Laser hair removal in our Hertfordshire clinic is popular for a number of reasons but there are questions that should be asked prior to making any decisions to having this treatment. Here are 7 things to know before getting laser hair removal.
It does not have to be Painful
Laser hair removal does not need to be painful. Diode lasers are quick with minimal discomfort. Most people report that they feel just a mild “prickle”.
Patience is a Virtue
You need to be patient. Most people see a reduction in the hair growth after their 2nd treatment, but multiple treatments of 6 or more, are required for better results. The reason for this is because hair is always at a different stage of growth. There are 3 stages of hair growth. Treatments therefore need to be at regular intervals to ensure all hairs are removed permanently.
Make Sure you Shave
You will need to shave 3 days before each treatment. If you don’t, then the laser may cause irritation or a “burnt hair” smell. Also, you won’t get the quickest results as you will need more treatments than maybe necessary. Speak to a professional skin laser technician at somewhere like BeauSYNERGY for all the information you need to get the best results possible. If you pluck, wax or bleach the hair then you will not get the desired results in the quickest time.
You need to avoid getting hot for 24 hours after treatment because the heat from the laser treatment will still be present on your skin. Getting hot could mean you having taken moderate exercise or hot showers. You will also need to avoid sun exposure before and after treatment until any sun tan has faded. Wear SPF 50, as advised by a skin care professional such as BeauSYNERGY if you are to reveal any part of your flesh to the outside elements.
Re-Visit your daily Skin Care Routine
If you are having the face treated then avoid scrubs, glycolic acid and retinol creams for two days before and after treatment. Your skin can get a little dry after the clinic procedure, so you may be advised to use moisturiser.
Laser Hair Removal for Healthier Skin
Nicely but importantly, within the 7 things to know before you get laser hair removal is that the laser actually encourages clearer, smoother skin. It can actually help with irritating in-growing hairs also as the treatment persuades hair to grow straight.
Most Skin and Hair Types can be Treated
Laser targets the pigment in the hair. The darkest hair with the fairest skin is the perfect match and best suited to the treatment. However most skin and hair types can be treated including light brown on fair skin, certain red hairs on fair skin and black hair on brown skin. ND-Yag laser hair removal machines at places like BeauSYNERGY are safe, fast and provide great results on most skin and hair types.
A patch test and full consultation for consent is required before any treatment.