How to Maximize the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

If you’ve decided to get rid of unwanted hair with a laser hair removal package, there are several ways you can make the most of each treatment. Whether you’re agonizing over unwanted hair in the bikini area or want to get rid of hair on your upper lip for good, the latest laser hair removal technologies can help you get the results you want, fast.

Talk to your laser hair removal specialist to learn more about how this treatment works, and what type of laser will work best for your skin type.

How do I Get Rid of Unwanted Hair with Laser Hair Removal?

Most laser hair removal specialists recommend a series of treatments spaced a few days or weeks apart, depending on the amount of hair you have and the area being treated. This is because the laser is only effective at killing parts of the hair follicle at a time, and will permanently reduce hair growth only after a series of treatments. The entire treatment is relatively painless – most people only experience a slight “prickly” sensation and some redness in the treated area, and side effects typically subside within a few hours after treatment. Learn more about the process in Laser Hair Removal Basics.

How do I Get the Best Results with Laser Hair Removal?

Use these tips to maximize the benefit s of laser hair removal:

  • Avoid tanning booths prior to treatment – tanning can make your skin especially sensitive to the laser energy and the laser may not be able remove enough hair efficiently
  • Avoid excess sun exposure prior to treatment – changing the color of your skin can make it difficult to continue with a series of laser treatments effectively
  • Don’t wax or tweeze hair prior to treatment – these hair removal processes can make it impossible for the laser to break down the follicle effectively, so you may need to go  in for more sessions just to achieve the results you want.
  • Avoid tanning and sun exposure for at least two weeks after treatment – this can promote healthy healing of the treated area and also stunt regrowth of the hair structure
  • Always keep goggles on your eyes throughout the treatment – these are designed to protect the sensitive eye area during treatment
  • Be prepared to book a series of treatments – most people need to undergo a laser hair removal treatment every four to eight weeks, depending on the treated area
  • Inform the practitioner about any medications you are taking – certain types of medications, including antibiotics, can increase the risk of skin irritation and make the skin more sensitive to the laser treatment
  • Use a cooling gel or high-quality moisture to keep skin healthy – if your skin is especially sensitive and you experience some pain or discomfort after your treatment, use a cooling gel, Aloe Vera-based lotion or gel, or a high-quality moisturizer to keep skin healthy, smooth and soft.

Learn more about laser hair removal in our information guide, or set up a consultation with a laser hair removal specialist in your area to find out what type of treatment plan will be the best match for you.