Are you looking to finally ditch the messy creams, razors, waxing, and plucking? If so, laser hair removal may be right for you. Before you get started, however, there are a few things you should know. Below are some of the tips you might need to know before schedule your laser hair removal treatment at Metro Dermatology in Elmhurst, NY.
You should never tan prior to attending your laser hair removal sessions. Tanning before the treatment can lead to skin discoloration and may also reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.
Medical experts advise patients to stop using tanning beds, creams, and sprays at least a few weeks before going for laser treatment. In addition, you will also need to make sure that you give your body some time before resuming the use of these products. This will help your body to heal and avoid skin irritation after the treatment session.
A Little Hair is Necessary
The laser hair removal treatments work by delivering high energy volumes to the hair follicles that are located beneath the skin surface. The pigments in your hair in turn absorb this energy and destroy the hair follicles, ensuring that they will not grow again in the future.
For this process to work, your hair follicles will need to be in place. That’s why you ought to consider taking a break from tweezing and waxing for at least six weeks prior to attending your first laser hair removal treatment. Shaving should be fine because it leaves the follicles in place.
Letting your hair grow will be a great way to make sure that the laser beam easily captures the follicles. However, shaving a day or two before going for your treatment does not pose any problem. This is because normal shaving does not affect the follicles beneath the surface.
The Possibilities are Endless
Laser hair removal can treat virtually any part of the body. So if you’re looking for smooth legs, free from razor burn and irritation, this treatment is perfect for you. Backs, arms, and chests can also benefit, as well as facial hair.
Contact Metro Dermatology for an initial consultation on laser hair removal services. We are ready to help you achieve your beauty needs.