What Should Be Done Before And After Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal has been steadily rising in popularity in recent days. As a matter of fact, both men and women everywhere are looking for ways to get rid of their unwanted hair. The thing is you want to try to get the most out of each session, so that you will have to go back as little as possible. This will be the best way to save as much money as you can.
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Before Laser Hair Removal
First of all, you need to scrub down with an effective exfoliating gel a couple days before your first appointment. What this actually does, is that it expose your pores and open them up, so that the technician will have an easier time getting to them at you next session. The easier it is for the technician to get into those follicles, the more effective your treatment is going to be. This will save you money when you don’t have to go back so soon for another treatment.
Additionally, you will want to shave the area that is going to get treated three days before you go in for your next appointment. What happens when you do that is that there will then be some stubble in a few days when you go for your visit. The technician will have a much easier time targeting and removing the stubble than actual sift hair. The easier time they have removing it, the quicker your session will be over. This will also work out to fewer sessions for you, which saves you money.
After Laser Hair Removal
Once you’ve had laser hair removal in, they will tell you that you need to apply Aloe Vera cream to the affected area. What this does is help speed up the healing process. The sooner your skin heals, the sooner your hair can fall out.
After the hair removal session is over and you are at home, you should avoid pulling out the targeted hairs with tweezers. All you will end up doing is causing damage, and either way the hair is going to fall out by itself. Do not rub the affected area in the shower, just gently dab it with soap. After five days, the hair is going to fall out by itself.
Once the five days has passed, it will be okay to use a sugar scrub to get the hair out when you are taking a shower. This is one way to get the hair to come out quicker. You just have to be sure that your skin is fully healed before you do this.
For the six weeks surrounding your visit, you should avoid tanning, waxing and tweezing. You don’t want to tweeze or wax because you need to avoid damaging the hair follicle. You don’t want to tan either, because the darker your skin is, the harder it’s going to be for the technician to find the hair follicle. Although light skin and darker hair is going to be ideal, you may be able to get laser removal with a special laser if you have other needs.