In the past few decades, laser hair removal has acquired immense popularity all over the world. As it is the quickest way of removing body hair for a longer period so many people are preferring this treatment over traditional hair removal methods including waxing, tweezing, shaving, etc. Besides its time-saving nature, another reason behind its massive popularity is its ability to remove public and private hair painlessly. The patient does not experience any pain which he/she does feel in undergoing traditional methods. Please also note that it is not only a treatment for hands or legs, so you can have any area of your body lasered without any complication.
In the treatment, we use laser energy to target unwanted body hair. It removes the hair without leaving any burn or scar behind. The results are outstanding but patients usually see a drastic decrease in the hair growth only after completing a full course of treatment so, in other words, we can say that laser hair removal requires a time commitment and a certain degree of patience from you.
Tips for laser hair removal
You need to do a little preparation before having your first laser hair removal session. Here are a few tips that you can use to get silky, smooth, and hair-less skin without any difficulty.
Get the treatment in lunch-hour
Laser hair removal session takes only 20-30 minutes to complete so you can have the treatment in your lunch break. It will save your precious time, you won’t have to spend the rest of your day in the doctor’s office.
Take all the recommended sessions
While the results are really impressive and permanent, but it is not a one-time treatment. You need to attend several sessions first in order to obtain the desired outcome. In the initial consultation session, you will be informed about how many sessions you are going to need to permanently remove unwelcoming hair from your body.
Shaving is mandatory
Almost eight hours prior to laser hair removal, shave the area that needs treatment. It is done to make the hair root more visible and easily detectable to the laser. Also, when we utilize laser to target longer hair, it can lead to serious burns or scars so before the treatment make sure you have shaved the problem area.
Don’t wax or tweeze
Shaving is allowed but you are highly recommended to avoid waxing, tweezing, or using any depilatory cream prior to the treatment as they can result in severe pigmentation in the treated area following laser hair removal.
Avoid sun exposure
Do not expose the affected area to the sun prior to the treatment. Sun exposures adversely affect the final outcome because laser cannot work efficiently on the skin that has been sunburned or tanned. At the time you schedule an appointment with the doctor, you have to start taking care of your skin. It is best to stay home for a few days before laser hair removal treatment but if even you go out, don’t forget to apply strong SPF sunscreens. And because of the sun exposure issue, some dermatologists also recommend patients to get this type of skin care treatment in the winter season.
Have realistic expectations
It is very important to keep your expectations realistic for the treatment. While laser treatment produces significant improvement but it does not guarantee 100% hair reduction so don’t get your hopes too high. Also, be patient to see fuller results as you have to take multiple sessions to obtain the desired results.
Come with a makeup-free skin
Your skin should be free from chemicals, dirt, and pollutants for laser hair removal so on the day of treatment, make sure you are not wearing any make-up. Before coming to the hospital for your treatment, take a bath, and do not use any skin care product, not even moisturizer.
To obtain ideal outcomes, you have to attend your appointments regularly. Your doctor will decide total sessions and timing of your appointments depending upon your skin, expected results, and overall health. For more information, book a complimentary consultation with one of our skincare professionals by filling out our online consultation form.