How To Prepare For Laser Hair Removal For Best Results?

June 15, 2024
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Are you done with shaving every other day and ready to find another way to get that baby skin? Well, laser hair removal might just be your long lasting, painless alternative for a silky-smooth skin. This blog aims to prepare you properly for laser hair removal sessions for the best results.

7 Ways To Prepare For Laser Hair Removal

Want results that speak for themselves? Prepare yourself by doing the following:

  1. Avoid Other Hair Removal Methods
    Do not try hair removal methods that pluck or pull hair for at least 4-6 weeks before the laser hair removal treatment. Steer clear of:

    • Waxing
    • Tweezing
    • Sugaring
    • Electrolysis

    These methods disturb the hair follicle and may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. The laser targets melanin present in the hair follicles, and you want to have that intact to be effectively targeted.

  2. Shaving the Treatment Area
    Steer clear of running the laser area under the blade for around 24 hours before your laser treatment is due. This helps hair follicles become better targets for easy removal and reduces the risk of burns as well. A shaved hair has a tiny hair shaft above the skin’s surface, allowing the laser to target the follicle without burning the skin.
  3. Sun Exposure and Tanning Products
    Directly exposing the skin to the sun and using tanning products is a strict no-no for at least 2-4 weeks before the treatment. Both sun exposure and tanning make your skin more sensitive and increase the risk of complications. If the skin is already dark due to sun exposure or tanning products, it renders the treatment less effective.
  4. Use of Skincare Products
    Skincare products have contents like retinoids, harsh exfoliants, and other active ingredients that are not suitable to use a week before the treatment. They make the skin more sensitive and increase the risk of irritation or inflammation after the laser treatment.
  5. Cleansing the Skin
    Thorough cleansing of the skin on the day of the treatment with a gentle cleanser is a must to remove any products. Things like makeup, lotion, perfume, etc., impact the effectiveness of laser hair removal.
  6. Comfortable Clothing
    When preparing for your laser hair removal choose clothing that is loose and comfortable to prevent friction or skin irritation. Tight clothing rubs against your skin causing discomfort and may interfere with the healing process post-treatment.
  7. Medications and Pain Relief
    Make sure you inform the aesthetician about medications you are on, including topical medications.

Closing Note

By following these steps, prepare your skin properly for laser hair removal for effective, safe, and comfortable treatment. Do you have more questions regarding the laser services we offer? Visit Reserve Salon and Spa to learn more about ways we can help you achieve your dream skin. Get in touch with our magicians for more details on this. We are located in the following areas:

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