Removing your hair through wax has become old school. Who likes the process of waxing? It is painful and can even hurt your delicate skin, sometimes leave red marks on the skin as well. More hair removal ways include shaving and plucking. Well, shaving is easiest among them, but those thick dark hairs are a mess. Plucking requires a lot of time and effort which people usually do not have.
Laser hair removal treatment was introduced in 1995. This process removes hair by exposing the pulse of laser light that destroys hair from the root, not allowing them to grow again. It has been commercially available since 1995 now.
You are then entirely free from the stress of shaving or waxing your hairs again for a summer body or to wear a new dress.
Due to the nature of this process, people have a lot of questions in mind regarding it. People require assurance before any process they go for. With laser in mind, people have a lot of questions that cannot be answered by any other person. Either you have gone through the process yourself, or you are an expert in that field. Here are the 10 Questions about Laser Hair Removal Answered.
1. Does it hurt?
Well, it depends on the intensity of pain a person can withstand. For most of the users, it didn’t hurt as much as waxing and is also a quicker process. It hurts less on the forearm then on the face because the skin in our forearm is thicker than the skin on the face. After testing the procedure of laser hair removal, we have come to know that it feels like a rubber band snapping against your skin.
2. Is there any recovery?
For most people, there is no recovery time. People are recommended for a full day rest just on the first day of the treatment only. They are free to do anything after that. Some people do feel discomfort for a while which can be treated by Tylenol and ice. Sunburn pain is also felt which can be put to rest by Aloe Vera gel.
Furthermore, it is recommended not to take any medicine after the treatment as it can make your blood thin.
3. When should I begin treatment?
It is recommended to have your treatment in the fall. By the time your treatment is completed, you are ready to show your summer body. Furthermore, a session in summers can damage your skin due to intense sunlight. The skin should not be exposed to sunlight for three weeks after the completion of treatment.
4. Does Laser Hair Removal always work?
Laser hair removal works on thin hair. There is some difficulty in laser hair removal of fragile, light and very soft hair. The hair may grow again if the follicle is damaged but not destroyed, so it is not a permanent procedure. Many doctors now call it as long-term hair removal rather than permanent hair removal.
5. Is there anyone that shouldn’t get Laser Hair Removal for a medical reason?
Yes, there are some preparations you have to do before your laser hair removal treatment. They are as following:
- Avoid caffeine for at least 20 before your treatment.
- Shave with a clean razor one day before treatment. This will help lasers to locate and destroy follicles.
- Avoid the sun to avoid any sun tanning.
- Stop plucking or waxing. Lasers target the roots which are removed by plucking and waxing.
6. How many treatments do you need to have?
Hairs on the arm, back and leg can easily be eliminated from the roots and have a high success rate. They require fewer treatments but, for hairs on underarm and private area, their follicles are incredibly stubborn and require 6-8 treatments.
7. How long does a laser treatment last?
For most people, it is useful for three years. Some people are very hairy, and their hairs instantly grow again. Again, it varies from person to person.
8. Is there anything I should do to prepare for my treatment?
Many laser centers refuse to treat patients with sensitive skin because it can cause long term medical issues. Many doctors advise and also refuse for laser treatments for patients with some skin problems. It is not necessarily a need to go to a doctor, but you should consult a doctor, so you can choose the precise laser for your skin type.
9. I want to have my bikini line done, and then some… can I blurt this out?
Hair removal technicians have worked on bikini lines before. If you are going for the look, do it.
10. It’s so expensive! Is there any reason I shouldn’t go for a deal?
Look at the offer. You are getting your hair removed for a long time, if not permanently. This type of scheme will surely come with big money. One cannot only expect it to be cheap.
For someone with the power to afford this treatment should go for it. There is nothing wrong with treating your hair with laser. It is proven to be safe, and there are very few and rare cases that indicate any danger.