An excellent way to get rid of your unwanted body hair is Laser Hair Removal. This type of treatment can remove any dark, coarse hairs on your face, arms, underarms, legs, pubic area, etc. After several treatments, this stops the hairs from growing back in, thus creating a 70-90% hair reduction. When you are going through your laser hair removal treatments, we want them to be as effective as possible so that you are happy with your results. Here at Akin Aesthetics & Wellness we want you to leave happy and love your results. There are also things that you can do to help get the best results. Here are 4 great tips for getting the most out of your laser hair removal package.
1. Don't Miss Your Appointment!!
Laser hair removal appointments are scheduled based on the growth cycles of your hair. During each hair growth cycle, certain hair follicles produce hair. The laser can only target the hairs follicles that are growing hairs during that particular growth cycle. Because of this, your appointments are generally placed about 4-8 weeks apart. If you were to miss one of these treatments, you would miss an entire growth cycle. This can set you way back in your treatments and lengthen the hair removal process.
2. Avoid Tweezing or Waxing!!
Since the laser is targeting the pigment in your hair follicle, it is very important that this hair follicle is present. If you were to tweeze or wax any of the hairs that you are planning on removing, then the hair follicle would be removed in the process. By avoiding any tweezing or waxing several weeks before your laser hair removal treatments begin, you ensure that all hair follicles are present. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t still shave your hair because this simply cuts your hair down to the surface of your skin and leaves the follicle intact.
3. Shave the day before your appointment
The day before your laser hair removal treatment, it is a important to shave the treatment area. This is effective for a couple different reasons. For one thing, it makes it easier for the laser to get to your hair follicles because there is less of the hair remaining above the skin’s surface. It is also a great way to reduce the amount of pain you feel from the laser. This is because there is less of the hair that essentially has to be burned off, thus decreasing the pain you feel from the laser.
4. Avoid sun exposure!
It is important that you limit your sun exposure both before you begin laser hair removal treatments and in between each of your treatments. If your skin is burned from the sun, this can make it extra sensitive and unable to be treated. A sunburn may cause your skin to actually blister during the treatments if your esthetician is not aware of your recent sun exposure. This is not only painful but can interfere with your treatments because you may have to miss treatments until your skin has properly healed from your sunburn.
Laser hair removal is an effective procedure that can provide you with great results when performed correctly. In order to get the most out of your treatment, it is important that you don’t miss a treatment, you avoid tweezing or waxing any of the hairs that are undergoing laser hair removal, you shave the day before a treatment, and you limit your sun exposure both before and during treatments.
Book your laser hair removal consultation today with Akin Aesthetics & Wellness in Riverton, Utah. Schedule online or give us a call at 801-837-3125 :)
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