What You Should Know Before Getting Laser Hair Removal

August 19th, 2022BlogNo Comments »

What You Should Know Before Getting Laser Hair Removal

Nothing beats the sensation of perfectly smooth legs. Silky smooth legs and well-sculpted brows are must-have accessories for a day at the beach or a night out with friends. Unfortunately, this entails hours of shaving, waxing, and tweezing. Imagine not having to worry about your brows or bikini lines. Does not that sound like the stuff of fantasy?

That is possible with laser hair removal. These long-term treatments eliminate the need for time-consuming shaving and plucking, and they are less expensive than you might think.

But you have questions, which is fine. The first step toward a rewarding and successful experience is to have a solid understanding of what laser hair removal is and is not. To help ensure that your laser hair removal experience is just that, we have compiled a list of some things to think about if laser hair removal is on your summer maintenance list.

 

  1. Not all hair types can be laser-treated.

Lasers today work by picking up the pigment in the hair. The darker the color, the better, especially if you have fair skin. Lighter hair colors, such as blonde, red, or grey, may lack enough pigment to be detected and targeted.

  1. It is quick and relatively painless.

Most treatments last between a few minutes and an hour, depending on the size of the area being touched up. Furthermore, because the laser is used in short bursts, the initial pinprick of pain in sensitive areas quickly numbs, making the procedure tolerable.

  1. Avoid exposure to the sun before your procedure.

While getting a tan is essential in the summer, it is not ideal for laser hair removal. When you tan, the pigment in your skin more closely matches that of the hair follicle, making the laser less detectable. Avoid the sun for a month before your procedure for the best results. As a result, laser treatments are most effective in the fall, winter, and early spring.

  1. Do not tweeze or wax before your appointment.

The laser, once again, targets the pigment in the hair. Because the hair follicle is the best source of pigment, the procedure requires the presence of the follicle. Tweezing and waxing should be avoided for at least two weeks before your appointment.

Shaving, on the other hand, is perfectly acceptable. In fact, it may improve the success rate of your procedure, especially if you have fair skin.

  1. Do not expect a 100% permanent hair removal result.

Experts refer to laser hair removal as permanent hair reduction. Regrowth is possible and occurs. Newer hairs that grow in are typically finer and lighter than older hairs, making them more difficult to detect visually. This makes the treatment worthwhile for many people, but expect to need touch-ups from time to time.

  1. You will require more than one treatment.

Because the best time to hit the follicles with the laser is during an active growth phase, laser hair removal requires multiple sessions. This happens only once every six weeks or so.

Not all of your hairs will be active at the same time. The average person requires six treatments to achieve the best results.

  1. Examine your medications.

Some medications can make your skin more sensitive to the laser’s beam, which can result in pigment changes or burns. Before your first appointment, go over all of your medications with your laser hair removal provider.

 

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Natalie Harvey
Natalie Harvey
15:44 07 Jul 19
I wanted to know more about PRP treatment for hair loss, and the staff at LMC were very knowledgeable and helpful in... answering all of my concerns. I love how I look now, feel like myself again. The PRP prices here are also really affordable for me. Thank you!read more
Kendra R
Kendra R
18:22 29 May 19
Excellent customer service. I'm very happy with my results of laser hair removal so far. It works but you have to make... sure to follow their instructionsread more
Viana U
Viana U
00:17 24 May 19
I don't usually leave reviews but I feel it's important for the LGBT community to know this clinic is very LGBT... friendly. As someone who is transitioning to female, I was anxious to get laser hair removal but finances were an issue at the time. I didn't know of any LGBT friendly places either. My friend, who is also in the LGBT community, referred me here, and she also has come to love the clinic This place has helped my confidence so much. The staff are so friendly and make me feel like a queen each time I come for a visit. Ive done so many services here now - Botox, fillers, velashape and I've never felt more confident. Worth every visit, even with commuting from DT Torontoread more
Vlad K
Vlad K
17:15 20 May 19
Every time I go here for my laser hair removal, I am getting more and more shocked with the improvement of the amount..... I am very grateful that I found this place because it is not only the development of the process but also the employees are very friendly and welcoming. The prices don't break the bank compared to other places with the exact same technology. The staff is sweet. Highly recommendread more
Philip S
Philip S
20:55 12 May 19
This clinic was recommended to me by a friend who also had PRP Harvest® for hair loss, a procedure I was interested in... having and was VERY satisfied with his result and experience. Everyone in his office was very helpful and went above and beyond. I am absolutely thrilled with my results after multiple sessions. The prices are very fair here. Some clinics in downtown are charging much much higher for the same procedure.read more
Claude Pereira
Claude Pereira
01:19 04 Dec 18
I would definitely give this clinic a 5 star rating. This is the second time around I'm using their treatment and... couldn't be happier. The staff here is really friendly and informative and they use state of the art technology when it comes to their equipment. Their procedure is definitely worth the money and you can notice a difference in your skin right after the first session. Highly recommended!!read more
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