To Prepare for Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a fast and effective way to get rid of unwanted hair. It uses laser light to damage the cells in the hair follicles and stop them from growing. It’s become increasingly popular over the last few years, but it can be quite expensive… So people often wonder how best to prepare for the procedure to make sure they get the results they want.
So, what can you do before your Blue Divine Spa appointment? Well firstly it’s always best to be as hair-free as possible when you go in for laser hair removal. Shaving is ok but ideally you should have had around 4 weeks of waxing. So if you’re due a waxing appointment, go ahead and book that in before your laser hair removal appointment.
The day or two before your appointment, avoid sun exposure as much as possible. The sun’s rays can increase the risk of burning or blistering after the laser treatment. And finally, make sure you don’t have any fake tan on! Tanning products (including self-tanners) can increase the risk of skin reactions after laser hair removal.
Here are 9 tips on how to prepare for laser hair removal:
1) Shave the entire treatment area a day before your appointment. This will help the technician see the direction your hair is growing in, making it easier to perform the treatment.
2) Avoid using strong soaps or cleansers on the area before or after treatment. The chemicals in these products may irritate your skin and prevent the laser from working effectively.
3) If you were waxing, plucking, threading, or using any other hair removal methods in the weeks leading up to your appointment, stop at least two weeks beforehand. This will ensure that the laser can target the hair follicles accurately.
4) Drink plenty of water in the lead-up to your appointment. This will help keep your skin hydrated and make the treatment more comfortable.
5) Keep your Atlanta spa services appointment. It’s normal to experience some discomfort and redness after laser hair removal treatment, but it should subside within a few hours. If you start to experience severe pain or prolonged redness around the treatment area, call your doctor or clinic immediately.
6) Wear sunscreen if the treatment area is exposed to the sun. The laser can make your skin more sensitive to the sun’s rays, so it’s important to protect yourself from UV radiation.
8) After treatment, avoid using creams on your skin to keep it hydrated if it feels dry or irritated. Use an unscented moisturizer if you need to apply something to the treatment area.
9) Be patient. The final results of laser hair removal may not be visible until several treatments have been performed. Most people require between 4 and 6 treatments to achieve their desired results.
By following these tips, you can help ensure that your laser hair removal treatment is as effective and comfortable as possible.
They day of your laser hair removal appointment
Now, what about on the day of your appointment? Arrive with clean, dry skin. If you have any sunburn or eczema, let your technician know as they will need to take precautions. And finally… Don’t forget to bring your ID!
So, now you know what to do before and on the day of your appointment. But what about after? Most people find that their skin is a little red and swollen after laser hair removal. This is completely normal and should go away within a few days. You may also experience some minor skin irritation or dryness. Again, these symptoms should go away within a few days. However if they persist and/or you get an itchy or burning sensation, your skin may be too dry. Try applying some moisturizer to soothe the skin and if the irritation continues, call your tech and let them know.
And finally… Now that you’ve prepared for your appointment, you’re ready to have laser hair removal! Good luck.
We are commonly asked the following questions:
“How to prepare for laser hair removal on your face”
“How to prepare for Brazilian laser hair removal”
“How to prepare for bikini laser hair removal”
“How to prepare for underarm laser hair removal”
Fortunately, the answer to each of these questions is the same. It doesn’t matter what part of your body is receiving laser hair removal, the same tips can be followed. Under your arms is the same as your bikini area and your face.
INFORMATION ABOUT LASER HAIR REMOVAL:
The use of lasers to remove unwanted hair was first reported in medical literature in 1979, with the invention of the ruby laser. This permanently removed the hair by heating the tissue until it was vaporized.
The problem with this type of laser was that the wavelength of light produced by the ruby laser was not well matched to the absorption spectra for human tissue. More recent lasers use a different method, using pulsed beams rather than continuous beams. The following post may be of interest if you you want to learn more on how laser hair removal works.
The first large-scale study comparing electrolysis and laser hair removal was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology in 1998. It concluded that laser hair removal was more efficacious and required fewer treatments than electrolysis.
A 2006 study found that laser hair removal was “superior” to plucking with tweezers in both patient satisfaction and number of hairs removed.
Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure that can help you achieve a smooth, hair-free complexion.