As summer approaches, many people are rethinking their grooming habits. With more skin exposed, the issue of unwanted hair becomes paramount. Laser hair removal can address this concern quickly and permanently. However, there are a few things you should know as you consider the scheduling of laser treatment.
To get the most out of laser hair removal, your skin needs to be primed and ready. This means that you need to start preparing weeks before your visit with us. Here are some ways you can prepare for your treatments:
While laser technology has improved significantly through ongoing development, the power of laser energy still lies in the absorption of light into pigment in hair. The darker your skin, the more treatments you may need to eliminate hair. Also, and possibly more important, tanning before laser hair removal can increase the risk of irritation and hyperpigmentation. The last thing you want is silky smooth skin that is discolored and splotchy! As difficult as it may be to stay out of the beautiful Miami sunshine, we recommend it until you have completed your series of laser treatments.
Waxing is a popular method of hair removal because it keeps the skin smoother for longer stretches of time than shaving. However, waxing must be stopped in the weeks before laser hair removal; otherwise, there will be no hair in the follicles to absorb heat from our laser device. Waxing should stop a full 6 weeks before your first laser hair removal session. But don’t worry, you can still shave right up until the day before your visit.
Use a Clean, New Razor
Whatever area you want treated with laser hair removal can be shaved the day before your appointment. In fact, you can continue to shave, if necessary, in between your sessions. Make sure to use a brand new, clean razor so bacteria is not introduced to the skin.
Laser hair removal can give you the silky smooth skin you have always wanted. Don’t wait! Summer is right around the corner. Schedule your consultation to discuss laser hair removal by calling our Miami practice at 305-669-0184.