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Dealing with unwanted body hair on a weekly and sometimes daily basis takes up precious time. From constantly shaving thick hair to waxing hairy chests and plucking stray eyebrow hairs and manscaping, men have just as much unwanted body hair as women. Sometimes, the upkeep can be too overwhelming and time-consuming.

If you’re a man with unwanted body hair, then you have better options than just the standard at-home grooming kits. Continue reading to learn all about how laser hair removal works and find out if it’s the right solution for you.

How Does Laser Hair Removal for Men Work?

Laser hair removal is a clinical treatment that uses beams of light to bypass several layers of skin and essentially stunt the hair follicles beneath the surface without damaging the skin. The idea is to damage the hair follicles just enough to interrupt or stop the hair reproductive process for long periods of time. This treatment results in effective permanent hair removal for men.

Laser hair removal illustration. OVO Medi Spa.

In addition, it’s completely painless. But you may experience some of the following temporary side effects in the treatment areas:

Should You Get Laser Hair Thinning or Removal Treatment?

You may be wondering whether or not you’re a suitable candidate for removal treatment at OVO Medi Spa. Anyone who has an abundance of unmanageable facial or body hair is a good candidate for laser hair removal. If you’re feeling self-conscious about your appearance because of your body hair and are tired of constantly shaving or waxing, then this is the right treatment for you.

However, keep in mind that it’s a strictly cosmetic procedure. Laser hair removal doesn’t treat any underlying conditions that may be causing your excess body hair growth. Hormonal imbalances and some medication side effects can cause excess body hair growth. It’s important to look into the underlying causes of excess body hair before seeking laser hair removal to ensure the efficacy of the procedure.

Young man before and after of laser hair removal. OVO Medi Spa.

What Areas of the Body Can be Treated?

Here is a list of the most common areas of the body for which hair removal for men is effective:

  • The glabella (space between the eyebrows)
  • Stomach
  • Chest
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Ears
  • Forehead
  • Nose
  • Scalp
  • Face
  • Chin

You can customize your laser hair removal treatments according to your specific needs. You can also have multiple treatment areas worked on simultaneously or just choose one main area. During the initial consultation, your skin care specialist will discuss all of your options with you, answer your questions, and address your concerns to work out a feasible treatment plan that works for you. For the best laser hair removal Vancouver, book a consultation with a professional at OVO Medi Spa to discuss a specific treatment plan. 

Laser hair removal using a laser device near man's chin. OVO Medi Spa.

Is Laser Hair Removal Treatment Permanent?

Although laser hair removal is thought to be a permanent hair removal treatment, that’s not entirely true—at least not for everyone. Each patient has different circumstances and potential underlying conditions going into the treatment that can cause the hair to grow back.

Furthermore, laser hair removal doesn’t completely destroy hair follicles in the treatment areas at one time because the hair grows in several stages. This is why you will also need a few treatments in the same area. Depending on how much hair needs to be removed, sometimes a few fine stray strands may be left behind. This is perfectly normal.

How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Do Men Need?

Hair removal for men is unique to each individual and will therefore have different treatment needs. Some patients may have significantly more or less hair that needs to be removed than others.

Laser hair removal on man in robe. OVO Medi Spa

OVO Medi Spa offers preliminary consultations to discuss each patient’s needs and expectations prior to performing hair removal treatments.

What Can You Expect from Laser Hair Removal for Men?

As mentioned, there are a few misconceptions about laser hair removal for men you need to know before your appointment. First of all, it’s not necessarily a permanent solution. Second, repeat treatments might be required to achieve optimal results. Third, there will be a few stray hairs leftover and this is perfectly normal. Fourth, you may experience some of the aforementioned side effects. Your laser hair removal technician will go over everything with you during your initial consultation. 

Where to Get the Best Laser Hair Removal for Men in B.C

OVO Medi Spa offers a range of professional cosmetic treatments including laser hair removal and skin care. All of our trained laser technicians specialize in advanced hair removal treatment using only the most innovative technology including our most modern L- Runner handpiece for our Fotona laser that delivers top-notch results. Book a consultation at our Medi Spa in Point Grey Vancouver or call 📞604-568-8800 today to learn more about the best hair removal for men