5 things you should know before getting a laser hair removal treatment

5 things you should know before getting a laser hair removal treatment

Hair removal can be a boring and painful thing to do. Especially if you have a fast hair growth rate, it can be tiring to take out the time for it. This is why laser hair removal is getting a lot of popularity these days.

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a treatment that basically destroys hair follicles. Unlike the other traditional methods which basically involve pulling the hair out from the root, laser treatments are aimed at preventing the hair from growing back.

Things to know before getting laser hair removal treatment

Before going for any treatment, it is essential that you do thorough research on it. Here are some things you should know before you go for the hair removal treatment.

1- Talk to your laser professional about your medications

If you are on some medication, be it oral or topical, be sure to talk to your dermatologist about it. Some medicines can interfere with the treatment process. Moreover, some might even make the skin sensitive and you might get a burn.

After you inform your dermatologist about your medications, he/she will adjust your treatment accordingly.

2- Skip your skincare products for the day

If you are using any type of skincare product, make sure you skip them for the day. This is to avoid any complications or problems like discoloration.

3- Avoid sun before you go for the procedure

Sun should be avoided at least one month before the procedure because when you are tanned, the skin pigment matches that of the hair follicle. This in turn makes it hard for the laser to detect. This is why bleaching should be avoided too.

4- Don’t wax your hair at least 2 weeks before the treatment

If you want the treatment to work, the follicle must be present. Hence, don’t wax your hair for at least 2 weeks before your treatment is scheduled.

5- Don’t expect a laser to completely, permanently remove hair

Laser hair removal treatment is basically done to permanently ‘reduce’ hair. However, one thing you should know is that regrowth does occur after your treatment. The new hair would be finer and lighter. This makes them harder to detect visually.

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