Things You Should Know Before Having Laser Hair Removal

14 June 2017
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You may have been thinking about having laser hair removal, but just aren't sure about having that type of procedure done. Laser hair removal may not be for everyone, but if you are spending an awful lot of time shaving various parts of your body, or are spending a lot of time on waxing appointments, laser hair removal may be the way to go. See below for things you should know before having laser hair removal, including the benefits of having this procedure.

Hair Color Matters

Laser hair treatment targets darker hair color better than lighter hair colors. This means if you have fair hair, laser hair treatment may not be as effective. On the other hand, laser hair works well on all skin types and colors. If you have lighter hair, be sure to talk to the physician beforehand about having this procedure done.

Laser Hair Removal Takes Time

Hair removal with a laser will take more than one session to target all of the hair follicles. It will take multiple sessions, spaced over several weeks. Be sure you are ready for that type of commitment and have time in your schedule for treatments. Although, some treatments may be very short, and can possibly be done on a lunch break.

No Sun

After having laser hair removal treatment, you aren't supposed to be in the sun, as you can irritate your skin. Talk to the physician about how long you'll need to be out of the sun, but it's usually between 7 - 14 days. You should also avoid sunless tanning sprays and tanning beds as well. If you have a beach vacation planned after your treatment, you may want to postpone it for a few weeks.

Some Medications Can Affect Treatment

Medications such as antibiotics can affect your treatment. Talk to your physician beforehand about any medications you are taking to be sure that they do not hinder the effects of the treatment. Also if you are pregnant, this treatment should be postponed.

Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal

  • Cost Effective. Laser hair removal is fairly inexpensive. You'll also save money from having to buy razors, waxing treatments, shaving cream, or other shaving products.
  • Permanent. In most cases, the hair removal is totally permanent. This means not having to shave your bikini area, legs or underarms ever again.
  • Painless. Laser hair removal is painless. Your skin is numbed and the laser works to remove the hair follicle below the surface. 
  • For Males And Females. Laser hair removal is not just for women, it's for men too. If you're tired of having a patchy hairy chest, or that patchy lower back hair, you can have that hair removed. 

Laser hair removal should be considered if you are spending an awful lot of time and money shaving or waxing your body. Make an appointment with a laser hair removal company, like DIAMOND LASER CENTER, to talk to a laser hair removal specialist.