What to Know Before Having Laser Hair Removal

by | Oct 16, 2018 | Medical Spa

Are you sick of shaving? Tired of dealing with your underarm or leg hair? Maybe you’ve been thinking about having laser hair removal done in Barrington. If that is the case, you probably want to know more about what the procedure is like and what you can expect. We’ll offer some insight and provide the details of what you should know before making an appointment to obliterate your hair forever.

Understanding the Procedure

There are a few different treatment options that lead to permanent hair removal. When you go in for a laser treatment, it generates energy through heat. The heat is then absorbed by the pigment in your hair which is then destroyed. Another option is intense pulsed light, which uses broad spectrum light which is absorbed by the pigment in your hair. However, this is a less modern option and may not work as well for some individuals.

There is a Preparation Stage Required

Before you have laser hair removal in Barrington, there are a few things you need to do. First of all, whichever area you plan to have the procedure on needs to be shaved before the appointment. It isn’t the same as waxing where you can come in with hair. You also shouldn’t make an appointment soon after a wax. Another thing to avoid is the sun. You want to stay away from it for about a month before your appointment. This also applies to spray tan, tanning lotion, and tanning beds.

Considering the Pain Potential

In most cases, laser hair removal won’t be entirely pain-free. However, it also is generally a tolerable experience. It’s quick which makes it less painful than other methods might be. After the hair removal is done, you might experience a bit of redness, warmth, or itchiness but this will end within a couple of hours. Some spas even offer a cooling treatment that can be used before and after your treatment.

Repetition is Part of the Procedure

Laser hair removal isn’t something you can do once and then have no hair. Many patients will need about four treatments which are done once a month. Some people will need more appointments, depending on how your body responds to the treatment. However, it will require multiple treatments even in the best case.

At Regency Medical Spa, we offer laser hair removal and many other services.

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