Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures around the globe. Laser hair removal made its way onto the scene back in the mid 90’s and has since become a staple for those wanting smooth, hairless skin without the pain and routine of waxing, tweezing and shaving. This process is done by exposing the unwanted section of hair to pulses of laser light that after a few sessions destroys the hair follicles, leaving hairless, smooth, desirable skin without damaging the surrounding areas of skin. If you’re wanting a simpler, quicker beauty routine, then laser hair removal may just be an option worth considering. Skin & Body Refinery is here today to give you the 411 on what you should know about laser hair removal.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
1: Minimal side effects
2: No more ingrown hairs
3: Quick treatment times (we can do areas the size of a quarter in a second)
4: Cost effective
5: Most patients have permanent hair loss after just 3-7 sessions!
6: No more shaving!
What to Do Before Laser Hair Removal
It’s important to remember that laser hair removal is a medical procedure that requires a trained professional to perform and it does carry potential risks as most medical procedures do. Before you go in for your hair removal, check the credentials of the clinic and doctor or technician who will be performing the procedure, as a safety precaution. Once you have verified the clinic is in fact legit, you can start preparing yourself for your laser hair removal! Six weeks prior to any laser hair removal procedure, you should avoid exposure to the sun and put off any sort of tanning you had in mind. Sun exposure can cause complications after treatments and can significantly reduce the effectiveness of the procedure. Limit any plucking, waxing or electrolysis for 6 weeks prior to the procedure as well. For laser hair removal to be effective, the laser works to destroy the hair follicle or root, waxing and plucking tends to remove the root which will make the treatment less effective. You may however, shave before your appointment if you’d like, as the hair will be trimmed prior to treatment anyways to avoid singeing any hair.
Laser Hair Removal Procedure
If there is hair present in the area where the laser hair removal is to be performed, first the hair will be trimmed down to a few millimeters in length. Both you and the doctor/technician will receive protective eye wear. Then, a cooling gel will be applied to skin in the area that will be receiving the laser hair removal. This will allow the laser to penetrate the skin better. Then, treatment will begin. This process doesn’t take much time, upper lips are finished in about 10 minutes whereas larger areas such as back or legs may take up to an hour. Your doctor or tech will closely monitor you for bad reactions during this time. After treatment, anti-inflammatory creams or ice packs may be used to alleviate any discomfort you may feel.
Laser Hair Removal & More in Waco, TX (Just Minutes Away from Axtell, West, Lorena, Bellmead, Woodway, Hewitt, Robinson & Crawford, Texas)
If you’re tired of the same old, time consuming beauty routines, why not give laser hair removal a try? Everyone deserves to feel beautiful and taking one more thing off of your daily list of to do’s will save you much needed time. If you’d like more information about laser hair removal, call Skin & Body Refinery.