The hair removal services offered by various salons and spas can be broadly divided into two categories – 

  • semi-permanent and 
  • permanent. 

Semi-permanent hair removal


While performing semi-permanent hair removal procedures, aestheticians remove unwanted body hair from the follicles using special products, tools, and techniques. Hence, you can get rid of unwanted body hair for several weeks by opting for a semi-permanent hair removal method like waxing, threading, and tweezing.


Laser hair removal


But you can get rid of unwanted body hair for a longer duration by opting for laser hair removal. Unlike semi-permanent hair removal methods, laser hair removal makes the aesthetician destroy hair follicles using pulses of laser light. As the hair follicles are destroyed, your skin will remove smooth and hairless for several weeks. You can opt for this long-term hair removal method to remove unwanted hair from various parts of the body – face, chin, arms, underarms, back, legs, and bikini area.


Permanent hair removal


But you must remember that laser hair removal is completely different from semi-permanent body hair removal methods. Also, you can remove unwanted body hair permanently only after multiple laser hair removal sessions. It is also important to protect and rejuvenate your skin by focusing on both preparation and aftercare. That is why; you must focus on some important things before booking a laser hair removal appointment.

 

What Should You Know Before Getting Laser Hair Removal?


Procedure


You must remember that laser hair removal is a medical procedure. The aesthetician will protect your skin by applying a topical numbing medicine before destroying the hair follicles. After protecting and preparing your skin adequately, she will destroy hair follicles by delivering pulses of laser light using special laser equipment.
Also, she will adjust the laser equipment regularly to deliver laser pulses according to the thickness and colour of the hair to be removed. Once hair follicles are destroyed, the aesthetician will relax and easer your skin using ice packs or applying anti-inflammatory cream. She will help you to protect your skin and manage side effects by sharing useful aftercare instructions.  


Preparation


You can get the medical procedure effectively and safely only by choosing a qualified and experienced aesthetician or dermatologist. Also, it is important to allow the body hair to grow for several weeks before the laser hair removal appointment. The dermatologist will advise you to avoid waxing, threading, or plucking for six weeks before the appointment.


Aftercare


While performing laser hair removal, the dermatologist will destroy hair follicles using pulses of laser energy. Hence, you will experience some discomfort and side effects after the appointment. The side effects of this long-term hair removal method vary across complexions. Also, many people experience swelling, scarring, and redness after hair removal. The dermatologist will advise you to manage these side effects using cold compresses and moisturizers. Also, you need to use sunscreen before keep the skin colour intact.


Treatments and Frequency


You can get rid of unwanted body hair for a longer duration only after two to six laser hair removal treatments. However, the frequency of treatments will vary according to the areas of the body and the rate of hair growth. The aesthetician will schedule the treatment at a gap of four to six weeks. Hence, the cost of this hair removal service varies according to the number of treatments.


Results


Often laser hair removal is described as a permanent hair removal method. But you must remember that this is a long-term hair removal method. It does not stop hair regrowth. Some people get annual touchups to keep their skin hairless and make the results last longer. Hence, the results of laser hair removal treatment vary from one person to another.  


You can opt for laser hair removal to get rid of unwanted body hair for several months by destroying the follicles. Also, you can remove unwanted hair from various parts of the body through this long-term hair removal method. But you must consult the aesthetician or spa therapist to minimize risks and manage side effects efficiently.
 


Hallie Brown

Editer @ PamperTree

About Hallie Brown: Hallie is a Fashion Blogger and writes regular blogs on PamperTree.


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