If you’re thinking about Laser Hair Removal, you’re probably choosing between salon treatments or an at-home Laser Hair Removal Machine.
Whatever form of Laser Hair Removal you’re planning, here are our top tips for getting the most out of your treatments…
1. Don’t wax, tweeze, or epilate – but do shave
Laser Hair Removal works by targeting the hair follicle to disable it, so avoid any other hair removal treatments that pull hair out at the root or you won’t have anything left for the laser to target.
Shaving is good though; it lets the laser get straight to the follicle under the skin, so you should always shave before a treatment.
2. Ditch the hair-growth supplements
If you’re taking vitamins or supplements to enhance hair growth, be aware that they don’t just affect the hair on your head!
The last thing you want when undertaking a course of laser hair removal is to do anything to encourage your hair to grow thicker or faster – so wait until the end of your treatments before starting to take your supplements again.
3. Check your hair/skin tone
Laser Hair Removal works by targeting the melanin in your hair follicles – if you have light, grey, or red hair, the laser won’t be effective. And if you have dark skin, your skin may absorb too much of the laser’s energy. Check the colour of your hair and skin against our chart to see if laser hair removal will work for you.
And don’t forget that hair and skin tones differ across the body – you may have light leg hair but darker bikini line hair, for example, so check each area. You might find that laser hair removal will work for you after all, even if it won’t be suitable for every area.
4. Steer clear of tanning
Talking of skin tones… Tanning increases the melanin in your skin – that’s how your skin protects itself against the sun, so steer clear of tanning during your treatments. It’s not just the presence of melanin in the skin that matters, either, it’s the concentration that matters. That means that even if your tan is in the “safe” range on the colour charts, it’s still best to avoid doing laser treatments.
Don’t fake tan and laser either, it has the same effect.
5. Stick with it
Laser Hair Removal won’t be an overnight success – it usually takes a few months to see clear results. So don’t give up after a couple of treatments, make sure you give it enough time to work!
Laser Hair Removal is a hugely popular and effective way to permanently reduce hair growth, and following our tips will help you get the most out of your treatments. If you have any questions, get in touch!