You’ve been thinking about laser hair removal for a while. Who wouldn’t want to say a permanent goodbye to unwanted hair?
It’s never been easier to find laser hair removal solutions in the Salt Lake City and Utah County area. Don’t let what you don’t know about laser hair removal keep you from silky smooth skin. Learn how to prepare for laser hair removal and what to expect after the treatment.
Tips for Preparing for Laser Hair Removal
6 Weeks before Laser Hair Removal
Stop pulling your hair out – Literally, whatever hair removal method you are currently using—stop it! No waxing, tweezing, using depilatories, or bleach. The hair needs to be in place in order to be targeted by the laser.
Manage your sun time – Reduce sun exposure and apply sunscreen, especially with the altitude of Salt Lake City. Skin that has been tanned or reddened by the sun changes how lasers interact with the skin and hair follicles. Also, avoid using tanning creams and lotions.
6 Hours before Laser Hair Removal
Don’t fear the razor – Shave the areas that will be treated with the laser. If there is too much hair on the skin’s surface during treatment, the laser will target the existing hair as well as the follicle underneath the skin. This could cause the surface hair and possibly the skin will be burned by the laser.
Day of Laser Hair Removal
Skip the cosmetic routine –Avoid your standard application of lotion, makeup, perfume and deodorant on the treatment day. Any substances on the skin surface during treatment can refract the laser's energy and interfere with the effectiveness of laser hair removal.
What to Expect After Laser Hair Removal
Right after Laser Hair Removal
Once the laser hair removal session is complete your skin will likely appear red and irritated from the treatment. This is normal, so keep your skin well hydrated, protected from the sun, and free from excess irritation.
3 Weeks after Laser Hair Removal
Shedding – Yes. Shedding. All hair should shed within three weeks following the treatment. During the shedding phase, hair may look like it’s growing, but it is actually coming out to shed. Exfoliating and scrubbing gently in the shower after laser hair removal can help speed up shedding.
Stop putting off laser hair removal any longer. Aesthetica, Utah’s premier medical spa for beauty, is located in Lindon, Utah, just a short drive from Salt Lake City. Call 1-877-580-2622 to schedule your appointment today or schedule your laser hair removal appointment online!