- Are you tired of weekly salon appointments for waxing and hair removal?
- Do you want to get rid of the pain of shaving your body hair on a weekly basis?
If your answer is a big yes, then choosing the best hair removal treatment would be a wise decision!
In order to achieve that, you will have to prepare your skin before the said treatment.
Let’s find out some of the best ways to prepare your skin for your first laser hair removal session!
Things To Do Before Your Laser Hair Removal Session
It is totally normal to have cold feet before your first laser hair removal session.
After your first laser hair removal session you will get perpetually habituated to the procedure and it will be completely normal for you.
With that said, here are some pro tips to look out for before attending a laser hair removal session!
1. Do Not Wax
Avoid waxing or tweezing before laser hair removal. These options alter the hair growth cycle, so the laser cannot target the hair follicle at the right stage to reduce the hair.
2. Skip Natural Or Self Tanning
Sunburns, artificial tans, and sunbeds are equally dangerous if you tan your skin before laser treatment or use artificial tans.
Remember, If your skin is tanned, the laser can burn the surface.
Not removing all traces of a fake tan can also be dangerous. Hence, It is highly suggested to book a skin laser hair removal session 4 weeks prior to reducing your self or natural tan.
You would not want to risk anything when it comes to aesthetic procedures.
3. Shave Before 24 Hours Of Your Appointment
Please shave 24 hours prior to your laser appointment, not on the day of treatment. For more information on how to shave properly, you can visit our blog.
Choose unscented shaving/cleansing products for the bikini area. Otherwise, irritation may occur. You also want to make sure that you do not shave on the day of your laser treatment because the laser could be damaged or cause skin irritation.
4. Avoid Harmful Skincare Products
Certain skin care products, especially anti-aging products that contain acids, can cause skin irritation. It is therefore best to avoid such products before and after your session, at least for a while.
Finally, follow all instructions provided by the beautician. You can consult dermatologists for supervised services that allow you to receive treatments tailored to your skin and hair type.
5. Skip Bleaching Prior A Month
What you might not know is that you can actually damage your hair with too much bleach. When you bleach your hair, it actually damages the proteins in your hair and this can lead to permanent damage.
The best way to avoid this is to just wait two weeks after bleaching your hair before having laser hair removal.