanned skin (including natural and spray-on tans)
  • A tendency towards keloid scarring
  • Tattoos or permanent make-up in the treatment area

At our Kelowna skin clinic, our specialists are able to evaluate your medical history, skin type and other concerns to help determine whether you are a suitable candidate for laser hair removal.

Call Today

To find out more about our laser hair removal treatments for men, contact our Kelowna skin clinic at 250-868-9290 or fill in our online contact form.

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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 14 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 20 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.

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