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Popular laser hair removal treatments for men and women

by Nicole Schaerer on April 16, 2018

Popular laser hair removal treatments for men and women

There’s a range of hair removal methods available for men and women, including waxing, shaving, plucking, and laser.  But, Laser hair removal remains one of the most popular hair removal methods for men and women. 

Laser hair removal for women

If you’re looking for a convenient alternative to other hair removal options, this permanent laser hair removal treatment is for you. With this treatment, you can spend less time removing unwanted body hair, and more time getting on with what really matters.

Here are a few of the most popular laser hair removal treatments and what you can expect for different parts of the body.

Face: While we believe in making no apologies for our looks, if facial hair is bothering you, you can do something about it.

Treatment time: Laser hair removal of the face is a quick and easy process. Treatments take about 15 minutes, and you don’t have to grow your hair out to be treated, leaving you free to maintain the area between sessions by shaving.

Number of treatments: For optimum results,  Laser Clinics Australia recommends a series of 10 full face laser hair removal treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Following that, 1-2 maintenance treatments every year to keep the hair at bay. This treatment is life-changing, and it’s a great way to boost your confidence. 

Underarms: This area is often considered the starting point for laser. Usually, ingrown hairs occur when you regularly tweeze or shave unwanted hairs. Laser hair removal treatment inhibits the hair’s ability to grow without disrupting or damaging the skin’s surface.

Treatment time: Underarms are perfect for laser. They respond quickly, and treatment takes about 5 minutes. Your underarms will be silky, soft and smooth in no time.

Number of treatments: Laser Clinics Australia recommends a series of 10 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart, for optimum results. Following that, it’s simply 1-2 maintenance sessions a year.

Bikini Area: For those who prefer maintaining the area, shaving or waxing in this region can be awkward and painful. Unlike other hair removal options, laser hair removal is a safe, effective and permanent treatment to get rid of unwanted hairs quickly.

Treatment time: Depends on whether you’re opting for a Bikini or Brazilian treatment. However, treatment time is anywhere between 5 - 15 minutes.

Number of treatments: Laser Clinics Australia recommends 10 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart. Honestly, if you break it down, each Brazilian treatment is less than the cost of one wax or at least comparable. Unlike waxing, laser hair removal is permanent hair reduction, and you don’t have to grow your hair out before your treatment. You’ll have less and less hair after each visit.

Legs: Shaving is so time-consuming. It doubles your time in the shower and can be a mess when you accidentally nick yourself.  If you like to remain silky smooth without damaging your skin laser hair removal is the solution for you. 

Treatment time: Because your legs are a larger area, it requires a longer treatment time. Lower legs typically take 20 minutes and full legs take approx. 30-45 mins to complete (depending on the client). You don’t have to worry about shaving or wearing a skirt or pants. You’ll be hair-free, care-free, and you don’t have to suffer ingrown hairs.

Number of treatments: Laser Clinics Australia recommends 10 treatments 4-6 weeks apart for the best results. 

 

Laser hair removal for men

Whether you just want to reduce the thickness and darkness of your hair or permanently remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal is the treatment for you. With each session, your hair grows back finer and lighter. The number of completed sessions determines the hair removal amount. 

Face: Daily shaving can take its toll on men’s schedules and cause skin problems such as ingrown hairs and inflammation. If you’re sure you don’t want to grow a beard and enjoy some time back in your schedule, laser hair removal for the face is the way to go.

Treatment time: A quick and easy process, treatments takes about 15 minutes.

Number of treatments: Up to 10 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Followed by 1-2 maintenance treatments per year.

Neck: Laser hair removal for the neck can significantly help men who experience razor burn and/or ingrown hair. 

Treatment time: Approx. 10-15 minutes

Number of treatments: Up to 10 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Followed by 1-2 maintenance treatments per year.

Back & Shoulders: It’s a tricky part of the body for you to maintain yourself. Often men are a little self-conscious about excessive hair on the back and shoulders. Some guys shave, some wax, and both methods will cause ingrown hairs due to high friction in the area. Why not give laser a go instead?

Treatment time: Approx. 20 minutes, depending on hair type.

Number of treatments: Up to 10 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Followed by 1-2 maintenance treatments per year.

Chest: Thick chest hair can be frustrating for some, and it isn’t always practical to have your chest waxed or tweezed because of the large surface area, the fast growth of hair, and resulting stubble. Laser hair removal treatment for chest hair is a quick and easy solution. 

Treatment time: Approx. 15 – 20 mins, depending on hair type.

Number of treatments: Up to 10 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Followed by 1-2 maintenance treatments per year.

Genital area: Some men prefer less hair down there. However, some methods of hair removal are awkward and painful. A male Male Brazilian laser hair removal treatment gives you a smoother, cleaner look that offers permanent hair reduction.

Treatment time: Quick and easy, treatment time for the male Brazilian is anywhere between 5 - 15 minutes.

Number of treatments: Up to 10, spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Followed by 1-2 maintenance treatments per year.

Laser Hair Removal Tips from the experts:

  • It is important that you do not wax or tweeze the hairs between treatments as this removes the hairs from the root. For laser hair removal treatment to be effective, the roots of the hairs need to be present. You can shave or use hair removal creams between treatments. 
  • We always advise that you use Skinstitut™ Laser Aid after your treatments to cool the skin instantly. It will also address redness and irritation post-treatments. Apply liberally to the areas you’ve had treated up to four times a day until redness subsides. Make sure you do not rub excessively.

 

How to prep for your appointment:

  • Shave the area between 12-24 hours before your treatment
  • Avoid chemical peels or laser resurfacing before treatment
  • Exfoliate to remove any dead skin build-up
  • Ensure that there is no residue fake tan present on the skin
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure on the area being treated 2 weeks prior (including solariums or tanning drugs)
  • Avoid using topical creams/moisturisers, perfumes to the area being treated before the appointment

Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page or simply reach out to Laser Clinics Australia. We can tailor a laser hair removal treatment for you based on your skin type and concerns. Book a consultation now.