Stunning Wellness and Laser
Laser hair removal is one of the safest and most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. It’s the perfect answer for when you are tired of shaving your bikini line, face, arms, legs, or anywhere else that has undesirable hair growth.
The process involves targeting a hair at its base with a highly concentrated beam of light which is absorbed by the pigments in the follicle– effectively destroying the hair. The benefits of this method are that it’s fast and effective.
The laser can target a small quarter-sized space on the skin all at once. And it takes about 3 to 7 days for dark, coarse hair to be completely eliminated. Although it’s relatively safe, there are a few side effects that you need to be aware of before scheduling your procedure.
Here are some possible side effects
Some people experience skin ailments that include infections, blistering, or scarring around the targeted skin area, and occasionally cold sore outbreaks or skin color changes, which may be permanent. Potential hair-related side effects are stimulated hair growth or graying of targeted hair.
Precautions to take before laser hair removal
Prevention is always the best method for dealing with side effects. If you can limit the opportunity to experience them, it will greatly improve the entire laser hair removal experience for you. Below are some tips that you can follow to help reduce issues before they even begin.
- Avoid having a tan– try to avoid the sun for about six weeks before having the procedure to reduce the risk of it lightening your skin.
- If you already have a tan, give the tan time to fade before you schedule the procedure for best results.
- Don’t engage in any actions that specifically target the hairs, such as plucking, waxing, or using electrolysis, which can cause complications during the procedure. Regular shaving is fine.
- Make sure that the person you choose to perform the laser hair removal is a professional and highly qualified. Unlicensed or inexperienced operators can result in lightening of skin color and even burns or scars.
Precautions to take after laser hair removal
Now that the procedure is complete, proper care afterward can prevent adverse effects. Follow these simple tips to ensure a smooth healing process.
After the procedure, apply a cooling gel to soothe the skin to alleviate any discomfort.
- Avoid exposing the treated skin to sunlight or forms of artificial tanning.
- Once your skin recovers, apply sunscreen to protect your skin from direct sunlight.
- Finally, follow any additional advice that your doctor or other professionals recommend.
For additional information about this procedure or to schedule an appointment, contact our team today.