3 Things to Avoid before Laser Hair Removal (& 3 Tips for Success)

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(Updated for 2019)

Whether you’re an ambitious professional, a new mother, a man or a woman, you may have certain patches of hair on your body that you could really do without. Laser hair removal is a permanent, cost-effective, efficient way to get rid of unwanted body hair.

Before you decide to head in for laser hair removal, here are some considerations that you should keep in mind.

Doing Your Research

All cosmetic procedures have certain tradeoffs and possible risks of complications. In order to ensure optimal results and minimize risk, you want to proceed as well-informed as possible.

Here are three things to keep an eye out for and avoid while researching laser hair removal facilities.

Avoid Obsolete Equipment

Technology develops at an increasingly rapid pace. In order to minimize the risk of complications, you want to make sure that the facility you choose makes use of the safest and most advanced forms of it.

Avoid Unsafe or Uncomfortable Settings

Before signing up for a deal or booking your appointment, make a visit in person and look into the treatment center. All administered treatments should be FDA approved, and the facility should provide the comfort and care that will put you at ease.

Finding the Right Staff

By choosing qualified professionals while closely following post-care recovery instructions, you can minimize the risk of complications.

With cosmetic surgery seeming to be everywhere, some facilities may take a more lax approach to the qualifications of their onboard staff.

Complications in laser hair removal are rare when handled by skilled professionals, which is why it’s so important to ensure that the facility you choose employs experienced medical personnel with the oversight of a licensed M.D.

Aftercare & Expectations

After choosing the right facility for your laser hair removal, it’s important to enter the process with the right mindset.

There are certain things you should know about laser hair removal in order to get the most out of your treatments. We suggest the following:

Realistic Expectations

Studies have shown high rates of patient satisfaction with laser treatments. However, it’s important to keep in mind that while technology and the history of laser hair removal have led to impressive new methods, it does still have limitations.

It’s possible that some stubborn hairs will resist treatment and insist on sticking around.

Return Visits

Luckily, your first results from hair removal are not your last. In order to be permanently removed, hair must be targeted during its growth phase.

This means that you will be making a return trip for touch-ups and, in the interim, should avoid traditional removal techniques liking waxing, plucking or shaving.

Lifestyle Adjustments

You’re not going to have to make sacrifices forever, but during your recovery remember that laser hair removal can leave your skin in a sensitive state, making it vulnerable to ultraviolet radiation.

During recovery, avoid activities with high sun exposure, but when it’s not possible, make sure to protect treated areas with sunscreen or clothing.

Through careful research, maintaining realistic expectations and following sensible precautions, laser hair removal can be one of the most positive procedures you can choose in order to feel better about your appearance.

What’s most important is taking an active role in the process by being well informed and taking responsibility for your post-care recovery.

If you’re ready to get rid of unwanted body and/or facial hair, contact online or call us today at (813) 877-8067 to learn more or schedule your appointment.