Laser hair removal is an incredibly easy, convenient treatment. While it sounds daunting, the technology has improved over the years, and it’s a simple option for those wanting to ditch their razors or give up waxing.
Let’s take a look at everything you need to know:
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal works by targeting hair at the root. This damages the follicle, removing the hair, and preventing further hair growth. This means that you can wait for some time between appointments, and regular treatment will reduce hair growth over time.
Who Is It Suited For?
Laser hair removal is suited to almost all skin colours and types. Even sensitive skin can benefit from laser hair removal. You will need to have a patch test beforehand to ensure you don’t have an adverse reaction to treatment.
Some medications are not compatible with laser hair removal – your aesthetician will go through this with you before you start. You should also avoid it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What Areas Can Benefit from Laser Hair Removal?
Legs, arms, underarms, and the bikini area are popular for laser hair removal. You can also have hair removed on your face, back, and chest.
How Long Does It Take?
That depends on the area being treated. Legs can take around 2-3 hours per session, so you’ll have to dedicate some time to it. We’d recommend a minimum of eight sessions to minimize hair regrowth over time.
What Is the Aftercare Like?
Aftercare is essential. You should avoid exposing the skin to UV light or self-tan for at least two weeks afterwards, and you should avoid heat treatments (like spas, saunas, or steam rooms) for seven days. You should also be gentle with your skin, avoiding excess scrubbing for a week.
You will need to avoid exercising, swimming, hot baths, and hot showers for 48 hours. Don’t put makeup on the treated area for two days and avoid cream or perfumed products.
Does It Hurt?
It’s about on par with other hair removal methods. It won’t hurt more than waxing, and it’s even considered to be safer. If you have sensitive skin that reacts badly to wax, this could be the better option (although, again, you must have a patch test beforehand).
What Are the Side Effects?
There may be a few side effects. Swelling and redness are common, with small bumps appearing, a bit like goosebumps. The treated area may feel a bit itchy and uncomfortable.
What Are the Benefits?
There are several benefits, but the main two are time-saving and hair removal over time.
If you spend a lot of time removing hair currently, having it done for you could be the convenient option you were looking for (even if you do have to set aside some time for your appointments).
You may also enjoy the benefit of reduced hair regrowth over time.
If you’re interested, why not call and book an appointment today?