With male hair removal becoming increasingly popular, laser hair removal is an ideal treatment for those wanting a smooth chest or hair-free back. The treatment can be sued on almost anywhere on the body including ears, sideburns, nipples or a full back. With regular top-up treatments, laser hair removal can produce long lasting results.
Does laser hair removal work for men?
Why not read our blog from a male patient who underwent treatment on their back. Read how Adam wanted a hair free back after years of waxing, shaving and even using immac. Follow his 4-part blog detailing every step of his journey from the free patch test to his 8th laser hair removal treatment with Transform. and the final results.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal works by destroying the base of the hair follicle that is the source of new hair growth, without damaging the surrounding tissue. The hair treated will fall out straight away, leaving you with smooth skin. We can use one of two techniques do this, we will advise which will achieve the best results for you.
1. Laser treatment
Laser treatment uses a continuous laser to very gradually heat hair follicles to the point where the hair falls out.
2. Intense Pulse Laser (IPL)
IPL treatment uses individual pulses of laser light to precisely target hair follicles and is suitable for a wide range of hair and skin types. IPL can also be used to treat a variety of skin conditions including thread veins, sun spots and rosacea.
Initially your hair will grow back in line with the normal hair growth cycle of 4 to 6 weeks. With each session hair regrowth will be reduced and after a course of treatments you should only need a top-up treatments to maintain results.
How many sessions will I need?
Your fully trained aesthetician will assess your individual needs, but generally, effective laser hair removal is achieved over a course of 6 to 8 treatments. These will be spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart to treat hair regrowth and you'll soon notice that there's less and less hair growing back each time. A top-up session will be required once a year to maintain smooth skin.
What does laser hair removal treatment involve?
When you book an appointment at your Transform clinic, one of our Patient Care Co-ordinators will discuss with you your needs and what you want to achieve. You'll then see a laser aesthetician who will assess your skin type, conduct patch tests, explain any risks and recommend a tailored treatment programme. If you're happy to go ahead your patient care co-ordinator will book your treatment sessions at times that are convenient to you.
Each session will take from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the area being treated. The aesthetician will apply a cooling gel before gliding the laser or IPL machine across the skin. You'll feel a slight tingling sensation and some minor discomfort but will able to leave the clinic as soon as you are ready.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Yes. Our aestheticians have completed a rigorous internal training programme that is externally verified and they continue to have annual laser training. Each is fully qualified to carefully assess your skin an problem hair. Be assured whatever your skin type, we would never recommend any treatment that would be ineffective or harm you.
You'll be treated in a hygienic, fully-equipped clinic where your comfort and wellbeing are our absolute priority. Equipment is of a very high standard. We use a variety of highly reliable and proven machines across our clinics Lightsheer, Quantum, Lumenis One, Soprano and Harmony.
Laser hair price calculator
The total cost of your initial programme of laser hair removal treatments will depend on the area being treated and how many sessions are needed to give long-lasting results.