Laser Hair Removal - Urban Body Laser Hair Removal, Photorejuvenation

Full Body IPL Hair Removal for Mens

Body / August 19, 2021

Laser Hair RemovalLaser hair removal is one of the most popular laser based aesthetic procedures as it can provide permanent reduction of unwanted hair, which is why people often refer to it as ‘permanent hair removal‘.

So what is Laser Hair Removal?

There are lots of different types of cosmetic lasers. The ones used for hair removal use the colour that is in your hair to heat up and damage the root enough to stop the hair growing again. If you are considering laser hair removal here is what you need to know.

Fact #1 No hair colour no hair removal

If you’re very blonde or grey there is not enough hair colour to allow the laser to heat and damage the root and prevent future hair growth.

Fact #2 If your hairs not growing the laser can’t work

Every hair on your face and body is in one of three stages. The first stage in the cycle, where your hair grows is called the Anagen phase. Only hairs in this growth phase can be treated successfully, which is why you need an average of 8 treatments at 4 or 5 weekly intervals to get close to the result you’re looking for.

Fact #3 Laser hair removal is rarely permanent

After 8 -10 treatments most people would consider the treated area to be hair free, with the only hairs left growing being short fine vellus hairs. It is not uncommon for some hairs to regrow, and occasional future ‘top up’ treatments may be necessary.

Fact #4 Laser hair removal hurts

We’re not talking about child birth levels of pain, but more like the equivalent of a light flick of an elastic band. Needless to say, some parts of the body can hurt more than others.

Fact #5 Lasers are dangerous

The lasers that work are very powerful and potentially dangerous. Using the wrong settings for your skin and hair colour could cause a burn. The laser operators skill is a key part in preventing damage to your skin.

Fact #6 It’s not cheap or quick

Everything from the cost of the best machines to the red tape that allows you to provide treatments is expensive. This means treatments are not cheap. To help we offer package deals and the cost can be spread over the 8 – 10 months the treatment plan normally takes to complete.

What parts of the body do we treat?

We’ve treated most areas of the body. Popular treatment areas for women include facial hair removal, legs, bikini and under arms. Mens laser hair removal is also becoming increasingly popular. The most common areas we treat are shoulder, back and chest hair.

IPL or Laser Hair removal?

It’s common to think that they are the same. Especially as IPL is often referred to as IPL Laser Hair Removal. They are actually very different, and at our Laser Hair Removal Clinic we use both a ND:YAG laser and the latest Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) system.

The benefit of the Long pulse Nd:YAG laser is it can be used on all skin types, even darker skin, allowing treatment of a wider patient base than many other systems. It even allows us to offer treatments to the often difficult-to-treat finer hairs that are left by other systems after a number of treatments.

IMPORTANT: The choice of IPL Hair Removal or Laser Hair Removal depends on your individual skin and hair type. What is important for you to know is we will select the machine best for individual requirement. The machine we believe we will get the best results.