What You Need To Know Before Laser Hair Removal

Posted on 02 Jun, 2017

Laser Hair Removal is on the rise, with a lot of people switching from doing it themselves with a razor weekly to getting the hairs removed by a laser, which allow for a smoother and a laster longing image. If you’re thinking of swapping the razor for laser hair removal then there are a few things you may need to know before going in for an appointment. Today at Laser Treatment Clinic we go through a couple of points that are useful before you go for your treatment.

Not As Painful As You Think

When thinking of laser hair removal, many people think that it could be on the pain levels as a tattoo or a similar procedure but they couldn’t be further from the truth. That’s to say that laser hair removal isn’t absolutely pain-free, as when the treatment is ongoing it may feel like a quick rubber band flick against the skin the treatment is on. After the treatment, you may feel some itchiness and the area may be red for up to a few hours after. This is completely normal and should go away after a few hours, if you have any worries then consult your doctor before going through with any treatment to be sure.

Shave The Area

Make sure to shave the area where you’re getting the treatment a day before you go to ensure that the laser can target the follicles better. This way, it has no unwanted hairs getting in the way of the beam. If not then the physician will most likely hand you a razor on the day and ask you to do it then, wasting your time. Avoid waxing at all costs as this will make the treatment completely pointless, as waxing rips out the follicles that the laser is targeting.

Expect more than a Few Treatments of Laser Hair Removal

A common misconception is that you go for one treatment and the laser will remove all hair immediately and you’ll be fine for a few weeks or so as with waxing. This isn’t the case, to be fully effective on a more permanent basis, it’s best to book in a couple of treatments to get the best results. For that shiny, smooth skin you’ll need a minimum of 6 appointments with your specialist. Get in touch with Laser Treatment Clinic today to see how we can help you with laser hair removal and benefit from smooth clear hair-free skin.