Laser hair removal is an option worth considering as a long-term solution to rid yourself of unwanted hair. Before you ditch the razor for good, an in-depth consultation with a professional specializing in these treatments will be necessary. The specialist will explain how it works and the different treatment options available. This will allow for discovery of the right treatment plan for you. The specialist will also provide you with preparation instructions for the procedure. Here is a basic preparation guide to help you get ready for your first session.
Stay Away from Wax and Tweezers
Whatever you do, do not wax, pluck, thread or bleach the area in the weeks before the treatment. Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment in the hair’s root. You can shave during this period as it does not remove the hair from the root.
Keep Out of the Sun
Avoid sun exposure to the area within weeks of the scheduled treatment. This also applies to tanning beds, tanning lotions and any products that darken the skin. This allow for optimal results during your treatment.
Check Your Meds
During your consultation, inform the professional of all medications you are taking as certain medications increase the sensitivity of your skin. The specialist may adjust the dosage or advise that you refrain from taking the medications for a set amount of time before the scheduled visit. This will ensure a more comfortable laser hair removal experience. If you are not sure if the medications you are taking are among the ones that you should avoid, ask the specialist during your initial consultation.
Shave Before the Visit
We may encourage shaving the area before the visit. This will allow the laser to better pick up the pigment in the hair’s root. It will also prevent the burning of the hair follicles on the surface of the skin.
Clean Your Skin
Having clean skin is essential for optimal treatment and is an important step in preparing for the procedure. Our team will make sure to tell you exactly how to clean the skin in a way that prepares it for the treatment.
Once you know some of what you need to do to get ready for your visit, all you need is the right clinic. The experts at Regeneris Boston provide non-invasive, highly-effective laser hair removal treatments to the community. With three locations in North Attleboro, Westwood, and Raynham and a team of skilled specialists, we always aim to provide an impeccable level of care and customer satisfaction. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started.