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The Laser Hair Removal Procedure

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Some people don’t mind the constant routine of shaving or waxing off unwanted body hair. Others, however, get to the point where they are just fed up with this never-ending task, especially if they frequently have to deal with ingrown hairs caused by shaving. Laser hair removal isn’t cheap, but once you are finished with your sessions – which vary according to the body part and hair thickness – you are more or less done with hair removal. The “more or less” refers to an annual touchup that most people will need to get rid of errant hairs for the year. If it isn’t the cost but the idea of the procedure itself that’s holding you back, here’s what to expect at a laser hair removal session.

A Patch Test

When you go for your initial appointment, feel free to ask as many questions as possible, and remember there is no such thing as a stupid question. It’s your body, and you should know exactly what is going to be done to it. At that first meeting, you’ll receive a patch test to ensure you aren’t one of the rare individuals who have a bad reaction to the laser. If you don’t have a reaction, proceed to the next appointment.

The First Session

At your first laser removal session, you’ll don goggles to protect your eyes from the laser’s light. The technician will mark carefully the area designated for hair removal, and then apply a gel to that part. Then, the laser hair removing begins. It may cause some discomfort, but many people describe the sensation as having rubber bands snapped across the skin. It’s likely to hurt a little more if you’re having the bikini area done, but with each session, the process will hurt less as your skin gets used to it. After the session, the technician will apply a soothing gel to the treated area.

Number of Sessions

The average person can expect to undergo six to eight sessions of laser hair removal, each spaced about four to six weeks apart. The sessions are linked to the hair’s growth cycle. It’s fine to shave in between your sessions, but avoid waxing or epilating hair during this time. Stay out of the sun and tanning beds, because most lasers work best on a contrast between dark hair and light skin. If you are dark-skinned, make sure you visit a salon that has the special lasers needed for darker complexions. If your hairs are very light, such as blond, red or gray, laser hair treatment may not prove possible.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about laser hair removal, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!

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