The temperatures are rising, and that means it’s time to think about how to take care of that summer body. One choice to contemplate before whipping out that bikini is laser hair removal. It will get rid of unwanted hair while smoothing the skin for a perfect summer glow. Unlike shaving or waxing, which is repetitive and expensive, laser hair removal destroys the hair follicles and reduces the number of hairs that grow back at all. If this sounds like a good option for you, keep reading to see our top five tips for laser hair removal, especially in the summertime.
- Make sure you are working with someone you trust. Although it is one of the most common beauty services done, hair removal is a medical procedure and must be treated as such. Here at Absolute Smile we have highly qualified doctors who are not just top-rated in the dental field, but who also perform the best quality beauty services as well. Book a consultation with one of our professionals to find a package that works best for you!
- Laser hair removal is fairly quick and painless. While not completely pain-free akin to shaving, the laser can cover a much larger area of skin than shaving at a time. It is also much less painful than waxing, and is described by many as the feeling of a rubber band snapping. The treatments get less painful as the hairs get finer, and it usually takes only three to seven treatments before the hair is eliminated completely from the area.
- Don’t pluck or wax for four to six weeks before the treatment. So the lasers can effectively target the root, make sure that there is enough to work with and the hair absorbs the laser, effectively destroying it. Similarly, do not bleach the area in question, because it will make it more difficult for the laser to pick up on the contrast of the hair and skin color. Shaving is acceptable since it leaves the root, and it is actually encouraged 24 to 48 hours before the procedure because it can prevent burns on the skin.
- It is essential, especially in the summer, to avoid sun exposure on the area to be treated. Do not use a tanning bed or self-tanner either, because it can cause permanent skin discoloration. Skin with even a minor sunburn is more sensitive than normal and can blister or burn excessively because of the laser, and that wants to be prevented at all costs.
- Talk about your medications with your doctor. This includes internal and external medications. They can all interfere with the effectiveness of the laser and put your skin in harm’s way. Again, a consultation is essential because your licensed professional can tailor the package to you whether you are taking birth control or an antibiotic.
Book your consultation today, because now is the time to celebrate a summer body that makes you feel more comfortable than ever!