Spring is here and Summer is right around the corner, if you are interested in maximizing your laser hair removal treatment there are 5 tips to follow. It is important to maximize each treatment in order to get the best laser hair removal results possible and by implementing these five tips, patients are more likely to see better results.
Tip 1: Determine whether or not you are a candidate
As technology has progressed, lasers have been developed to treat patients with all skin tones, however there is still not a laser out there that can treat gray, white, red or light blonde hair. Individuals with those hair colors will see some results with laser treatments, but it will not be as effective.
Tip 2: Find a certified clinic
Laser hair removal is an aesthetic procedure that should only be performed by a certified professional. A reputable skin care clinic should not only have a certified aesthetician but the proper equipment for your laser hair treatment. Pricing is an important factor, but it should not determine your overall decision.
Tip 3: Undergo treatment with the correct laser
The laser you are treated with will determine whether or not you’ll get the most effective laser hair removal results. There are a variety of lasers on the market, but the variable that determines best results has a varying wavelength of light, which are designed for specific skin tones. Be inquisitive about the equipment before your procedure.
Tip 4: Follow pre- and post-treatment recommendations
The most important recommendation is to keep the area you are having treated out of direct sunlight. In order for laser hair removal treatments to be most effective, you need your skin to be in its most natural state. We recommend no direct sun exposure two weeks before and one week post. Also, not waxing, shaving or tweezing hair before or in between treatments leaves nothing for the laser to target.
Tip 5 – Do not veer off of your treatment schedule
During your consultation with your aesthetician you will learn about the different cycles of hair growth and how the laser treatment is designed to target and treat hair while it is in the growth stage. In order to get effective treatment results, it is important to stick to this treatment schedule.
Following these 5 tips maximize the overall effectiveness of each laser hair removal treatment and you will be on your way to a hairless summer in no time.