Choosing laser hair removal treatment – how it works
Hair removal, for most people, is a fact of life: so much a part of the daily or weekly routine that you don’t even need to think about it any more. But if you’re dreaming about being hair-free now and forever, you may want to look into laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal has many benefits over traditional, non-permanent methods; it can be used all over the body on areas including the arms, bikini line, underarms and even the face! It also works on larger areas such as the back and legs.
It’s also an extremely accurate treatment – lasers can target selected hairs while leaving the surrounding skin completely untouched, although it may look a little sunburned for a while afterwards! It can take anywhere up to eight laser sessions for the hair loss to become permanent, but you’ll notice less regrowth right away and the hair will eventually stop coming back altogether.
Of course just because laser hair removal has many benefits doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a few things into consideration before booking your first session. This isn’t like having your eyebrows waxed – it’s a medical procedure that carries risks and requires training to perform. Make sure your treatment provider has all the right qualifications, even ask to see certificates if it makes you feel better, and follow all the advice you’re given before your first treatment. You should also limit any form of hair removal that involves taking hair out at the root – plucking or waxing – for around six weeks before your treatment, and avoid exposing your skin to the sun both before and afterwards.
At your appointment your technician will trim your hair to just a few millimetres in length before calibrating the laser to the thickness, colour and location of the hair being treated to ensure the best possible results. Your eyes will be protected with snazzy goggles and a layer of cooling gel will be applied to both soothe the skin and help the laser to penetrate. And that’s it! Once its all over you’ll be scheduled in for a follow-up.