Tired of waxing or shaving? Well, laser hair removal might be the perfect alternative for you. However, unlike other laser treatments, hair removal requires some form of preparation before checking in for the procedure. This cosmetic procedure removes hair by targeting the pigment located at the root of the hair follicle. This destroys the hair follicles to prevent growth without damaging the skin’s surface. To get the best results from your laser hair treatment, here are a few tips that you need to keep in mind before going for the procedure.
1. Stop Waxing and Plucking
As already indicated, laser hair removal targets the root of the hair. As such, it is important that you avoid waxing or plucking the area you intend to treat in the weeks before your appointment. Shaving is okay since it does not interfere with the root. In fact, you are encouraged to shave the area to be treated prior to your appointment. Ideally, your laser appointment will be scheduled at regular intervals.
2. Shave the Treatment Area
While it is advisable that you cease waxing and shaving the area under treatment, shaving it in the days prior to your appointment is typically recommended. Even though your hair will be invisible, the laser will still target the pigment at the root of the hair. Shaving the area under treatment is recommended in order to reduce the possibility of burns with the hair being below your skin’s surface.
3. Avoid Exposure to Direct Sunlight
In the weeks prior to your treatment, it is important that the area under treatment is protected from direct exposure to the sun. This includes avoiding the use of both self-tanners as well as tanning beds. Besides discoloring your skin after laser treatment, their use can also increase the severity of sunburn, which can, in turn, result in unwanted side effects. It is advisable that you wear sunscreen if the area undergoing treatment cannot be covered while outdoors.
H-MD Medical Spa is proud to offer professional laser hair removal treatments to clients in Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas. The individuals in our staff are highly trained, certified, and experienced in administering laser and other cosmetic treatments. Schedule your appointment to learn how you can benefit from laser hair removal in OKC. Contact us today to arrange your consultation!