Looking forward to your first laser hair removal session? Had laser hair removal before but you’re going back to it after a long break. Not sure how to prepare yourself? Well, have a read through the following tips:
Firstly with majority of lasers you are expected to shave the area one night before the treatment. Left it a little late and your appointments in 1 hour – well there’s no reason why you can’t shave just before. However, I recommend you do your shaving one day prior, because shaving can often leave the skin red and irritated. Applying a heat treatment such as laser on the area may be very uncomfortable. Leaving that overnight break can help your skin to recover.
If you don’t find it embarrassing enough having to be exposed to your therapist; how awkward would it be if you come in with a bad smell? Keep up the hygiene. But do not moisturise or apply any products to the area afterwards. Yes no perfume either! Your shower gel should be enough to leave you with a nice fresh smell.
Do you go to the gym regularly? Or perhaps you like to swim? These activities need to be done before your scheduled laser hair removal treatment. Because afterwards you will be required to leave around a 24 -48 hours gap until you can next visit your leisure centre. Doing vigorous activity at the gym is likely to make you sweat - and sweating can cause your skin to heat up, this can cause the skin to become inflamed or arise in a heat rash. Chlorine is a chemical substance found within swimming pools – all chemicals are likely to react with the skin after treatment.
Do you suffer from outbreaks and rashes after waxing or during other treatments on the skin? There is a good chance that laser hair removal can trigger the same reaction. Take an anti-histamine 1-2 hours before your treatment to reduce the chances of a skin reaction.
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Ready, steady, you’re all ready to GO!