Get Ready With Me: The Day of My Laser Hair Removal Appointment
Welcome back to part two of our “Get Ready With Me” series as we chronicle what to do before, during, and after your laser hair removal appointments to give you the best experience possible.
Today, we focus on the day of your actual appointment.
If you followed our previous blog, you know how important it is to shave before your appointment. You can either do that the day before or day of your appointment.
With freshly shaved skin, you’re ready for your laser treatment to go smoothly … pun definitely intended. Freshly shaved skin allows the laser to focus only on the hair follicle and will disrupt its growth cycle. It’s the best way to unlock the lasting smooth skin you’ve wanted all along.
But what else should you know about the day of your treatment? Read on for all the details!
Are there any other pretreatment tips worth knowing?
Three tips come to mind, and two of them have to do with shaving before your appointment.
First, use quality shaving cream and a new razor. This will not only allow you to keep your skin clean and hair-free but also can actually moisturize your skin with the proper cream or gel.
And two: don’t apply too much pressure while shaving. Remember, this is part of your prep for laser hair removal. Too much pressure can irritate or even cut your skin. You want a successful hair-free journey, and this wouldn’t set you up for success.
And finally, exfoliating your skin is a good move for keeping your skin radiant and healthy. You’re removing dead skin cells near the opening of your hair follicles.
… you’re ready for your laser treatment to go smoothly … pun definitely intended.
I’ve exfoliated. I’ve shaved. I’ve arrived at the clinic. What happens next?
Once you’re in the room with a laser hair removal professional, your desired body areas will be confirmed.
The next step will involve a white makeup pencil to mark off segments of the body area so the laser hair removal professional has a grid to follow, ensuring that nothing that hasn’t been requested will be treated.
Does laser hair removal treatment take a long time?
So this all depends on the body area you would like addressed. Because certain areas can be treated quite efficiently.
Say you want your underarms lasered. You can be in and out of the clinic in 15 minutes. You’ve still got time to drive-thru and grab some lunch on your way back to the office, and you’ll have plenty of time to spare.
But if you’re about to get your legs, arms, back, or another body area with more surface to cover, you’ll want to make sure you leave yourself more time.
The best news is that any reputable laser hair removal professional will go over all this prior to treatment during your consultation. This is when you will come up with a treatment plan and get a rough estimate not only of a single treatment but also of the time frame to complete a body area.
So put on those goggles to protect your eyes, and get ready to be hair-free!
There’s so much versatility with laser hair removal!
Oh, for sure. And we haven’t even mentioned the specifics about the lasers.
The Alex and nd:Yag settings allow laser hair removal professionals to treat every skin tone from fairest to darkest.
And aside from the scalp and eyebrows, there really isn’t a body area the laser can’t address.
So if you’re looking to join the growing contingent of laser hair removal believers, be sure to call a clinic or spa near you. You can drop the razor and wax and start enjoying your hair-free life.