Wanting to have perfectly smooth skin anywhere on the body is enough of a reason for most women to turn to laser hair removal. The idea of not having to worry about tweezing, shaving or waxing is a liberating thought, but you should also keep in mind that the permanent hair removal procedure is not for everyone. Here are some of the important facts you should know before getting a laser hair removal.
- Results Aren’t Instant
Unlike waxing laser hair removal does not leave you with smooth skin after a session. In most cases, it requires up to 10 sessions before your hair is completely eradicated and your left with smooth and hairless skin.
- It’s Going to be a Long Process
As mentioned, it usually requires up to 10 sessions, and patients usually won’t see results until their sixth to eighth treatment. This means it takes a few months before you’re able to see noticeable difference.
- There’s No Waxing and Tanning Allowed
If you decide to go for laser hair treatment, you need to know that you cannot wax or tan in between sessions as this can interfere with the laser during the treatment. Any form of tanning, such as tanning lotions, spray tans and natural tanning, are not allowed while your laser treatment is ongoing.
- You Need to Avoid Sun Exposure
After every session, put on some SPF especially on the treated area(s). Your skin will be extra sensitive after a laser treatment, so you’ll need something to protect it as much as possible. And as mentioned, getting your skin tanned will interfere with the ability of the laser to detect hair pigmentation. For best results, keep your skin in its normal state all throughout the treatment.
- It Provides Great Benefits
Laser hair removal provides many great benefits compared to other hair removal methods. Not only laser hair treatment provides permanent results, but it is a much less painful hair removal method in comparison to waxing and plucking. It can also be safely used anywhere on your body.
- It Should Only Be Done By a Professional Aesthetician
Lastly and most importantly, you should only have this procedure done by a professional and experienced aesthetician. Make sure that your aesthetician is working with a licensed aesthetic clinic. Have yourself checked by a qualified specialist to determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for the procedure. A ridiculously discounted clinic is most definitely not the ideal place to have your treatment done.
Laser hair removal is not for everyone, but it’s certainly something to consider if your want to get rid of unwanted hair for good and save money on shaving and waxing in the long run.