When it comes to removing unwanted body hair, it seems as though every option has its drawbacks. Shaving is a daily struggle that can easily leave your skin nicked and irritated. Waxing is painful and you have to let the hair grow to an unsightly length before it can be pulled out again. Given these drawbacks, more and more women are turning to laser hair removal, but taking that leap of faith and trying an at-home laser for the first time can be scary. If you’re looking to take the plunge, here are some tips to help you successfully navigate your first laser hair removal experience.
The instructions that come with at-home lasers typically don’t make for the best reading material, but you should still read over all of them very carefully. Be sure you know everything about how your laser functions and the appropriate way to use it before diving in for the first time.
Picking the right strength for the laser can be an intimidating choice. There is no shame in starting off at a low strength, but there is also no harm in jumping right in and going all-out at full power. Just go with what feels right.
If you’re worried about pain, then test out the laser on a less sensitive area. Legs and arms typically make for good testing grounds, and then you can move on to other areas.
When using an at-home laser, most devices instruct you to apply overlapping coverage. So make sure that you go over an area at least a couple of times before moving on.
The idea of wielding a laser makes some people understandably nervous about burning themselves, but don’t worry. At-home lasers are built with a number of safeguards, and they are actually incredibly safe.
Typically, laser hair removal treatments are done every two weeks, so be sure to mark your calendar. And after four treatments, or about two months, you’ll finally start to see the results that you’ve been working towards.
It’s completely natural to be nervous about at-home laser hair removal. But the devices are perfectly safe, and if you follow the instructions properly then you may just find an easy, effective method to remove unwanted body hair.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about hair removal and how to treat it, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!