Shaving, plucking, waxing… it all takes a huge amount of time, pain, and energy. However, unlike the other options, the goal isn’t just to temporarily get rid of the hair. For those that prefer permanent silky, smooth skin then laser hair removal is a must. This high-tech cosmetic hair removal alternative takes light energy to damage the hair follicle in order to leave you feeling refreshed and hair-free.
So, you have finally made your first laser hair removal appointment. This is a big moment for you and your future hairless pool days in the coming summer months! Here are some important facts to know before your laser hair removal appointment.
The first thing you will need to do before your appointment is shave. The day of your appointment, make sure you skip your regular skin care routine. Anything from lotion to makeup can react poorly with the laser and result in discoloration. You will want to avoid using products on your skin.
If you have dark, thick, or coarse hair and have been annoyed at how difficult it can be to maintain your hair type, then it is time to rejoice. Laser hair removal is most effective on light skin and dark hair. The laser light is drawn to pigment in the hair follicle. But if you don’t fit the dark hair appearance, people with lighter, finer hair, or dark skin can still benefit from laser hair removal. You may just need an extra appointment.
You may also question whether there are any places that laser hair removal is dangerous. As of right now, the only places that are considered a big no-no is the eyebrows or anywhere near your eyes. The rest of your body is fair game. The best places to get hair removed are the bikini, lip, chin, or underarm areas. Because laser hair removal can be done in virtually every part of your body, this makes the treatment incredibly versatile.
An appointment normally lasts no more than 15 minutes. Although it depends largely on the technician’s style and speed. You will also need to factor in how many times the technician may need to stop depending on whether you’re uncomfortable or not. But something as simple as an upper lip can take less than five minutes. So, yes! Go during your lunch break.
It’s recommended not to do laser four weeks before and about two weeks after a treatment. That is why it’s best to do laser treatments between the fall and winter months. This will give you enough time so that way you’ll be ready to hit the pool by summer.