Look Your Best This Summer with Laser Hair Removal
The summer will be here very soon. Now is the time to start preparing in order to ensure that you look your best when the warmer weather strikes. Laser hair removal is one of the treatments that can help you look your best this summer, but it needs to be started early. Laser hair removal can get rid of unwanted hair on the body or face permanently.
Laser hair removal targets the follicles. The follicle is where the hair grows from. Because hair grows in cycles, multiple treatments are needed to achieve full hair loss. That’s why recommend beginning treatment in the winter and spring. You can get the gorgeous, smooth skin you want just in time to hit the beach.
How Long Does It Take To Perform Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal treatments are typically repeated every four to eight weeks. The area being treated is one of the factors that affects how many treatments you will need – larger areas like the legs require more treatments than smaller areas like the underarms. The amount of time a laser hair removal session can also vary. The upper lip and small areas of the body can typically be treated in less than one minute. The legs and other large areas of the body may take over an hour to complete.
Preparing for Laser Hair Removal
There are only a few things you will have to do in order to prepare for laser hair removal. You will need to avoid plucking, waxing or using hair removal creams for at least six weeks prior to your procedure. You should also limit your sun exposure for a few weeks after your procedure. If you spend a lot of time in the sun, then this can make your procedure less effective. Excessive sun exposure can also damage your skin. If you will be spending time in the sun, then it is important for you to protect your skin with a sunscreen.
Additionally, tanning should be avoided for at least six weeks before your procedure. The use of sunless tanners should also be avoided.
Laser hair removal is a very safe procedure. The most commonly reported side effects are swelling, discomfort and redness. These side effects will typically go away within one to three days. It is important to note that using a cool compress can help soothe the skin.
Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?
You may experience slight discomfort during this procedure. However, a topical anesthetic can be used in order to help minimize the pain. A cooling device or gel can also be used in order to protect the skin.
To get started on your laser hair removal, contact Pinnacle Dermatology today. We’ll work with you to determine the most effective treatment method for your needs.