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If you love the idea of never needing to shave again while still enjoying the silky smooth skin that you get post-shave, laser hair removal is probably for you. Ending the monotony of shaving or the pain from waxing regularly is certainly appealing for both men and women of all ages. When you make the decision to get laser hair removal, there are a lot of choices you have for where to go, so before you commit to one place, make sure you ask these five questions.
Laser hair removal has grown tremendously over the past decade, and there are some businesses out there who may not specialize in it, but who have decided to add it on to other services. You will often find that you get better results from a place that is dedicated to laser hair removal, focused on hiring the best and most qualified technicians who have the latest technology at their disposal. In addition, technicians who spend a significant amount of time working with laser hair removal equipment will be able to use it comfortably, safely, and effectively.
As more and more people become interested in laser hair removal treatments throughout the U.S., the industry is advancing to include better technology. Before you receive any treatment, talk to the company about what kind of lasers they use and ask about why they use that specific type. The best technology will provide safe and effective hair removal while maintaining the highest level of comfort possible during the process.
Wondering whether or not the treatment will hurt? See our post on how to have pain free laser hair removal.
Even the best technology is not going to give you quality laser hair removal if the technicians are not properly trained in its use. Before you commit to any treatments find out more about the training and education level of the provider, and whether they have any licenses or certifications required in your state.
Hair on your body grows at different rates and different times, which means that you will need more than a single laser hair removal treatment in order to eradicate all the hair. Because of this, you should have a clear understanding of what the treatment facility recommends for your laser hair removal regimen. Before you get started make sure you understand:
Laser hair removal does come with some risks, but fortunately you can minimize many of the risks by working with highly trained and qualified technicians who use the best laser hair removal technology. It’s important to follow the instructions of the technician prior to your appointment (such as avoiding sun exposure and not waxing or plucking hairs) so your skin is ready and the treatment can be effective. Check out our tips on how to prepare for laser hair removal.
All of our experience with laser hair removal has taught us one thing: everyone’s skin is different and reacts differently to the treatment. The truth is that it is common to feel an increase in pain as the strength of the laser increases.
Fortunately, the experts at Simplicity Laser have a few recommendations for relieving the pain. Read through this list before your next treatment for a pain free experience:
Laser hair removal has soared in popularity over the past few years—a way to make your life and your grooming habits easier if you don’t have to shave or wax all the time. As a result of its popularity many people are now seeking out the service, but if you have never had laser hair removal from a place like
Simplicity Laser before it’s important that you understand some of the do’s and don’ts to follow both before, during, and after your treatment.
The most important thing as you get ready for your laser hair removal treatment is that your skin is healthy and undamaged, and you have roots so the laser has something to target and then will stop the hair follicle from growing hair again.
DO: Wear sunblock with SPF 30 or higher if you are planning to be in the sun within a week of your treatment.
DON’T: Go to the tanning beds or get sunburned. Also avoid the use of heavily perfumed lotions or creams prior to the treatment.
DO: Shave the area that you plan to have laser hair removal treatment on the night before you’re headed to the treatment center. This helps to make sure that the laser has a target, the root, in the hair follicle.
DON’T: Wax, bleach, or pluck the hairs in the area where you are getting laser treatment. The way laser treatments at Simplicity Laser work is by targeting the root of the hair follicle, destroying the hair follicle so it won’t grow in the future. Plucking or waxing hairs removes the root, which means the laser won’t be able to target it effectively.
Once you arrive for your treatment at Simplicity Laser it’s imperative that you follow all the instructions of the staff to ensure you and everyone else remains safe and the
treatment is effective.
DO: Make sure you choose a reputable laser hair removal treatment facility. Read reviews, ask about qualifications, and work with a licensed esthetician.
DO: Wear the protective eyewear they provide for you—you may think you look silly, but looking a little weird for a few minutes is much better than suffering eye damage.
DON’T: Be afraid to ask questions or speak up if something is uncomfortable during the treatment. Your technician is there to help you, so make sure you let them know how you’re feeling or ask if there is something you don’t understand.
Once the procedure is done you need to continue caring for the skin properly to ensure you don’t have irritated skin or other problems.
DO: Use the Restorative Gel provided by your Simplicity technician after treatment. You may also want to get more for a few days after the treatment to minimize redness or other irritation, speed healing and prepare skin for your next treatment.
DON’T: Expose the area to the sun for a week after treatment or take hot baths and showers, or sit in a sauna for one or two days after the treatment.
DO: Follow all post-treatment instructions to ensure you have the best possible results.
It’s important to understand that laser hair removal is different for everyone. But everyone should be prepared to get several treatments over a period of time. Hair grows in different cycles and at different rates, so one treatment won’t rid you of all your unwanted hair. For more tips and to get started on your laser hair removal treatment, contact Simplicity Laser today!