More Men are starting to realise that grooming previously reserved for women can also benefit them – why should they be left out? Male grooming has become big business – Body hair removal is increasingly our most popular treatment, and men are seriously getting in on the act. Laser hair removal for men accounts for around 35% of our laser treatments – a huge amount, if you consider that this has historically always been the preserve of women.
What areas can we treat with laser hair removal for men?
With laser hair removal for men, the Soprano Ice can treat literally any area on the body; from chests and backs, to arms, legs, necks, eyebrows. We can even treat intimate areas such as the scrotum, testicles and peri-anal area, which are usually are exceptionally painful on men with any other method! The Soprano however is comfortable, cool and very tolerable, and once the client has got over the initial embarrassment it is an easy and relatively quick treatment. All of our staff are professional, discreet, experienced and fully trained – however our Nursing Director, Sally, tends to see most male clients where possible as it is often their preference to be seen by the medical professional.
What skin and hair colours can be treated?
Laser hair removal for men is equally distributed throughout skin tones, cultures and professions. All skin tones can be treated effectively, and pain free with Soprano Ice. Even black skins, which previously would not have been able to be treated with laser or IPL can now be treated without the risk of over heating, blistering or scarring. The only difference with very dark skin tones is that it takes slightly longer to ensure the correct amount of energy is delivered to the hair follicles, without reducing the effectiveness of the treatment.
Almost all hair colours can be treated – the more pigment that is available in the hair shaft, the better the long term results will be. The pigment is very important to get a result, so all colours that have plenty of pigment will respond. Blonde and grey/white hair will not respond as there is no pigment, lighter browns would require a patch test and trial, and some reds do not respond well – darker reds can get some result. Very fine hair will also be a problem, even if it is very dark, as the width of the hair means that there is not much pigment available to create a result. Laser hair removal for men is often very successful due to their hair being darker and coarser than women’s.
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Is there anything that would stop me having laser?
There are very few people who are not able to have laser hair removal; some medical conditions and mediation mean we are not able to treat someone. If you have just had lots of sun exposure we would need to leave the skin to settle. We CAN treat tanned skin, as long as it is a couple of weeks since the last exposure. Sun beds/tanning salons are worth avoiding – partly for the fact they are very bad for the skin! A session on a sun bed means that laser hair removal cannot be carried out for a minimum of 4 weeks, making a course of treatment almost impossible.
Laser Regulation in the UK
Laser treatments are NOT regulated in the UK – anyone can set up as a laser therapist, with no requirement to register or tell anyone. If they are lucky they will be able to get insurance. Our clinic is nurse led, with Sally having almost 30 years caring and nursing experience. All therapists at Xodos Aesthetics are fully trained and qualified through Alma Lasers, and supervised and supported by Sally. We are fully insured, and make sure that we keep current with changes in the industry.
All of our consultations are free of charge with no obligation to book treatments – we take a £30 deposit, which you may use against treatment, but equally you can have that returned on the day, as long as you arrive for your consultation or cancel within our t&cs (usually 24 hours for short notice rearrangements or cancellations).
So what have you got to lose – except the hair?! Call 0121 227 4111 or click ‘book now’ to arrange your consultation!