5 Things You Should Know Before Getting Laser Hair Removal
When it comes to removing unwanted hair, the process of shaving or waxing can be lengthy and inconvenient, especially if you’re strapped for time.
You also have to keep up with it… unless you choose a different route – like laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is more efficient and lasts longer. You can save hours shaving and waxing (even days if you add up all the time you’ll end up sending over the years) if you invest in laser hair removal. If you’re considering getting laser hair removal, you’re in the right spot.
Here are five things you need to know about the laser hair removal process.
1) Don’t pluck or wax
Before going for your very first appointment, avoid threading, plucking, or waxing for at least a month. If you don’t, the laser will be unable to identify the follicle and won’t have the required effect. Also, avoid waxing or tweezing between the sessions as well. Shaving, on the other hand, is an exception, and clients are encouraged to shave 24 hours before getting the laser hair removal treatment.
2) Don’t use any beauty products before your appointment
It is essential to the process to stay in your normal complexion. If you have any spray tan, regular tan, or sunburn, you’ll need to wait for at least 15 days before making another appointment.
3) It can be uncomfortable
Laser hair removal all isn’t sunshines and roses. It may be uncomfortable, but it will feel like a rubber band sting at most. You might get a sharp stinging sensation on the areas where the hair is thick and dense. Other than that, it is absolutely painless; also, it depends on the place to be treated.
4) Ignore any swelling
Swelling is the sign of successful treatment! The hair follicles swell after laser hair removal and can stay that way for a few hours. So, not to worry, you are doing just fine, and just in case if the swelling doesn’t go away in a day or two, you can apply hydrocortisone cream to reduce the inflammation.
5) Results take time
The hair removal process usually requires anywhere between 6 to 10 treatment sessions. Thick hair disappears in 6 sessions, but the light ones take time! There isn’t enough pigment in the thin hair, which is why it doesn’t absorb the laser light properly. So, if you have blonde or very fine hair, the results will take time to show.
The laser hair removal experience is not always the same for everyone. But – it’s well worth it!
If it’s your first time, don’t be nervous. Have questions about treatment? Give us a call at 512-296-5162. We’re happy to answer any of your questions. You can also schedule your free consultation to see what you need to prepare before going for the first session.
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