Men – What you need to know about laser hair removal

Laser hair removal for UK’s men
Once upon a time, the only thing men worried about shaving was their face. But fashions change. Shows like Love Island, The Only Way Is Essex and Strictly Come Dancing often flaunt men without a single hair on their chest. Even Jason Momoa with his infamous long hair and beard had a smooth chest in Aquaman.

But how do you get and maintain that look? Shaving leaves a shadow. Whereas waxing requires new hair growth before repeating the treatment leaving you with awkward and unattractive stubble. The answer is laser hair removal. UK men are increasingly turning to this treatment to get the look they desire. Here’s everything you need to know before deciding if it’s the right choice for you.

What is laser hair removal?
This treatment uses a laser that targets the hair. The heat from the laser travels down the hair to the follicle, which is then destroyed. This prevents new hair growth meaning laser hair removal is a permanent solution. At Therapie Clinic, we only use the latest technology to give you the best results.

How long does it take?
The actual treatment time is not very long, although it depends on the size of the area being treated. A course of treatments is required to get permanent results due to the growth cycle of your hair. Only around 20%-40% of your hair follicles are active at any one time. Therefore, several sessions are needed to ensure all of these are treated. The exact number required can vary, but most people need around 6-8 sessions to see permanent results.

Laser hair removal is a permanent way to get rid of unwanted hairs whether that’s on your face, neck, chest or anywhere else

Does laser hair removal hurt?
Ever witnessed a man screaming in pain or wincing when experiencing waxing for the first time? Or perhaps you’ve experienced that for yourself? Laser hair removal is far less painful! While it might not be entirely pain-free, it is much more bearable, and some describe it as a bit like an elastic band pinging against their skin. Many others find it relatively painless.

What areas can be treated?
If it has hairs, we can treat it (except eyelashes – lasers and eyes don’t mix!). Laser hair removal on the back, chest and legs are particularly popular with men. However, we can also treat other areas such as ears, beard, stomach and centre brow.

What happens at my appointment?
Before receiving laser hair removal treatment, we always carry out a pre-treatment consultation. During this, we can discuss what you are looking to achieve and advise you accordingly. We can also assess suitability.

Next up is the treatment. Once that’s completed, you will have a post-treatment consultation where we run through aftercare, so you get maximum results.

Is there anything I need to do beforehand?
Before attending your appointment, you will need to have shaved the area – if this is a problem, don’t worry, we can help. You should also avoid tanning, including the use of fake tan and sunbeds. Again, we will check all this before treating you.

How do I book my appointment?
Therapie Clinic is the most experienced laser hair removal clinic in Europe. We have performed laser hair removal on men for many years. We now have clinics across the UK. Find your nearest one here. You can book your appointment online or give us a call on 08000 121 565.
We look forward to helping you.