Preparing for Laser Hair Removal

There are many ways to remove body hair, such as waxing, shaving, and plucking. However, those procedures only offer short-term results. For a longer-term effect, there are now women and mens laser hair removal services. This procedure requires you to come and get your hair follicles lasered for around six to eight times. Laser hair removal is by far the most effective type of hair removal methods because once you’re done with it, the hair will never grow back. Here are some preparations you need to do before getting your laser hair removal treatment.

Avoid tanning, waxing, and plucking

Since your hair follicles are basically being fried with a laser, it is indeed a very sensitive type of treatment. That’s why your skin needs to be in it’s purest condition. It has to be at it’s lightest shade, which is why a lot of people prefer to have their laser treatment during the winter. You should also refrain from waxing and plucking because for the laser hair removal, and you need to still have the hair follicle root inside of your skin. Waxing and plucking pull the hair follicle from its roots, and if you do that, then there wouldn’t be anything left to remove by laser.

Shave before the procedure

Even though you are not allowed to wax or pluck your hair, you are required to shave your hair. Shaving would just remove the hair on the surface, but the root will still exist under the skin. You would be instructed to shave your hair a day before the procedure, or you’d be shaved on the spot.

Take medication

Some doctors will prescribe antiviral or antibiotics for your. This isn’t always the case; they’d first ask you about your overall health condition. Some people have very sensitive skin, and they’d be prescribed a special cream to wear before or after the procedure. Make sure you go through a detailed consultation session with your doctor before going through with your laser hair removal process.

Don’t wear deodorant

As said before, the skin has the be at its purest during the laser hair removal process. If you’re getting your underarm hair removed by laser, your underarms have to be free of cosmetics, whether it be deodorant or talc. A lot of people are not confident enough to go outside of the house without wearing deodorant, especially if they’d just shaved it and it sweats more. You can wear it, and get it removed on the spot right before the procedure starts.