Armpits. Manbeard. Legs and Bikini.
And so it occurred to me that some of our readers may have a question or two about preparing for laser hair removal and what to expect during and after treatment.
To give you further encouragement about laser hair removal and so you’ll get yourself to the nearest Elase Spa ASAP, I offer up this information.
How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal
The truth is that laser hair removal is more than just a ”zippity-zap” of unwanted hair. It is an authentic medical procedure that requires the right training and solid experience.
Plus there are some potential risks. So before getting laser hair removal, you should thoroughly check the credentials of the technician performing the procedure. Here now is the warranted yet shameless plug:
Elase Spa Master Estheticians have hundreds of hours of training plus extensive experience on more than one laser modality.
Now back to preparation.
- If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before your treatment. That’s because you need those pesky hair roots intact so that the laser has something to target.
- You should also avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and can create post-treatment complications.
- Although discomfort is minimal, you may choose to take a over the counter pain reliever like Ibuprofen. However most clients find that they do not need to take anything at all.
What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal
- Shave the day of the procedure. Your ME or other medical professional will adjust the laser according to your skin color and the thickness, color, and location of the area being treated.
- Only areas being treated will be exposed. You can also request disposable paper panties to wear during the procedure. Additionally both of you will wear appropriate eye protection.
- It will also be necessary to protect the outer layers of your skin with a cold gel or special cooling device. This will help the laser light penetrate the skin.
- You will sit or recline comfortably on a medical table and the ME will administer a pulse of the laser while watching carefully for any kind of reaction and that the best settings have been. Depending on the area being treated the procedure will last anywhere from 10 minutes to one hour.
- You can schedule your next treatment four to six weeks later and plan on anywhere from 6-12 treatments.
Soon shaving, tweezing, waxing and such will be a thing of the past and soon you’ll think to yourself, “Why did I wait so long to say so long hairy pits, manbeard, legs, and bikini?”