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5 Things to Know Before Getting Laser Hair Removal for Unwanted Hair

Are you tired of shaving, plucking, waxing, and threading?

Hair removal is an endless process. As soon as you’re done, hair starts to reappear, and you have to start all over again.

Worst of all, it’s time-consuming. The average woman spends 72 days of her life on just shaving!

There is a better way to get rid of unwanted hair.

If you use laser hair removal, you’ll never have to shave again. Here, we’ll tell you all you need to know about this revolutionary treatment.

 

The Facts About Laser Hair Removal

Is laser hair removal right for you? Read on to find out.

1. It Targets Pigment

Laser hair removal may seem like it just zaps away hairs, but in fact, it works by targeting the pigment in follicles. It then destroys the root of the hair, stopping it from growing back.

2. It’s Not Just One Treatment

It’s not as simple as making one visit to the clinic and then coming out hair-free.

It takes several treatments to get rid of all unwanted hair. This is because hair has a growth cycle with three different stages.

Most hairs are in the ‘active’ stage, during which they grow. The next is the ‘catagen’ stage, where hair follicles begin to collapse. During the final ‘telogen’ stage, hair then begins to shed.

After around four months of this, hairs usually begin to regrow. Laser hair removal stops this regrowth. As different hairs will be in different growth stages, several laser sessions are required in order to catch them all.

The amount of treatments needed varies from person to person, but it’s usually between three and six.

3. You Need to Stay Out of the Sun Beforehand

You can’t undergo laser hair removal treatment if you’ve got a sunburn or even a tan.

This is because your skin will be sensitive, and more susceptible to burns, hyperpigmentation, or even scarring.

It’s important to stay out of the sun at least a week before your treatment. Also, avoid exposure to the sun for at least 72 hours after treatment, just to be safe.

4. You Don’t Need to Grow Your Hair Out

When you pluck, shave or wax, you need to go through a period of regrowth first. This isn’t the case with laser hair removal.

Since this treatment targets the follicle rather than the hair itself, it’s best to shave the day before your treatment. If you wax, the follicle will be removed altogether, and the treatment won’t work.

5. It’s Safe and Effective

The idea of using a laser on your skin might seem scary, but the treatment is entirely safe.

It’s only carried out by qualified professionals, who will assess your skin beforehand to make sure it’s suitable. They’ll also check for anomalies like moles, scars or skin tags.

Laser hair treatment is an effective, long-lasting way to get smooth, hair-free skin.

 

Say Goodbye to Unwanted Hair at Beaute Theapies Spa

At Beauté Therapies Medical Spa, our qualified staff are experts in hair removal. However, we offer much more than that.

We also have a range of therapies to relax, rejuvenate, smooth and beautify your face and body.

Check our special offers to get a great deal on your next spa treatment.