How to Get the Most Out of Your Laser Hair Removal
- Posted on: May 30 2018
With summer just around the corner, the last thing you want to think about is getting in a swimsuit and having a bunch of hair to worry about. And although you can grab for a razor every day— who really has time for that? And plus, if you get razor bumps, nothing is worse than having to shave over those nasty bumps.
If you haven’t already given laser hair removal a thought, now is the best time. Not only is laser hair removal fast, easy, and effective, but it will give you the flawless, hair-free body that you’ve always wanted. To help you get the most out of every one of your sessions, we have created a brief list.
Don’t Tweeze or Pluck
Before your first laser session and in between sessions, make sure that you don’t tweeze or pluck any hairs. Shaving is okay because it doesn’t interrupt the hair follicle, but because tweezing involves the hair follicle it can impact just how effective your results are.
Avoid the Sun
Avoid spending too much time in the sun both before and after your laser hair removal sessions. The sun will make your skin more sensitive to laser and vice versa— leaving you more prone to permanent burns and scarring. After you get laser hair removal, wear an SPF for the first week or so after your session for an added layer of protection so that you don’t burn.
Ask About Pain Medication
Many patients say that laser hair removal feels like a rubber band snapping your skin over and over. To help ease the discomfort during your procedure, we will apply a topical numbing cream over your skin. If you are still worried about pain or if you experience too much pain during the procedure, ask us about pain medication that’s safe to take.