If you are thinking about laser hair removal, it is likely that you have a lot of questions. Most people who are interested in cosmetic procedures weigh the pros and cons of the procedure before they even schedule a consultation. The information provided below will help you learn more about this unique and helpful treatment.
How to Prepare before Laser Hair Removal
The very first thing that you should know about preparing for laser hair removal is that if you have lighter skin, you should minimize your exposure to the sun prior to your treatment. You should also avoid tanning sprays and anything that can change the pigment of your skin. This is because the standard hair removal laser works most effectively on light skin and dark hair. However, those with darker skin can still benefit from laser hair removal. We offer other lasers that use longer wavelengths to more easily treat a broad range of skin tones.
You should not use depilatory creams or wax or pluck the areas you would like to treat at least two weeks ahead of time. This is extremely important because the goal with laser hair removal is to target the pigment in the follicle of your hair. If the hair follicle is not present, we will not have anything to treat. However, we do recommend that you shave before your treatment, as this will allow the laser to more easily access and disable the follicle.
What to Expect During Your First Treatment
Everything starts with a consultation. During your consultation, our specialist will talk to you about your hair type, skin type and the kind of results you can expect. Once you are cleared as a good candidate for this treatment and you are sure that you are ready for it, you can usually have your first treatment on the same day as your consultation.
Clients will often need multiple treatments spaced about a month or two months apart to get the best results, which we will also discuss with you during your consultation. You may see up to a 25% reduction in hair growth after just one treatment!
Laser Hair Removal and Ingrown Hairs
If you regularly shave your legs or other parts of your body, you have likely dealt with ingrown hairs. They are uncomfortable and embarrassing. If you decide that laser hair removal is right for you, you can expect a decrease in these pesky hairs. Since the hair follicle is destroyed during treatment, it will no longer produce ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal can finally make these annoying hairs a thing of the past.
If you are interested in laser hair removal, we can help you learn more about it at SeaMist MedSpa. We are located in South Kingston and are pleased to serve the area with a wide variety of personalized aesthetic services. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!