Did you know that laser hair removal is one of the most popular aesthetic procedures? We have performed thousands of successful laser hair removal treatments and achieve superb results for our clients. If you’re considering laser hair removal, here are some important treatment blunders to avoid to ensure your treatment is a smooth-sailing success:
Mistake #1: Waxing or plucking too close to laser treatment time.
Laser hair removal needs the roots of your hair to be effective. This means you should avoid waxing, plucking, or electrolysis before your treatment. However, many patients don’t realize just how long they should avoid these treatments. Even two weeks before treatment is not enough time for roots to regrow. To achieve optimal results, we recommend switching exclusively to shaving for at least a full three months before your treatment.
Mistake #2: Leaving hair too long.
While laser hair removal definitely needs the roots of your hair, it doesn’t need all your hair, including long, grown out hair that hasn’t been shaved in weeks. Laser hair removal works on active hair follicles in the active stage of hair growth. This means you need to shave a day or two before your treatment to ensure your hair follicles are growing and the laser can effectively disable them.
Mistake #3: Coming in with a tan.
We love the look of glowing skin, but laser hair removal doesn’t mix well with pigmented skin, even if it’s fake. For your best results and to reduce any side effects, come to your laser hair removal treatments with bare, untreated, and untanned skin that is free of dyes, perfumes, or moisturizers.
Mistake #4: Exposing your skin to the sun immediately after your laser treatment.
While it’s crucial to avoid tanning before laser treatments, it’s equally important to avoid the sun after your treatment! Sun exposure can result in adverse side effects, from hyperpigmentation to burning and blistering.
We can’t wait to help you attain hair-free, carefree skin this spring and beyond! Don’t forget that laser hair removal often requires a series of treatments to achieve optimal results, so don’t wait to schedule your treatments! Call 757.663.5461 or click here today.