If you want great looking results from your laser hair removal, there are a few things you should know, and we’ve listed them below to ensure you have the best possible experience.
Firstly, always make sure your technician is qualified, and any equipment used is TGA approved, as this cosmetic procedure has strict guidelines and regulations. A concentrated beam of light is focused directly into the pigments in your hair follicles if you have lighter skin. If your skin is dark, both modalities are used to destroy and retard the growth of hair using the laser focusing on the blood supply to the hair follicles. It may seem like magic, but it is just science at work to get these amazing results.
You should cancel your appointment and reschedule it for later if you are sunburned or have a tan. If you have been exposed to the sun within two weeks of the laser hair procedure, we, unfortunately, won’t be able to carry out the treatment, as any pigment on your skin will sizzle. Starting your treatment in winter when sun exposure isn’t a risk is recommended if you like to sunbathe during the summer.
You’ll need to look pale when you come in for your treatment and skip the fake tan. If you are having laser hair treatment carried out, the fake tan also means you’ll need to reschedule, just as you would with a real tan. If you have a fake tan and need to get rid of it easily and safely, we can recommend Balense Next Generation +SRC Cleanser.
About 12 to 14 hours before your scheduled treatment at a skin care clinic, shave the area to be treated. And we don’t want to burn your skin during treatment, so make sure you use a sharp razor and shave well; any long hairs above the skin will be targeted by the laser. The reason that shaving is good and waxing isn’t is that for the laser to do its job accurately, the hair root must be present in the follicle. And along with no waxing goes no depilatory creams or epilating.
We need your skin to be completely natural and free of any artificial products, meaning no deodorant or moisturizer should be applied on the day of your procedure. And the same rules apply for the first 24 hours following your laser hair removal treatment.
Although we use only the highest quality equipment and our technicians are highly trained experts, laser hair treatment is still considered a cosmetic treatment. It means that we need you to be 100 percent honest with us at your consultation when it comes to disclosing any previous treatments, or medication you are taking. Laser hair removal treatment might not be your most suitable option; for example, if you are taking Roaccutane or have had a facial recently. We offer all our customers a complimentary consultation during which your hair and skin type will be assessed by our expert and friendly technicians. Anything we need to know, tell us at that time.
You will enjoy the freedom of long term hair reduction once you have finished your treatment plan, but it’s also important to be realistic and understand that great results take more than one session. And there is always some hair that will manage to grow back, meaning that no laser hair treatment can claim to be 100 percent effective. Our initial consultation can give you some of the facts about possible hair regrowth, which can be affected by biological factors such as hormones.
A regular course of laser hair removal treatments is much more effective than attending treatment sessions occasionally, because of how hair growth patterns are affected by timing. We recommend coming to an appointment every four weeks, or whenever your technician advises it.
For about 48 hours after the treatment, you’ll find that your skin is sensitive to the sun. Although blistering is unlikely, you shouldn’t use any makeup products on blistered areas, and any sunburn can be effectively treated by using Balense UV Defiance SPF 50+. If you experience swelling or discomfort after your treatment, a cold compress and Balense Recovery Cream or a similar skin care product can help alleviate the discomfort.
Certain activities, such as taking a hot shower or exercising, can create the right conditions for bacteria to breed as they case an increase in your body temperature. Ingrown hairs or infection can then be unwanted results. To minimize the chances of that happening, don’t carry out any activities that can upset the hair follicles and increase body temperature for at least 24 hours following treatment.
If you have had enough of struggling with depilatory creams, waxing or a razor, you may want to consider the increasingly popular option of laser hair treatment. It’s suitable for various areas of the body and not just the more apparent underarms, bikini area, and legs.
Many women have a line along the center of the abdomen where the hair grows more thickly, although it’s more common in men. If this sounds like you, then laser hair removal may be the solution you have been looking for to improve your appearance permanently and feel more comfortable when you wear that bikini on the beach.
The area between the breasts can look quite fuzzy with unwanted hair on many women, although again the hairy chest is something associated more with men. This is a sensitive area of the body, and if you have tried depilatory creams, shaving or waxing and haven’t seen the results you need, laser hair treatment can help.
You don’t need to put up with hair permanently around your nipples, although it is natural to have some hair in that area. If you have tried tweezers to remove those stray hairs, you know how painful that approach can be, although tweezing won’t damage the delicate skin or tissue. However, laser hair removal may be the solution you’ve been looking for if you want a permanent and painless solution to the problem of unwanted hair around the nipples.
Hair free fingers and toes look much more appealing whether you are showing off that engagement ring to your friends or wearing sandals at the beach. Many people don’t consider laser hair treatment for those areas of dark, coarse hair on the fingers and the toes, but it’s surprisingly easy and fast to effectively remove hair from these areas.
You may be self-conscious of the hair around your neck if you are a man or woman with facial hair that grows back quickly and you favor short hair or an updo hairstyle. Coarse hair growth can also commonly be found at the nape and under the chin, and there is no reason why you can’t put a permanent end to this unwanted hair with laser hair removal treatment. Just think how easy your life would be if those areas didn’t need regular trimming or shaving.
If you are a woman, you may have noticed hair around the jawline that is coarse and long and just downright unattractive; many women have this problem, especially as they age and hormone levels adjust. Removing the hair in this area is a useful option and can significantly improve how you look and feel. Permanent hair removal for men is an option too in this area; it means no more tedious shaving every day, although you need to be sure that you won’t want to grow a beard some day.
If you are a man, you probably want your chest hair to be well groomed and appealing, and laser hair removal along the abdomen sides can improve your appearance in that area. No more waxing or depilatory creams to try to keep it looking presentable!
Laser hair technicians are quite used to seeing unwanted hair in these areas as well as some others, and it’s nothing to be embarrassed about. Just about any area of your body is suitable for laser hair treatment although applicator size and safety can impose some restrictions.
Contact a professional hair removal specialist today if you have had enough of your unwanted hair.