Everything you need to know about laser hair removal
Laser hair removal has grown in popularity over the years with more and more people wanting silky smooth skin. In this blog, we’re telling you everything you need to know about laser hair removal.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal involves using a laser to remove unwanted hairs from various parts of the body. The procedure is concentrated to one area at a time and works by heating up the hair follicles so they either stop growing completely or just take longer to grow back. The best results are achieved after multiple treatments.
Where can I get laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal can be performed on many areas of the body, however the most popular places include the face, legs, underarms, chest, arms and bikini line. Laser hair removal works best on hairs that are thicker, such as on the legs.
Why do people consider laser hair removal?
Most people can get laser hair removal and people choose to have it for many reasons. Some people just like the idea of having silky smooth skin, some people experience frequent ingrown hairs and laser hair removal can help to reduce this. Whatever your reason for considering the treatment, you can discuss this with the practitioner and they can advise you on whether this will help.
What happens at the appointment?
When you attend your appointment, you will have to make sure that your skin is free of any creams. Your practitioner will apply a cooling gel to make the procedure more comfortable. After this, the laser tool will be used in sweeping motions to apply the heat to the specified area, in an attempt to reduce the rate of growth.
How often can I get laser hair removal?
At the beginning of your treatment journey, you may wish to have more frequent visits such as once every few weeks to keep on top of your hair growth. After a few treatments, it may be more appropriate to wait longer between treatments, as the hair growth is likely to have started to slow down. Your practitioner will be able to give you advice based on your personal needs.
How can I prepare for laser hair removal?
It may come as a surprise, but before you attend your hair removal appointment, you should actually have shaved within 24 hours. This is to reduce the chances of burning around the area. You should try to stay out of the sun and avoid fake tan on the area for at least 4 weeks prior to your treatment. All of this information will be made clear by your practitioner before your first treatment is completed.
What happens after my treatment?
This treatment is low risk and requires no recovery time. Most individuals can continue as normal with their day, however some choose to take it easy due to experiencing redness. You should apply a 30 SPF sun cream for a week after to offer your skin some protection from the sun. You will be given all of this information and more regarding aftercare at your appointment.
There are many benefits to having laser hair removal, you can check out our blog – Should I get laser hair removal to find out more.
At Therapy House, customer satisfaction is our top priority, therefore after many of our treatments, we give our clients access to a 24 hour phone number which can be used should you have any concerns.
If you’re interested to see whether you could benefit from laser hair removal, please don’t hesitate to contact us.