Waxing doesn’t work and shaving gives temporary results. What you want is permanent hair removal, that is why you want to get laser hair removal. It might seem like a big decision, however, you won’t regret it. 

Below are 5 things you never knew about laser hair removal, that would help you get ready for your first laser hair removal session.

  • It is not a one time process 

  • Laser hair removal involves a series of treatments. While you will begin to see a significant reduction in unwanted hair after your first laser treatment, a full set of treatments is needed to produce the maximum results. In general, around 6 to 8 sessions are enough to get results that last over the years.

  • It is somehow painful but you can do something about it

  • Pain is a relative term, what is painful to you, might not be painful to your friend. So in order to save yourself from the possibility of pain, we recommend using a topical anesthetic, asking your local pharmaceutical for a recommendation. Apply it for 30-60 min before your session. If your session is still painful for you, ask your doctor for ice packs to place on the area before the use of the laser, so the cold can numb your skin and pain receptors. 

  • Always shower with cold water after your laser appointment

  • After you kept your prescribed topical medication, on your skiing for two hours or so, it is good to wash your body with cold-ish water and no soap. Avoid hot water so it doesn’t open up your pores and possibly risk your skin getting itchy, red, or inflamed. 

  • Laser Hair Removal is quick 

  • While you have a series of appointments to get the best possible results, each appointment requires a quick procedure. You can come in for a treatment that lasts only 10 to 30 min, and each procedure will be scheduled over a period of four to six weeks. With these quick appointments, you can remove your hair during your lunch break! Or any time of the day.

  • Some hair types can be hard to treat

  • Everyone has different skin and hair types, some hair types can be thought to treat, but not impossible. After consulting your physician it might still be a viable option. Also, keep in mind that different types of hair can change the effectiveness of the treatment.

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