Nowadays, laser hair removal is becoming more and more popular. It is an extremely effective way to completely eliminate hair in a given place or significantly reduce it. You can successfully remove hair from the face, armpits, chest, back, stomach, intimate areas, legs or hands. It is, however, good to prepare for the procedure, so as not to harm yourself and get the fully desired effect. Find out what to do before the laser procedure.
1. Make sure there are no contraindications
During laser hair removal, a medical laser is used that releases special light about 0.5 cm under the skin. The treatment is completely safe, but there are some contraindications that should not be carried out. First of all, laser hair removal should be given up by pregnant women. People struggling with viral, fungal and bacterial infections, and those who have a pacemaker can’t have laser treatment. Some skin conditions may also be contraindicated. Therefore, in case of any doubts, it is worth consulting a cosmetologist or doctor before the laser procedure. It is also worth noting that laser hair removal cannot be performed on freshly tanned skin.
2. Take care of your skin
In order for the procedure to proceed correctly, you must also pay attention to the proper skin preparation. Approximately 6 weeks, before the the laser treatment, you should not pull the hair, in a place that will be depilated, you can only shave. However, a month before the laser procedure, you must give up tanning and being in the sun or in the solarium. Tanning can lead to burns during depilation or discoloration. A week before the procedure, you must not exfoliate the skin in any way, do peels. Take care of your skin condition and handle it very gently.
3. Take care of your body
It is also very important to take care of our bodies and health. Three weeks before the laser treatment, you should not take herbal teas that have photosensitizing effects. For example from arnica, St. John’s wort, chamomile, calendula or field horsetail. You also can’t take antibiotics, painkillers and anti-depressants.
4. Shave hair before the laser treatment
Before the procedure, you need to shave the area to be epilated with a razor. Thanks to this, the treatment time will be much shorter. When going to the treatment for the first time, it is worth leaving a tuft of hair. Thanks to that the specialist carrying out the treatment can assess what parameters to apply. As a result the treatment is maximally effective. It is also good to wash the skin with a delicate gel or soap, the laser works best in a clean place. However, do not use antiperspirants, creams, lotions and other products.
If the skin is properly prepared, you can be sure that the treatment will be completely safe, without any complications, and the effect will be satisfying. To completely get rid of hair in a given place, you need to perform several series of lasers.