The winter months may appear to be far off, but before you know it, you’ll be ready to show off your skin. If tweezing, waxing, plucking, and shaving pesky facial and body hair are getting old for you, consider laser hair removal. You may improve the effectiveness of your laser hair removal by following a regimen before and after your treatment to care for your skin.
Here’s a closer look at laser hair removal, as well as what you can do before and after your treatment to achieve the smoothest skin!
What is laser hair removal therapy and how does it work?
Hair removal with a laser is conducted by carefully targeting the protein cells in your hair follicles with laser radiation. These cells supply the nutrients your hair needs to thrive. Because treatments are highly targeted, your surrounding skin and tissues will not be harmed.
You may treat almost any region of your body, including your face, arms, legs, underarms, back, chest, shoulders and bikini area.
On average, people get six to eight treatments. The number of sessions you require and their length is determined by a variety of factors, including the region of your body being treated, the amount of hair to be eliminated, and the colour of your skin and hair.
The actual time it takes to treat a single area using a laser depends on the size of that region and how much surface area is involved. On average, however, most treatments take just minutes. Even larger regions, such as your chest or back, can usually be completed in a lunch hour. Because laser prevents new hair growth, most people see results that
What should I do before my session?
If you want the most long-lasting effects with the healthiest skin imaginable, make sure to follow these procedures before receiving laser hair removal treatment:
- Four to six weeks before treatment, stop waxing and plucking hair. Laser hair removal works by targeting the root, so you want your hair’s root in place (NOTE: shaving is acceptable since it does not affect the root of your hair!)
- Shave 24-48 hours before your treatment to decrease the risk of harming your hair.
- Keep your skin away from the sun for two weeks before your session to avoid sunburn, which might make it impossible to have the treatment.
- Stop any hair bleaching at least six weeks before your treatment, since it makes the hair more difficult to target, and talk to our staff about any drugs you take, as they might impact your skin.
- Come to your appointment with freshly cleansed skin free of cosmetics or lotion. Beauty products containing certain chemicals may have an impact on your laser hair removal results.
Following these guidelines can help you avoid negative skin effects, such as mild irritations, burns, and discolouration. You’ll also get better hair removal outcomes!
What should I do after the treatment?
It’s critical to continue monitoring your skin after treatment. Your skin may feel sensitive, warm, or itchy right after therapy.
Some of the side effects will be gone soon, but following these precautions for a few days can help speed up their disappearance:
- Sunlight, in particular direct sunshine, should be avoided.
- Apply ice to your skin if it is red or slightly swollen.
- Do not rub or scratch your affected skin.
- Use a mild, unscented, moisturizer with SPF.
- After facial treatments, avoid wearing cosmetics.
- Instead of taking hot showers, take lukewarm ones.
- Avoid staying in heated rooms like saunas, steam rooms, and hot tubs.
- Avoid vigorous exercise that would overheat your skin.
You’ll want to avoid tight, irritant-causing clothing and wear soft, loose clothing. Any sensitivity or discomfort should vanish after 24-48 hours. You’ll continue to limit sun exposure for another week before donning sunscreen whenever you go outside.