Laser hair removal is one of the most popular methods for removing unwanted body hair. It works by directing short pulses of light onto your skin, which causes the pigment in your skin to release energy. This can cause injury to the follicles and damage their ability to grow hair again. Laser hair removal works best on dark hairs and light skin tones, but if you’re considering it as an option for yourself, there are some things you should know! Here are some things that can help make sure you get good results from laser hair removal in Parker Texas, or wherever you live: Get Your Skin Ready
- Prepare your skin Before you get started, it’s important to prepare your skin for laser hair removal. The most important step is applying a topical numbing cream or gel in the area where you will be treated. This can be done up to 24 hours before treatment and helps keep pain levels low during treatments. If you have sensitive skin, we recommend applying a moisturizer with SPF 30 or higher before applying numbing cream; this will protect against sun damage while also providing an additional layer of protection from irritation caused by the laser itself (which emits infrared light).
- Remove makeup, lotions and oils from skin You should also remove any makeup or lotions from your face before having laser hair removal done; these products can interfere with treatment results if left on during treatment sessions! Make sure not wash off any numbing agents until after your session has ended; otherwise, they may wash away prematurely and cause discomfort during future treatments.
- Shaving can cause damage to the skin, which can lead to scarring, infections and irritation.
- Ingrown hairs will form when you shave and these are very painful. You should avoid this by not shaving before or after laser hair removal treatments.
- Treat your skin well during the time between your treatment sessions.
- If you’re using a new product, test it out on a small patch of skin first to make sure that it doesn’t cause irritation or burning.
- Avoid using too many different types of products at once; this can clog pores and make them more susceptible to breakouts.
- Avoid over-moisturizing; dryness can actually be good for healing wounds and reducing redness, so don’t cover up any flaky patches!