With a bevy of bothersome side effects, such as pesky nicks, burns and ingrown hairs, it’s no wonder so many people are parting ways with their razor and falling for laser hair removal.
It’s a safe, effective and comfortable treatment that provides long-lasting results on multiple areas of the body, including the upper lip, chin, underarms, arms, legs, bikini area, back and chest. With a series of laser hair removal treatments, you can dramatically reduce hair growth and ditch your shaving habits for good.
Here are some important dos and don’ts of laser hair removal to help maximize your aesthetic investment:
Stay out of the sun.
It’s vital that you avoid tanning before and after any laser treatment. Lasers do not mix well with pigmented skin. To avoid any adverse side effects, including burning and blistering, you should arrive at your laser hair removal treatments with bare, untanned and untreated skin that is free of perfumes, dyes or moisturizers.
Avoid waxing or plucking.
For laser hair removal to be effective, the roots of your hair need to be intact. Pulses of laser energy are emitted directly to the roots to gently heat and disable the follicles and prevent future hair regrowth — so without your roots, the laser will not work. Therefore, you should not wax or pluck before your treatment. We recommend switching exclusively to shaving for at least three months before your treatment to achieve optimal results.
While waxing and plucking are a big no-no, shaving is highly encouraged prior to laser hair removal. Shaving a day or two before your treatments helps keep your hair follicles in the active phase of hair growth. Laser hair removal can only effectively disable roots in this active stage, making shaving a great way to prep your target areas for optimal treatment and enhanced results.
Schedule your series of treatments ASAP!
Patience and persistence are key when it comes to laser hair removal. Since hair grows in stages, your hair follicles are never consistently active. Therefore, you’ll need to undergo a series of laser hair removal treatments to catch every follicle in its active stage. Depending on the size of your treatment area and other factors, our team will help determine how many sessions you need to achieve the smooth, hair-free results you desire.