How to Make Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment Less Painful
Laser hair removal is an excellent option for those who are looking for a solution to shaving, messy creams, and painful waxing. Laser hair removal is a wonderful solution for those who no longer want to be bothered by body hair. While some individuals are better candidates than others for laser hair removal, it can be a great procedure for those who are hoping to have long-lasting freedom from body hair.
While laser hair removal can be used almost anywhere on the body, it does carry a few side effects, including a slight amount of pain. However, there are ways that you can reduce the amount of pain that you feel from laser hair removal, making it a more pleasant experience!
Preparing Your Body
Preparing your body before you go for laser hair removal is essential. It can help you relax and reduce the amount of stress that you may feel before and during the procedure. One way you can prepare your body is to get plenty of sleep the night before. Sleep can actually regulate your body’s pain sensors, which can help with how much pain you feel during the procedure. Another way to help prepare yourself for treatment is to stay hydrated – drink more water than usual and avoid any caffeine, as this can make the procedure more painful. Try to shave the area as best as possible before going in for treatment, as it can make the treatment less irritating to your skin. Finally, do not schedule a laser hair removal treatment before or during your period, because it can make your body’s pain receptors more active.
Choose Ideal Pain Relievers
Choosing ideal pain relievers for during and after the procedure can make quite a difference in how you respond to treatment. Ask your doctor what the best over-the-counter pain reliever may be: for example, ibuprofen may help reduce any pain you may feel during and after the procedure. Numbing creams can also be helpful; whether you choose to apply them at home before your appointment or once you get to the office is up to your doctor: you may even be able to get the cream applied for you at your doctor’s office. An ice pack can genuinely do wonders for any irritation you may feel, as well.
Properly Care for the Area
Post-treatment, you should make sure you properly care for the area that received the laser hair removal treatment. Take it easy and try to wear loose-fitting clothing so as not to irritate the area. When working out, keep in mind that the area should stay clean and free of any sweat, especially in areas such as underarms and bikini line. Never scratch the area that was treated; scratching can cause irritation.
If you are considering laser hair removal or would like to learn if you are a good candidate for the procedure, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today!