Things You Need To Do Before Laser Hair Removal Treatment (1)

Things you Need to do Before Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Are you tired of turning up at your salon door to get rid of unwanted hair every fortnight? The use of razors, epilators, waxing can only fill in the gap; they cannot be termed as long-time solutions! So, what’s the next best option? Laser hair removal treatment for hair removal! Of course! But is it without any side effects? Let’s find that out!

Things You Need To Do Before Laser Hair Removal Treatment

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

All hair removal methods, that include waxing, shaving, depilatories, are either time-consuming, messy or they are expensive! But laser hair removal procedure is a little different as they give permanent solutions, though in some cases regrowth is possible, that is why electrolysis is considered a more permanent solution than laser. Usually, the laser hair therapy works like this, a device provides heat to the root and destroys the follicle. The follicle once damaged, stops producing new hair. So what are the pros and cons of this hair removal method?

The Pros of Hair Removal with Laser

There seem to be many advantages of hair removal method, some of them are as follows,

  1. What works in favor of laser treatments over electrolysis is that it takes less time in removing hair.
  2. The hair removal technique is considered safe to use.
  3. Laser hair removal method is less painful than the other conventional methods.
  4. This method gives almost perfect and permanent results.
  5. This method can help eliminate hair from large areas like your back and legs.

6 Essential Tips to Follow Before Undergoing Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Tips To Follow Before Undergoing Laser Hair Removal TreatmentTo get the best out of different types of laser hair removal and get rid of unwanted hair, follow these pointers to enjoy an ultra-smooth experience.

  1. Let go of the other hair removing methods, waxing, and shaving

Laser hair removal targets the roots of the hair, so you have to stop getting rid of the unwanted hair from the treated area at least four to six weeks before your first appointment. Shaving is fine as it does not get rid of the root of the hair. A few cosmetic surgeons also recommend shaving the area before your scheduled treatment. Try and schedule your laser hair removal treatment at eight to 10-week intervals so you can schedule your waxing or shaving appointments in between. However, most doctors will ask you not to as you still need to maintain a 6-weeks gap before you go for a laser hair removal treatment.

  1. Shave the area

Yes, you need to stop plucking and waxing the area that is being treated, you need to shave it 24 to 48 hours right before your appointment. If the area is invisible to the naked eye, the laser will target the pigment that is located near the hair’s root. Shaving drastically slashes the risk of burns as the hair below the skin’s surface protects your skin.

  1. Avoid the sun

For two weeks prior to your laser hair removal, it’s important that you avoid the sun as much as possible and that includes tanning beds and self-tanners. This leads to discoloration post the laser treatment. Sunburn also leads to excessive pain and blistering. Most laser professional avoid treating people who suffer from sunburns. So, the client has re-reschedule the appointment. Ensure, that you keep your treated area, covered so you don’t end up postponing your appointment. Don’t forget your sunscreen bottle either.

  1. Say no to the Bleach

Laser hair removal treatment works when the laser machine treats the roots of the hair. The hair root or color is found in the root which absorbs the laser-produced light. This light destroys the hair follicle.  works by targeting the root of hairs. Bleaching, in fact, alters the pigment of the hair and it becomes difficult to target the hair. Stop bleaching at least six weeks before your laser hair removal treatment, this helps the hair to grow back in its original color.

  1. Keep a tab on your medications

It is necessary to contact your laser professional and be transparent with him/her letting them know all about the medications you are taking. A few of the medications can interfere with your treatment making it less effective. A few medications can also make your skin more sensitive and may lead to cause more burns and blisters on your skin.  The medications to look out for are birth control pills, antibiotics, birth control, and photosensitizing medications.  You may not be asked to stop taking your medication, just adjust your medication dosage with your treatment protocol.  Also, whatever new medications you are taking, ensure you update the same to your laser professional to reap the maximum benefits.

  1. Remove makeup or creams

There are a great many ingredients in beauty products that have a derogatory effect on the results of laser hair removal. By cosmetics, we mean a host of products such as deodorant, ointments, makeup, lotions, and other topical creams. Just wash your face with plenty of soap and water and keep your skin well-cleansed. Even if you use a makeup remover, ensure you wash away the cleanser traces. The bottom line, keep your skin fresh and squeaky-clean.

So, laser hair removal for hair treatment is a more viable option for most women, as it is a painless procedure and it gives results which last longer than conventional methods like tweezing, waxing, shaving and so on. If you have decided to go for laser hair removal you need to go to a reputed clinic so that you understand the pros and cons of the procedure and then go for it. Yes, the laser hair removal treatment cost is not nominal by any standards, but what tips the scale in its favor is it offers a permanent/ long-standing solution for unwanted hair.

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