Laser Hair Removal For Men in Dubai

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Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses a concentrated beam of laser light to damage or disable hair follicles, inhibiting or delaying future hair growth. This procedure is becoming popular among males due to its ability to remove hair from the face and other body areas, including some hard-to-reach regions. Many men choose this procedure to achieve a more defined beard line.

How Does It Work?

Laser hair removal involves directing an intense light beam at the body area with unwanted hair. The light beam is absorbed by the pigment in the hair (melanin) and converts to heat, which damages the hair follicles responsible for hair growth. As a result, hair growth in the treated follicles is delayed or inhibited.

While laser hair removal can give you hair-free skin for long durations, the results do not last forever. Some hair may regrow, but it is generally lighter and less dense.

Benefits of Men’s Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal offers numerous benefits for men. Some of those benefits include the following:

  • Reduced maintenance: Significant hair reduction in the treated areas can be achieved with just a few laser hair removal sessions, decreasing the frequency of maintenance. This means your body area that needs shaving every few days won’t need maintenance this frequently after the treatment. After just 3-4 laser hair removal sessions, maintaining the treated area becomes easier, possibly requiring attention only once every six weeks.
  • Improved beard definition: Laser hair removal can remove stray hairs around the beard line, reducing the need for daily shaving and helping maintain a cleaner, more defined beard edge.
  • Reduction in ingrown hairs: Laser hair removal can significantly reduce the occurrence of painful and difficult-to-remove ingrown hairs, thus preventing possible scarring or folliculitis. Laser hair removal reduces or even eliminates ingrown hair in the treated region, preventing the associated pain.

Areas That Can Be Treated

Men can opt for laser hair removal to reduce unwanted hair in the following body areas:

  • Facial areas and neck
  • Shoulders and back
  • Abdomen and chest
  • Arms and legs
  • Underarms
  • Groin area

Preparing for the Treatment

You will get detailed instructions on preparing for laser hair removal during your initial consultation with the dermatologist. You will likely need to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Avoid sun exposure to prevent skin darkening. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 before going out.
  • Avoid tanning of all kinds for at least four weeks before the procedure.
  • Discuss any current medications with your healthcare provider, especially antibiotics, as some can increase skin sensitivity to laser treatment.
  • Avoid waxing, plucking, or using depilatory creams on the treatment areas for at least six weeks before the procedure to ensure optimal results.
  • Avoid bleaching hair prior to treatment as it reduces melanin, which is essential for the laser’s effectiveness in targeting hair follicles.
  • Avoid any hair removal methods that could disturb the follicle for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Shave the treatment area 24 hours before the procedure.
  • Clean the treatment area before going for the session.


Laser hair removal treatment is generally provided in sessions ranging from two to six. Some people may need more than six sessions for optimal results.

The laser hair removal procedure may be performed with topical anesthesia to minimize discomfort depending on individual pain thresholds. The procedure uses a handheld device emitting a laser beam, typically equipped with a cooling mechanism to soothe the skin and mitigate discomfort during treatment. If the device lacks a built-in cooling feature, the dermatologist will apply a cooling gel to the skin after each laser pulse to ensure comfort.

The time required for a laser hair removal session varies based on the treatment area’s size. Small areas like the upper cheek may take only a few minutes, whereas larger areas like the back or legs could take an hour or more.


Vigilant aftercare is imperative to get the best results from laser hair removal. Here are the guidelines that men and women should follow after the treatment:

  • Gently cleanse the treated area using mild soap. Pat the skin dry after washing, continuing this care for at least 48 hours post-treatment.
  • Avoid applying deodorants or other skincare products to the treated area for at least 24 hours after the treatment.
  • Minimize sun exposure for approximately two months post-treatment, it’s crucial to protect the treated area from sun exposure. When outdoors, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
  • Avoid scratching or picking at the treated area to prevent irritation and ensure optimal healing.

Side effects And Risks of Laser Hair Removal for Men

Many side effects of laser hair removal can be minimized by diligently following pre and post-care guidelines: however, some effects may still occur despite best practices.

  • Common side effects include temporary skin irritation, redness, and swelling, which typically subside within a few hours after treatment.
  • Potential side effects include temporary pigmentation changes, with the treated skin area possibly lightening or darkening, though permanent changes are rare.


To learn more about men’s laser hair removal before undergoing treatment, contact Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic for a free online consultation with our experts. We offer the best laser hair removal treatment to men looking to get their unwanted hair removed. To proceed with scheduling a consultation, please fill out the form below.