There are two very important things you need to take note of before you go to your appointment. Your laser technician will usually remind you after you make your first appointment, but just in case it is important to keep in mind that you must shave your hair. Ideally, you should shave a day or so before your appointment. If you don’t, it’s likely that your laser technician will give you a razor so you can do it yourself.
The second thing you should know before heading to your first appointment is that the treatment works best if you stay out of the sun and avoid any tanning beds or lotions. If you spend too much time under the sun before and even after your appointment, then it’s likely you will notice some discoloration on the skin. The best time to start tanning is usually a week or two after your appointment. That way you can guarantee the best results, as well as no side effects.
The big day has finally arrived. You’re ready to enter your first laser hair removal treatment. If you don’t know what to expect or you’re afraid of the potential pain, there’s no need to worry. Your laser technician will normally test a patch on your skin to let you know what you can expect to feel. Usually, the sensation is similar to the feeling of a rubber band snapping against your skin or pin pricks. The most surprising aspect to the treatment is that it only lasts a few minutes – depending on the area. If you’re doing the treatment on your lips, then it can last anywhere from five to 15 minutes. If you decide to do a Brazilian treatment, then it can take about 30 minutes. It’s an amazingly quick treatment.
The biggest mistake newbies to laser hair removal make is that they stop going to their appointments. You will receive the best results if you consistently go to all your treatments. After your treatment it’s important to avoid the sun for a bit. It’s also advised to steer clear of perfumes or deodorants. But the most important, and best thing to keep in mind after your laser hair treatment is that you will be hair free!