Are you interested in undergoing laser hair removal treatments but aren’t sure what to expect or how painful it will be? Well not to worry, as we’re going to dive into everything you’ll need to know before booking your first laser hair removal appointment.
Don’t Wax One Month Prior
As the goal of laser hair removal is to zap the hair at the root and destroy the follicle effectively, you need the roots to be present. Avoid waxing or threading one month before going for a laser treatment, as the results won’t be nearly as effective. Stick to shaving, especially the day before your appointment so the roots are exposed.
How Many Sessions are Needed?
The standard number of sessions you can expect to receive is around six for near-permanent hair removal results. As one out of every six hairs in typically in the growth stage, only those hairs will absorb the laser’s energy and be eliminated. To make sure almost every hair is covered, you’ll need to return every six weeks, for a total of six sessions, in order to get the best results.
The Process is Quick and Bearable
While it all depends on the individual, laser hair removal treatments can generally feel uncomfortable, but the process is bearable. The discomfort has often been compared to having a rubber band snapped against your skin repeatedly. As the length of the sessions themselves will depend on the size of the area, it can take anywhere from five to 30 minutes.
Aftercare is Simple
Once you leave the dermatologist, you probably won’t feel much different from when you walked in. A week or two after your first session, you’ll see the dead hairs in your follicles begin to fall out. Between sessions, make sure you apply sunscreen before going out and only take lukewarm showers to prevent inflammation. Once a week, lightly exfoliate the treated area to reduce your chances of developing ingrown hairs.
It Works on Any Body Part
If you don’t want to worry about hair removal regarding in part of your body, then laser hair removal is the treatment for you. While some areas might require touch-ups every now and then, other spots like the legs, armpits and bikini area will stay relatively hairless after the removal process.
It’s Pretty Pricey
Depending on the area you decide needs laser hair removal treatments the most, it can cost you a pretty penny. It also depends on where you decide to have your treatment done, but expect to pay anywhere between $200 and $500 for a single session. If you end up taking on all six recommended sessions for nearly permanent hair removal, that’s a couple of thousand dollars.
At Kaloya Derma Tech, we provide our clients with the best laser hair removal technology around. We also provide IPL laser hair removal technology and skin rejuvenation treatments. With over 15 years of experience in the skincare industry, visit our website for more information.