If you’re preparing for your first laser hair removal treatment in RI, you’ve likely been concerned about proper post-treatment care. If you haven’t given much thought to preparing for the treatment or what the experience will entail, it may be worthwhile to learn more about that. Of course, our team at SeaMist MedSpa can help you with this.
Before Your Treatment Session
When most people hear about laser hair removal treatments, they usually envision something from a science fiction film. The procedure involves more than just shooting the skin with a ray beam. It requires thorough training, which is why only licensed practitioners, such as those at SeaMist MedSpa, can administer the treatment.
It also necessitates special care on behalf of the patient. It’s especially important to cease electrolysis, waxing, and plucking activities a set amount of time before your appointment. This is because laser treatment targets the roots of the hair and other hair removal treatments remove the roots temporarily. For the best results, refrain from engaging in these activities until you see the effect of the laser therapy.
Exposure to the sun should be limited as well. Before the treatment, the sun’s rays can inhibit the effectiveness of the procedure. Similarly, sun exposure immediately following laser therapy can cause complications, so it’s best to avoid it as much as possible.
During Your Procedure
You will have to be prepared to undergo the treatment, so it may be necessary to arrive a little bit early on the day of your procedure. For the actual treatment, the laser will be adjusted to an intensity specific to the area of your body to be treated. The strength of the laser will also depend on the thickness of your hair. These are all conditions for which the technician will have previously prepared.
As the laser is used, the technician will monitor your skin closely and carefully, though adverse reactions are extremely rare. Following the procedure, you’ll be provided with any instructions that you may need. This will help the treated area heal faster, so you can enjoy the smoother look and feel of your skin as soon as possible.