Laser hair removal is hands down the easiest and most effective solution for removing unwanted body hair. It can eliminate body hair anywhere you don’t want it, from your upper lip to your underarms. Yes, it can even work on men so that you don’t have to shave your face anymore.
If you’ve decided that you want to go for laser hair removal, you’ll see that it’s an extremely simple and relatively painless solution. Learn more from the Laser Bar and Spa providers about how to prepare for the laser hair removal procedure.
How laser hair removal works
Laser hair removal works by targeting your hair follicles with a laser. Laser Bar and Spa uses the Cynosure® laser, which is the most advanced technology for removing hair. The laser emits extremely bright light, which destroys the pigment in the follicle.
This works to eliminate the hair entirely, usually over a minimum of six sessions.
The clients who get the best results
While laser hair removal can work for virtually anyone, it’s a simple fact that certain hair types and skin tones receive the best results.
The best candidates for laser hair removal are people with light skin and dark hair. This provides a contrast that makes it easy for the laser to target the hair follicles.
How to prepare for laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is a simple procedure that usually doesn’t require much advance preparation. Most people experience it as mildly to moderately painful and may say that it feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin repeatedly. It may not be comfortable, but it doesn’t usually require a major anesthetic.
The technician will likely put a bit of numbing cream on the area to be treated. This is usually sufficient for the procedure.
You’ll have a consultation with your provider before you get your first laser treatment. Follow the tips provided to prepare for laser hair removal and to care for yourself afterward:
- Avoid waxing, electrolysis, or plucking your hair for six weeks prior
- Limit or avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and six weeks after your treatment
- You may need to wear sunglasses during the treatment to avoid the effects of the laser on your vision
- The technician will aim a laser at the hair follicles and watch for reactions
Make sure to tell your technician about any medications that you take, especially if you take any medications for severe acne. You should also mention if your skin has a tendency to form keloid scars.
It’s normal for your skin to be a bit irritated for a couple of days after the treatment. You may feel like you have a mild sunburn, which is totally normal and is expected.
Some people, especially those with darker skin, may also experience mild blistering. Again, this should be a temporary condition.
You’ll need to schedule follow-up appointments for about 4-6 weeks after your first session. You’ll continue to get treatments every 4-6 weeks until all of your hair falls out.
If you’ve been curious about whether or not to get laser hair removal, there’s really no reason to wait any longer. Contact the providers at Laser Bar and Spa or request an appointment online.