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Getting the Most Out of Laser Hair Removal

laser hair removalMany women are ditching their razors and shaving cream in favor of the increasingly popular technique of laser hair removal, a safe and virtually painless treatment which can be used on any part of the body. After you have treatment, a gel will be applied to help cool down your skin and ease redness. Discoloration from laser hair removal typically disappears in about 24 hours. If you’re thinking about laser hair removal, here are some tips to prepare your skin ahead of time to ensure your treatment goes smoothly:

Avoid tanning
This goes for traditional sunbathing, as well as using a tanning bed. Limiting sun exposure before and after treatments will minimize the risk of complications. Your skin should be its natural color, so it’s also best to hold off on fake tans until after the procedure.

Don’t pluck
Your roots must be present in the follicle for a successful laser treatment, so avoid plucking or waxing beforehand.

Clean (but don’t moisturize) your skin
You’ll want to have clean skin in preparation for laser hair removal, but don’t apply cosmetics, lotions, creams or deodorant on any areas that are to be treated.

Tell your doctor about medications
When your skin comes in contact with a laser, some medicines can cause sensitivity or have a negative effect. That’s why you’ll need to be sure to tell your doctor about any medications you’re taking before undergoing laser hair removal.

Be consistent
One session will not entirely remove unwanted body hair. While your first treatment will reduce hair initially, some hairs will grow back. Be prepared to have an average of 10 sessions to see complete hair-free results.

Are You Ready for Smoother Skin? Contact Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal.

To learn more about laser hair removal, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our office is located in New York City, and we can be reached at (212) 750-2000. We look forward to hearing from you!

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