There are many hair removal solutions that are available but not all of them are practical. Tweezing or waxing are impractical and often result in unattractive breakouts or infections. Shaving quickly leads to the reappearance of unsightly stubble.
Apart from appearance, many men are having body hair removal or reduction due to professional careers as a model or actor as well as sportsman and athletes including swimmers, cyclists and track and field athletes. Laser hair removal has become popular as the safe and effective solution, offering long-term results. Contact City Laser Clinic, Sydney to arrange a FREE laser consultation to discuss a laser treatment plan that suits your needs with one of our trained, qualified and experienced laser hair removal therapists.
At City Laser Clinic, we recommend at least 6 to 8 laser treatments, 6 weeks apart for a significant reduction up to 70%, this does require your commitment to the laser treatment each 6 weeks, or as otherwise assessed and advised by your City Laser Clinic therapist based on assessment of your hair and skin type.
However, if you wish to achieve up to 80% hair loss, men usually require up to 12 and sometimes 15 laser treatments due to the higher levels of the male hormone testosterone. Any remaining hair will be much lighter and softer and will be controlled by maintenance treatments every 4 months.
Laser hair removal treatment permanently removes hair in follicles during the growth (Anagen) phase. At any time, about 85% of our hair is in the growth stage and will be removed by Laser. During this stage, the hair is most receptive to Laser because it is rich in protein, keratinized cells and melanin.
The amount of time the hair follicle stays in the Anagen phase is determined by our genetic make-up. A hair’s Anagen phase may last for several years, with Anagen hairs representing about 85% of our hair. At the conclusion of the Anagen phase, the follicle enters the Catagen or transition phase and then the Telogen or resting phase when the hair begins to shed while the follicle is stimulated to begin a new cycle. Hair is not susceptible to Laser during the Transition and resting phases. Please see the City Laser Clinic page about the Stages of Hair Growth.
The duration of these phases of hair growth varies from person to person and is affected by our basic genetic (DNA) make-up, age, health and gender. Different hair colour and follicle shape also affects the timings of these phases.
As hair follicles move back to the growth phase they become susceptible to laser treatment and can then be removed permanently, hence the need for follow up visits to treat the follicles that were not in the growth (Anagen) phase during earlier visits. Maintenance laser visits are also required to remove hair from new follicles that start to grow hair. This is why we recommend 2 to 3 Maintenance visits each year.
Laser Hair Removal treatment is more effective with thick dark hair than it is with thin light hair. If you have natural dark hair and dark skin you can still be benefit from laser treatment for hair removal, however additional laser treatments are usually required to achieve satisfactory results.
Laser treatments have been used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures. CANDELA GentleLase, the most trusted name in the industry, has pioneered the development of some of the safest and most effective laser technologies and products available on the market today.
At City laser Clinic we see the benefit that Laser hair Removal brings for men that have suffered with Hirsutism, we see the greater sense of confidence and self esteem that they gain and hear them talk of how much happier they are.