7 things you should know about laser hair removal machine
For Laser hair removal machine, we should know these 7 points before using it.
1. Consider it an investment
Sure, it might seem expensive compared to a pack of razors, but it could be better value for money. The effects of laser hair removal last – with up to 90% of unwanted hair removed permanently – making it excellent value for money. That’s compared to other hair removal methods, such as electrolysis, IPL or the lifetime costs of shaving or waxing, where the cost and time of maintaining hair-free skin can quickly mount up.
2. You need to prep before treatment
When preparing for laser hair removal, be sure to avoid sun exposure of any kind and do not wax, pluck or bleach your hair 2 weeks before the treatment. Steer clear of applying lotions, creams and deodorants on the area immediately before the treatment.
3. It will take a few goes
Laser hair removal has the best results on growing hair. On any particular day, not all the hair is growing. This means that for best results a course of treatment is advised and in general around eight – 12 treatments are required.
4. Helpful for unbalanced hormones
Hormones play a significant role in hair growth. Laser hair removal can be especially helpful in reducing unwanted hair experienced as a result of the menopause or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Many women with PCOS find that they must shave their faces, often as much as twice a day, which can lead to stubble and painful rashes. Like PCOS, the menopause can cause embarrassing excess hair growth due to changes in hormone levels.
5. But it only works on dark hair
Laser hair removal is safe and effective anywhere you have unwanted hair that’s dark enough to draw the laser – even in sensitive areas, such as the face and the bikini line.
6. Treatment should be tailored
Everyone’s skin is different, so a good practitioner will take great care to tailor your treatment to your needs. You will have a patch test to determine which laser can produce the safest, most effective results for your skin type. Longer wavelength lasers suit darker skin as they go deeper, bypassing surface melanin to avoid causing burns.
7. It shouldn’t hurt
Laser hair removal is virtually pain free. Sometimes it’s described as feeling like the flick of an elastic band. This can be described as uncomfortable rather than painful, but the long-term results hugely outweigh the mild discomfort.