Finally, you have made the decision to get rid of your razor and tackle your unwanted hair issues. Your skin will definitely thank you for removing those hairs while giving you silky smooth skin. Laser hair removal is a very straightforward and easy procedure on your side. But this doesn’t mean you should just get up and come unprepared for your laser hair removal treatment. Here are some tips for you so that you are prepared for your laser hair removal treatment.
Avoid The Sun And Any Form Of Tanning
It becomes increasingly difficult to perform laser hair removal treatment on skin that is recently sunburned or tanned because if your skin is sun-burned the photosensitivity of the skin is increased. The laser targets excess melanin in the skin and if your skin is darker then it might be difficult to distinguish it from your hair the chances that your skin might get burned can also increase so it’s best to ditch the sun at least 2 weeks before your scheduled appointment for treatment and also avoid any kind of tanning beds or tanning products etc.
Be Emotionally and Mentally Prepared
It is important that you are prepared both emotionally and mentally for this procedure as after this procedure you are undergoing a change in the form of hair vanishing from your body. Also once you have undergone this procedure then you can permanently ditch all temporary methods of hair removal such as razors, waxing, depilatory creams, plucking, sugaring, threading, tweezing, etc.
Stay Away From Waxing and Tweezing
Your laser hair treatment will not work if you already have done waxing and tweezing as it disturbs the hair growth cycle and the hair follicle will not be in the absence of tweezing/waxing was to be destroyed by laser light. You should wait for at least 4 weeks at the minimum post your waxing or tweezing session before starting your laser hair removal treatment.
Shave The Area 1 to 2 Days Before Treatment
One of the main advantages of laser hair removal is that there is no need for any visible hair growth to be seen for laser hair treatment. In between sessions, you can shave your hair as the hair can’t be seen by you but still, it can be targeted by the laser. Laser treatment targets the hair which is visible just beneath the skin but if you forget to shave then the laser will also target that hair above your skin thus causing some discomfort.
Take Care Of Your Skin
You should be careful regarding the application of certain skin care products onto your skin especially those which are prone to increase or cause photosensitivity of your skin. This can be a disadvantage as more photosensitivity means when laser light falls onto your skin then it might get burned as your skin is more sensitive to the light. Avoid skincare products that contain acids like salicylic acid, glycolic acid or even vitamin A derivatives like retinol or benzoyl peroxide.