The 5 things you must do before starting Laser Hair Removal to get the best results
Summer is so close you can practically smell the sun cream and Sangria. Are your thoughts turning to long, hot days in the sunshine? BBQ parties with your fives? Finally unwrapping the beach body that’s been bundled up in layers for the past six months? If you haven’t already started removing your winter fuzz don’t panic, there’s still time to achieve summer smooth skin. And with the help of the Love My Skin Laser Hair Remover you won’t ever have to worry about it again.
If you’re considering giving Laser Hair Removal a go, it’s advisable to do your homework before you start. Because once you understand how it works, you will have the knowledge and power (especially with a Love My Skin Laser) to get salon worthy hair removal results in the comfort of your own home.
We like to think of ourselves as ambassadors for Laser Hair Removal, we appreciate that investing in a Laser Hair Remover takes some consideration and we want to equip you with the right knowledge to help you on your way .
So here are the 5 things we recommend you must do before starting your Laser journey that will ensure you get the best results.
1.Check it’s right for you
Laser Hair Removal isn’t as effective on certain skin and hair tones so the first thing to do is to check it will work for your colouring.
Hair colour: The Love My Skin Laser Hair Remover works on light brown to black body hair, because the laser affects the dark pigment in the hair. Lighter hair colours including blond, red, grey or white will not absorb enough energy from the laser to work as effectively.
Skin tone: The laser affects dark pigments, and darker skin can absorb some of its energy. This means that darker skin may not be suitable for our laser.
To find out if your skin and hair tones are compatible with the Love My Skin Laser Hair Remover, use the Colour Checker on our website. Remember that your hair can grow in different colours across the body so you should check the hair tone of each area you want to treat.
2.Work to a schedule
Hair growth happens in 3 stages and it’s important to target your hair at the right time for the best results. You will need to treat each area of your body more than once to ensure you have reached the hair at the right time. The optimum stage is called the Anagen stage – when hair is visible above your skin but still attached at the base. Treatment at this point means the laser can reach the root of the hair to prevent any regrowth.
We are all busy people and it’s easy to forget which areas of your body you have treated and when. We include a treatment schedule with our Laser Hair Remover to help you keep track of your treatments. You can also use your phone calendar to schedule appointments – Laser aficionado, Elissa Corrigan likes to schedule her treatments in with a Netflix session – and that’s what call multi-tasking.
We know shaving before lasering might seem pointless, but trust us on this one.
Shaving the hair makes it easier for the laser to reach the base of the hair follicle beneath the surface of your skin. Shaving first will also help to decrease any potential discomfort (note the term discomfort and not pain! We’ll touch more on this in a moment).
Avoid waxing or plucking before or between treatments as the laser cannot do its job if there is no hair in the follicle, and waxing or plucking will remove it from the root.
4.Keep it clean
It’s important to wipe your skin over with a cool, clean damp cloth and pat dry before you begin to remove any oils or creams from the surface of the skin. Any additional barriers between the laser treatment window and your hair follicle will affect its performance.
We also recommend you carry out a patch test 24 hours before your first treatment to check for any abnormal skin reactions.
5.Choose your comfort level
A question we get asked a lot is “Does Laser Hair Removal hurt?”
Since everyone has a different pain threshold, some people find it more uncomfortable than others. The best way that we can describe the sensation of the laser at work is an elastic band flicking against your skin.
To help you feel as comfortable as possible we have equipped our laser with 5 pre-set comfort levels. For best results, use the highest setting you are comfortable with. You will find that some areas are more uncomfortable than others, but the range of levels means you can adjust as necessary.
If you still need to know more about our Laser, you can visit our website. Feel free to ask us a question, our customer care team are always on hand to help via our instant chat service.
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