Are you tired of tugging at your swimsuit for fear of exposing unsightly razor burn or ingrown hairs? Do razor bumps plague your complexion after every shave? You’re not alone. Unwanted hair is one of the top cosmetic concerns on the planet. Luckily, you can safely reduce hair growth on any area of your body with a series of laser hair removal treatments at Belle Marin.
To ensure you get the results you are looking for, here are a few important treatment tips:
Start treatments well before you need to see results.
This advice is geared toward women in particular who wish to remove hair along their bikini lines or legs. With more than 3 months left before summer officially starts, now is the perfect time to start treatment since laser hair removal typically takes a series of sessions over a period of months to achieve optimal results.
Avoid the sun—and tanning lotions, too!
We all know the allure of the bronze glow, but the sun is your skin’s worst enemy—bar none—creating premature lines, wrinkles, age spots, enlarged pores, splotchy redness, and other signs of damage that will haunt you. What most people don’t realize about the sun is that it’s also an arch enemy of laser hair removal. Sun exposure both before and after your treatment will dramatically increase your risk of adverse side effects and also decrease the efficacy of your treatment. Even bronzers are a no-no before laser hair removal. Any darkening of your skin, regardless of its source, can impair the laser’s ability to function and increase your risk of burning or pigmentation defects.
Stop plucking, waxing, or electrolysis—but don’t stop shaving!
We tell you to stop certain grooming rituals, but there’s a method to the madness. We’re not asking you to grow your hair out as long as possible. We’re asking you to stop plucking, waxing or electrolysis because these treatments destroy the root of your hair, and laser hair removal needs your hair roots to be effective. Moreover, shaving is key because it keeps your hair short and in the active phase of growth. If your hair is too long, the laser won’t be able to locate the hair root. Second, if your hair has fully grown out, it’s likely to be in the dormant phase and won’t respond to treatment. Your best bet is shaving the day before or the morning of your treatment to ensure your hair roots are receptive to treatment.
My goal is to help you achieve your goals, which is why I love providing tips for ensuring optimal treatments and results. To schedule your laser hair removal treatments, please call 415.887.8718 or request your personal consultation online today.