Nobody likes being covered by unwanted hair as they make us look untidy and shaggy. We remove the unwanted hairs by shaving, tweezing or waxing. But these methods can be tiring as they have to be repeated every time the hair grows.
So, if you are unhappy with these hair removal methods, then laser hair removal is the perfect solution to opt for. Laser hair removal drastically reduces hair growth to an extent that you’ll no longer need shaving or tweezing altogether. Most importantly, it can be done on any part of the body—legs, bikini line, face, stomach, underarms or your back.
Like other hair removal procedures, before going for laser hair removal, there are a few things you should know to get the most out of the procedure.
You should avoid any exposure to the sun 2 weeks prior to your treatment. Exposing your skin to the sun might cause sunburns or tan your skin. If this happens, you will be forced to reschedule your appointment because laser sizzle any pigmentation on your skin. If you can’t avoid the sun completely, consider booking your appointment during winter season to avoid any inconveniences.
Exercise and hot showers will increase your body temperature and cause you to sweat. Trapped sweat forms perfect breeding grounds for bacteria, which in turn infect the ingrown hair. You should wait for 24 hours after treatment before engaging in any activity that can increase your body temperature.
For you to achieve the best results, you should attend all your appointments religiously unless your technician advises you otherwise. Because of the dynamic hair growth patterns, proper timing of your sessions intensely influences the outcome of your treatment.
After treatment, the treated areas may appear like they have been ‘sunburnt’. Do not use any skin care products on these areas. Your technician will recommend for you the most appropriate skin care products that you can use to ease the swelling and discomfort such as recovery creams and cold compress. Additionally, stay out of the sun for 48 hours after treatment as your skin will be sensitive to it. In case the treated area develops blisters, don’t apply makeup but contact your physician about the problem.
The laser treatments works by targeting the roots of the hair. Waxing, epilating, using depilatory creams or anything that might disturb the hair and follicles should be avoided at all costs for the procedure to be successful. Without hair and the follicle, there will be nothing for the laser to target.
Laser hair removal is common cosmetic procedure around the globe and many people have successfully done it. So, if you follow the above rules strictly and your technician is fully qualified for the job, the end results will be exactly what you want. Now that you understand how laser hair removal works, book your first appointment and have your treatment started.
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