4 Things To Understand About Laser Hair Removal

If you have a section of your body that you want to remove hair from, such as from your armpits or from your legs, there are a few things that you should know about the procedure in order to decide if the procedure is the right choice for you to take.

#1 Laser Hair Removal Doesn't Require Down Time

One of the advantages of laser hair removal is that it doesn't really require any downtime. You will not have to take days or weeks off of work in order to recover from laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure that doesn't require downtime like a surgery does.

#2 Laser Hair Removal Does Require Adjustments

Laser hair removal does require adjustments though. Even though you don't have to take time off work, you do have to follow some precautions after you receive laser hair removal treatment.

You have to avoid exposing the skin that has been treated to the direct sunlight. You can cover the skin up with clothing or with bandages. You just need to make sure that direct sunlight, from the sun or from tanning equipment, doesn't come into contact with your treated skin. It is common to experience swelling and redness in the areas that were treated.

#3 Laser Hair Removal Takes Time

It is important to understand that laser hair removal takes time. Depending on the color, the thickness of hair, and the area where the treatment is applied will determine the number of treatments that are necessary in order to remove the hair. It usually always takes more than one treatments, but the exact number can vary.

These treatments are generally spread out over time. Your skin has to heal before the next treatment is applied. That means that it could take weeks or months for your treatment to be complete. If you are looking for fast results, this is not what you are going to encounter.  

After each treatment, some hair will grow back. When the hair grows back, it will generally be lighter in color and should also be thinner as well.

#4 Laser Treatments Last for Years

Laser treatments generally last for months or years depending on where the hair was removed from. When hair does grow back, it is usually less noticeable. With laser hair removal, once you complete the first full course of treatment, maintenance laser treatments are necessary. How often you need maintenance laser treatments can vary – it may be months or years before you need maintenance laser follow up treatments.

To learn more, contact a company like Skincare by Debi