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Are you a Good Candidate For Laser Hair Removal?

Do you feel self-conscious about unwanted body hair? The laser hair removal treatment for men at our Kelowna clinic is a proven and safe alternative to shaving or waxing and can remove hair from virtually any part of your body.

Unwanted hair can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing, and it can take a toll on your self-esteem and happiness. At our Kelowna clinic, we offer advanced laser hair removal services for both men and women, allowing you to enjoy smooth and hairless skin.

The GentleLase laser removal technology has been designed to work on most parts of the body, including:

  • Face, neck, and ears
  • Chest and stomach
  • Arms, underarms, and legs
  • Back and shoulders

Customized Hair Removal For Men in Kelowna

Because men tend to have thicker hair follicles than female patients, laser hair removal treatments may differ slightly. The specialists at our skin clinic have the experience and knowledge to provide laser hair removal solutions tailored specifically for men, so you can enjoy the most effective results.

We offer the advanced, gold-standard GentleLase hair removal system, which combines a powerful laser with a dynamic cooling device for an effective treatment that is virtually pain-free.

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Am I a Candidate For Laser Hair Removal? A Guide For Men

While laser hair removal is a safe and effective treatment for many patients, there may be specific circumstances in which this cosmetic treatment might not be suitable.

You may not be a fitting candidate for laser hair removal if you have:

1. Grey/White, Blond or Red Hair

The laser’s heat source is attracted to pigment, found in darker hair. As such, lighter colours, such as blond or red hair, may not have enough pigment to attract the heat of the laser, making this treatment unreliable for such patients.

Alexandrite Laser May be The Answer You’re Looking For: Because the alexandrite laser works at a higher intensity than other laser hair removal machines, it allows a larger number of patients to enjoy the great benefits of laser hair removal.

Book a consultation. At our Kelowna skin clinic, we offer one on one consultations for our patients. Our skin specialists can discuss your skin type, colour, and aesthetic goals to determine whether or not this treatment will be effective for you.

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2. Tanned Skin

One of the critical things you must avoid if you want laser hair removal is tanned skin, even if you have dark hair. This is an important rule to follow because if the treated skin is tanned, it can cause burning, scarring, or hyperpigmentation.

Are you considering laser hair removal but are recently tanned? Then follow these guidelines:

  • Wait at least 4-6 weeks before a treatment. During this time, your tan will fade, making the laser treatment safer.
  • Always wear SPF 30+ to protect your skin from UV rays.
  • Try to stay out of the sun as much as possible before and after your treatment.
  • Avoid fake tanning lotions and moisturizers that have a gradual tanning agent.

Can I tan after my treatment?

Any tanning or use of tanning creams should be avoided for at least one month after your laser hair removal treatment. Exposure to direct sunlight can harm your treated skin and cause discoloration.

Even after this period of time, remember to always wear sunblock (SPF 30+) to protect your skin whenever you’re outdoors.


3. Tattoos in the Treatment Area

If you have tattoos, laser hair removal may prove to be problematic. Because the lasers are attracted to the black pigment in the ink, this treatment can reduce the colour of your tattoo drastically (up to 75%).

If you do want to get laser hair removal treatment despite your tattoo, talk to your skin care specialist to talk through all options.


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To find out more about the costs and benefits of laser hair removal for men, or to find out if this is the right treatment for you, visit our Kelowna clinic located at 3320 Richter St #401, Kelowna, BC V1W 4V5.

Alternatively, you can contact our skin specialists at 250-868-9099 or fill in our online contact form.

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