Five Tips To Help You Get The Best Out Of Laser Hair Removal Treatments

February 28, 2020

Laser hair removal is the best way to deal with unwanted hair. After a few sessions, you can stop hair growth completely, so you never need to worry about it again. You also do not have to deal with the side effects of shaving and waxing, like razor burn, ingrown hairs, and irritated skin. If you are going to have laser treatments, there are some simple things that you can do to make sure that you get the best results. Make sure to read this guide before your first treatment so you can get the best out of it.

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Know Your Hair Growth Cycle 

The hair growth cycle has a big impact on laser treatments because they are most effective at certain stages. There are three stages of hair growth and laser treatments are most effective at the beginning of the hair growth cycle. However, your hairs do not all grow at the same rate, which is why you need multiple treatments and the hair growth cycle in laser hair removal is so important. You should consider your hair growth cycle and try to book your appointments accordingly so you can treat the hair in the early stages of growth. You will still need multiple treatments. 

Avoid Plucking Hairs 

If you remove hairs from the root by plucking them, the laser treatment will not be as effective. The laser needs to target the follicles of the hair during the growth phase so if you pluck them out, the laser treatment will not work. You should avoid any plucking of the hair for at least six weeks before your first laser treatment. 

Avoid Tanning 

When you have a laser treatment, you need to make sure that your skin is as light as possible, so avoid tanning beds before you go. You should also make sure to wear plenty of sunscreen before you go. This is especially important in the summer because if you have sunburn, the laser will irritate your skin and cause more redness. You should also avoid tanning for a while after your treatment because it can have side effects

Shave Before Your Treatment 

You should always shave before your treatment, because it will make it a lot easier for your technician to find the hair follicles. This will improve the effectiveness of the treatments and reduce the length of the session. 

Check That Laser Treatments Are Safe For You 

Before you have your first treatment, you need to check whether it is safe for you to have laser treatment. A lot of people worry about laser treatments while pregnant, but they are safe in the early stages. When you reach your third trimester, it may be advisable to stop your treatments. If you are on medication, this can have an impact on the safety of laser hair treatments, so make sure that you let your technician know before you start treatment. You should also avoid treatment if you have any rashes or skin irritation because laser treatments can make it worse. 

If you follow these simple tips, you will get much better results from your laser hair removal treatments. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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