Another summer fast approaching, another season of shaving woes and bikini waxing. Wondering how to get rid of the tedious monotony? Well, you can opt for laser hair removal to get done with the hassle of shaving and waxing forever.
And before you go for your consultation, let us try to answer some of the questions crowding in your mind that can help you take a decision.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal is nothing new but the technology has significantly improved with time. The procedure is pretty simple: Pulses of laser light target pigments in hair follicles, which in turn absorb the light and damage the follicle, preventing the hair from growing back again.
How many treatments are necessary?
The number of treatments will vary from one person to another. Typically, it takes more than two or three sessions. The process is effective during the growth cycle of your hair which is influenced by genetics and your hormones.
Does hair fall off instantly in laser hair removal?
Some amount of hair falls off instantly after the treatment while some take up to a week or more to fall off. This is because most hair follicles have more than one hair and when the laser passes through the skin, disabling the hair follicle, the hair that gets detached from the epidermis falls off instantly and the hair that still lies under the epidermis takes seven to 10 days to leave it.
Which parts of the body respond best to the laser hair removal treatment?
Since laser removal is connected to pigments, as long as your hair is dark, all areas respond significantly well to the laser hair removal procedure.
How long should you go without waxing/shaving before undergoing laser?
For minimizing the sensitivity of your skin, skin experts recommend shaving two days before going for a laser hair removal treatment. If you are someone who prefers waxing, go seven days before going for the treatment.
Is it true that you should not be taking antibiotics if you are getting laser?
The truth is that it depends on the kind of antibiotics you are taking and how long you're taking them. Some individuals tend to become more sensitive to light while taking antibiotics, which is why it is recommended that you consult your physician before opting for laser hair removal treatment.
What are the mistakes people can avoid when getting laser hair removal?
The two common mistakes people make are not visiting a licensed or certified expert and not completing the treatment. If you avoid these, you’re sure to experience a hassle-free treatment.
And last but not the least, for a day or two after the laser hair removal process, the treated area of may feel and look like it is sunburned. Moisturizers and cool compresses may help. If your face has been treated, you can start wearing makeup the next day if your skin is not blistering.