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    Permanent hair removal for men: What are the options?


Up to 40% off laser hair removalHair removal for men can be an arduous and at times uncomfortable task. Regular shaving of your beard can be fiddly and takes time, and for some can lead to painful ingrown facial hairs. If you suffer with excessive hair growth in areas such as your back or shoulders and want to remove this hair, the process shouldn’t be difficult or leave you feeling insecure.

Common options such as waxing and shaving can be both time consuming, inefficient, and, in some cases, can even seriously irritate your skin. Compare these techniques to laser hair removal, which is a highly effective method offering long-lasting results from only a few short sessions, and you can see why it’s a preferred option for many men looking to remove unwanted hair.

Discover more below about how laser hair removal works, areas you can have treated, and what our male clients have to say about their experiences with this treatment.

What is the best method of permanent hair removal for men?

Whilst permanent hair removal can never be guaranteed, there are a number of options that can lead to significantly reduced hair growth for men.

Shaving is the default option for many men. However, this method can lead to ingrown hairs and irritate your skin. As shaving only removes the hair on the surface of the skin and does not penetrate deeper than this to target the source of hair growth, it needs to be done regularly (normally every 2-3 days), particularly if you’re aiming to keep a certain look with your facial hair. Overall, shaving does work, but the regular upkeep required, alongside the potential for irritated skin, doesn’t make it an ideal hair removal technique.

Another hair removal option that some men go for is waxing. Waxing involves stripping the hair from the skin using hot wax and paper, which can often be painful and, like shaving, can lead to the skin becoming irritated. Whilst more permanent than shaving, waxing requires treatment every 3-4 weeks, so it is not only time consuming but, over a lifetime, can also become a great expense.

The treatment that we offer at DestinationSkin and truly believe to be the best method of hair removal for men and women alike is laser hair removal. This is a non-invasive treatment that usually requires only 6-9 sessions (plus some additional maintenance sessions, in some cases) in order to see a significant reduction in hair growth.

During laser hair removal, a laser is used to target the hair directly at the root, destroying the hair follicle, which makes it highly unlikely that the hair will grow back. This means that, after the initial spend on your laser hair removal course, your expenditure – both time and money! – on hair removal will go down hugely. With the correct aftercare, your skin should be smooth and free of any of the ingrown hairs you’d get with other hair removal methods.

What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?

At DestinationSkin, we can treat most areas of the body with laser hair removal. Popular areas for men to have hair removed include the sideburns, beard line, eyebrows, chest, abdomen, back and shoulders.

Use our Mix & Match Calculator to build and book your ideal laser hair removal package, treating all the areas you’d like to make hair-free, and you could get up to 40% off the price of your laser hair removal course.

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How laser hair removal has helped other men

We believe in laser hair removal and know it works, but in case you don’t believe us have a read of the reviews that our clients have left us to see the impact it made in their lives.

“Laser hair removal was life changing for me, and I cannot thank DestinationSkin enough. I would never trust my skin with any other company.”

Iku, DestinationSkin Liverpool Street

“I have had several treatments at DestinationSkin Barnet branch. Being a young male I thought I would feel intimidated in a women’s environment however all the staff made me feel at ease. I have been having treatments for the hair between my eyes which is working really well.”

Eddie, DestinationSkin Barnet

“Every time I come to the Muswell Hill clinic I enjoy the experience and get decent results. All staff are well trained and take pride in their work. Friendly staff looking out for you.”

Matthew, DestinationSkin Muswell Hill