With summer upon us, people are not only trying to maintain their bikini bodies and tans, but they are trying to keep up with their skincare as well. And, with the constant desire to be at the beach and pool, it can be hard to keep up with the constant need to shave targeted areas like legs, underarms, back, and bikini areas. If you’re interested in getting laser hair removal, here are four important things to know about the procedure.
- It’s Painful
As nice as it would be to have laser hair removal be a pain-free procedure, this procedure is known to replicate that of snapping rubber bands directly on your skin. Although your doctor will likely apply some sort of topical numbing cream on the targeted areas, the process can still be very painful.
- All Hair Will Be Gone
Depending on your hair type and the area that you are targeting, you will more than likely need a handful of treatment sessions in order to get the results that you desire. Additionally, you may have some areas that will be missed after even a couple of sections and that may require you to tweeze them.
- Waxing is Off-Limits
Although shaving is allowed, waxing is off-limits for up to six weeks before your laser procedure. So if you typically get a bikini wax before you head on a beach vacation, opt for shaving the targeted area instead.
Tip: On the day of your laser treatment shave the targeted area with a new razor. This will help the aesthetician see the hair follicle more clearly.
Tanning in the sun is bad for your skin regardless of whether or not you’re getting laser hair removal done. However, before you get this procedure it is recommended to avoid tanning in the sun because it can have effects on the pigmentation of your skin.
If you’re interested in a hair-free and carefree lifestyle, laser hair removal might be the perfect thing for you to investigate. However, unlike getting waxed, it requires more in-depth preparation in order to get optimal results. To learn more, contact a professional aesthetician today.