Summer will be here before you know it, which means you’ll be putting away your jeans and sweaters soon enough and all that stubborn leg and underarm hair you waste a lot of time shaving away.
Instead of waiting until Spring to remind you of the hassle of summer shaving, get started on your laser hair removal treatments today to ensure that all of that unwanted hair is gone by the time you’re ready to show off those shiny legs.
Laser hair removal is more than just a daily time saver, but it also rescues you fromembarrassing situations that being ungroomed can bring. And let’s face it: no one is excited when their eyebrow technician says, “Upper lip, too?”
So why should you start your journey to smoothness now?
It Doesn’t Happen Overnight
The thing about laser hair removal is that it doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time for the treated hair follicles to die, requiring multiple treatments to fully eradicate the follicle at its root. That’s why starting TODAY will relieve the Spring and Summer shaving hassle that awaits you come next year.
Due it’s safety and high levels of effectiveness, laser hair removal has become one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures. Developed in the 1960’s, laser hair removal uses a handheld device that precisely targets dark, coarse hairs while leaving surrounding skin undamaged. Each laser pulse takes less than a second and treats many hairs in a section approximately the size of a quarter. Such speed and precision combined with its’ predictability leaves no wonder to why laser hair removal is the top hair removal choice.
The Winter Months Are Easier to Avoid the Sun
Not only does laser hair removal often require several treatments for the hairs to gradually fall out, it’s also strongly advised to stay out of the sun before and after treatment. Both natural UV and tanning beds as well as artificial tans from a bottle, can change the outcome of treatment.
Sun exposure is known to decrease the effectiveness of the uprooting process of the follicle therefore, it is recommended to avoid both artificial UV rays as well as sun rays both six weeks before and after treatment. Since the laser identifies the pigment in hair as follicles to get rid of, it is important to be the closest to your baseline skin color as you can, increasing the effectiveness of the treatment, which also means avoiding sunless tanners two weeks prior to treatment is necessary.
Preparing for Laser Hair Removal
Because the laser actually targets the hairs’ root, avoid plucking, waxing or electrolysis for six weeks prior to treatment. Alternative hair removal processes temporarily remove the root, but in order for laser hair removal to be effective, these roots need to remain intact, so they can completely die, preventing the return of hair. Approximately 24 hours before arriving at your appointment, shave the treatment area. The morning before treatment, avoid using any product or make up on the treated area. Cleanse the area thoroughly and wear clothing that will leave the treated area exposed or that is loose fitting.
What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal
As the laser is applied, you will feel a stinging sensation indicating laser activation. The session will involve a series of laser pulses with a feeling similar to a rubber band snapping against your skin. Temporary swelling and redness is possible, but most clients can resume normal activities immediately (out of the sun of course).
If you are required to have additional treatments, be sure to avoid plucking, waxing, or shaving between treatments.
Benefits to Laser Hair Removal
And just like that, you’ll be on your way to smoother, softer skin without the hassle of daily and avoiding embarrassing situations where unwanted hair shows up when you least expect it. Not only will you benefit esthetically, but ingrown hairs will be a thing of the past.
It’s simple. You don’t have to put off that summer glow, whether it is through self-tanners or a good beach trip and you certainly won’t have to be pulling out those old waxing kits come March. Beginning your laser hair removal journey today ensures all appointments are complete well before summer arrives.
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