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Safe and Effective treatment laser for all skin tones – How to Prepare and What to Expect

Preparation For Laser Hair Removal Treatment

 

You have scheduled your first laser hair removal appointment at a day spa, had your consultation, and now asked yourself if you must shave before laser hair removal? Of course, YES. However, there is more to it than that, and at O Spa Boutique, we like exceeding expectations by offering our clients in-depth information and high-caliber guidance. So here is our professional opinion on how to prep for laser hair removal appointment.

what is laser hair removal?

Are you looking for an hair removal laser clinic that can give you great results? Look no further than O Spa Boutique laser Montreal!  We offer safe and effective laser treatments. At various times some of your hair follicles are dormant and some are active. The active follicles get damaged and do not grow back the same way. Some of your dormant hair follicles may become active between treatments and then get treated in your following session. After six to eight sessions, most of your hair follicles should be treated resulting in either complete hair elimination or reduction in hair growth levels. To keep up with the results we recommend annual or semi-annual touch ups at a reduced rate.

Understand The Precautions

Priorities come first. While the epilation laser procedure is generally regarded as safe, Pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid this type of treatment, as well as anyone who has been exposed to the sun in the month before and after the session. Using tanning booths, self-tanning products, waxing or tweezing are prohibited due to photosensitivity.

can I Shave Before Laser Hair Removal?

To better help you understand the subject at hand, we will briefly discuss the complex process of laser hair removal. When using a laser, light energy (heat) is transmitted into the hair follicles, gradually weakening the root until the hair stops growing. During this heat transfer process, heat will be conducted from the hair’s highest tip, along its shaft (body), through the skin, and finally to the hair’s root.

You should shave the treated area a day before your laser hairs removal treatment. You will shorten the distance of this heat transfer process. This is to enable the laser hair removal to target the melanin in the hair follicle, for a faster and more efficient results. In other words, the shorter the hair, the better the experience.

When Receiving Treatment

This is where the details can vary depending on which type of laser hair removal treatment you will be getting. Naturally, it will take considerably less time to treat a small area, like the upper lip laser hair removal, than a larger one, such the full body hair removal laser. This could only take a few minutes for an upper lip; and you might be an hour full body.

There are, of course, areas of the body that lie in between those two extremes. Plan your time appropriately, but your advanced esthetician will inform on the time during your free consultation. 

Results, Results, and Results

Make sure to manage your expectations as a further preparation strategy. For instance, while you will be able to see results from hair removal immediately after the first treatment, you need to schedule several treatments before you notice a more complete, long-lasting effect.

After six to eight sessions, clients can typically expect to see 80% permanent hair removal. Additionally, after approximately two weeks, you will start to notice that your leg hair is starting to fall out.

10 days following your laser hair removal, most estheticians would advise you to exfoliate the legs using a sugar scrub to aid in getting rid of these hairs. For this, you’ll need to make sure you have an exfoliant at home. Although the hairs that come out may appear to be a fresh growth but they were already developing inside of you before the exfoliation assisted in pushing them outside of your body.

Additionally, we use the YAG laser hair removal device to remove unwanted hair from dark skin safely and effectively. This reliable device also helps treat post-treatment residual marks such as acne scars or razor bumps when they occur.

Post-Treatment

Minor skin irritation, redness, and swelling are the most frequent side effects of laser hair removal. However, these should go away a few hours after treatment.

Darker skin tones could have skin discolouration, although this concern is usually alleviated with a personalized laser consultation at a high-quality skin spa you trust prior to the procedure.

Since laser hair removal works better on some people than others, some people may experience regrowth after months or years. However, many other people who attempt a laser hair removal procedure will discover they never need to shave again.

The Key Is Preparation

Like most things in life, laser hair removal benefits greatly from adequate planning and a full customized consultation to provide you with all answers to any questions you may have.

If you need more tips and tricks, advice, or to book a free hair removal consultation, please contact us. Our spa center is available around the clock to answer your laser questions. We pride ourselves on offering clients in Montreal top-rated customer service. Our beauty boutique also have a proven track record in delivering the best laser hair removal results in a shorter period due to high-end technology and years of experience. This means faster appointments, fewer amounts of sessions required and a lot of savings for you! See our spa deals here.