Laser hair removal is a convenient and virtually painless way to permanently reduce any unwanted hair growth. Unlike traditional hair removal methods, the treatment makes the hair regrowth sparse and doesn’t involve the risk of ingrown hair.
Read on to learn more about the ins and outs of the laser hair removal procedure.
How Does A Laser Hair Removal Work?
A laser hair removal treatment uses a controlled and calibrated laser to heat up and (permanently) destroy your hair follicles. As a result, it gradually decreases your hair growth within a few treatment sessions.
Advanced laser hair removal treatments are usually safe for all skin types and skin tones. They can be used to remove dark, coarse hairs on different areas of your body including the face, arms, underarms, legs, and bikini area.
Of course, who wouldn’t want their hair removal treatments to be as effective and long-lasting as possible?
Thus, here are 4 useful tips that can help you get the most out of your laser hair removal treatment:
1. Do Not Miss Your Follow-Up Treatments
Your hair goes through different phases of growth, including active growth, rest, fallout, and ( regeneration.
Each hair cycle lasts for about 28 days and the laser targets only those follicles that are in the anagen phase (the active hair growth phase). So, if you miss one session, you will be missing an entire growth cycle and this can prolong the hair removal process.
That’s why it is important to schedule -and keep!- subsequent treatment sessions spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart.
2. Avoid Tweezing Or Waxing Between Your Treatments
The laser works by targeting the hair follicles present under your skin. Since waxing, tweezing, or plucking can pull out your hair from the root, these hair removal methods can reduce the effectiveness of your laser hair removal treatment.
However, you can still shave as this simply cuts your hair down to the surface of your skin and still leaves the follicle intact.
3. Shave A Day Or Two Before The Day of the Actual Treatment
Another way to ensure maximum results is to shave a day or two before your laser hair removal appointment. This makes it easier for the laser to get to your hair follicles and reduces the amount of discomfort as well.
Moreover, longer hair can also cause the laser energy to disperse through the follicle and result in skin burns.
4. Limit Your Sun Exposure
Laser treatments can make your skin sensitive, and excessive sun exposure might increase the risk of sunburns and blistering. Therefore, it is crucial that you limit your sun exposure before, during, and immediately after your laser hair removal sessions. If this won’t be possible, make sure to apply a good sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 before you head out into the sun.
All in all, laser hair removal is an effective, painless, and permanent treatment for reducing unwanted hair growth. However, getting it done by a well-trained expert and adhering to the proper aftercare guidelines is necessary to get the best out of your treatment.
Our highly experienced and certified laser technicians at Mestiza Laser Clinic can help create a customized laser hair removal treatment plan, as well as provide a set of aftercare instructions best suited for your skin type, hair growth, and aesthetic goals.
Book a consultation today and go hair-free within a few sessions!