Benefits of Laser Hair Removal Everything You Need To Know
What you need to know first about benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal has become a new trend in the 21st century and is not going anywhere anytime soon. It’s one of those self-care treatments that give you extra time to relax in the bath and not worry about the next time you have to do the womanly duty. Here is everything you need to know about laser hair removal benefits, according to dermatologists!
Shaving before your appointment saves you the time and not to mention the awkward moments. Laser clinics always ask their client to try a close to skin trim before the ‘final-goodbye’ procedure.
2. Don’t tweeze or wax
You might think where’s the harm in waxing before a procedure, maybe it makes more sense when a clinic requests that the hair is removed, however, believe it or not, waxing is the last thing you want to do before kissing the hard days farewell. At the clinic, the laser actually targets the pigment of the hair follicle, so if the hair follicle is gone the laser won’t be effective. So avoid the temptation and go with the razor.
3. If you’re going with the face, we need to see it
Leave your facial products at home! Applying any product or make-up on your skin before the laser is a big mistake and here’s why, when the laser touches your skin it burns whatever stands in its way including your foundation which may cause pigmentation on the skin. Trust your clinic to they say not to add anything on your face beforehand.
4. Trust your doctor
Although hair removal lasers happen at salons and spas, it is still a procedure with risk, it is always advisable to seek a certified doctor or clinic before going through with the life-changing decision. Pigmentation and burns are risks that might occur if not done with care and an experienced provider.
5. Yes, it hurts
A laser is a hot sharp light that strikes your skin targeting your hair. As one might think, some sensitive areas hurt more than others where the hair is thick like lower legs and underarms. But don’t let that stop you from realizing it’s the best decision you have made.
6. You should be swollen afterwards
Expect to me swollen and red, but there’s no fear, this only means that the treatment was a success. Clients are to expect to be in this condition for up to 2 days, symptoms may include itching or stinging in the treated area for an hour or two, however, creams are applied to help soothe the area.
Depending on the body and hair type, results may be different. Thicker hair needs extra sessions while hairs on the upper lip require multiple sessions. Clients may notice some hairs coming back to life but that is completely normal and occasionally happens.
To avoid the laser confusing the suntan pigment in your skin for your hair’s root it’s best you stay out the sun. It is always best to stay close to your skin baseline when undergoing laser hair removal so that the laser would not target your skin causing an area to burn unnecessarily.
9. Full disclosure
Let your doctor know about any medication you are taking. To avoid any complications and reap all benefits of laser hair removal, it is important, to be honest about your condition.
10. It’s your decision
It’s important to have an honest conversation with your doctor about what you think, you may change your mind about certain things and that’s okay. You may want to complete your treatment in some areas but not others and that’s also okay. When not completing treatment, the hairs in the area only become thinner so you can still have the option to grow hairs there or not.
11. Different lasers for different skin types
It is important to know which laser works with which skin type, a piece of information known to experts. Light skin types (skin types 1, 2, and 3) respond best to a short wavelength which is easy on the skin and people with dark skin types 4, 5, and 6 (skin type 4,5, and 6) need a long wavelength. Going to a certified clinic assures you or the knowledge and safety of your doctors.
12. Don’t worry
If burns occur on your body the worst that can happen is hyperpigmentation, although it isn’t pleasant in of itself, it’s nothing serious or life-threatening. As long as you are sure about your clinic and doctor, you can lay back and happily feel the little zaps taking away all your future worries.
13. Don’t be shy
Rest assured that your doctor is experienced and had seen more than you can imagine, don’t be shy in situations where you may reveal more than you like to a stranger. After your departure, everyone at the clinic would already be busy with the new person revealing more than they would like to a stranger. So sit back and relax.