Are you interested in laser hair removal? Do you have a few questions about the procedure? If so, don’t worry – you aren’t alone. Keep reading for some of the most commonly asked questions about this procedure.
DOES YOUR HAIR HAVE TO GROW OUT BEFORE THE TREATMENT?
With laser hair treatment (unlike waxing), you don’t have to let unwanted hair growth. In fact, it is required that you shave before the scheduled treatment. However, you should not wax before your treatment.
The goal is for the energy from the laser to go to the root of your hair. Shaving ensures the laser can locate the hair follicle’s pigment while the follicle is in place.
HOW TO HANDLE FEELING SHY ABOUT AREAS BEING TREATED?
When you have laser hair treatment performed, it will be handled by trained and professional staff members who are sensitive to your concerns.
You will likely be allowed to change in a private room and given a robe to wear during the treatment. Only the part of your body that is being treated will be exposed. Also, the entire treatment process is done by one person, which means it is a completely private session.
WHAT IS CONSIDERED THE “BIKINI AREA?”
If you want laser hair treatment in your bikini area, how much or how little of the area is treated is up to you. Only your provider is going to know your needs and preferences.
WILL OTHER PEOPLE BE ABLE TO TELL YOU HAD LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
In most cases, no. However, for individuals with sensitive skin, there may be some flushing of the skin because of the heat produced by the laser. If you notice any flushing or bumps on your skin after treatment, talk to your provider. They can give you a cream or other products that can help calm and eliminate the irritation present.
WHY ISN’T THE GEL HEATED BEFORE IT IS APPLIED TO THE AREA BEING TREATED?
The goal of using gel is to help cool and protect the skin. To fully protect your skin, the gel needs to be cold. This is what minimizes pain caused by the heat of the laser. Usually, plenty of gel will be applied during the treatment to ensure the results are what you desire and that you don’t experience any discomfort.
HOW DO YOU FIND A QUALITY LASER HAIR REMOVAL PROVIDER?
If you are interested in laser hair removal, putting time and effort into finding a quality provider is a must. Take some time to get to know what options are in the area and get referrals from people you know. This is a great way to narrow down the options and find the provider right for your needs.
You probably already know that laser hair removal is an effective way to get rid of unwanted hair. However, if you have questions, you should find some of the answers above. This is going to help you feel confident in the treatment you receive.