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The desire for hair-free and smooth skin isn’t confined to women but extends to men as well these days. No wonder we receive so many male patients who look to undergo laser hair removal treatment in Pune. So, if you are one among them, you aren’t alone! However, before you go for it, here’s a comprehensive guide that touches on various essential aspects of laser hair removal for men.

What is Laser Hair Removal –

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work for Men?

Also called laser hair reduction, laser hair removal is a procedure that involves using a laser to remove unwanted hair. The specialists direct the laser onto the skin, after which the hair follicles absorb the light energy. The light energy then turns into heat energy. The laser’s heat damages the hair follicles slows down and even stops hair growth.

Depending on the area and its size, you may need to undergo multiple hair removal sessions to optimize your results. This is because hair grows through three different stages. Every hair will be in a different phase. The laser is only effective on hair in its growth phase. Hence, the hair should be in its active growth stage for the treatment to be effective. Undergoing the treatment in multiple sessions helps the laser capture every hair in the growth phase.

You may undergo laser hair removal to remove hair from all parts of the body except the eyelids. So, you can undergo the treatment to remove hair from the back, chest, stomach, groin, neck, middle of the eyebrows, ears, bikini line, scalp, forehead, and more.

Is Laser Hair Removal a Permanent Solution?

Now that’s an interesting question or concern. However, as a hair specialist in Pune, we’ve seen bodies react differently to laser treatments. While some people observe permanent results, others experience a temporary reduction. 

The treatment proves more effective on people with dark hair and lighter skin. For those with fair skin and light hair or dark skin and hair, it may be a little challenging to eliminate hair growth. 

Nevertheless, does that mean such people cannot undergo laser hair removal treatment? No. It doesn’t mean like that. They can still undergo the treatment. However, they will have to return for a touch-up treatment after a year or two. Hence, the procedure’s success and effectiveness depend on various factors and also the number of treatments they undergo. 

Is Laser Hair Removal for Men Different from Women?

At the outset, it is good to know that laser hair removal is as safe for males as it is for females. However, men’s hair is coarser and thicker than women’s. Hence, men may require more sessions. The treatment procedure is also similar to women with some minor differences depending on the area under treatment.

Broader areas like the back or chest may take a little longer to finish. Men with thicker hair or darker color may need more sessions to achieve the desired outcomes.

What to Expect for Laser Hair Removal Treatment for Each Area?

Here’s how the hair of various parts of the body responds to the treatment.

Chest

  • The session lasts 30 minutes to an hour
  • The coarser texture of the male chest hair may call for additional sessions
  • Swelling or mild redness may occur after the process for a couple of hours

Back

  • The session may last a little longer due to the wider area of the back
  • Hair reduction can be seen after 6-8 sessions

Arms and Legs

  • Treatment is quicker and usually takes around 30 minutes to an hour
  • A little minor discomfort may be expected

Neck

  • The procedure takes 15-30 minutes
  • The treatment helps reduce ingrown hair, razor burns, etc.
  • Slight discomfort is common

Facial Hair

  • The session lasts between 15 and 30 minutes
  • The skin care specialist in Pune will advise sun protection to avoid damage
  • Preparing for a Laser Hair Removal Treatment in Pune

Preparation before Laser Hair Removal Treatment 

The way you prepare for the treatment is crucial for its success. Your hair specialist in Pune would prescribe the following.

  • Avoid heavy sun exposure that leads to tanning for a minimum of three to four weeks before the treatment. It is because tanning increases the skin pigment and that can increase the likelihood of laser side effects.
  • Avoid waxing and epilating areas you want to treat before the session. Undergoing these procedures can disrupt the hair follicle and impact the laser’s effectiveness. The hair follicle should stay intact so that the laser can target and destroy it.
  • You may shave the area you want to treat 24 hours before the treatment. It will help the specialist better target the hair follicles without the interference or disturbance of longer hair.

Laser Hair Removal – What to Expect Before, During and After the Treatment?

So, here’s what you should expect before, during, and after the treatment.

Before the Treatment

The specialist will assess the treatment area for the skin and hair type and determine the laser settings accordingly.

During the Treatment

After that, they will mark and shave the area and apply a cool jelly to prepare it for the laser treatment. As the laser targets the hair follicles, you may feel a slight sting that can cause mild short-lived comfort.

After the Treatment

  • Redness and swelling in the treated area that subsides in a few hours
  • The specialist will ask you to avoid hot baths and showers. Instead, they will recommend using cool compresses.

Risks Involved in Laser Hair Reduction Treatment

Although laser hair removal treatment is safe, it involves some side effects as every other treatment does. The risks and their intensities vary with the individual and their body’s response to the treatment. However, some common ones include the following.

  • Skin Irritation in the form of redness, swelling, and slight discomfort
  • Temporary changes in skin color, specifically in males with darker skin
  • Blistering or crusting of the skin due to improper treatment and aftercare
  • Rare but scarring can occur if the skin gets hurt during the treatment or if the patient has a history of keloid scarring
  • Mild Pain or discomfort during the procedure
  • In people with curly or coarse hair, ingrown hair may exacerbate

We hope the above helped gain adequate insights into laser hair removal treatment. Visit Eva Pimples Skin and Hair Clinic if you are prepared for the laser hair removal treatment in Pune or have specific questions. As an experienced and trustworthy hair specialist in Pune, we are here to serve you and answer all your questions. Call us at +91 788 799 1919 to book an appointment.

The Eva Skin Clinic in Wakad, Pune takes great satisfaction in its experienced team’s 11 years of dermatological expertise. The clinic offers a range of services, with a particular emphasis on treating common skin issues like acne, scars, pimples, and hair transplant operations. 

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