Five Tips For Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses laser energy to target hair follicles and prevents hair growth. The treatment works by delivering pulses of intense light that are absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft, destroying the hair follicle and preventing future hair growth.
Despite its popularity, laser hair removal can sometimes be associated with certain problems, such as skin irritation, redness, and blistering. So here are five tips regarding laser hair removal treatment.
Tip 1: Don’t miss your treatment
Laser hair removal appointments are scheduled based on the growth cycles of your hair. During each hair growth cycle, certain hair follicles produce hair. The laser can only target the hair follicles that are growing hairs during that particular growth cycle. Because of this, your appointments are generally placed about four to eight weeks apart. If you were to miss one of these treatments, you would miss an entire growth cycle. This can set you way back in your treatments and lengthen the hair removal process.
Tip 2: Avoid tweezing or waxing
Laser hair removal targets hair follicles, so they must be present during treatment. Tweezing or waxing removes the hair follicle, making it impossible for the laser to target it. To get the best results, avoid tweezing or waxing for several weeks before your laser hair removal treatments. Shaving is okay as it only cuts the hair on the surface of your skin and doesn’t affect the hair follicle.
Tip 3: Limit your sun exposure
To avoid complications during laser hair removal, it’s important to limit sun exposure both before starting the treatment and in between appointments. Sunburned skin can become extra sensitive and could blister during laser treatment. This not only causes pain but may also require you to miss appointments until your skin has fully recovered from the sunburn. To get the best results, protect your skin from sun exposure before and during your laser hair removal treatments.
Tip 4: Avoid lotions, oils, and deodorants before treatment
For effective laser hair removal, it’s important to arrive at your appointment with clean, dry skin. Avoid using moisturizers, creams, lotions, or oils before treatment, as they can block the laser from reaching the hair roots. If you’re getting underarm treatment, don’t wear deodorant before your appointment. Clean, dry skin allows for the best results during laser hair removal.
Tip 5: Understanding short-lived side effects
Common Side Effects:
Laser hair removal may cause short-lived side effects like swelling and redness in the treatment area. You may feel like you have a mild sunburn for a few hours. These effects should subside within one to three days and can be reduced by using aloe vera or cooling creams.
Your hair will not fall out immediately after treatment but rather gradually over the following weeks. Since hair follicles have different growth cycles, patchy regrowth is normal. These areas will be treated in follow-up visits until regrowth is fully eliminated.
If you’re looking for hair removal treatment, consider reaching out to Advance Laser Clinic. We are a well-established clinic and have been operating at this location for eighteen years and have thousands of satisfied customers. We endeavor to provide you with exceptional services utilizing the most advanced technologies and the highest standards of care. We invest significant time in continuing education to keep abreast of the latest developments and cutting-edge technologies in the field of laser hair removal, cold laser applications, aesthetics, stopping smoking, and weight loss. We have clients visiting our Laser Hair Removal Clinic from across Calgary, Airdrie, Strathmore, Cochrane, Chestermere, and the surrounding areas.
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