Many people are tired of shaving every day to have smooth underarms, legs, arms, and face. Wouldn’t it be great to skip this chore in the morning and focus on having a good day instead? It turns out that there is a permanent solution that can be done before the summer months arrive. That solution is laser hair removal.
If you’re uncertain about laser hair removal, please read this article for everything you need to know before booking your first appointment.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is done using a machine that emits laser light. The device (usually with a wand attachment) is aimed at a specific spot on the skin. The laser light penetrates the hair follicles. The heat kills the hair follicles, and the hair doesn’t grow back.
Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Many different factors lead to successful laser treatment. First of all, those at-home devices you can buy are cheap tricks at best. Instead, seek treatment at a professional laser hair removal location with medical quality laser equipment and trained experienced technicians. The FDA approved laser hair removal in 1997 as a safe hair removal method.
What Do I Do Before My Session?
Please follow the pre-session directives of your laser hair removal specialist before your session. Here are some items they may recommend you do when prepping for the treatment:
- Shave the treatment area 24 hours before. Do not wax, tweeze, epilate or use chemical hair removers for two weeks before or between treatments.
- Inform them about any medications you are using.
- Avoid sun exposure in the treatment area (Do not use tanning beds for 14 days before).
- Do not use any skin products that cause photosensitivity (acids, retinol, or peroxides) for three days prior.
- Shower immediately before your session, and do not apply any lotions, cream, oils, or fragrances.
If your provider doesn’t mention these preparation items, ask.
What Happens After My Session?
After treatment, you may experience numbness and have a red rash which will heal over the next few days. Follow all instructions provided by your laser specialist wholly and thoroughly to encourage healing.
When Should I Book My Laser Treatment?
If you have a wedding or other special occasion ahead, an appointment should be booked as soon as possible because you may need additional treatments in the future. Most people require multiple treatments to obtain the desired result, and treatments are scheduled six weeks apart.
Nirvelli Med Spa and Laser
If you’re tired of shaving and want to look your best at a moment’s notice, Nirvelli Med Spa and Laser can help. Call us at 919-297-0107 and book a consultation to see if laser hair removal is right for you.