Tips for preparing for laser hair removal

Have you been considering laser hair removal? Are you one among those who are tired of trying all the traditional hair removal methods such as plucking, waxing, tweezing, and shaving to get rid of your body hair? Extreme hair growth in certain areas is because of genetics or medical conditions. Noticing such unwanted hair growth in your body parts might be depressing. Yet, you can now sweep away all such worries and fears by undertaking laser hair removal, the best solution to permanently eliminate hair growth and give you the beautiful experience of smooth and silky skin.

Mostly all the areas can be treated with laser, but prior to your treatment, it is mandatory that you have a consultation with the dermatologists to know about the treatment, its procedure, results, side effects, and to know whether you are a good candidate for laser. It is also essential that you know the pre-treatment instructions to see amazing results from your laser treatment.

Avoid tanning of your skin

Stay away from the sun and avoid skin tans. Even if you have some outdoor work or you wish to spend some time outside, use a good sunscreen with at least SPF 15. Make it a point that you take care of your skin for almost a month to see good outcomes. If your skin is tanned, you have to wait and make your first appointment only after the tan fades away completely. Tan increases the risk of certain side effects.

Do not pluck or wax your body hair but shave it

Such hair removal methods can pluck away your hair from its root itself. It can disturb the hair follicle slightly. Hence, it is advised that you shave your hair as this method preserves the hair shaft and its follicle.

Some doctors may ask you to shave the area to be treated using a new, clean razor even before a day of the treatment. Shaving will help the laser to reach the hair follicle at ease.

Take care of your skincare regime

It is advisable to keep your skin free from all the cosmetics as certain ingredients in it such as alpha-hydroxy acid, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, will irritate your skin and affect the entire procedure of laser treatment. Even if you are using simple anti-aging creams, the dermatologists will ask you to stop a few days before and after the appointment. Do not apply any creams, serums, or packs on your face until the dermatologist permits you to do so.

Clean your skin thoroughly

On the day of your laser treatment, make sure you clean your skin thoroughly in the treatment site so that it is free of all the cosmetics, deodorants, lotions, or creams.

Avoid wearing tight clothing

When you go for the treatment, make sure you wear comfortable or loose-fitting clothes so that once after the treatment, the treated areas are not much exposed making your skin feel free and safe inside. As a topical cream will be applied, make sure you wear something that isn’t ruined by such creams and also keeps your sensitive skin safe.

Now, are you all set for the laser?

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