At Noosa Laser Clinic, our experience is that most men are seeking treatment to remove hair from the large areas of the body such as the back, chest and legs. Unwanted back hair and thick or excessive chest hair can be uncomfortable and embarrassing.
At Noosa Laser Clinic, we can treat Men of all ages. Young people under age 18 require the presence of a parent on the first consultation or written consent from a parent. Laser hair removal treatment is generally not effective on naturally Grey, Red or Blonde hair.
Increasingly men with excessive hair feel self-conscious in our “Australian beach culture” and are searching for effective and longer lasting hair removal solutions. Some men are embarrassed by excessive body hair, especially on the back and shoulders and they seek a reduction. Apart from appearance, many men are having 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 is safer and preferable to other treatments such as shaving and avoids the risk of “Shaving Bumps” and ingrown hairs from shaving. Other treatments such as Cream Depilatories can cause chemical burns, and to be effective Waxing requires hair growth that really misses the point and purpose of hair removal and is painful and may lead to significant skin irritation and inflammation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many Treatments?
At Noosa Laser Clinic, we recommend at least 8 to 12 laser treatments, 4-6 weeks apart for a significant reduction up to 70%, this does require your commitment to treatment every 4-6 weeks, or as otherwise assessed and advised by your Noosa Laser Clinic laser therapist based on assessment of your hair and skin type.
However, if you wish to achieve up to 85% hair loss, men usually require up to 12 and sometimes 15 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 each 4 months.
Is Laser Hair Removal permanent?
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.
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 laser 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.
Is Laser Hair Removal suitable for everyone?
The ideal candidate for Laser Hair Removal is a person with light skin and dark hair. People with light skin and dark hair will receive the best results (up to 75% reduction after 8 to 12 treatments). People with dark skin and dark hair can still be treated, but may need more treatments. People with blonde, red and grey hairs cannot achieve significant hair removal with available laser machines.
To achieve the best results Noosa Laser Clinic uses the AUSMED MedRazor DIODE Laser – Class 4 FDA and TGA approved, Genuine Laser for hair removal and NOT IPL.
Please contact Noosa Laser Clinic to arrange a complimentary laser consultation to discuss your laser hair removal treatment plan that suits your needs with one of our trained, qualified and experienced laser hair removal staff.