Let’s admit it, none of us truly find the process of hair removal very comfortable! Be it shaving, waxing, or threading, we can’t say that any of these methods are actually convenient. Some of these methods are not just painful, but also have other side effects involved – ingrown hair, bumps, rashes, bruises, and cuts. If you are someone who loves hairless and smooth skin and can shell out a little extra money from your pocket, laser hair removal is the treatment for you. We won’t be surprised if you tell us that this is not the first time you are hearing about this. But it is only natural to have more questions in your head before going ahead with a procedure like a laser!
So, here is everything you need to know before going ahead with laser hair removal.
It isn’t very complicated – Laser hair removal might sound very intimidating and a complicated process. But to explain it in simpler words, the hair pigment picks up the energy from the hair follicle, therefore, leading to the destruction of the root of the follicle. Once the follicle is destroyed, the hair stops growing.
It is a pretty fast process – Based upon the area that you’re getting treated; your appointment should take anywhere between 20 minutes to 1 hour.
It shouldn’t be painful – When done by a professional laser hair removal process is comfortable and absolutely painless. You may feel a slight bit of heat on your body during the process but other than that, it’s a comfortable procedure.
You need to shave before your appointment – The laser, upon reacting with the hair on the skin, can cause irritation. Shaving the area that is going to be treated, also enables easy penetration of the laser into the roots of the hair follicles and leads to effective destruction of the same. It is also very important to keep in mind that you don’t wax, tweeze, or bleach any hair one month prior to the treatment so that the root stays intact in order to effectively remove the hair. Any hair growth between your appointments can be shaved off but cannot be waxed or threaded.
Rethink your time of sun exposure – After your session, it is recommended to avoid sun exposure and religiously use sunscreen.
Don’t worry if you are on your period – You don’t have to miss your appointments because you are on your periods. If you are getting your bikini area treated, you can check with your doctor and use a tampon on the day of the treatment.
Patience is the key – While Laser hair removal is no magical process, but you will start to see results with the first session itself. With more sessions, you will see the laser taking effect in the comfortable removal of hair.
So here is the crux of laser hair removal. Think about it, take your time, and consult a professional when you go ahead with this treatment. At Skinzest, we have a team of qualified professionals who will assist you with every query or concern for any of your skin treatments. Visit our website to know more about the services available.