8 things you need to know before getting laser hair treatment

Dr. Jagatjit Singh Kohli

By Dr. Jagatjit Singh Kohli
MBBS, DHMS-Harvard, Masters in Clinical Dermatology

June 23rd, 2020

Are you tired of shaving, plucking, and waxing? Getting ready for the perfect date out or a simple candlelight dinner, and just when you think you’re going to be the Cinderella of the night, you notice the unwanted hair poking right out of your skin, ready to ruin the outlook.

It rings a bell, right? Of course, most people can relate to this; this is why the advanced laser hair removal treatment is the go-to option for Gen Z and all other people looking to have their outlook clean and perfect.

However, for those who want soft, smooth skin and hairless pores, these will be the best options. You might not be able to spend as much money, but laser hair removal is a better option. This high-tech method uses light to actually smash the hair follicle and leave you with smooth, clear skin.

Laser hair removal is a permanent option if you are looking for a permanent solution to unwanted hair.

There are some essential facts that every person should know before they begin the removal treatments. These are the top 8 facts that you should know before having laser treatments.

How it works?

A cosmetic medical-grade laser emits a concentrated beam without delay to the pigments of your hair follicles.

The laser will be more interested in blood supply to darker skin. With both modes, the laser destroys hair growth and stops it from growing.

Laser hair removal is considered a cosmetic procedure. This means that there are strict guidelines. Before you book your treatment, make sure to verify that the technicians are certified and that the equipment has been approved by the TGA.

1) Be Honest at Your Consultation

Laser hair removal is cosmetic, and you want to feel secure. Only medical-grade equipment is used by our certified laser technicians. Before starting the treatment, you will receive a complimentary consultation with one or more of our friendly technicians to assess your skin and hair type. You will need to list any medications or treatments you have had previously.

2) If you are getting lasered, shave the area

Don’t continue to come in with your hairy self. This is not the same as waxing, and you don’t want to grow your unwanted hair out.

Laser hair removal is not available to those who have had a wax recently. It is best to shave at least one day before your appointment.

3) Do not use Moisturizer

You want to be sure that your treatment is herbal for your body on the day it takes place. You must ensure that your skin and pores are clean. Don’t moisturize or use deodorant. You can continue this for up to 24 hours after your appointment.

4) Do not go outside before your appointment

This treatment is not available if you are sunburned or have a tan. To be precise, refrain from wandering outside at least four weeks before your treatment. If you are a sports person, then here’s the bad news, summer might not be the best time to begin laser hair removal. Many people start treatments in the fall and winter to have stubble-free skin by the summer.

5) Your dermatologist will perform a Patch Test

Unfortunately, not everyone’s skin will respond well to cosmetic laser treatments. Some skin types can have pigment issues, discoloration, and scarring. Your dermatologist should conduct a patch check first.

6) Use the recommended products

The treated areas may appear “sunburnt” following treatment. An active skincare product that is equivalent to a recovery cream and a cold compress can ease swelling and discomfort. To prevent sunburn or discoloration, avoid applying makeup to the affected areas. Balance UV Defiance SPF50+ should be used on treated houses. Your skin will remain sensitive to the sun for 48 hours after treatment.

7) Be consistent

You will see your doctor every four weeks to get the best results. Because of hair progression patterns, the timing of your treatments can have a significant impact on the outcome. We recommend that you schedule regular laser hair removal treatments.

8) Do not take hot showers or Do any type of exercise

Hot showers and exercise can increase your body temperature and cause sweat to build up, which in turn creates a breeding ground for microorganisms. This can lead to infection and ingrown hairs.  

We recommend waiting at least 24 hours following a laser hair removal procedure before you attempt any other process that could increase your body temperature or dissatisfy the hair follicles.

You now have a basic understanding of how lasers work and what you can do before and after treatment. Book your free consultation at Agelock skin clinic.

Agelock Skin Clinic has a qualified team skilled in laser hair removal. We offer much more than just laser hair removal.

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