How to Prepare for Your Laser Hair Removal Appointment
When it comes to hair removal, you have several options: you can shave, wax, or even use creams to remove the hair. Sometimes, though, you might find yourself not wanting to deal with the constant need for shaving or waxing; you might want something a little more permanent so that you don’t have to focus so much time, energy, and money on hair removal devices or methods. If this is the case, you can always do research into a hair removal solution that could end up working better for you and your needs: laser hair removal.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
You are probably already familiar with the regular types of hair removal – shaving, creams, and waxing – but when it comes to laser hair removal, you probably have questions, including how it works and what it consists of.
Laser hair removal works by using a laser and targeting the hair follicle, using both light and heat to kill the hair at the root, preventing the regrowth of the hair. A laser procedure works better on darker hair, as it targets it more easily, and can require several treatments until the hair is finally gone without regrowth. While this procedure takes several sessions, it is also very effective; the hair will not regrow, meaning you won’t need to shave or wax any longer! Laser hair removal can be done on any area of the body, including legs, arms, face, and intimate areas.
How Should I Prepare for My Laser Hair Removal Appointment?
So you’ve made your appointment for laser hair removal – great! You are well on your way to a more groomed version of yourself without having to lift a razor! But you might be wondering what you should expect in order to prepare for your appointment.
The first thing you should know is that you should be freshly bathed or showered when you get to your appointment. Also, refrain from adding any lotions, creams, or oils to your skin. Clean skin is important to the success of laser hair removal. Also, be sure to avoid cleansers or lotions with harmful chemicals or strong ingredients, such as salicylic acids, for three days before your appointment.
Next, please be sure that the area to be targeted by the laser hair removal procedure is shaved prior to coming in for your appointment! Do not wax or use creams before or during your procedures, because it is important that the hair can be targeted at the root.
Skip the injectable treatments, such as Botox, for at least two weeks before your appointment.
Be aware that you are going to need more than one treatment; in fact, most people who undergo laser hair removal procedures find themselves requiring between five and eight procedures for the desired effects to take place.
While laser hair removal isn’t thought of as painful by most, it can be a bit irritating or uncomfortable, depending on your pain tolerance.
If you are interested in learning more about laser hair removal procedures or would like to schedule an appointment, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today!