While laser hair removal can be programmed at any time of year, it's best to do so during the winter, which is also known as laser hair removal season. By getting started now, you'll be hair-free and beach-ready by the time summer arrives. We will clarify what to think about while getting laser hair removal, who is a candidate, what to do and what not to do, and much more in this blog post.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A LASER HAIR REMOVAL PROCEDURE?
Laser hair removal works by passing laser light through the pigment in the hair to target hair in its stageof active growth. This light would then convert to heat, causing the follicle and hair bulb to be damaged. Since hair follicles go through various stages of development, the complete treatment takes 8-12 sessions spaced a few weeks apart to ensure that each one gets zapped making the process successful.
WHO WILL BE A SUITABLE PERSON FOR THE PROCEDURE?
The procedure is safe for men and women of all skin types and colors, thanks to the advanced laser hair removal technology. There are, however, a few items to remember. Each treatment would be more effective if the contrast of skin and hair color is greater. People with darker skin tones can need more therapy sessions, while those with very light hair would not get benefit from the treatment.
WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY SHOULD BE TREATED?
The bikini line, underarms, hips, neck, and back are the most commonly treated regions. Patients can, however, treat the above the lip area, chin, sideburns, and pretty much every other area where excessive hair grows.
WHAT ABOUT THE OUTCOMES AND MAINTENANCE?
Of treatment takes two to three weeks to see results, but most people experience an 80-90%% permanent lessening in hair growth after a complete treatment schedule of eight to twelve sessions. Hormone changes can cause hair to regrow, so it's best to maintain treatment once or twice a year, depending on your situation.
ANOTHER VOTE IN FAVOR OF WINTER THERAPIES.
Laser hair removal procedures make you more susceptible to the sun for a short period of time, which means that sun exposure can damage and discolor the skin. When beginning treatments, the skin should not be tanned, even artificial tans. Treatments can be less successful on tanned skin, and you may also risk a condition known as "laser burn," which causes skin discoloration. Since the heat from the laser remains in your skin for up to 24 hours after treatment, you should avoid any hot conditions (gyms, saunas, hot baths,) to prevent bacteria from growing and eventually giving you spots. Winter is a perfect time to get zapped because there is less heat and sunlight.
WHAT DO YOU DO IN ORDER TO GET READY FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
When planning for a laser hair removal session, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to achieve the best results.
First and foremost, neither chemically nor naturally tanned skin is possible. Since laser hair removal on tanned skin is dangerous, your appointment will be postponed until your tan has gone.
The treatment area must be shaved clean within 24 hours of the procedure so that the laser can reach the source of the problem. Otherwise, an unpleasant hair-burning odor can develop during the visit, reducing the effectiveness of the treatment.
For the 8 weeks leading up to the procedure, no waxing, tweezing, threading or plucking hair is allowed. The same is true after undergoing laser hair removal. Between therapies, you're free to shave.
On treatment days, you should avoid wearing lipstick, lotion, deodorant, or sunscreen. Please let us know if you have any on when you arrive for your appointment so we can clean up before the treatment!
We have free pre-treatment consultations to ensure that you get the best outcomes for your specific needs. Make an appointment here at Longevity Aesthetics and Laser Spa in OKC.
**Disclaimer: This content is neither a medical advice nor it imply a doctor-patient relationship.