Are you tired of removing unwanted hair?
Sometimes, shaving, waxing or tweezing unwanted hairs can be time-consuming and exhausting. Don’t forget the pain that you have to endure while doing the procedure. If these hair removal methods make you unhappy and dissatisfied, you should consider having a laser hair removal procedure.
Laser hair removal is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure of removing unwanted hair by exposing the follicles of the hair to laser light pulses, so they destroy them. It’s one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures worldwide.
If ever you’re new to laser treatment, here are a few guidelines on what you should do if you’re going to do a laser hair removal treatment.
You may think that a laser hair removal treatment is an easy procedure of removing unwanted hair. This procedure needs to be done by a well-trained and well-experienced skin doctor. You don’t know the potential risks and complications that might happen if a poorly trained doctor will do the job for you. Make sure you check the doctor’s credentials, certificates, and reviews.
Laser light targets the hair follicle’s roots. So, plucking, waxing, and other hair removal methods must be avoided at least six weeks before the procedure. These hair removal methods temporarily remove the hair roots.
Avoid the heat. Six weeks before and after treatment, it’s advisable that you keep yourself away from sun exposure. The treatment may become less effective if you expose yourself to the sun. It might also create complications especially after the hair removal treatment.
You’ll get a feeling like you’ve got sunburned for a few days. This is the reason why the doctor will provide you with cold packs and anti-inflammatory creams or lotions. After a month, the hairs will fall out on areas that underwent laser treatment. You’ll need to wear sunscreen or any sun protection solution to prevent temporary discoloration on the treated areas.
By: Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center
In rare cases, clients may observe blisters forming. This had been observed in clients with dark complexions. Other rare adverse effects are redness, scarring, and swelling.
The cost for a laser hair removal treatment usually depends on the experience of the technician or doctor, geographic location of the facility, and equipment used. However, according to the 2016 statistics of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), laser hair removal treatment has an average cost of $306 per session. This price excludes miscellaneous expenses and is for the procedure alone. Other factors that may affect its price are:
Be reminded that health insurances may not cover the expenses for your laser hair removal treatment. However, many doctors offer financial plans for their services. It’s better to ask them so you may avail it.
Always have a positive mindset if you decide to undergo this procedure. Soon, you’ll get a smooth and flawless skin that’s free of unwanted hairs!