Laser Hair Removal Treatments

How To Prepare For Laser Hair Removal? – Simple Ways You Must Know

Uncertain about what to expect from your first laser hair removal procedure? That’s totally okay. By the time you finish reading our blog, you will be an expert at laser hair removal.

If you want to wear skirts or go to the beach without having to worry about your leg hair or your chest hair and you are sick of the time-consuming, major hassle factor, inconvenience, and cost of shaving, waxing, and epilating.

Whatever your reason for choosing laser hair removal – like millions of others you’ve definitely made the right choice.

What Does Laser Hair Removal Entail?

The problem is addressed at its root with laser hair removal, a permanent hair removal method. The procedure destroys hair follicles with the use of focused lasers without causing skin damage.

A focused beam of light from the laser is absorbed by the melanin, or pigment, in the hair. After that, the light destroys the hair follicle, stopping further hair growth.

The procedure must be done on areas with dark hair because melanin absorbs the laser in the hair. Laser hair removal does not work well on white, red, or blonde hair.

Some common areas where you might get laser hair removal services are:

  • Underarms
  • Bikini
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Chin
  • Upper lip

How To Get Ready For Your Laser Treatment?

It’s crucial to take your doctor’s advice in order to get the best results and the most comfortable treatment possible. In this manner, you can best prepare for your laser treatment.

Your practitioner will advise you to:

  • Avoid any tanning. If you let your skin tan or use a fake tan before receiving laser treatment, they are all equally dangerous. The laser may burn the top layer of tanned skin. You could also put yourself in danger if you don’t completely remove all signs of your fake tan.
  • Leave at least 4 weeks before getting your laser treatment if your skin is tanned.
  • Avoid waxing or plucking before laser hair removal. The laser won’t be able to catch the hair follicles at the proper stage or be able to reduce the hair because these options alter the hair growth cycle.
  • Do not bleach your hair. The darker the hair follicles, then it is easier for the laser to see them.
  • Clean the treatment area before your session. Use no creams or lotions before your session. At the start of your session, you can ask your practitioner for sanitary towels to clean the area.
  • Make sure that you have between 4-6 weeks of full hair growth before your first session.
  • Choose a non-perfumed shaving/ cleansing product for your bikini area. Otherwise, irritations might result.
  • Shave 24 hours before your laser appointment. NOT the day of the treatment. To read more about how to shave correctly, you can visit our blog
  • Use a pH-balanced feminine cleanser wash afterward to make sure all the shaving foam has been removed. For more tips on how to shave click here
  • Gently exfoliate your bikini area 3-4 days before your session. Don’t wait until the last day or after you’ve had a shave. In any other case, your skin might itch.
  • Try to schedule the treatment the week before or the week after your period
  • Make sure all the excess hair from the labia and perianal area has been removed
  • Wear loose clothes for your treatment. If your underwear is too tight, check it.
  • Prefer cotton underwear
  • Avoid caffeine. It might make you more sensitive.
  • If you have a low pain threshold, you can take a mild pain reliever before your session (not Ibuprofen)
  • Some of our clients find chewing gum during the treatment helpful
  • Most importantly, relax, you’re in safe hands.

Things To Avoid When Preparing Skin For Laser Hair Removal:

  1. Epilation, waxing, and other hair removal methods. – laser hair removal works by targeting the hair follicle, which means the hair follicle needs to be there when the treatment takes place. Because plucking and other methods of hair removal remove the entire hair, the laser cannot target the root.
  2. Do not get Botox, microdermabrasion, dermal fillers, or other cosmetic enhancements. for at least 14 days before treatment.
  3. Avoid tanning for at least two weeks prior to your laser hair removal procedure. This includes using sunlamps and being outside in the sun. Even a minor sunburn can necessitate delaying treatment because UV exposure can increase the risks of laser use.
  4. The treatment area must be completely free of all substances before treatment can begin, so avoid using moisturizer, lotions, makeup, or skincare on the day of your appointment. Deodorant is included in this.
  5. Don’t worry about the procedure; our highly trained technicians will walk you through it during your initial appointment.
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