Laser hair removal is a popular treatment for removing unwanted body hair, but it can also be used for permanent hair reduction of unwanted facial hair. It works by delivering energy to the base of the hair follicle, causing damage which results in the destruction of the follicle.
But before you head to the dermatologist or consider doing it at home, there are some things you must do first.
1. Shave Your Legs or Underarms
It’s important to shave your legs or underarms before getting laser hair removal because the laser can’t penetrate through thick hair. If you don’t shave first, the laser will burn through your skin instead of the hair follicles, which could leave you with scars and discoloration.
2. Exfoliate Your Skin Beforehand
Exfoliating before getting laser hair removal helps increase the effectiveness of the procedure by removing dead skin cells that may prevent the laser from reaching the hair follicles underneath them.
Exfoliating also helps prevent ingrown hairs after your treatment is over because it gets rid of dead skin that could cause bumps on your skin’s surface if left alone.
3. Know Your Skin Type
If you have darker skin or tanned skin, the laser can cause damage and scarring. If your skin type is olive or darker, it’s best to wait until after your tan has faded before getting laser hair removal done. If you have sensitive skin, it’s also important to know that certain lasers can cause irritation and burning due to the heat generated by the device.
The treatment is safe, painless and quick, but you should always seek the advice of a qualified practitioner before undergoing any procedure. The most important thing is that you have sought the correct advice from a professional who can explain everything about your treatment process.
Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal uses state-of-the-art lasers that deliver faster results than other lasers on the market today. This means that instead of having to go through multiple treatments over a period of months or years to achieve permanent results, one treatment may be enough! Call 212-750-2000 today to schedule your consultation!