What to Know Before Laser Hair Removal

December 1, 2017

It may be winter, but that doesn’t mean your hair removal regimen stops. In fact, you find it more annoying than ever that you have to spend precious time shaving excess body hair. You want the shaving to end – but you’re not exactly about to embrace your body hair.

That’s why laser hair removal is such an excellent choice for people who want soft and smooth skin – without constantly going through the hassle of shaving. Laser hair removal uses pulses of laser light energy to target and destroy hair follicles; once these follicles are destroyed, they fall out. With consistent treatments, follicular re-growth slows down, resulting in smoother skin for weeks at a time.

If you’re interested in undergoing laser hair removal, here’s what you need to know before your first treatment:

  • You’ll need to be vigilant about sunscreen. Your skin will be extra sensitive after any laser treatment, so sunscreen with a high SPF is always a good idea. You’re also advised to keep out of the sun before your laser hair removal treatment, as sunburned skin can be badly damaged by the procedure’s laser light energy.
  • Shave the day before. While you shouldn’t walk into your appointment with completely smooth skin (so no waxing!), you don’t want to grow out your hair too much. That’s why it’s recommended that you shave the day before your laser hair removal appointment, which allows the laser energy to identify and target your hair follicles.
  • Be consistent: Laser hair removal is not a one-and-done procedure; in fact, if you want to see best results, you’ll need to be consistent with treatments. The number of sessions you’ll have to undergo will vary, but you’ll probably end up having 6-8 treatments done.

Want to get ready for summer? Then start your laser hair removal treatments now. That’s because each procedure needs to be spaced a few weeks apart. If you end up needing six laser hair removal sessions, you’ll have smooth skin just in time for summer.

At Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center, we provide laser hair removal treatments for clients who want to break up with their razors.  To learn more about laser hair removal, schedule a consultation at Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center today. (770) 422-5557

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