Are you sick and tired of shaving, waxing or sugaring the hair off your body? Not only does it seem like a never-ending process, but it’s also uncomfortable and often leaves you with sensitive skin. Laser hair removal has changed the game and allows you to reduce the time spent removing body hair while lowering the chances of irritated skin. But there are things you can do to make the process even better. In this post, we go over some tips on how to get the most out of your laser hair removal session.
Avoid The Sun Before Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment
It’s important to avoid sun exposure for about two weeks before a laser hair removal treatment for a couple of reasons. One is that laser hair removal works better on skin that isn’t tanned. The second is that suntanned or sunburned skin can be far more sensitive to laser light which can increase the chances of irritation, burning or even scarring. If you have been in the sun within two weeks before your session, make sure to mention it to your practitioner so they can do a spot test to ensure your skin won’t be harmed.
Shave Before Your Laser Hair Removal Session
Shaving the day before your laser hair removal session will ensure better results. It’ll decrease the chances of skin sensitivity while allowing the laser to do its job without interference from excess hair. Shaving the day before will allow the laser to do its job of targeting the hair follicles.
Don’t Wax Or Tweeze Before Your Laser Hair Removal Session
Waxing or tweezing can damage or remove the hair follicle which needs to be present for the laser hair removal process to work. Stop any tweezing or waxing a few weeks before your treatment for optimal results. Shaving is fine as it doesn’t affect the hair follicle itself.
Schedule A Series Of Laser Hair Removal Sessions
Hair grows in approximately month-long cycles. By scheduling a series of monthly treatments you’ll ensure that no follicle growth cycle is missed. This will help keep you hairless for longer and provide you with some reassurance about your consistency of hairlessness.