You’ve taken the plunge into the realm of laser hair removal and now you need to know how best to make your treatments most effective. Well, you’ve come to the right place! Let’s look at what you need to know before you come in for your laser hair removal sessions.
First and foremost, it is very important that the areas being treated are free of sun exposure at least 4 weeks prior to your laser hair removal treatment. Sunless tanning creams, and spray tans are also to be avoided before your treatment, as well as waxing, threading, and cream depilatories. And of course shave the area within 24 hours of your appointment. Shaving will preserve the hair follicle and hair shaft as well as make your treatment more comfortable.
Now, you ask what should you do after your treatments? To make the most of your laser hair removal treatments you will want to use a loofah about a week after your treatments. Exfoliation is an important part of maintaining healthy skin after undergoing laser treatments. Removing dead skin cells will encourage healthy circulation as well as allow the hairs to fall out more easily. As your treatments progress, there will be less and less hair to shave, however, you may continue shaving between treatments, but give your skin a chance to recover. We suggest that you wait a few days before shaving again. And, always remember to moisturize your skin. Moisturizers helps nurture your skin and control the inflammation that ensues after laser hair removal treatments. Aloe Vera is a great choice as far as moisturizers are concerned as it aids in the alleviation of inflammation which often accompanies potential skin irritation from laser treatments. At Re.You Studio, we will guide you every step of the way, from your very first treatment through the triumphs of completing your hair removal process.