Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light. That destroys the hair.
Each client varies as to how uncomfortable they find the treatment. The machine can be adjusted and there are ways to make the client more comfortable, if they are finding the treatment painful. The treatments are quick and usually little to no pain.
How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal
1. Shave the area no more than one day prior to treatment.
2. If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment.
3. No perfume, lotion or cologne to be worn to treatment.
4. Do not tan or expose the treatment area to the sun 2 weeks prior to procedure.
Upon arrival for your first appointment you will be required to fill out a consent, ensuring there are no contraindications for you with the treatment. Also, there is a questionnaire regarding tanning habits and your genetic background information, which you will need to fill out. This will help the technician to be able to adjust the laser settings accordingly.
Clients can resume their normal activities immediately after laser hair removal treatments, although they should avoid the following directly after treatment.
1. No exposure to sunlight for 1-2 days. Use sunblock (SPF 30 or more) and reapply every 2 hours.
2. No deodorants, perfumes, perfumed lotions, cologne or any cream that may irritate the treatment area for 1-2 days.
3. No strenuous exercise that causes excessive sweating for 1-2 days.
3. No hot bath/swimming pool for 1-2 days.
Depending on the treatment area, 8-12 treatments are required, treatments being 4-6 weeks apart.