The Best Laser Hair Removal Tips for Men
Posted on 23 February 2022
Traditionally, most men don’t consider visiting any medical spa in Toronto, avoiding even the best laser hair treatments because they don’t realize that it’s not only for women. In reality, there are many treatments men would appreciate at local medical spas like NU Youth Medispa, including one of the best laser hair removal services in the city. The alternative to shaving, plucking, and waxing can help men quickly achieve the permanent hair removal they desire and save time on their day-to-day grooming regimen.
Where Do Men Get Laser Hair Removal Treatments?
The most common areas men target with laser hair removal treatments are between the eyebrows, chest, back, stomach, groin, and neck. While it’s less frequently requested at medical spas in Toronto, men can also get laser hair removal for their legs, arms, and armpits. The legs and arms are a favourite among swimmers, competitive or recreational.
Here are the best laser hair removal tips for men ready to visit a medical spa in Toronto.
To get the best laser hair removal results, shave the target area before visiting the medical spa clinic. Laser hair removal is most successful when the high-power light, i.e. the laser, can efficiently reach the hair follicles in the treatment area. When the hair is cut short, the laser has an easier time reaching and treating the follicles. Also, shaving triggers your hair to enter the regrowth phase, which is ideal for successful laser hair removal.
Avoid Topical Creams
It’s a good idea to keep the target treatment area cleansed and clean before arriving for your appointment but do not use any cosmetics including cologne, aftershave, lotion, or skincare products on the skin that will come even remotely in contact with the laser. If you have questions about what you can and cannot use before laser hair removal, contact the NU Youth Medispa team for a complimentary consultation, where you can ask questions about your personal treatment needs.
Don’t Bleach, Pluck, or Wax
For six weeks prior to your appointment, consider bleaching, plucking, and waxing all off-limits. These hair removal techniques will irritate the skin and take hair entirely out of the root, reducing the success of the laser hair removal session. For an exact timeline for hair removal based on your hair growth speed, reach out to your technician. At NU Youth Medispa, we recommend shaving the night before your appointment.
After Your Laser Hair Treatment
Some patients experience sensitivity for a few days following their visit to a medical spa in Toronto. In cases where there is redness, swelling, or slight pain in the day after laser hair removal, don’t be scared. These symptoms are typically temporary. You can take an ibuprofen or pain killer if you need help mitigating the pain or use aloe vera to soothe the treatment area. Do not tan or sunbathe and wear a lotion with SPF before becoming exposed to the UV light from the sun. Within the first 24 hours after laser hair removal, it is imperative that you do not expose yourself to any immersive heat, including hot showers, saunas, or steam rooms.
Visit the Trusted Medical Spa Technicians in Toronto
To learn more about the best laser hair removal treatments for men, reach out to the team at NU Youth Medispa. We want our clients to have the best experience and results possible, so we’re open to questions and inquiries.