If you are looking for an easy, effective way to remove some of your body hair, we’re sure that you have considered laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is especially popular because it can do a great job in eliminating your body hair.

Whether or not you have considered laser hair removal, however, you want to make sure that the treatment is actually successful. Yes, the success of the treatment is overwhelmingly in the hands of the professional, but there are several steps that you can take to increase your odds of success. Below, we have described those steps. While they can’t guarantee success in each case, we encourage you to follow these steps before your next laser hair removal appointment.

Steps For Success in Laser Hair Removal

First, a critical thing that you should keep in mind is to provide your medical history to the office where you are seeking laser hair removal treatment. This treatment is generally safe, but it is always helpful to deliver your health history to your laser treatment professional before beginning treatment. This can not only avoid any potential complications from the treatment, but it can help start a dialogue with your laser treatment professional.

Next, take some time to prepare for each laser hair removal session. This requires you to do several things. Stay out of the sun before going to your appointment. Avoid indoor tanning as well. You want to avoid these sources of light because the laser itself is designed to target pigment. Therefore, if your skin is darker due to tanning, for instance, the laser will be more drawn to the darker pigment rather than the hair follicle itself.

Besides staying out of the sun, you also should shave the lasered areas before showing up to your appointment. While your laser treatment professional may do this when you arrive, it is simply easier to do it on your own. Shaving the lasered areas makes the treatment much more effective, as you are removing any potential source that the laser may inadvertently target. Critically, you do not want to wax the affected area since waxing removes both the on-the-surface hair and underlying hair follicle. If you recently waxed, you should wait at least two weeks to obtain laser hair removal. Once the treatment is complete, you want to avoid hot showers and apply sunscreen. This is pretty self-explanatory, but you want to do this to ensure that your skin isn’t irritated after the treatment. 

Finally, you will need to stay consistent to see the best results. Experts recommend that you obtain treatment every month for about 12 to 18 months. From there, you will only need to obtain treatment one or two times per year. The bottom line? Without consistency, you will see hairs start to reemerge on the treated areas.

A Great Way to Remove Hair

Laser hair removal is popular for a reason. It can be just the tool to remove unwanted hair on nearly every part of your body. That said, to see the best results, we recommend that you follow all of the best practices above. Doing so will provide you with more satisfying results.

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