By now, even stubborn hair removal traditionalists have heard about the ever-increasing popularity of laser hair removal. The benefits speak for themselves, since after only a handful of treatments you never have to worry about shaving, plucking, threading or waxing ever again. Just think about all the time and money that you could save in the future.
In addition to the inherent benefits of laser hair removal, the treatment's growing popularity is also being driven by celebrity endorsements. Nowadays, you would be hard-pressed to look through a beauty magazine or website without seeing a celebrity raving about their newfound hairlessness. Most recently, Khloe Kardashian has joined the ranks of those singing the praises of laser hair removal, and she reportedly has a couple of tips for people that are looking to undergo this life-changing treatment.
According to a recent post on her app, Kardashian has a few tricks she uses to make laser hair removal as effective as possible. For starters, she recommends that you use numbing cream or gel about half an hour before undergoing treatment. While most people complain of only minor irritation following laser hair removal, for some people it is considerably painful. Either way, numbing the area beforehand is a great way to cut down on the soreness. After all, what's the point of being uncomfortable if you don't have to be?
Also, Kardashian says that you should shave before undergoing treatment, either a few hours prior or even the night before. Generally, experts agree that shaving before laser hair removal is a good idea, as it enables the laser to more easily detect the hair follicle for removal. But you need to be extremely cautious. Shaving can be abrasive and leave your skin irritated, which will only make the pain from laser hair removal worse. So be especially gentle when shaving prior to treatment.
Since laser hair removal takes multiple sessions, you'll have plenty of opportunities to develop your own pre-game ritual. On average, patients need between four and six treatments before the hairlessness promised by laser hair removal actually takes hold. So if you use a numbing cream that unexpectedly causes irritation or you forget to shave before going in for a procedure, you'll have a chance to rectify the mistake the next time around.
Over time, if you stick to the recommended treatment schedule you will notice that less and less hair is growing in. And eventually, you can experience the unrivaled joy of never having to remove unwanted body hair ever again.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about hair removal, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!