When the summer weather nears, it may prompt you to think about getting permanent hair removal. As a result, you’ll have more free time in the summer and less stress since you won’t have to rush to regular wax sessions. To get the most out of your laser hair removal treatments, you’ll need to do some prep work beforehand, which isn’t the case with other types of laser skin treatments.
Quit Picking and Waxing
In order for the laser to reach the hair follicles at their roots, the treated region must be left untouched by plucking or waxing for at least four to six weeks before the first consultation. As long as the root is not removed, shaving is fine. Shaving the area that will be treated with lasers before your booked session is highly recommended. The recommended interval between laser treatments is eight to ten weeks, during which time you can return to your regular hair care routine, including waxing and plucking. You should stop doing this at least six weeks before your next scheduled appointment as it is not suggested.
Trim the Hairs
Stopping plucking and waxing the region being treated is recommended, however shaving it 24 to 48 hours before your consultation is still required. The laser may still hit its target since it is aimed at the pigment in the hair’s base, even though your hair is undetectable to the human eye. As hair grows underneath the skin’s surface, it increases the risk of burns and necessitates shaving the spot.
Wash off any lotions or cosmetics
You should always remove any cosmetics or products containing potentially harmful chemicals before undergoing laser hair removal procedures. Everything that you put on your skin counts, whether it be deodorant, cosmetics, moisturizer, medication, or any other item. To prepare the skin for treatment, simply wash it with soap and water. If you use a makeup eraser, wash the area well afterwards.
Limit Your Sun Exposure
In the two weeks leading up to your laser hair removal procedure, it’s crucial that you protect the treated area from the sun. This applies to both indoor tanning booths and self-tanners. S unburn can induce scorching and extreme discomfort following laser treatment, in addition to darkening of the skin. Most laser specialists would have the client reschedule if they showed up with even a slight sunburn. If the affected area cannot be protected, then sunscreen should be used every day.
Putting Down The Bleach
As was previously said, laser hair removal is effective because it destroys the hair follicle. The laser’s rays are absorbed by the hair’s pigment or color at its base, rendering the hair irreversibly ineffective. When you bleach your hair, you change the color of your hair, making it harder to dye. The hair roots need to start growing in their original shade, thus you should cease bleaching them six weeks before your laser hair removal treatment.