Put the Razor Down

Wet, Lather, Shave. We know it all too well. 

The extra 10 minutes for daily hair removal in the shower only to leave stubble by noon paired with the notorious red razor burn bumps. Laser hair removal isn’t anything new, but maybe you haven’t taken the time to invest in this life changing treatment. Here are 5 Facts about laser hair removal that will have you tossing the razor blades this year. 

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal: 

  • Precision: Lasers can target dark coarse hair, leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
  • Speed: Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. 
  • Predictability: Most patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to seven sessions. 

How to prepare for Laser Hair Removal: 

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that requires training to perform and carries potential risks. Before getting laser hair removal, you should thoroughly check the credentials of the doctor or technician performing the procedure. In preparation for laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. That’s because the laser targets the hairs’ roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking. You should also avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely 

Recovery and Risks: 

For a day or two afterward, the treated area of your skin will look and feel like it’s sunburned. Cool compresses and moisturizers may help. Over the next month, your treated hair will fall out. Wear sunscreen for the following month to help prevent temporary changes in the color of the treated skin.