People remove body hair because hair can be annoying. Having smooth hairless skin is one of the best feelings. Shaving is the fastest way to remove hair, however it can cause allergies, razor bumps, and ingrown hairs. Plucking is quite painful, it takes a long time and is also a cause for ingrown hairs. Waxing is painful and can also produce ingrown hair, but your skin feels smooth to the touch, for two days, then hair creeps back shortly afterwards and you end up with a prickly surface. Thankfully, science and technology have provided us with a more permanent hair removal solution.
Laser is the best hair removal system in the market. It drastically reduces hair in your body. It’s less painful than plucking and waxing. And most importantly, you’ll enjoy the smooth feeling on your skin for a longer time. So, how does it work? Throughout laser hair removal, a laser releases a light that is absorbed by the pigment in hair. The light energy is turned to heat, which damages the hair follicles. This damage deters future hair growth and encourages your hair to grow upwards, drastically reducing, if not completely eliminating, ingrown hairs. Mona-Laser MedSpa has the best laser hair removal treatment in Montgomery County, Texas. So before you schedule your appointment, these are the things to know before getting the treatment.
Before you start
Laser hair removal is safe for all skin types, however it’s very important to prepare your skin before each session. You can get laser hair removal on your chin, upper lip, bikini area, legs, armpits, and virtually anywhere you have unwanted hair. In order to get the best results you need to follow certain procedures to ensure your skin is protected and to have an efficient and permanent hair removal solution.
Stay away from the sun
For at least two weeks prior to your treatments, it’s important that your skin is kept out of the sun, tanning beds, and self-tanners. If your skin is tanned or sunburned, paired with the laser you can have discoloration on your skin. Additionally you risk getting blisters and pain during the treatment. So make sure you use sunscreen daily before going into your appointment, and stay away from tanning.
Don’t pluck or wax, shave!
The reason laser hair removal works in a permanent way, is because it targets your hair follicles. By waxing or plucking, you disturb the root of the hair. Shaving is encouraged because the follicle remains intact, and with shorter hair, the laser treatment will produce even less discomfort. Since laser singes that hair all the way down to the root, having longer hairs could burn your skin and cause some discomfort.
Arrive to your appointment with your skin product-free
This means no lotion, deodorant, ointments, make-up or any product that it’s applied topically. Clean the area with a neutral soap to cleanse the area that will be treated. Having product on your skin could increase the risk of burns, discoloration and allergic reactions.
During your treatment
Laser hair removal is pretty painless and quick. It’s no wonder why it’s such a popular procedure among men and women that want a permanent solution for those pesky hairs. You will be given protective glasses in order to shield your eyes from the laser.
Patience is a virtue
Good things take time. Laser hair removal is no exception. So don’t feel discouraged if you still have some hair growth after a week. It takes about three weeks to notice a difference. You need from 8 to 12 sessions in order to see the full result.
Consistency is key
In order to have the best results, you need to follow the schedule as best as you can. Be consistent with your appointments, each hair follicles are at different stages of growth, with consistency you ensure each hair gets treated, and their growth cycles get interrupted.
Like any skin treatment, it’s important you properly care for it afterwards to have the best results. Follow the advice that’s given to you, you’ll thank it later.
Gyms, saunas, and hot showers provide the perfect conditions for bacteria. Since your skin will be sensitive afterwards, raising body temperature will make you more susceptible to infections. Avoid these activities right after your treatment and engage in them when your technicians recommend.