Laser treatments have been used for many years to remove unwanted hair and promote smooth skin. Laser hair removal offers many advantages over shaving, waxing, and tweezing, particularly if you have stubborn hair that is thick, dark, or quick to grow. This procedure uses our powerful Alma Harmony XL Pro Laser to remove unwanted hair.
Laser hair removal works most effectively on men with light skin but can be used on males of any skin tone. During your consultation, our team can explain the many benefits of laser hair removal for men in Northern Virginia and Alexandria and help you know what to expect from your procedure.
What To Know About Laser Hair Removal
While men often use laser hair removal on their face, neck, chest, stomach, and back, it is possible to treat unwanted hair in nearly any area that is not near your eyes. Laser hair removal should not be used on tattooed skin, and both your hair and skin type can influence the outcome of the procedure. Male patients with dark hair and light skin tend to see the most noticeable results.
Hair follicles continuously go through a three-phase cycle of growth, resting, and sleeping. Laser hair removal only works on hair follicles in the growth phase. Therefore, multiple treatments will be necessary, spaced about six weeks apart.
During your consultation, our Northern Virginia and Alexandria team can help you determine whether you are an ideal candidate for male laser hair removal.
The Laser Hair Removal Procedure
During your actual male laser hair removal session, our master esthetician in Northern Virginia will press the hand-held laser device to your skin. For your comfort, we will also apply a cooling tip or gel at that time. You will also be given safety goggles to wear to protect your eyes from the flashes of the laser light.
When our aesthetic team activates the Alma Harmony XL Pro, the light beam will penetrate your skin down to the hair follicles. The intense heat generated by the laser damages these follicles and inhibits hair from regrowing. You may experience some minimal discomfort during this stage, but you will also notice the effects of our cooling device or gel.
Should you opt to treat a small area, your procedure might only take a few minutes. However, treating a larger area (like your back) might take more than an hour. After your hair removal procedure, you should avoid sunlight and wait to use a tanning bed until our team gives you the OK to do so. As always, you should use a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily.
Laser Hair Removal Results Explained
In the days to weeks following your procedure, hair will begin to fall out around the area you treated. However, future treatments will be necessary, as hair growth is cyclical. Laser treatment works best when performed on hair follicles at the start of their growth cycle.
Dr. Desman or our esthetician could offer more specific guidance about the results of laser hair removal for men, so scheduling a consultation at our Alexandria or Northern Virginia clinic should be a priority.
Call VCPS About Laser Hair Removal for Men in Northern Virginia
When you want to eliminate stubborn body hair and smooth your skin, consider the benefits of laser hair removal for men in Northern Virginia. This long-lasting hair removal procedure is a better alternative to waxing and shaving, offering immediate and painless results with little-to-no downtime. Reach out today to learn more about this treatment.