13 Things To Consider Before Undergoing Laser Hair Removal

Woman undergoing laser hair removal on her underarms

Ever since its incorporation in the healthcare setting, laser hair removal has continued to be a favorite method to remove hair. Not only that, but with many new developments in technology, it has also become a greater option that remains safe.

It is important to understand that laser hair removal can also have a negative outcome. There may also be side effects including skin irritation, swelling, and redness. However, these eventually subside in a few days.

It is important to keep in mind that laser hair removal may need to be accomplished more than once if the hair grows back. So, in order to ensure that the laser hair removal is a success, there are a few things you need to know prior to scheduling your laser hair removal treatment here at Beaute Therapies Medical Spa.

Prior to Hair Removal

Your initial appointment for laser hair removal will be your initial consultation. The consultation will be less than 30 minutes long and will consist of a complete medical history review, go over what you hope to achieve, and the hair removal treatment process. Besides the consultation, there are other things you need to consider first.

1. The Number of Treatments

When you sit down with a provider at Beaute Therapies Medical Spa you can discuss how many treatments could be required to achieve the desired results.

2. Skincare Products

It is ideal that you do not use products that contain benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, retinoids, or hydroxy acid. The laser hair removal will be more beneficial when your skin is free of these ingredients and the results will be better.

3. Avoid Artificial Tanning

When you tan, you need to wait at least two months before your treatment. If you don’t, the skin pigment could become altered.

4. Avoid Home Remedies

You should avoid home remedies such as waxing or plucking to remove hair. If you pluck your hair prior to a laser hair treatment, then the effectiveness of the treatment will be reduced.

5. Shaving

Make sure that you have shaved at least one day prior to your laser hair removal procedure. Because shaving encourages hair to grow, the growth is ideal for your treatment. The shaving needs to ensure that the hair root is present because the laser treatment focuses on the removal of the hair root.

6. Showering

Before you head out the door for your laser hair removal in Palm Beach, FL, you need to be showered so that the treatment area is clean. Make sure that you avoid using lotions.

7. Avoid Deodorants

Ensure that you do not use a deodorant. When a deodorant is used, the laser may be unable to penetrate down to the root. The same may be the case if you sweat a lot. Be sure to wait until your appointment is complete to apply any deodorant.

8. Ensure Your Doctors Orders Are Followed

If your doctor wants you to avoid or stop any medications before your hair removal treatment, then you should follow the orders. If any new medications have been prescribed after your initial consultation, ensure that the provider is aware.

9. Ingrown Hair Is Eliminated

When you get laser hair removal, the chance for ingrown hair is eliminated due to there being no hair to regrow.

10. The Procedure Is Quick

The time that it takes for the procedure to be complete is less than 30 minutes. So you can have hair removed while on your lunch break.

11. No Pain

Having the laser hair removal procedure is pain-free.

12. A Confidence Booster

If you had low self-confidence before, then laser hair removal will give a nice boost to your confidence.

13. Skin Is Smooth

Your skin will become smoother and appear toned.

Other Services Provided

Besides laser hair removal, we are able to offer clients with other services, which include:

  • Medical aesthetics
  • Spa facials

Schedule Your Laser Hair Removal in Palm Beach, FL Consultation Today!

When you get a hold of Beaute Therapies Medical Spa, we will make your consultation during your initial visit. We will then schedule your laser hair removal procedure over the course of 4-6 appointments, depending on the treatment area. So get in touch with us today, to get started!