Things You Should Know Before Getting Laser Hair Removal

November 27, 2019

If you are thinking about starting laser hair removal, you will want to read on about our top tips for the best results. At IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic we know it can be quite simple to be convinced of an unwanted hair-free life, but it is important to read up on the facts first, to ensure that laser hair laser hair removal technician performing consultation to assess patient needsremoval is right for you and your specific needs. There are many different options when it comes to getting rid of unwanted body hair, from shaving, threading, waxing to tweezing, however in our experience, laser hair removal is the best option, to offer you more of a long lasting approach to eliminating your unwanted hair altogether.

Here is some important information and tips to ensure you receive the best results with laser hair removal

1. Welcome to a literally pain free hair removal experience

Laser hair removal works by transferring the light of a laser to the pigment in your hair. This beam of light changes into heat, which in turn will damage both the hair bulb and follicle. Normally lasers used have a cooling mechanism, which really help with any type of a pinprick feeling of the laser. It is also best for your body to be somewhat cooled before treatment, therefore skip the gym before you come in for a laser session.

2. Patience is a virtue

It normally takes 2-3 weeks after your initial laser hair removal treatment to begin seeing a difference, and 6-9 treatments to really see the full and dreamy results. We recommend that you also be consistent with your appointments/treatments, since your hair follicles are normally at different phases of their growth, as you want to ensure that each one has an opportunity to get zapped.

3. Shave or trim your hair before each session

It is best to shave or trim your hair before each laser hair removal treatment, to avoid the laser from reacting to your hair on your skin’s surface.  If you don’t clean up the area prior, it will cause some irritation. 

4. The actual laser treatment process goes by pretty quickly

If you come in for a full-face appointment, for example, it would only take 20-30 minutes to complete, which still includes a quick chat with your technician and makeup removal at the beginning. You are still able to put make up back on after and head straight to work or out for the evening!

5. Do not hit the gym afterwards

The laser’s heat tends to stay in your skin for 24 hours after your treatment, so we don’t recommend a sweat session at the gym, or a hot shower, steam or sauna afterwards. This is to avoid the risk of generating a warm environment for bacteria to grow and give you unwanted skin spots.

6. Begin to think seriously about sun exposure

We highly recommend avoiding sun tanning and direct sun exposure as much as you can, both before and after treatment. Additionally, if you already have a tan, you will need to wait until it diminishes before you begin your laser hair removal treatment.

7. You may have to change up your beauty regiment and product

Glycolic acid, scrubs and retinol ointments should be avoided entirely 2 days before, and after treatment. You can definitely add a hydrating face mist and and/or heavier moisturizers to your regiment, as your skin may get a bit dry during treatment. We also recommended that for 2 weeks before and after your laser treatment, you evade chemical peels. 

8. Laser hair removal offers multiple benefits

Laser treatments can help to prevent and eliminate ingrown hairs, and gives your skin a smoother and clearer complexion. It also leads to permanent hair reduction and less skin irritation overall.

9. Do not pluck, wax or dye your hair that you are treating with laser

Waxing, plucking and bleaching will hinder the hair removal process. If you want to be virtually hairless throughout the entire all laser treatments, we recommend to shave and that is all!

10. It works for all hair and skin types

At IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic we use the most cutting edge product offered in our industry, to customize to your hair and skin type, and to ensure you get the best results from the laser hair removal process you have invested in.

We hope that our information and tips have helped you to better understand the laser hair removal process to begin the journey. Contact IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic by phone at 416-484-4884 or book your initial treatment session online. We look forward to connecting with you.

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