Laser Hair Removal-What You Need to Know

We all want a permanent solution to our unwanted hairs, laser hair removal is a treatment for those who want to reduce or remove unwanted facial or body hair.

 

Tanning and Laser Hair Removal

Unfortunately, laser hair removal works best on light skin, so it is best to stay out of the sun for at least four weeks before your appointment. This also means avoiding spray tans of tanning lotion. It is recommended to start treatment during fall or winter that way your skin will be stubble-free and ready to show off in the summer.

 

Shaving

Shave one to two days before your appointment, lasers work to target the pigment of your hair follicles. This means that there needs to be a follicle present in order for the treatment to work, it’s best to avoid waxing before so that you can get the most out of your money

 

Getting Silky Smooth

It can take up to six sessions of treatment to see your desired results. Depending on the area you are having treated, these sessions can last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. To get the best results these sessions should take place four to six weeks apart from each other to follow along with your hair growth cycle. It is important to be patient during laser hair removal, those with light colored hair or even dark colored skin can make hair removal tricky but not impossible. Most people don’t notice a difference until three months into their treatment.

 

The Treatment Itself

Laser hair removal can be painful depending on your pain tolerance, but pain is beauty right? After your treatment your skin will be very sensitive to it is important to use a good sunscreen. Things that should be avoided post-treatments include perfumes, deodorant and hot showers or saunas for the next few days. Its also important to not plucking and waxing while you’re receiving treatment, you want your hair follicles to fall out on their own.